Social Networking

Twitter’s Dorsey to be based in Ghana for six months

Online media have reported on fresh development regarding the social network’s decision to set up HQ in the country.
28 Apr

Africa aims to take on Facebook, Instagram with new social media app

MY! platform, developed by MyCountryMyWorld, is scheduled to be launched on 10 May 2021.
20 Apr

New campaign launched to attract investment in Botswana’s webspace

Industry regulator introduces new .bw domains to boost e-commerce.
Apr 15, 2021

Ghana’s mixed track record with social media regulation

While Twitter intends to establish its Africa HQ in the country, internet freedom organisations remain concerned.
Apr 13, 2021

Twitter sets up Africa headquarters in Ghana

The company establishes its first physical presence on the African continent, 15 years after the launch of the micro-blogging platform.
Mar 17, 2021

Africa continues to try to censor social media

Study shows over the past six years, 28 out of 54 countries on the continent have employed some form of a social media ban or disruption.

Telkom to use SA’s first WhatsApp payment gateway

Ukheshe Technologies and Infobip introduce chat banking solution.
Mar 12, 2021

The Internet’s time to be a basic ‘human right’ has arrived

On the occasion of the 32nd birthday of the World Wide Web, chief web advocate Nnenna Nwakanma highlights key actions for the future of its existence.

Deep concern over internet disruptions in Senegal

Digital rights group Paradigm Initiative urges government to respect international human rights obligations.
Feb 23, 2021

Kenya first to access Opera’s new chat service

Browser developer announces new dedicated chat service Hype available via Opera Mini.
Feb 15, 2021

Zambia: Lungu threatens widespread arrests of social media abusers

Industry regulator ordered to stop irresponsible use of social media platforms.