Social Networking

Nigeria takes on Twitter as war-talk gets Buhari suspended

Country’s Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed accuses social network of double standards.

Outcry, defiance as Nigeria blocks Twitter

Digital rights advocacy group Paradigm Initiative weighs in on the situation as foreign embassies also express concern.

Zambia moves to allay fears of internet shutdown

Civil society organisations, opposition political parties and foreign diplomats have expressed concern.
May 12, 2021

Lobby groups fume over proposed new social media laws in Mauritius

Digital rights campaigners react to tabling of new amendments to the country’s ICT Act.
May 5, 2021

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.
Apr 28, 2021

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.
Apr 20, 2021

New campaign launched to attract investment in Botswana’s webspace

Industry regulator introduces new .bw domains to boost e-commerce.
Apr 19, 2021

Campaign mobilised to entrench internet as fundamental human right

#UnmuteTheWorld campaign launched to get all of Africa online.
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.