WhatsApp slapped with second-largest GDPR fine of €225m
This is the largest fine ever from the Irish Data Protection Commission, and the second-highest under EU GDPR rules.
Sep 3, 2021
ChatFin: Expedited license renewal process with a Whatsapp Chatbot
ChatFin, a solution, application and investment provider in the financial services industry, identified a gap in the market to offer a digital intermediary service for vehicle owners.
Feb 13, 2020
Rise of mod apps in Sub-Saharan Africa
WhatsApp clones increasingly popular, but experts warn of security concerns.
Jul 23, 2019
KaiOS integrates WhatsApp to extend smart feature phones reach
KaiOS, Facebook push for increased availability throughout 2019.
May 23, 2019
MyWari now available on WhatsApp
Financial services platform integrates with social network to expand service delivery.
Nov 5, 2018
Facebook's Cameroon problem: stop online hate stoking conflict
Reuters reports on Facebook's ability to police millions of posts each day and crack down on hate speech.
Jan 19, 2018
Airbnb continues to disrupt Zimbabwe's traditional travel industry
Service confirms increase in number of local accommodation listings.
Jul 18, 2017
Kenya to monitor hate-speech in WhatsApp groups
Group admins have the mandate to ensure that members do not spread any form of hate speech, rumours or fake news.
Jul 22, 2016
WeChat takes on WhatsApp in Africa
WeChat tries to gain traction in Africa, long after WhatsApp snapped up the market.
Mar 15, 2016
Barclays Zim battles rumour circulating on social media
False message posted on WhatsApp claims business will shut down on 22 March.
Feb 5, 2016
Tigo Tanzania announces free WhatsApp
Telco offers complimentary service to all customers subscribed to its network.
Feb 4, 2016
Mobile subscribers left frustrated in Zimbabwe
Econet Wireless, Telecel Zimbabwe acknowledge recent disruptions to service.
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