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  • Zimbabwe kills its internet over protests

    Zimbabwe kills internet over protests

    January 16, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zimbabwe kills internet over protests

    Zimbabwe’s government is limiting access to the internet – and social media specifically – in an attempt to stifle violent protests that have broken out in response to skyrocketing fuel prices. Protests broke out across the country after...

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    Organised Google walkout campaigns for policy change

    November 2, 2018 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Organised Google walkout campaigns for policy change

    Thousands of Google employees walked out of the office on Thursday, November 1, in protest of the way that the company handles sexual misconduct and harassment in the workplace. Google offices all over the world participated, including offices based in...

  • Cameroon’s Internet Blackout Continues

    February 14, 2017 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Cameroon’s Internet Blackout Continues

    Parts of Cameroon’s English speaking regions have been hit by a damaging Internet shut down that is now entering its 5th week according to CNN. The shut down was the governments response to Anglophone (English-speaking) teachers, lawyers and students...

  • Twitter hashtags propel mass protest in Nigeria

    February 7, 2017 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Twitter hashtags propel mass protest in Nigeria

    The current climate in Nigeria is a turbulent one to say the least. Fuelled by an economic recession and uncertainty over the health of current president Muhammadu Buhari, citizens of Africa’s most populous country have taken to the streets to vent...

  • #Zumamustfall momentum growing on social media

    December 11, 2015 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on #Zumamustfall momentum growing on social media

    On 10 December 2015 the Hashtag “ZumaMustFall” had sparked social media platform Twitter ablaze. On 11 December 2015 the movement had spread like wild fire to social media platform, Facebook, as various event planning groups...

  • Uganda tries to block Facebook, Twitter

    April 20, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda tries to block Facebook, Twitter

    As protests in Uganda continue over rising food and energy costs, the country’s government has attempted to block social networking sites Facebook and Twitter in an effort to curtail anxiety now fomenting in the country. It follows a similar pattern seen in...

  • Tunisia’s IT future uncertain

    March 3, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Tunisia’s IT future uncertain

    Tunisia’s information technology sector, especially telecommunications, has come under increased scrutiny in recent days. The most recent upheaval was the resignation of Technology Minister Afif Chelbi, amid continuing protests for change following...

  • Libyans use YouTube to get videos out

    February 23, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Libyans use YouTube to get videos out

    Libyan protesters are taking advantage of Youtube.com to send images of the ongoing violence across the world. It is part of the importance of the Internet – although partially shut down in the country – in maintaining the world’s understanding and news...

  • Internet concerns ahead of Moroccan demonstrations

    February 15, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Internet concerns ahead of Moroccan demonstrations

    During anti-government protests in Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Yemen and Bahrain, the governments did their best to curtail the dissemination of news, video and images from inside by cracking down on people’s access to the Internet. With less than a week...