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Nigeria’s Paga Announces New Payments Deal with this Social Media Powerhouse

Paga, the African payment company and a market leader in its founding country of Nigeria, is announcing today that it has been added as a payment provider by US social media powerhouse Twitter for its Tips feature in the...

Could Ethiopia Ban Facebook After It Deleted PM Abiy Ahmed’s Post?

Facebook, the social media platform owned by Meta, removed a post on the page of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for allegedly violating its policies against inciting violence. The post in question, uploaded to Facebook on Sunday, asked citizens of...

Why Eswatini is Banning Facebook Amid Deadly Protests

MTN Eswatini and other mobile network operators have reportedly been ordered by the country's government to suspend access to Facebook and its messenger app "until further notice." This comes as Africa's last absolute monarchy has been rocked by another week...

Instagram Tries to Curb Teen Addiction With New Feature

An executive of US-based social media titan Facebook has promised that Instagram, a member of the Facebook family of social platforms which also includes chat service provider WhatsApp, will introduce a new "Take a Break" feature that will encourage...

Newsmaker of the Week: What’s Next for Facebook?

Saying that Facebook, the US-based social media corporation, has had a bad week is an understatement. The company, owned and led by tech legend Mark Zuckerberg, began the week on a direly sour note after its group of social media...

Facebook Asking Users if they’re Worried that Friends are ‘Becoming Extremists’

Social media giant Facebook looks to be making moves into further controlling the extremist content and thought that has become ever more common in social media in the last several years. Some users of the service are being asked if...

Facebook Increases Transparency for Political Ads in South Africa and Zambia

Starting June 29 2021, Facebook will launch enforcement on ads about elections or politics in Zambia and South Africa. As a result, anyone running ads about political figures, political parties, the election or “Get out the vote” campaigns must go...

You May Soon Be Able to Post on Instagram from Your Desktop

Facebook's picture-sharing social media powerhouse Instagram is currently testing the ability to create posts using web browsers on desktop computers. This new feature was spotted by social media consultant Matt Navarra, who posted a series of screenshots to Twitter, demonstrating...

How VPNs Can Shield Nigerian Users from Government – An Interview with the VP of ExpressVPN

5 June, on a brisk Friday evening, the Nigerian government sought to indefinitely ban users in the country from accessing social media network Twitter. A decision based on the government's reaction to the service's deletion of a Tweet that was...

Facebook, Instagram & Other Social Media MUST Register with Nigerian Govt to Continue Operations

A week after the country indefinitely suspended social media service Twitter, the Nigerian Federal Government has said that any social media giant, including Facebook, Twitter and others must register in the country to continue to be able to do...
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The Power of Bitcoin in an Interest Rate Cut Resistant Economy

As the global financial landscape undergoes significant shifts, one emerging observation is the likely de-sensitization of the U.S. economy...
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