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  • Death Of Cheick Tiote – Twitter Reacts

    June 6, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Death Of Cheick Tiote – Twitter Reacts

    Former Côte d’Ivoire and Newcastle United midfielder, Cheick Tiote, died yesterday after collapsing during training with his current team, Beijing Enterprises in China. The 30-year-old, who won the African Nations Cup in 2015 with his native Côte...

  • Africa Day Celebrated on Twitter

    May 25, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa Day Celebrated on Twitter

    Thursday the 25th of May marks the continent wide day of celebration known as Africa Day.  Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now known as the African Union, which happened on May 25,...

  • Manchester Arena Bombing- Twitter Reacts

    May 23, 2017 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on Manchester Arena Bombing- Twitter Reacts

    As thousands of people packed into the Manchester Arena last night for the Ariana Grande concert, no one could imagine what would happen by the end of the evening. At around 10:30 local time in Manchester, just after the US singer’s concert had ended,...

  • The tax means Ugandans will now have to pay 200 Ugandan shillings ($0.05) a day to use popular platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp.

    Who Owns Your Social Media Content?

    May 4, 2017 • Online & SocialComments Off on Who Owns Your Social Media Content?

    More often than not, people sign up for social media accounts without reading the particular platform’s terms of service. As a result, they are usually completely unaware of the conditions of use or the rights they have signed away in order to create...

  • Android gets Twitter's reverse-chronological feed

    Cabinet Reshuffle Causes Outrage On Twitter

    March 31, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cabinet Reshuffle Causes Outrage On Twitter

    Late on Thursday night, South African President Jacob Zuma, called a meeting with the national executive committee of the African National Congress (ANC) and what came out of the meeting shook the entire country. Jacob Zuma in an unprecedented move, initiated...

  • Twitter Mourns The Passing Of Ahmed Kathrada

    March 28, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter Mourns The Passing Of Ahmed Kathrada

    Africa has woken up to the sad news that former ANC stalwart and anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada has passed away. “Uncle Kathy” as he was affectionately know by, passed on Tuesday morning due to postoperative complications after going in...

  • Android gets Twitter's reverse-chronological feed

    Africa Reacts to Oscars Bungle

    February 28, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa Reacts to Oscars Bungle

    The 89th Academy Awards was held on Sunday the 26th of February in Los Angeles. On Monday as Africa woke up to the news of the ongoing awards in the United States, something had happened that sent the internet into meltdown. The biggest award of the evening,...

  • Android gets Twitter's reverse-chronological feed

    8 ways to use Twitter for your business

    February 23, 2017 • Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on 8 ways to use Twitter for your business

    Social media platform Twitter is a place for people to connect, share opinions and keep abreast of happenings around the world. This however is not the only use for this site. Twitter has also become a powerful tool for businesses to market themselves. With...

  • President Buhari commends African Development Bank's transformative role

    Were you with Buhari in London?

    February 20, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Were you with Buhari in London?

    Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, is yet to return to his country from a reported holiday in the UK. Over the past week the Senate president, Bukola Saraki and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, visited the president in the UK....

  • Twitter to take on trolls

    February 8, 2017 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter to take on trolls

    Social Network giant Twitter, has announced that they will enforce a new system to actively identify and stop abusive users by suspending their accounts and preventing them from creating new accounts. On Tuesday, through their official twitter account, the...

  • 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...

  • Twitter announces data saver setting in South Africa

    6 African Tech Influencers to follow on Twitter

    February 2, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 6 African Tech Influencers to follow on Twitter

    Twitter is a great source of news and information, but it should be noted that the content users consume is directly influenced by the people they follow. Consequently, Twitter users with a vast number of followers are referred to as influencers. It therefore...

  • Muhammadu Buhari

    Nigerian President death rumours- how twitter reacted

    February 1, 2017 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian President death rumours- how twitter reacted

      Over the past week, sparked by a report in Metro.co.uk, social media has been agog with rumours and chatter about the wellbeing of President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria. According to the Vanguard, the president travelled to the United Kingdom for a...

  • Twitter announces data saver setting in South Africa

    Misleading the public through fake news on twitter

    January 24, 2017 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Misleading the public through fake news on twitter

    Fake news has struck again, this time it has gone after 3 media organizations, The Sunday Times, 702 and the Huffington Post according to reports from EWN. This comes just two weeks after fake news was circulated on Donald Trump and the threat of fake news,...

  • Google honours late Nigerian football Icon Stephen Keshi

    Social media mourns the death of Nigeria’s Stephen Keshi

    June 8, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Social media mourns the death of Nigeria’s Stephen Keshi

    According to a report via EWN.co.za, one of football’s best-known stars, Stephen Keshi, has died at the age of 54. The news, which was confirmed by the Nigerian Football Federation, was revealed on 8 June, 2016. According to the report, Nigerian...

  • Egypt Air Hijack

    Egypt: Social Media reacts to EgyptAir hijacking

    March 29, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt: Social Media reacts to EgyptAir hijacking

    According to a report via Times Live, an Egypt Air passenger plane, which was heading from Alexandria to Cairo, had recently been reported as hijacked. According to the report, civil aviation sources and police said the hijackers forced the pilots to head...