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  • 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...

  • The impact of social media on liability risks

    February 23, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on The impact of social media on liability risks

    According to a report released by social media agency We Are Social, the number of active social media accounts in South Africa grew by 20% to 11.8 million in 2015. With a growing number of people active on social media, it is becoming increasingly important...

  • 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.

    Top tips to stay safe on Social Media in Africa

    February 15, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Top tips to stay safe on Social Media in Africa

    Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and other popular social media tools are great for sharing your life and your thoughts with friends. But be wary of dangers such as cyberbullying, fraud, and damage to your reputation as you use these powerful tools. In...

  • Have you ever considered a career in testing?

    Twitter reacts to #PennySparrow comments

    January 4, 2016 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter reacts to #PennySparrow comments

    According to a report via News24, Penny Sparrow, a real estate agent from KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, took to social media platform Facebook and labelled African beachgoers as “monkeys.” According to the report this has resulted in a national social...

  • Social media reacts to Paris massacre, manhunt begins

    November 16, 2015 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Social media reacts to Paris massacre, manhunt begins

    According to a report via BBC, a manhunt has begun for surviving members and accomplices of the terrorist group that killed 129 people in Paris. In the report, the BBC revealed that Police have named Brussels-born Salah Abdeslam, 26, as a key suspect. He...

  • Twitter down

    Twitter to cut 336 jobs

    October 14, 2015 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter to cut 336 jobs

    According to a report via the BBC, social media giant Twitter will be slashing 336 jobs – which is the equivalent of 8 percent of the company’s workforce. According to the BBC report, the news of the job cuts came from a letter issued, by Twitter...

  • Twitter down

    African growth opportunity is a Tweet away

    October 6, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on African growth opportunity is a Tweet away

    The African business landscape is evolving at a rapid pace. Africa has always been a mobile centric hub, and with operators about to launch $30 smartphone handsets, the perfect storm is rapidly approaching. According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report,...

  • Obama in Kenya

    Obama returns to Kenya, Twitter reacts to homecoming

    July 24, 2015 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Obama returns to Kenya, Twitter reacts to homecoming

    United States President, Barack Obama, will be visiting Kenya shortly for the upcoming 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES). During his visit, the President will hold talks on trade and investment, security and counter-terrorism, democracy and human...

  • Dick Costolo

    Twitter CEO steps down

    June 12, 2015 • Online & Social, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter CEO steps down

    According to a report by the BBC, Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo has announced that he will be step down. The 51-year-old stated that he’ll no longer be Twitter’s chief executive as of July 2015. The social media platform has evolved during...

  • Twitter unveils group messaging and mobile video experience

    January 28, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Twitter unveils group messaging and mobile video experience

    Social networking giant Twitter has unveiled the roll-out of two new services: group messaging and a new mobile video experience. According to Twitter, the following features will be available in Africa as well as globally once the roll-out commences....

  • Rwanda’s President Tweeting up a storm

    October 31, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda’s President Tweeting up a storm

    Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame, is described by the International Telecommunications Union as the “Digital President.” Social media analysts say Kagame is Africa’s most conversational president. Kagame has the biggest following on...

  • Yookos mobile app gets a feature upgrade

    September 5, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & SocialComments Off on Yookos mobile app gets a feature upgrade

    Yookos has recently updated its mobile app features in order to enhance the user experience on Android, IOS and Blackberry handsets. The social networking site released the upgrade on September 4th and intends on focusing on photos, status updates  and...

  • Twitter down

    Twitter opens analytics dashboard to all

    August 28, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter opens analytics dashboard to all

    In July 2014 Twitter revealed that advertisers will obtain access to a Google Analytics style dashboard within the social media platform. The dashboard was created to help brands, restaurants and corporate entities gauge and keep track of the performance of...