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aYo Joins Forces with Clickatell to Launch WhatsApp Customer Channel

African insurtech aYo Holdings has launched a WhatsApp channel in its markets across Africa to make it easier for its customers to communicate with the company without the need for phone calls or in-person interactions. The new WhatsApp channel...

Social Media Users in Africa React to WhatsApp & Facebook Outages

Last evening, millions of people across Africa went to their usual social media platforms only to have their apps load endlessly. Was it the signal? Did they steal the tower cables? No -- Facebook and its platforms, including some...

Malware Spreading Through Popular WhatsApp Mod Uncovered

A malicious version of a popular WhatsApp messenger mod (unofficial modification of the app) called FMWhatsapp has been discovered by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky. This mod spreads the Triada mobile Trojan, which downloads other Trojans and can launch ads, issue subscriptions,...

Ethiopia is Building Local Social Media to Rival Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp

Ethiopia has begun development on its own social media platforms to rival US-based social networks like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. The state communications security agency said on Monday that the country does not have any plans to block the...

WhatsApp’s New Limit Cuts Highly Forwarded Messages by 70%

In a bid to cut the virality of messages circulating on its social platform, WhatsApp introduced an additional limit earlier in the month - and now it looks like that limit has begun to pay off. Tech Crunch reports that...

Don’t Download this WhatsApp File – It Wants to Steal from M-PESA Users

Most users know that downloading unknown attachments or opening strange links is usually a dangerous thing to do, but every now and then it may slip our mind. It's not easy to always be on your toes when it...
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Ericsson & MTN Collaborate for Digital Skills & Sustainability

Ericsson and MTN Group have unveiled a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024 in...
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