Africa Nigeria West Africa World 

Nigeria’s President Buhari orders lifting of ban on Twitter

– – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has announced that the ban on social media giant Twitter can now be lifted. In a speech on Friday to mark Nigeria’s 61st independence day celebration, President Buhari said he had directed that the ban on the operations of Twitter, in Nigeria be lifted conditionally. That condition includes meeting demands from the Nigerian government related to National Security and Cohesion; Registration, Physical presence and Representation; Fair Taxation; Dispute Resolution; and Local Content. He said “Following the suspension of Twitter operations, Twitter Inc. reached out…

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Africa World 

Facebook: Will the oldest surviving social media platform remain relevant?

– – Founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook is today the oldest surviving social media platform. But with more and more platforms entering the market, will it go the way of MySpace and MxIt? Kyle Oosthuizen, Chief Operating Officer at Blue Robot, the leading provider of socially powered messaging solutions, doesn’t believe it will. “ Because of Facebook’s development power, it’ll never fall behind other platforms. It is also catering to a changing audience and has changed with that audience.” He explains that when Facebook first launched, it was catering…

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Africa Featured World 

WhatsApp now has ’view once’ feature for photos and videos

– – WhatsApp messaging has introduced a new privacy policy that allows for ’view once’ feature for photos and videos. The feature is currently for specific beta testers but will soon be available for Android users. WhatsApp announced earlier this year that the expiring media feature would soon be available. So how does it work? So when you send photos and videos using view once, they can only be viewed once by recipients. You will get notified when the recipient has opened the photos and videos. – – When photos…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Protests erupt in Ghana after social media activist was beaten to death

– – There is anger in Ghana over the death of a social media activist who was beaten to pulp by unknown assailants. Kaaka Anyass Ibrahim, popularly known as Macho Kaka, died three days after he was attacked by a mob in Ejura in the Ashanti Region. His attack follows threats on his life and a warning from the police. The victim was said to be using his social media platforms to demand action from leaders in his community to address developmental challenges. His action was reportedly seen by some…

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Africa East Africa World 

Uganda orders social media shutdown ahead of crucial election

– – Uganda’s telecommunication regulator, the Uganda Communications Commission has ordered the shutdown of social media ahead of Thursday’s crucial election. In a letter to the telecommunication companies, the Communications Commission executive director Irene Sewankambo ordered the telcos to “immediately suspend any access and use” of social media and online messaging platforms. #BREAKING/2 : In a letter seen by AFP, Uganda Communications Commission executive director Irene Sewankambo ordered telecommunications companies to “immediately suspend any access and use” of social media and online messaging platforms. @AFP — AFP Africa (@AFPAfrica) January…

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Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

#Umjolowithazola: The hashtag helping South Africans find love

Finding a life partner or lover has evolved tremendously across generations and centuries. Often people have to find love by meeting face to face with potential suitors. But with the emergence of digital media platforms finding love has taken a whole new format. In South Africa, a social media personality launched a hashtag called #Umjolowithazola to help people find lovers. The hashtag trends “every Sunday from morning till late and it’s a platform for everyone who is genuinely seeking partners,” the originator, Azola Mlota told Africa Feeds. What twitter users…

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