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Ethiopia allows access to over 260 blocked websites
Ethiopia allows access to over 260 blocked websites

The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomed the Ethiopian government's decision to allow access to 264 websites, including news outlets and blogs, that were blocked in the country...

6 Jul 2018

Meet the Cameroonian startup creating a social network for Africa
Meet the Cameroonian startup creating a social network for Africa

Cameroonian startup Dikalo has launched a localised Africa-specific social communications platform...

By Gabriella Mulligan 6 Jul 2018

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KFC South Africa's hilarious World Cup ad hits 9GAG

Congrats, KFC South Africa, you're now 9GAG famous...

By Andy Walker 5 Jul 2018

Building a digital continent
Building a digital continent

Building a digital continent: towards a new model for collaboration between Africa and its more developed peers...

By Michael Pittelkow 5 Jul 2018

CPJ slams Tanzania govt for "draconian" social media laws
CPJ slams Tanzania govt for "draconian" social media laws

Tanzania forces forums, blogs, and streaming websites to comply with draconian regulations...

19 Jun 2018

Tanzania shuts down Jamii Forums over tough new rules
Tanzania shuts down Jamii Forums over tough new rules

A popular Tanzanian blogging site, Jamii Forums, has shut down following government enforcement of harsh new online content regulations...

14 Jun 2018

How AI is being used in customer support in Africa
How AI is being used in customer support in Africa

Delivering artificial intelligence-powered experiences and tools to filter social media to empower customer service...

5 Jun 2018

#NEWSWATCH: Uganda's 'social media tax' condemned
#NEWSWATCH: Uganda's 'social media tax' condemned

Uganda is in the news today across the globe for what is being called a "social media tax" on social media users in the East African country, which has in the past imposed draconian laws that curb press freedom and freedom of speech.

By Louise Marsland 1 Jun 2018

Building better relationships between brands and influencers
Building better relationships between brands and influencers

Ofentse Maloba explores ways how brands and influencers can build better relationships that can benefit them both...

By Ofentse Maloba 31 May 2018

Top 3 takeouts from Zuckerberg's fireside chat at Viva Tech
Top 3 takeouts from Zuckerberg's fireside chat at Viva Tech

During a fireside chat with Publicis Groupe chairman and co-founder, Maurice Levy, at the recent Viva Tech event, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about privacy, GDPR, his plans for governance, and how he intends to fight bad content...

29 May 2018

GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet
GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet

Most of us have been bombarded recently by a barrage of emails from companies begging us to "stay in touch" or "opt in" or informing us of a "policy update". On May 25, an historic date for the internet, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force...

By Bill Buchanan 28 May 2018

Facebook hub, Lagos, Nigeria.
Facebook launches Africa's first hub space in Nigeria

In partnership with CcHub, Facebook launches NG_Hub in Lagos - its first hub space in Africa...

23 May 2018

Sudan cracks down on social media activity
Sudan cracks down on social media activity

Four Sudanese citizens charged with defamation and cybercrimes for social media activity...

7 May 2018

Campaign to encourage African languages on social media
Campaign to encourage African languages on social media

Twitter indexes Kiswahili as one of its languages for #AfricanLanguagesDay and Africa Day...

4 May 2018

The Soapbox Films team with Stein back-left.
VR and digital video storytelling as top marketing tools for 2018

Creative director and virtual reality expert Brendan Stein of Soapbox Films video production company explains how to make B2B video pop and why you need to get to the 'why' fast in your VR and video marketing, or else...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Apr 2018

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Why and how to add ephemeral content to your marketing strategy

Temporary content and impermanence is the name of the game when it comes to social media for consumers in 2018. Here's why you're missing out if Snapchat, Periscope, Facebook Live and Instagram Stories aren't part of your brand's marketing strategy...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Apr 2018

How the internet is reshaping World Heritage and our experience of it
How the internet is reshaping World Heritage and our experience of it

Most people's experience of World Heritage is now a digital one. Whether it's on social media, an official website, Wikipedia or a simple Google search, this shift in "visitation" means many people who engage with World Heritage will never physically travel to the actual site...

By Cristina Garduño Freeman 29 Mar 2018

Bradley Elliott, founder of Continuon.
World's first social influencer survey results reveal the power of authentic online influence

Bradley Elliott, reveals the results of the world's first big brand social influencer survey by social intelligence company, Continuon...

By Juanita Pienaar 23 Mar 2018

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The true value of Twitter for brands that want to be effective

Why do brands need Twitter if there are hundreds of channels that already clutter our days? Shae Leigh explores the reasons why Twitter is still very relevant...

By Shae Leigh 22 Mar 2018

Moi University lecturer wins Facebook research award
Moi University lecturer wins Facebook research award

Moi University lecturer Duncan Omanga has won the inaugural Facebook Research Award, beating other applicants from across the globe...

By Jeremiah Kiplang'at 14 Mar 2018

Facebook launches Trip Consideration tool
Facebook launches Trip Consideration tool

Facebook recently rolled out a new ad-optimisation programme called Trip Consideration. The new tool is only applicable to travel-related companies and offers an opportunity to turn travel intention into conversion...

14 Mar 2018

Mastercard to use Messenger to help SMEs leverage digital payments in Africa, Asia
Mastercard to use Messenger to help SMEs leverage digital payments in Africa, Asia

Mastercard will use Facebook Messenger to provide technology to small businesses in Africa and Asia to drive affordable acceptance of electronic and mobile payments...

1 Mar 2018

Human rights activist Annie Raman on Fort Review.
#FortReview: "How creativity can save lives when put to good use" - Annie Raman

Here's how Fort Review is changing perceptions and giving a voice to issues of industry equality, as well as the rise of advertising that goes beyond just punting a product to actually solving a societal issue...

By Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2018

CPJ calls on Ethiopia to drop case against Zone 9 blogger
CPJ calls on Ethiopia to drop case against Zone 9 blogger

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Ethiopian authorities to drop an incitement charge against Zone 9 blogger Atnafu Berhane...

19 Feb 2018

Personal branding: The value of a platform
Personal branding: The value of a platform

Mike Saunders writes about how ultimately the internet gives people an opportunity to scale their platform easily, giving them the opportunity to influence more and sell more...

By Mike Saunders 12 Feb 2018

Facebook partners for a safer internet in Africa
Facebook partners for a safer internet in Africa

Facebook today announced a number of partnerships across Africa to explore ways to make the internet safer for all...

6 Feb 2018

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YouTube labels state-sponsored news as rules tighten

YouTube began labeling news broadcasts that get government money as it vowed to be stricter about content at the globally popular online video-sharing service...

5 Feb 2018

Social Media Week Lagos announced
Social Media Week Lagos announced

eNitiate partners with Social Media Week Lagos - the only African city to host the event...

2 Feb 2018

Embrace digital but ignore traditional media at your peril
Embrace digital but ignore traditional media at your peril

Thabiso Dlamini explores several reasons why marketers need to focus on developing their relationship with traditional media now more than ever...

By Thabiso Dlamini 1 Feb 2018

Ugandan government to launch social media platforms in 2018
Ugandan government to launch social media platforms in 2018

The Ugandan government is considering creating its own social media platforms, to provide Ugandans with a "positive" local alternative to Facebook and Twitter...

22 Jan 2018

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