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Transparency Doesn’t Mean Showing It All On Social Media

Transparency Doesn’t Mean Showing It All On Social Media

Family vacation photos. Funny cat videos. Favorite recipes. We are all familiar with these visuals on our personal social media accounts. But when it comes to our business social media, what qualifies as transparency and what classifies as over sharing? How do you create an effective social media strategy that doesn’t compromise professionalism or brand […]

Angola’s Latest Ploy To Silence Critics: A Regulatory Body To Censor Social Media

Angola’s Latest Ploy To Silence Critics: A Regulatory Body To Censor Social Media

Angola’s governing MPLA party (People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola) is gearing up for a tough battle to retain its 40-year grip on power in the face of a rising tide of discontent, swelled by the biting economic consequences of low oil prices and poor governance. Its response is to tighten control by restricting […]

Africa’s Most Innovative And Controversial Tech Hacks

Africa’s Most Innovative And Controversial Tech Hacks

Africa may be taking a great leap forward into the digital era. But when technology reaches a new area, the hackers are never far behind. Many are familiar with the African hacker cliche: revolving around a badly written email from someone, claiming to be a friend, for example, who has been mugged and needs an […]

A Day In The Digital Life Of Africa

A Day In The Digital Life Of Africa

Africa is in the throes of a technological revolution, leapfrogging computers in favour of internet connections through mobile phones. A fifth of the continent now have access to a broadband connection, a figure predicted to triple in the next five years. But how are phones and the internet changing the lives of ordinary Africans? And […]

How Sudan’s Diaspora Uses Social Media To Marshal Ramadan Meals

How Sudan’s Diaspora Uses Social Media To Marshal Ramadan Meals

In an abandoned school in Khartoum, men and women rush around in the sweltering sun gathering dried onion, lentils, tomato paste, dates, salt and cooking oil into thousands of bundles to distribute to families in need. This flurry of activity usually starts a week before Ramadan, the holy month when healthy and able Muslims around […]

South Africa: The South African Government Voted Against Our Online Freedom

South Africa: The South African Government Voted Against Our Online Freedom

It’s as if they thought we wouldn’t find out. While the world has been going to shit of late, with bombings here (Istanbul, Saudi Arabia), shootings (Iraq) there, hacking and broken hearts a little further on there (Bangladesh, if you didn’t know), the South African government voted against a UN resolution that that would make […]

The 7 Deadly Sins Of Business Blogging

The 7 Deadly Sins Of Business Blogging

Since blogging has become so common, far too many people have fallen into the trap of thinking that it’s easy. This can be a huge mistake, especially for businesses. The simple fact is that your blog can be one of the most important marketing channels you have at your fingertips. The most successful brands use their […]

Kenya Clamps Down On Journalists Covering War On Al-Shabaab

Kenya Clamps Down On Journalists Covering War On Al-Shabaab

On a cold January evening, journalist Yassin Juma was walking to his local pharmacy when he was stopped by four men from the Kenyan police. They escorted him back to his house, where he found 14 people ransacking the place in front of his wife and children. “They were looking for electronics, for laptops,” Juma […]

Emmanuella Samuel Among 10 Nigerian YouTube Stars

Emmanuella Samuel Among 10 Nigerian YouTube Stars

Videos have become an essential part of pop culture and for Generation Z- the kids born with the tech-gene, sharing videos of the things they love, hate or love to hate, has become almost as important as breathing. The result? The evolution of a new species of celebrities, influential and trendsetting non-hollywood types, whose appeal […]

Uzbekistan Launches its 38th Own-Brand Social Network

Uzbekistan Launches its 38th Own-Brand Social Network

The launch of yet another state-run social media site in Uzbekistan has highlighted the government’s contradictory attempts to control the internet. From just 7,500 internet users in 2000, online access as soared in the last 15 years, with current estimates suggesting 12.7 million people in the country are now online. But while the government has […]