Thursday, December 13, 2018

Facebook Says It Removed Pages Involved In Deceptive Political Influence Campaign

Facebook announced Tuesday afternoon that it has removed 32 Facebook and Instagram accounts or pages involved in a political influence campaign with links to the Russian...

To Stop Spread Of Fake News, Facebook Drastically Limits WhatsApp

The popular Facebook-owned messaging app, WhatsApp, has imposed restrictions after the spread of fake news was blamed for causing mob killings of more than...

Somalia TV cameraman killed in Mogadishu

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns in the strongest terms possible the murder of a Somali Journalist in Mogadishu on Thursday 26...

Ugandans raise volume on social media tax protests

Campaigners against Uganda’s tax on social media have been broadcasting calls on loudspeakers urging users not to pay the levy, playing a game of...

How Africa Tweets 2018

Portland’s fourth study into ‘How Africa Tweets’ has found African governments are not immune from global issues such as fake news, the rise of...

How the diaspora influenced 2017’s elections in Africa: report

Study highlights how Twitter debate was shaped by voices from outside the continent when polls were contested A new report has shed light on the...

Presidents, celebrities, influencers hit hard in Twitter purge

In layman’s language, this means that Twitter users with lots of followers are likely to see their follower counts take a hit in the...

OUTRAGE AS TANZANIA PASSES LAW THAT COULD IMPRISON BLOGGERS

Bloggers, Internet users, journalists and activists in Tanzania are up in arms following a government directive that could land them in jail. In a...

BBC Somalia Service Openly Wages Propaganda War Against Somaliland Compromising Ethical Reporting

Established in 1957 by the British to speak to the Somali-speaking region in the Horn of Africa, the BBC Somali Service was one of...

Al Jazeera wins Peabody for film on FGM

Journalist Fatma Naib explored the painful practice of female genital mutilation that affects about 200 million women. Al Jazeera Media Network has won a Peabody...

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How foreign powers are tackling Somalia piracy

Foreign navies have played a key role in curbing piracy off Somalia's coast, writes the BBC's Anne Soy. On a beach in Hordeia on the...

View of geopolitical, economic dynamics in the Horn of Africa

I have been reading some reports on changes in the Horn of Africa by one commentator and I found myself confronted by what US President...

Somaliland: Finance recognizes GAMS, HAC as model taxpayers

His Excellency the Vice Minister of the Somaliland Ministry of Finance Development, Abdulkadir Mohamoud Sheikh, Monday, awarded Gulf Marill Services Ltd (GAMS) and Hargeisa...