Social media access restored in Chad

President Idriss Deby of Chad has said that he has instructed Internet Service Providers in the country to lift social media restrictions he had initially instructed them to implement. This comes after more than a year later that people in Chad have had no social media access.

Nigeria's ROK acquired by France's CANAL+

Nigeria's ROK has been acquired by France's leading audio-visual entertainment company, CANAL+ Group. The IROKO Ltd-incubated ROK is expected to enhance Canal+’s local original content development.

Facebook embeds tracking data in images

Facebook is involved in yet another privacy scandal. A security researcher has discovered that the social media platform embeds tracking data into images uploaded on its platform allowing it to track them around the Web.

Emoji are not ruining language

Gestures and emoji don’t break down into smaller parts, nor do they easily combine into larger words or sentences. However, they are not ruining language, instead, they are enhancing it.

European Central Bank worried about Libra

The European Central Bank is worried that Facebook's Libra could offer an alternative financial system to existing ones and as a result, sabotage their monetary policy. They say it is a wake-up call for regulators.

Mobile money for betting suspended in Kenya

Kenyan authorities have ordered Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom Kenya to suspend all mobile money transactions related to betting. The Betting Control and Licensing Board has said that none of the betting companies licenses have been renewed.

Google's third Launchpad Accelerator

12 startups from 6 different countries graduated from class 3 of Google's Launchpad Accelerator for Africa. The Launchpad Accelerator is part of a programme run by Google as part of its ongoing efforts to support entrepreneurship in Africa.