A few weeks ago, the Tanzanian government approved the Electronic and Postal Communications (Online Content) law. This law simply meant bloggers and online media portals in Zimbabwe had to register and pay annual fees to keep running their websites. Another African country seems to be on the same train with Zimbabwe. The Ugandan government has declared a tax on Social Media, which is expected to begin in July 2018.
The French government has indicated it intends to move to using its own encrypted messaging service this summer, over concerns of the risks that foreign entities could spy on officials using popular encrypted apps such as Telegram and WhatsApp.