Ugandans Have a New Tax – A Social Media Tax

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.

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Should African Countries Learn from France’s decision to move ministers off Telegram and WhatsApp?

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.

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Weibo apologises for initial move to remove Homosexual Content

On Friday, China’s version of Twitter, Sina Weibo, banned all content containing homosexuality from its platform. But after a weekend full of online protests, Weibo has reversed its decision, clarifying that it’s not targeting gay content anymore.

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