More than half the world is online, with the numbers growing every day. People are increasingly spending every second of their existence on the World Wide Web, yet we are still uncomfortable with saying that is where the bae came from. Kagure Mugo wonders why.
Complicated beauty rituals are no longer a purely feminine preoccupation. The current male beauty standard demands a level of effort and curation that men have not been exposed to in the past. The pressure to attain this image ideal is even higher with social perceptions and stereotypes.
The ever-changing atmosphere of our techno-savvy and convenience-based lifestyle means the automation of every service imaginable and we would be remiss to think that this did not apply to traditional institutions like churches. But can an online gathering of Christians be classified as a church?
Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey has announced the addition of former senior World Bank official and Nigeria’s minister of finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as an independent director to the board
American rapper Cardi B’s childhood picture has become a sensational meme. The picture tagged with the phrase “my momma said” has been adopted by many Africans. The hilarious captions capture the gift Africans possess, to laugh at ourselves.
The imprisonment of a Lebanese woman in Cairo for eight years for ‘harming the Egyptian people’ shows freedoms and liberties are waning in Egypt. Rights groups estimate that about 60 000 political prisoners are in jail under Pres Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, significantly more than under the previous regime.
Social media presents a powerful platform for creating multiple stories about Africa.
#SwahiliIsNotIndonesian and #TwitterRecognizeSwahili are the hashtags behind popular social-media platform Twitter finally offering translation for Swahili, the most spoken language in Africa
Julius Malema, the leader of the South African political party the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), inspired a Twitter hashtag #JuliusMalemaChallenge following his speech at the Mother of the Nation’s funeral. He hit out at people and groups who, according to him, had betrayed her in life but extolled her in death.