Fomenting violence online is illegal in SA – social media use during the latest violence makes digital literacy a priority.
As the regime meets demands for democracy with violence, activists and ordinary people affirm a resolute commitment to continuing resistance, even as they are murdered and injured.
As Nigeria’s Twitter ban shows, online platforms are the new battleground between governments and their critics.
The Nigerian government has no legal capacity to unilaterally regulate or police borderless social media platforms.
Nigeria risks losing its recent status as Africa’s most attractive tech hub following its decision to suspend Twitter’s operations.
Never has a political contest in Uganda’s history been so furiously played out in the media space as the 2021 national elections.
The Nigerian government, in a coordinated effort, has allegedly paid hoodlums to attack #EndSARS protesters in Lagos, Abuja and other cities in the country. The attacks have seen by protesters as a move to cause confusion and discredit the protests. The hoodlums brought different weapons including knives and axes to disrupt the protests.
The #EndSARS protests in Nigeria represent a unity of mind among young Nigerians trying to reclaim their country from the older generation.
Tweets that get more Replies than RT’s are extremely rare which is why the “O jewa ke eng?” tweet became a global phenomenon despite being in an African indigenous language.