A tiny blood drop-shaped emoji will soon be on your phones, signifying among other things, menstruation. The blood drop emoji is seen by many as a step in the right direction to debunk and break stigma about menstruation.
In a world where fake news has resulted in violence, government toppling and mass hysteria, the importance of spotting and flagging fake or inflammatory news is at an all-time high.
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.
Social media has become an essential tool to amplify voices of the citizens and organisations campaigning for legal and social justice across the continent.
#SwahiliIsNotIndonesian and #TwitterRecognizeSwahili are the hashtags behind popular social-media platform Twitter finally offering translation for Swahili, the most spoken language in Africa
Today we join the world to commemorate the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
It should have died down by now, but instead, #FindLovewithKholi a trending hashtag on Twitter that is helping singles find love, seems to be gaining momentum.
After 93 days of a government-imposed Internet ban, access was restored in April to the Anglophone regions of Cameroon. While the country’s crisis is far from resolved, time without the distraction of the Internet has helped Monique Kwachou see several things differently.
Last week, Nigeria’s social media was alight with the hashtag #keepthechangebae which came after a date went awry. A young woman returned the money a guy spent during a date, and asked the man to keep the change. The man involved presumed that taking the woman on a date was an automatic ticket to a relationship. The disgruntled man called out the lady on Twitter in a crude tweet, and her response set social media on fire. Nigerian companies and brands were quick to capitalise on the trending story.