The social media space has become a wonderful domain for independent content curators, Kagiso Mnisi writes, some of whom are celebrated for their ability to engage authentically with members of their generation.
Blogging has become a phenomenon across the world, providing an informal platform that creates access to differing human experiences in numerous contexts. In our interests, we hardly ever look to the north of Africa to see the wealth of literary content that is pouring out of there. Here is a list of young Sudanese literary bloggers and writers who will serve as an introduction to the range of talent to be found in Sudan.
British athlete Lynsey Sharp has raised the ire of social media with her remarks, which seems to suggest she lost to Caster Semenya because it’s “difficult” to compete against the South African because of recent suspended hyperandrogenism regulations. Sharp stirred a hornet’s nest with comments implying that the reforms, allowing hyperandrogenic athletes to avoid artificially controlling testosterone levels made it difficult to fairly compete.
The headscarf goes by many names in Africa. They call it the “gele” in Nigeria, the “duku” in Ghana and the “Kilemba” in East Africa. In South Africa they call it the “doek” and after many years in which its use was confined to the periphery, its now back in the mainstream with a bang – with a little nod to American rapper Birdman.
Despite its commitment to diversity, Twitter has been accused by its former employee, Engineering Manager Leslie Miley, who says the company has deep underlying diversity and inclusion issues
An image depicting a cynical looking boy standing next to a woman giving her ‘the mother of all side-eyes’ has set tongues wagging on the internet on the boy’s identity and meanings associated with the picture
This past week, the ANC was dealing with its biggest jolt since it came to power in 1994. With little more than a hashtag, #FeesMustFall, and a lot of healthy outrage, tens of thousands of students across the country and across race and party lines rose up, shut down campuses and stopped examinations, then marched on Parliament and Luthuli House and left the lawns of the Union Buildings smouldering.
South Africans took to twitter to make fun of the weakening rand which tumbled to an all-time low on Monday
Africa is experiencing an internet revolution. It is estimated that 50 percent of Africans will be online by 2025 – up from 16 percent in 2013. The current and expected growth in both utilisation and the relevance of the internet to African lives highlights the importance of legal and policy measures to regulate its use.