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Social media and the future of African media
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Politics and Society Social media and the future of African media

The first edition of Social Media Week Lagos was held in 2013, making Nigeria the first African country to host the week-long event. Because Lagos is the commercial centre of the most populous African country, and with a population that is quickly embracing social media as part of its culture, it was the logical choice to host such an event. Since 2013, Social Media Week Lagos has focused on the role that technology plays in people’s lives.

Meet Jake: The darling of social media
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Lifestyle Meet Jake: The darling of social media

Eureka! We found the origin of the pensive looking African boy meme. If you have been searching and wondering about the origin of the famous meme of a young African boy seated at a desk, with a pensive look on his face, frantically writing on a piece of paper, your search is finally over. The boy’s name is Jake. The picture is currently amongst one of the continent’s most famous and widely shared memes and it was taken by Carlos Cortes, an award winning photographer and shared by Ghanaian artist, Solomon Adufah.

Young literary bloggers of Sudan
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Politics and Society Young literary bloggers of Sudan

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.

Twitter reacts to Lynsey Sharp’s controversial comment after Semenya’s victory
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Sport, Arts and Culture Twitter reacts to Lynsey Sharp’s controversial comment after Semenya’s victory

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.