4 Billion Users The internet is home to many, a virtual space that allows them to connect with friends, strangers, acquaintances, and even businesses. Because the internet is destined to evolve continuously, there is an urgent need to educate people on the benefits of staying safe online. Today is the Safer Internet Day— a globally […]
A year after Google’s Moonshot Factory celebrated its first decade, it’s shutting down one of its projects: Loon. Launched in 2013, the project Loon is a cost-effective solution to the difficult challenge of bringing internet access to people in underserved remote areas. But two years after making it a separate division, Google has accepted that […]
On July 2, 2020, my colleague, Muyiwa, sent a WhatsApp message to Naol, his acquaintance who lives in Ethiopia. She received his message 9 days later because her internet had been cut by the government. One thing is common when African citizens/residents take to the streets to protest bad governments: social media regulations are imposed […]
Aramide Akintimehin had never dreamt of attending Harvard, the upper echelon of Ivy League colleges in the world. For one, Harvard-educated was an adjective she felt was reserved for geniuses. Like the over 150 Nobel Laureates the college has produced, or the lucky 5% who get accepted into any of its programmes these days. Akintimehin […]
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has commenced the mandatory registration of online media platforms and influencers operating in the country, according to reports.
We did some digging and created a list of internet disruptions in Africa. Here is a list of the most notable ones.