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  • Africa & World

    Zambia says won’t shut down internet during next week’s elections

    THE Zambian Government has dismissed, as malicious propaganda, information making rounds on social media, alleging that the Zambian government will shut down the internet from Thursday to Sunday next week. Zambia holds general elections next week Thursday, August 12. In a statement released to the media by Amos Malupenga, the Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Information And Broadcasting Services, the…

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  • Africa & World

    Uganda to maintain Facebook and Twitter ban

    UGANDA authorities will maintain its shutdown of Facebook, Twitter and other social-media platforms until the government deems they’re safe from being used to inflame tensions in the East African nation, New Vision reported. The government is analysing the situation and sites will be restored on “a case-by-case basis,” the Kampalabased newspaper said, citing Information, Communication and Technology and National Guidance…

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    Magufuli blocks all social media, bulk SMS on the eve of election

    TANZANIA has been blocking social media applications ahead of Wednesday’s (Oct. 28) election, days after the state issued a directive restricting text messaging within the country. This builds on earlier legislation outlawing international press from covering developments in the country without local media partnerships. The presidential and parliamentary election in Tanzania tomorrow is likely to be tense, given the allegations…

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