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TikTok awards top creators in Africa

  Content creators from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa dominated the inaugural TikTok Top Content Creators Awards 2022 Nairobi, Kenya | BIRD AGENCY | Former rugby player turned food vlogger Dennis Ombachi, also known as @theroamingchef, emerged victorious at the inaugural TikTok Top Creator 2022 Awards. The Kenyan content creator, …

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Leaders ask police to restrict social media usage among officers

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Local leaders in Luwero district have raised concern over the increased attention police officers are giving to social media in disregard of their official duties. Richard Bwabye, the Luwero Resident District Commissioner says that in the wake of attacks targeting security personnel, it is risky …

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UNESCO empowers Tanzanian students to reduce HIV infections

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said on Tuesday that it has embarked on a project aimed at empowering students in higher learning institutions to design effective and interactive social media content in reductions of HIV infections. Due to technological advancement, …

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UPDF condemns social media pranks declaring Gen. Tumwine dead

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF has condemned social media antics for declaring Gen. Elly Tumwine dead. It follows a trending Twitter post announcing the departure of the four star General on Sunday night. “It is with untold grief that we announce the death of our …

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Archbishop Odama asks media to preach peace, unity

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Archbishop of Gulu, Dr. John Baptist Odama has said that the media should be used to preach peace and unity among the people other than promoting selfishness and hatred. The Archbishop says that mass and social media should be used as the means to …

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Sheeba’s sickening publicity stunt

COMMENT | ANDREW M. MWENDA | A local musician known as Sheeba Kalungi went on YouTube with a video. She claimed that some man who appears on television and presents himself as a role model raped her. She does not reveal the name of this man but claims this man …

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Elon Musk now owns Twitter

San Francisco, U.S. | THE INDEPENDENT | The Twitter, Inc. will take an offer of $44billion from billionaire, Tesla CEO Elon Musk. He will buy the social media company and make it private, it was confirmed on Monday. “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the …

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