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Is @KagutaMuseveni a private account? The media experts view

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  With 1.7 million followers on Twitter and 700,000 on Facebook, President Yoweri Museveni often uses his social media accounts to make pronouncements on key government decisions, disseminate information on his activities and key policy issues. Yet, the account is considered private according to a recent …

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Facial recognition: IT and police in delicate dance

Paris, France | AFP |  Tech giants love to portray themselves as forces for good and as the United States was gripped by anti-racism protests a number of them publicly disavowed selling controversial facial recognition technology to police forces. Facial recognition has numerous applications that could simplify our lives as we’ve …

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Tugende unveils new client app

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   Tugende, a social enterprise that provides asset financing to informal sector entrepreneurs and Medium, Small and Medium Enterprises, has unveiled a new Client App developed specifically for its clients in Uganda and Kenya. The new App provides clients with a single platform to streamline …

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WHO study recommends use of three layered fabric masks

Kampala, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Fabric masks need to have three layers to provide users sufficient protection against Corona Virus disease infection, a new study by the World Health Organisation has revealed. Findings from the study show that one or double layered masks don’t offer as high protection as …

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Zuckerberg promises Facebook policy review

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Friday promised to review the social network’s policies that led to its decision to not moderate controversial messages posted by US President Donald Trump. The announcement, which came in the form of a letter to employees, appeared aimed …

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Generation Z: creative and committed, against the virus

Paris, France | AFP |  With their art, technology know-how, creative social networking skills or political commitment, post-millennials, known as Generation Z, have found their own ways to help others through the coronavirus lockdown. From Colombia to Senegal, Malaysia to North Macedonia, AFP talked to a group of 15- to 24-year-olds, …

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