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November 1, 2017 5:59 AM Ezakiel Mutua: Government 'unapologetic' in protecting children

NAIROBI, KENYA: The authorities have banned a show on Disney channel from airing in Kenya, citing the introduction of a gay character for its second season. The Disney Channel made history recently after it introduced a gay storyline to its popular show, Andi Mack, for its second season. In the show, 13-year-old Cyrus Goodman comes out as gay and confesses 4

October 31, 2017 3:23 AM Global Voices Summit 2017: Countdown to Sri Lanka! · Global Voices

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October 30, 2017 3:31 PM Facebook delivers early blow to Mugabe, Zim govt

Popular American online social media and networking service, Facebook — has assured its Zimbabwean network users that it will not share their private communication with President Robert Mugabe’s government — even if there is such a request as at it takes their privacy seriously. The assurance comes as media groups, civic society and opposition parties 7

October 30, 2017 6:31 AM Why Mugabe has appointed a ‘Minister of WhatsApp’

A spoof government notice hit social media as soon as President Robert Mugabe announced he had set up a new ministry responsible for Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation. Zimbabweans reacted with customary humour to the letter, which faked the signature and letterhead of the newly appointed cyber minister – Patrick Chinamasa – and instructed 10

October 30, 2017 4:02 AM Meet Zimbabwe's 'Minister of WhatsApp'

A spoof government notice hit social media as soon as President Robert Mugabe announced he had set up a new ministry responsible for Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation. Zimbabweans reacted with customary humour to the letter, which faked the signature and letterhead of the newly appointed cyber minister - Patrick Chinamasa - and instructed 8

October 29, 2017 8:48 AM Only trust the commission’s verified results, Chebukati says

By DAVIS AYEGA, NAIROBI, Kenya Oct 28 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has asked Kenyans to pay no attention to the presidential results posted on social media platforms. IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati has said the commission’s relayed results are the ones to be trusted since they have been thoroughly verified even as he asked 10

October 29, 2017 8:37 AM Msando has been treated as a criminal, grieving mother laments

The late Chris Msando’s mother has for the first time revealed how her son encountered a painful death at the hands of his captors. Msando, who was the ICT manager at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) at the time of his death, was brutally murdered alongside a female companion by unknown people a week to the August 8 general 9

October 28, 2017 12:59 PM Media house targeted by fake news propaganda

What is true and what is fake? That is the dilemma many Kenyans are facing. As Kenyans prepared for a repeat election, the interwebs were full of fake news. The fake masters have perfected the game by generating fake tweets using Twitter handles of media houses. On voting day Thursday 26 October, a fake KTN News tweet showing Mohammed Ali, former KTN journalist 5

October 27, 2017 7:21 AM Mixed reactions after Chief Justice Maraga votes in repeat poll

Chief Justice David Maraga cast his vote on Thursday afternoon at Bosose Primary School in Nyamira County. Photos of Justice Maraga, who annulled the August 8th election that culminated in Thursday’s election, casting his vote caused a frenzy on social media perhaps because of the controversy surrounding the repeat poll. The move by the CJ to take part in the election 11

October 27, 2017 5:13 AM 'No case to answer': lawyer of terror suspect

An Adelaide woman accused of being a member of Islamic State will seek to have the charges thrown out. The woman came before the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Friday charged with knowingly being a member of a terrorist organisation. Defence counsel Craig Caldecott said he would argue his client, who can't be identified, had no case to answer with the court 8