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Social media recruitment scams not confined to the SANDF

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South Africa's high unemployment rate provides fertile ground for scams with the SA Police Service (SAPS) the latest target. The SA National Defence Force (SANDF)...

Social media restricted in Sudan

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Sudanese authorities are blocking access to popular social media platforms used to organise and broadcast nationwide anti-government protests triggered by an economic crisis, internet...

Beijing to pioneer social credit system

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Beijing's municipal government will assign citizens and firms "personal trustworthiness points" by 2021, state media reported, pioneering China's plan for a "social...

Fraudsters using social media for SANDF recruitment scam

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) warns there is a military skills development (MSD) programme recruitment scam using various social media platforms...

Foreign aid to Zambian social welfare scheme halted

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Britain and Finland have frozen funding to Zambia on suspicion that $4 million they channelled into a social welfare scheme may have...

Egypt targeting social media and fake news

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The Egyptian parliament passed a law giving the state powers to block social media accounts and penalise journalists publishing fake news. Under...

Teargas used on Uganda social media protesters

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Police in Uganda fired teargas to disperse a small crowd of protesters demonstrating against new taxes including a levy on access to...

Uganda social media tax criticised

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Uganda imposed a levy on social media access it says will fund public services but has been widely resisted as oppressive and...

Social media clampdown coming in Zimbabwe

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The Zimbabwe government will crack down on social media users it accused of spreading false rumours of shortages and causing panic buying...