Uganda’s New Social Media Tax ‘Attacks Free Speech’ Say Rights Groups

[Deutsche Welle] The east African nation hopes to raise millions from the levy on smartphone apps such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Protesters have threatened to mobilize against the tax unless it is removed by Friday.

[Deutsche Welle] The east African nation hopes to raise millions from the levy on smartphone apps such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Protesters have threatened to mobilize against the tax unless it is removed by Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Six Black Rhinos to Be Relocated to Tsavo East From L. Nakuru

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) will this week relocate six black rhinos from Lake Nakuru National park to the Tsavo East National Park rhino sanctuary.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) will this week relocate six black rhinos from Lake Nakuru National park to the Tsavo East National Park rhino sanctuary.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Parent – School Wants Bags of Maize and Beans As Punishment

[Nation] A parent in Muthambi Girls High School, Tharaka-Nithi County is up in arms after her daughter was sent home and ordered to report back with a sack of beans and maize after she was found with sweets.

[Nation] A parent in Muthambi Girls High School, Tharaka-Nithi County is up in arms after her daughter was sent home and ordered to report back with a sack of beans and maize after she was found with sweets.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Uganda’s Troubling Social Media Tax

[HRW] This weekend the Ugandan government began to implement a troubling new set of tax rules requiring social media users – including of popular apps like WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook – to pay a daily fee of 200 Ugandan Shilling (US$0.05). The levy…

[HRW] This weekend the Ugandan government began to implement a troubling new set of tax rules requiring social media users - including of popular apps like WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook - to pay a daily fee of 200 Ugandan Shilling (US$0.05). The levy will be collected through mobile money services run by local telecom companies, for which the new law - passed by Uganda's parliament back in May - also imposes a 1 percent tax for every transaction.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda