How Social Media and Fake News Are Battering Traditional Media

[The Conversation Africa] The recent Kenyan elections firmly demonstrated the incursion and perhaps even gradual institutionalisation of fake news as an actor in modern politics, particularly during elections. Although the term fake news is now so libe…

[The Conversation Africa] The recent Kenyan elections firmly demonstrated the incursion and perhaps even gradual institutionalisation of fake news as an actor in modern politics, particularly during elections. Although the term fake news is now so liberally used to the extent it eludes precise definition, many agree it's the deliberate dissemination of false information expressly intended to misinform.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Four Egyptian Players to Look Out for in World Cup Qualifying Fixture

[Monitor] Kampala -Early this week Cranes goalkeeper Denis Onyango warned his teammates to be prepared to look beyond the threat posed by Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah. In a team that also includes fellow Premier League players such as Arsenal midfie…

[Monitor] Kampala -Early this week Cranes goalkeeper Denis Onyango warned his teammates to be prepared to look beyond the threat posed by Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah. In a team that also includes fellow Premier League players such as Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny and West Bromwich Albion defender Ahmed Hegazy, we look at other players that could pose a threat to the Cranes this evening.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Mayanja Tips Cranes On How to Stop Egypt

[Monitor] Kampala -Former Uganda Cranes skipper and deputy coach Jackson Mayanja has given advice to national team coach Moses Basena about what it will take to beat the lauded Egyptians this afternoon at Namboole.

[Monitor] Kampala -Former Uganda Cranes skipper and deputy coach Jackson Mayanja has given advice to national team coach Moses Basena about what it will take to beat the lauded Egyptians this afternoon at Namboole.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Pharaohs Back After 22 Years

[Monitor] Entebbe -It’s been so long since the Egyptian cames here that not even their legendary Esam El-Hadary has been to the Pearl of Africa as part of Africa’s most successful national football team.

[Monitor] Entebbe -It's been so long since the Egyptian cames here that not even their legendary Esam El-Hadary has been to the Pearl of Africa as part of Africa's most successful national football team.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Buhari Presides Over FEC, Osinbajo Takes Charge of ASUU Negotiations

[This Day] Abuja -For the first time in five months, President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, where he was greeted with a resounding applause from ministers as he w…

[This Day] Abuja -For the first time in five months, President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, where he was greeted with a resounding applause from ministers as he walked into the chamber.

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ANC Leadership Race – Can Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Give Voters Enough Reason to Head to the Polls Come 2019?

[Daily Maverick] As Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma goes on the campaign trail around the country (and actually leaving KwaZulu-Natal from time to time) she is finally giving us a sense of the policies she is interested in. Wherever she goes, the initials are t…

[Daily Maverick] As Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma goes on the campaign trail around the country (and actually leaving KwaZulu-Natal from time to time) she is finally giving us a sense of the policies she is interested in. Wherever she goes, the initials are the same: RET - Radical Economic Transformation. She often adds a few sentences that link the words "land" and "expropriation". For someone who hardly ever used these phrases before, it is clearly for campaigning purposes only. If she were to win the leadership of the ANC, she

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Eastern Cape Hitchhikers Claim Intimidation By Taxis

[GroundUp] Hitchhikers in Eastern Cape say they are being attacked by taxi operators who force them to use their taxis instead of hitchhiking, which they say is cheaper.

[GroundUp] Hitchhikers in Eastern Cape say they are being attacked by taxi operators who force them to use their taxis instead of hitchhiking, which they say is cheaper.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Govt Drops ‘Terror’ Case Against Anglophone Activists

[Deutsche Welle] Cameroon’s president has ordered a military court to halt its trial of Anglophone leaders to ease tensions with the country’s minority English-speaking areas. The activists faced a possible death sentence if convicted.

[Deutsche Welle] Cameroon's president has ordered a military court to halt its trial of Anglophone leaders to ease tensions with the country's minority English-speaking areas. The activists faced a possible death sentence if convicted.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon