A brief history of the internet in China
20 February 2019 | 8:26 am
From a single email sent to West Germany to restrictions on Winnie the Pooh and the letter N, this is how the internet took hold in China.
15 Jun 2020
The Economic and financial crimes commission (EFCC), Benin zonal office has convicted eighty-eight internet fraudster across the zone and recovered the sum of three hundred and three million, eight hundred and twenty-eight thousand, six hundred and forty-one naira (N303,828,641.00), 4 bedroom bungalow in ughelli, 14 exotic cars and a petroleum filling station in udu delta state.
18 Aug 2020
Belarus has seen major disruptions in internet service since the disputed presidential election, with rights groups accusing the government of censorship. To get around the restrictions, many are turning to privacy apps.
6 Oct 2020
We take at the look at some of the flood of reactions on the internet to Donald Trump testing positive for Covid-19. Plus, as tensions rise with Armenia, Azerbaijan's military has released a bizarre music video. And has new Netflix show "Emily in Paris" hit the mark? Not if you ask the French.
18 Oct 2020
Elon Musk's SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket transporting 60 Starlink internet satellites from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Starlink, which is part of SpaceX, aims to build a high-speed global internet network.
7 Nov 2020
Tanzania's internet and social media have been disrupted for more than a week, at great cost to the economy and free speech. The slowdown started just before Tanzania's presidential elections.
18 Jan 2021
Social media platforms in Uganda played a crucial role in the mobilization of opposition leader Bobi Wine's followers. Shutting down the internet on the eve of polls added to doubts about how fair the elections were.
25 Jan 2021
Ugandans express relief and happiness after the internet was partially restored in the East African country almost five days after a near-total blackout was imposed across Uganda ahead of elections the opposition says were rigged.
21 Mar 2021
Consecutive lockdowns in the restive region for security and COVID reasons, coupled with a shutdown of high-speed internet and mobile connectivity, have hurt students' educational opportunities.
23 Mar 2021
Myanmar's military rulers say they will keep internet restrictions in place and have acknowledged scores of deaths since the coup but blamed protesters.
18 Apr 2021
Young people in Myanmar are fighting the ruling junta's internet shutdown and information suppression with an explosive underground printed newsletter called 'Molotov' that they are secretly distributing across communities.
The guidelines come at a time when Beijing is cracking down on the tech sector for alleged monopolistic behavior and non-compliance of regulations.
The Taliban say that they want to ensure internet access in Afghanistan, but they could face substantial technical and financial challenges to keep it running. Afghans say they fear more surveillance and censorship.
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The International Monetary Fund has slashed its forecast for the global economic recovery, warning of "multiple challenges" including new variants of Covid-19, high inflation and ongoing disruption to global supply chains. Petya Koeva Brooks, Deputy Director of the IMF's Research Department, discusses the risks and policy challenges as the pandemic enters its third year.
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A German court has found a Syrian former army colonel guilty of crimes against humanity, handing him a life sentence. It was a landmark trial to examine state-sponsored torture during the Syrian civil war.
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Indian news portal The Wire has alleged authorities likey spied on journalists, politicians and business leaders, among others. The revelations come as part of a global investigation into the use of specialized phone spying software Pegasus by governments around the world.
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The EU has said it could withdraw financial aid from Burkina Faso and hit coup leaders with sanctions if "constitutional order" is not restored.
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The Pharaohs of Egypt claimed the enormous scalp of the Ivory Coast as they won their last 16 clash on spot kicks 5-4 in Douala on Wednesday evening. Eric Bailly missed the crucial spot kick for the Elephants while star man, Mohamed Salah converted to send his team through. The second game was almost a carbon-copy with no goals scored over 120 minutes between Mali and Equatorial Guinea. But it was the Northern Thunder who won 6-5 on penalties after Mali's, Falaye Sacko had his effort saved.