Afghan women take to social media over Islamic dress code
Since the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan, women's rights have been quashed. Women are being told what to wear, what to study and being segregated from men at universities. After a violent crackdown on female protesters, a demonstration has taken place in Kabul by women deemed supportive of the Taliban's ultra-hardline interpretation of Islam. Images of that rally have sparked considerable reaction on social media. FRANCE 24's Haxie Meyers-Belkin tells us more.
Bangladesh arrests social media star over dance video at mosque
Police say the man was arrested Sunday near Dhaka, but his female dance partner is on the run. The 20-year-old could face up to five years in prison on religious charges.
Why Facebook is celebrating African creatives
Facebook recently launched a global campaign titled ‘Made by Africa, Loved by the World’. The series of short films unveiled the stories of eight phenomenal creatives and small business owners from across the continent breaking ground across the world. Among these select few were three Nigerians – Mai Atafo, Mark Angel, and Lola Pedro. Kezia Anim-Addo, Facebook Africa’s head of communications, explains why the technology conglomerate decided to celebrate these creative.
India tells social media firms to remove 'Indian variant' content
The Indian government has slammed the posts as "completely false," with officials concerned that the term "Indian variant" could hurt the country's reputation.
Fury confirms fight with Joshua, promises to 'smash' him in social media video
British heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has promised to smash compatriot Anthony Joshua in a video published on Twitter on Sunday (May 16) that confirms their world title unification fight in Saudi Arabia on August 14.
How Ini-Ubong Umoren was lured, abducted, and found dead days after trying to attend a job interview
Recently, Ini-Ubong Umoran, in the course of a purported job interview, was murdered. The prime suspect is a man identified as Uduak Frank Akpan who had lured her with a job offer on social media. Her gruesome death is a pointer to the growing need to raise awareness about online fraudsters and predators who disguise as recruiters to dupe, rape, and murder.
14th Headies Award: What the celebrities wore
Social media is buzzing, all thanks to photos of celebrities arriving at Eko Hotel, Lagos for the 14th edition of The Headies Awards. Bovi, Chike, Iyabo Ojo, Nancy Isime, Niniola, Sound Sultan, Deyemi Okanlawon, Laycon, Tobi Bakre and other music lovers, are part of the exclusive group of people joining the showcase physically due to COVID-19 restrictions. Themed ‘XPLORE’, this year's edition aims to beam the spotlight on the new tribe of musicians who are pushing the Nigerian and African culture through their music. Viewers and music lovers from all over the world can catch the live show on all Headies’ social media platforms and HipTV.
Army to deploy new recruits to Sambisa - Burutai, BVN-generated NIN invalid without update – NIMC
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