US politicians’ efforts to rein in US-based social media giants such as Twitter and Facebook risk restricting democratic freedoms worldwide, including in Africa.
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The US on Thursday condemned the Nigerian government for suspending Twitter and targeting individuals who use the social media site, including Nigerian broadcasters.
Social media firms wanting to operate in Nigeria must register a local entity and be licensed, the country’s information minister said on Wednesday.
In recent years, Lagos, Nigeria’s biggest city, has become Africa’s most attractive tech hub for investors. But that could be imperilled by the government’s decision to suspend Twitter’s operations in the country.
Nigerian telecommunications firms blocked access to Twitter following a regulatory directive aimed at suspending the US social media giant indefinitely.
MTN has pledged to invest $1.6-billion (R23.4-billion) to expand its operations in Nigeria after settling the latest major dispute with authorities in its most profitable market.
MTN Group and Shoprite are among South African firms facing a backlash to xenophobic violence in their home country.
MTN Group has become a battleground issue for Nigerian politicians vying for ascendancy ahead of a national election in February, with $10-billion worth of claims made against the South African wireless carrier.
It’s time to call the situation South African telecommunications group MTN is facing in Nigeria what it really is: a state-sanctioned mugging. The Nigerian government, through its communications commission, is pointing a gun at MTN’s head, demanding that it hand
MTN hasn’t yet asked South Africa’s department of telecommunications & postal services for help regarding its multibillion-dollar fine in Nigeria. This is according to telecoms minister Siyabonga Cwele, who was speaking on the