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Facebook shuts accounts linked to Uganda's top officials

Facebook takes down several accounts linked to President Yoweri Museveni’s campaign.

Pressure builds on Facebook as the social media platform takes down several accounts linked to President Yoweri Museveni’s campaign. Social media companies have increasingly come under scrutiny in recent years, alleged to be too slow at reacting to controversial tweets or posts, especially from politicians. So, these recent moves have initiated a new conversation around the power private companies like Facebook and Twitter hold over influencing democracy and free speech. We discuss this latest development with Chair of Information and Communication Technology in Uganda, Albert Mucunguzi.

Seychelles becomes the first African state to begin vaccination - but they aren't using any of the three main brands developed in the west. So we are taking a look at the many jabs already developed around the world, and take a glance at upcoming ones.

Ethiopia government has announced the killing and arrest of more civilian and military leaders linked to the TPLF party.

We speak to the recipient of 2020 Beyond Sport Global Awards: A Kenyan lady who's set up an initiative that wants to get more people into swimming.

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