Can Facebook data be used to gain insight into international mobility patterns? This is the question the authors of a recently published have posed. Quantifying international human mobility patterns using Facebook Network data looks at how the international community can improve the quality of international migration statistics. The point authors Spyridon Spyratos, Michele Vespe, Fabrizio Natale, Ingmar Weber, Emilio Zagheni and Marzia Rango make is that non-traditional data
A newly created Department of Cyber Security in Zimbabwe is supposed to protect state interests and clamp down on social media abuse, but has stoked fears it could lead to an attack on freedom of speech.
In a cabinet reshuffle last week Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe announced the formation of the Ministry of Cyber Security, Threat Detection and Mitigation. Appointed to the position was outgoing finance minister Patrick Chinamasa.
A Mugabe spokesperson stated that Chi
More details about a decision by the Kenyan Supreme Court to annul the August 2017 elections have emerged. The court relied heavily on provisions in the 2010 constitution and recent electoral reforms in nullifying the August elections. It is in relation to this new electoral regime that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya (IEBC) has been ordered to organise fresh elections in October, after violence linked to elections in 2013. "We have shown in this