Senegal

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Ousmane Sonko released on bail and calls for more protests across Senegal

Senegal's Ousmane Sonko was indicted on rape and insurrection charges and released on bail. Following his release, Sonko called on his supporters and protestors to intensify and continue with the ongoing protests.

Internet shutdown and protests in Senegal as Sonko gets arrested for rape

Since Friday, 5 March 2021, Senegal has experienced an internet and social media shutdown. This is amidst ongoing protests by citizens in the West African country.

Amazon is acquiring Zoox, a self-driving ride-hailing startup led by Senegal-born Aicha Evans

Zoox, an autonomous ride-hailing company, is set to be acquired by Amazon for $1,2 billion. The company is led by Aicha Evans, a Senegal-born executive who joined the company in 2019 as CEO.

Artificial Intelligence could offer some answers for Africa's rapid urbanization

The United Nations predicts that 60% of African populations will live in cities in 2050. Some experts say Artificial Intelligence can enable sustainable management of this urban boom.

Facebook expands fact-checking programme

Facebook with Africa Check announced that it has added new local language support for several African languages as part of its Third-Party Fact-Checking programme. This will help to assess the accuracy of news on Facebook.

Dangote Cement keeping an eye on staff

Dangote Cement will be using an iris based technology system to keep an eye on approximately 30,000 staff across 5 countries. The biometric system will also be linked to its payment system to ensure staff is compensated accordingly based on their attendance.

Fake accounts targeted African elections

An Israeli company, Archimedes Group, ran fake accounts on Facebook and Instagram to try and influence elections in some African countries.