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July 17, 2018

Govt imposes tax on use of Facebook, WhatsApp, others


  Users of these platforms are required to pay UGX200 (52 cents) daily before they can access them. Many Ugandans were on Sunday unable to access social media platforms after the government directive to charge users took effect. Last month, Uganda’s parliament passed new laws that introduced a new tax for use of popular social media platforms which include WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Google Hangouts, Yahoo Messenger, Instagram, YouTube, Skype, and others, reports Daily Nation. “Many Ugandans online unable to access social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp following the government’s directive to tax users UGX 200 daily before they can access…

Pope did not snub Nigeria – Archbishop

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Metropolitan See, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has debunked claims that the Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis, snubbed Nigeria in his first visit to Africa. The Pope visited Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic where like Nigeria issues of insecurity, tension on homosexuality, ethnic and religious crises. Speaking to THISDAY on the non-inclusion of Nigeria on the papal visit, Cardinal Onaiyekan said though the Pope is not visiting Nigeria at the moment, plans are underway for him to visit the country soon. “The Pope can’t visit every country. Secondly, Nigeria is such a big country that can’t be…