Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said he wanted to tax social media to keep the gossip mill in check and raise revenue for the cash-strapped country. Now the government says it has no such plans.
The Supreme Court's decision to ban ex-premier Sharif from politics has reinforced perception that the judiciary and the powerful army are trying to influence the upcoming general election, says DW's Shamil Shams.
The public admission of wrongdoing by the Facebook CEO and his pledge to improve are welcome, but not sufficient. It's time to recognize that Facebook, Google and others are modern utilities — and treat them accordingly.
Some business leaders are hoping Germany can close on a free trade deal 10 years in the making.
A quick rundown of business events of the week
After a sexual harassment scandal split the body awarding the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy confirmed "unacceptable behavior" had taken place. The names of laurates were also repeatedly leaked.
The German government supported the airstrikes by the US, UK and France in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack. But a new report has said the airstrikes infringed upon international law.
A German privacy regulator has launched an investigation into Facebook's Cambridge Analytica data breach. The case was filed as Facebook's vice president for global policy met with lawmakers in Berlin.
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