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  • #HasJustineLandedYet: Racist tweet sparks online outrage

    When Justine Sacco sent out a tweet about her impending trip to Africa just prior to her flight from Heathrow taking off, she may have thought she was being cheeky or risqué. It's unlikely however that she expected to kick off an international bout of Twitter outrage. In the Tweet, subsequently deleted, Sacco jokes about not having to worry about contracting HIV in Africa because of the colour of her skin: The tweet immediately provoked anger across the Twittersphere. Sacco, who is a PR executive at media giant InterActiveCorp (better known as IAC) was, of course, unaware that...

  • Mobile HIV service to launch on World Aids Day

    Aids kills millions of people around the world every year, many of whom don't know that they're HIV positive. Others do know their status but might not know what medications are available to them. That's why the integration of the info4africa HCT (HIV Counselling and Testing) database into the YoungAfricaLive (YAL) youth focused mobile social network is potentially very important. Announced today by Praekelt Foundation and info4africa, the new feature will provide...