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[Published: Wednesday July 11 2018]

 Ugandans protest social media tax

 
KAMPALA 11 Jul (ANA) - Opponents of a tax on the use of social media in Uganda are protesting in the capital, Kampala.
 
The tax, introduced at the beginning of the month, requires people to pay 200 Uganda shillings [$0.05, £0.04] before they can use services like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.
 
The protest is led by MP and popular musician, Robert Kyagulanyi, who is better known as Bobi Wine.
 
Those on the protest say the tax is killing youth innovation and entrepreneurship.
 
President Yoweri Museveni has defended the tax, saying that social media is used to spread gossip which he described as "opinions, prejudices, insults [and] friendly chats".(ANA)
FA/ANA/11 July 2018-------
 

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