A social media face-off as Meta prepares to launch a rival to Twitter : Thursday will see the launch of the brand-new social network app Threads, according to Meta, the corporation that owns Facebook. Technology journalist Io Dodds described what this means for Twitter. In addition, the death of a young French-Algerian boy in Paris has sparked days of protest.
According to Paul Moss of the BBC, two charities have been set up, one for the victim and the other for the policeman who shot him. Last but not least, BBC’s Andrew Harding investigates who is to blame as South Africa endures a winter of turmoil brought on by energy shortages.