Social media lovers have a reason to smile on Tuesday morning after services were restored for some Facebook and Instagram users.
This was after a historic and largest global outage that disabled the social media platforms, owned by Facebook Inc, for nearly six hours.
Twitter, a rival social media platform, had a field day yesterday as Facebook confirmed its apps were coming back online and apologised to users for the outage that affected millions of people across the world on their platform.
“We are aware that some people are having trouble accessing our apps and products. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience, ” the company confirmed the outage on its WhatsApp Twitter Account.
According to an outage tracking website, Downdetector.com, 10.6 million reports of problems were received ranging from the United States and Europe to Colombia and Singapore, with trouble first popping up around 15:45 GMT.
The outage came as Facebook is facing mounting pressure in the US after a leaked internal investigation showed the social media giant was aware of how its Instagram app harmed the mental health of teenagers.
Meanwhile here are stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Lawyer Evans Monari is Dead
Lawyer Evans Monari is dead.
Monari passed on Monday night at the Nairobi Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where he has been battling multiple complications of his internal organs, his family said.
“He has rested. He passed on last night,” a family member told Capital FM News.
Blame Game as Munyes Says Yatani Responsible for High Fuel Prices
Petroleum CS John Munyes has blamed his National Treasury counterpart Ukur Yatani for the high fuel prices that have sparked protests from Kenyans.
Munyes on Monday told the Senate Energy Committee that the Treasury has declined to release Sh24 billion from the Petroleum Development Fund that would be used to cushion Kenyans against high fuel prices.
He said Kenyans did not pay more at the pumps between April and August because of government subsidies.
“Out of the Sh32 billion from the Petroleum Development Fund, we spent Sh8.6 billion in the five months to stabilise fuel prices. We did not receive any money in September,” Munyes explained.
Ugandan Man Buys Drinks for Kenyan Lady, Invites her to his Home Then Kills Her
A Ugandan national is being held by Mombasa based detectives for the gruesome murder of a 25-year-old woman.
According to a police report seen by K24 Digital, Suleiman Mayanja who entered the country last month through the Busia border point, was on the evening of Monday, October 5 busted by detectives at the Nyali Cinemax, where he was hiding.
Mayanja, had sent a runner to collect his belongings from the room which he had booked on September 30, when detectives pounced on him.
Unbeknownst to the runner who is a cab driver, undercover cops had laid an ambush in the apartment.