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Facebook chooses 60 finalists in Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

Facebook has selected 60 finalists from the hundreds of entries it received from across the Middle East and Africa

Facebook has selected 60 finalists from the hundreds of entries it received from across the Middle East and Africa for the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The Bots for Messenger Challenge is a contest to recognise and reward developers who create the most innovative new bots on Messenger. Developers, in…

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African developers celebrated at Facebook’s annual F8 conference

African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world, showcasing innovative products and services they have created for their local communities and the global market

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) celebrated the achievements and products of its growing African developer and partner ecosystem at its annual F8 developer conference (www.FBF8.com), held in San Jose, California, on 18 and 19 April. African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world, showcasing innovative products and services they…

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Facebook moves into larger South Africa premises as African growth accelerates

More than 170 million people in Africa now access the platform each month, 94% of which are on mobile

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) has moved its Johannesburg offices into new premises, creating a new home for the company to work with its partners to boost innovation and provide an African home for the Facebook culture. The new office will continue to provide support to Facebook advertisers, application developers and other key…

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Facebook Chief Product Officer takes ideas from West Africa home to California

Cox was in West Africa to find out how the region’s creatives, developers and entrepreneurs are using Facebook and Instagram to bring their passions to life

Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer at Facebook (www.Facebook.com), will be taking feedback and inspiration from the developer and content creator communities back to California following his visits to Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal this week. Cox was in West Africa to find out how the region’s creatives, developers and entrepreneurs are…

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Facebook's Chief Product Officer, Chris Cox, makes first visit to Senegal

Senegal is Chris’ last stop on a trip to West Africa which has seen him visit Nigeria and Ghana to learn how Facebook and Instagram can better support the region's creatives, entrepreneurs and businesses to tell their stories to local and global communities

Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer at Facebook (www.Facebook.com), is in Senegal today to find out how the country’s creatives, developers and entrepreneurs are using Facebook and Instagram to bring their passions to life. Senegal is Chris’ last stop on a trip to West Africa which has seen him visit Nigeria…

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Facebook's Chief Product Officer visits Ghana to learn from its tech and creative talent

Chris’s visit is part of a week-long trip to Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal where Chris is keen to understand how creatives, developers and entrepreneurs are using mobile technology to create services, content and businesses that address local needs

Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer at Facebook (www.Facebook.com), visited the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in Accra, Ghana today to meet with Ghanaian entrepreneurs and see how they are working to build sustainable technology businesses. Later in the day he witnessed the force of Ghana’s creative talent in an…

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Facebook's Chief Product Officer in Nigeria to speak at Social Media Week and meet local entrepreneurs and creatives

Nigeria is the first stop on a week-long trip to West Africa where Chris will visit Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal to learn about the challenges and opportunities people in the region face so that Facebook can better serve the region’s content creators, entrepreneurs and developers

Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer at Facebook (www.Facebook.com), is in Nigeria today, to speak at Social Media Week in Lagos about the future of media, and to meet with Nigerian entrepreneurs and content creators. Nigeria is the first stop on a week-long trip to West Africa where Chris will visit…

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Facebook challenges developers in the Middle East and Africa to create the smartest Bots for Messenger

Developers, in teams of up to three people, are invited to create bots in three categories: gaming and entertainment; productivity and utility; and social good

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) is challenging developers across the Middle East and Africa to create innovative bots in the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. This aligns with Facebook’s commitment to promote innovation in the Middle East and Africa by providing developers and start-ups with the tools they need to build, grow, monetize, and…

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Facebook rallies partners to unite for a safer, better Internet

Facebook is partnering with public sector agencies and non-governmental organisations from across Africa under the rallying call “Be the change: unite for a better Internet”

Today is Safer Internet Day (SID) (www.SaferInternetDay.org) and Facebook (www.Facebook.com) has launched a series of initiatives to help make the Internet a safer and better place for people across Africa, especially children and the youth. Facebook is partnering with public sector agencies and non-governmental organisations from across Africa under the…

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Facebook outlines Plans to grow its African Ecosystem at AfricaCom 2016

More than 150 developers and entrepreneurs gathered for Facebook’s first FbStart event in Africa on 15 November

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) had a strong presence at AfricaCom 2016 in Cape Town, in line with its commitment to fostering a strong relationship with its connectivity partners and application developers across Africa. In addition to hosting its first-ever African FbStart workshop for developers, Facebook also shared how it is empowering local…