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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…

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Facebook keynotes CyberXchange Conference and releases Safety Center to promote Online Safety and Bullying Prevention

The Safety Center is available in over 50 languages, works well on mobile devices, and includes step-by-step videos on a variety of popular safety topics

Just two months after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg traveled to Nigeria and Kenya to meet with developers, partners, and entrepreneurs, Alex Stamos, Chief Security Officer at Facebook, gave a keynote address at the CyberXchange (http://Cyberxchange.com) security conference in Lagos, Nigeria about the company's approach to keeping people safe and making…

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Facebook CEO visits Nairobi to see Kenyan Innovation in Action

Zuckerberg is in Kenya to see how technology innovation is changing the country

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Kenya this week on his first trip to Africa, using his time in the country to visit the iHub technology hub in Nairobi, meet with developers and partners, and explore how the country’s pioneering mobile money ecosystem is evolving. Zuckerberg is in Kenya to…

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Facebook CEO goes to Nigeria to witness Africa's tech revolution

Zuckerberg is in Nigeria to listen and learn and take ideas back to California on how Facebook can better support tech development and entrepreneurship across Africa

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) (http://www.Facebook.com) CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Nigeria this week on his first trip to Africa, using his time in the country to visit the Yaba technology hub in Lagos, meet with developers and partners, and explore Nollywood. Zuckerberg is in Nigeria to listen and learn and take ideas…