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Facebook celebrates 'Icons of Change' from across Sub-Saharan Africa with a Youth Gathering in Accra, Ghana

The event aims to celebrate Africa's next generation of leaders and innovators, whilst providing opportunities to network, connect and create positive dialogue

Facebook (www.facebook.com) is bringing together 40 young leaders, developers, entrepreneurs and change makers from across Sub-Saharan Africa, to a two day event in Accra, Ghana, titled “Celebrating Icons of Change”. Taking place on 23 & 24th August, the event aims to celebrate Africa's next generation of leaders and innovators, whilst…

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Facebook, together with Africa Check, expands its local language coverage as part of its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme

Facebook's fact-checking programme relies on feedback from the Facebook community, as one of many signals Facebook uses to raise potentially false stories to fact-checkers for review

Facebook (www.facebook.com), today with Africa Check announced that it has added new local language support for several African languages as part of its Third-Party Fact-Checking programme - which helps to assess the accuracy of news on Facebook and aims to reduce the spread of misinformation. Launched in 2018 across five…

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Celebrating Africa’s digital potential on UN Youth Day (By Ime Archibong, Vice President, Product Partnerships at Facebook)

Africa’s young population could be its greatest asset in an age where many other regions in the world are aging as a result of declining birth rates

By Ime Archibong, Vice President, Product Partnerships at Facebook Many things have been said about the future Africa and its potential, it has been called the Opportunity Continent, the Next Frontier and Africa rising, with all of these true. For me the excitement comes in how Africa can, and will…

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Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019 gets Africa talking on Facebook

Africa moved to the rhythm of AFCON 2019, with more than 10 million people choosing Facebook to share their passion and excitement

Friday, July 19, 2019, marked the end of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), a spectacular tournament that had people glued to their screens for the month of its duration. Africa moved to the rhythm of AFCON 2019, with more than 10 million people choosing Facebook (www.Facebook.com) to share…

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Facebook Celebrates One Year of NG_Hub

It’s flagship hub space in the heart of Yaba, in partnership with CcHub

Celebrating exactly a year to the day since the doors of NG_Hub opened in Lagos, and Facebook (www.Facebook.com) further cemented its ambitions to train users across Nigeria in digital skills, Facebook released an infographic highlighting key milestones over the past year. Download NG_Hub Infographic: https://bit.ly/2HvEtfK Created as part of Facebook’s ongoing commitment…

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Facebook artificial intelligence (AI) researchers create the world’s most detailed population density maps of Africa

New AI-powered, high-res maps to help humanitarian aid and relief agencies better assist people in need

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) is working closely with key non-profit and research partners to use artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to address large-scale social, health and infrastructure challenges in sub Saharan Africa. These efforts range from rural electrification in Tanzania to vaccinating people in remote corners of Malawi. Facebook is applying the…

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Combatting Vaccine Misinformation (By Monika Bickert, VP, Global Policy Management)

We will reduce the ranking of groups and Pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations in News Feed and Search

By Monika Bickert, VP, Global Policy Management: We are working to tackle vaccine misinformation on Facebook (www.Facebook.com) by reducing its distribution and providing people with authoritative information on the topic. We are starting by taking a series of steps: We will reduce the ranking of groups and Pages that spread misinformation…

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Eight Ways We’re Preparing for Elections Across Africa (By Akua Gyekye, Public Policy Manager, Africa Elections)

We want to share an update on our work to reduce the spread of misinformation, protect election integrity and support civic engagement across the continent

By Akua Gyekye, Public Policy Manager, Africa Elections With a number of upcoming elections across Africa, we want to share an update on our work to reduce the spread of misinformation, protect election integrity and support civic engagement across the continent. We’ve dedicated unprecedented resources to these efforts globally —…

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Facebook to Open Its First Content Review Centre in Sub-Saharan Africa

It will employ approximately 100 reviewers by the end of the year, who will support a number of languages, including Somali, Oromo, Swahili and Hausa

As part of our continued investment across Sub-Saharan Africa and commitment to safety and security on our platform, we are opening a new content review centre in Nairobi, Kenya. In partnership with Samasource – one of the largest digital employers in East Africa and a leading social enterprise — the…

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Facebook partners with more than 20 African NGOs for Safer Internet Day 2019

The campaign covers most of sub Saharan Africa

In line with its commitment to building a safer online world for all, Facebook (Facebook.com) is supporting Safer Internet Day (5 February) with a campaign spanning 15-plus African countries. Aligning with the Safer Internet Day call to action – "Together for a better internet" – by joining hands with more…