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Facebook announces its New Office in Lagos, Nigeria

Aimed at supporting the entire Sub-Saharan Africa region, the office is expected to become operational in H2 2021

As part of its continued commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today announced it will be opening an office in Lagos, Nigeria - its second office on the African continent. Aimed at supporting the entire Sub-Saharan Africa region, the office is expected to become operational in H2 2021…

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Facebook partners with the National Blood Service Zimbabwe to increase Blood Donations in the country

Starting today, Zimbabweans who are between 18-65 years old, will have the option to sign up as blood donors on Facebook

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) in partnership with the National Blood Service Zimbabwe (NBSZ) announce a new feature to encourage people to donate blood. Starting today, Zimbabweans who are between 18-65 years old, will have the option to sign up as blood donors on Facebook, be notified when blood donor centres near them…

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Facebook launches Avatars across Sub-Saharan Africa

Avatars include hundreds of global sticker packs and integrations with GIF providers and can also be shared across Facebook and Messenger

Facebook (https://www.Facebook.com/) today, launched Avatars in Africa to give people new ways to express themselves online. Avatars are digital personas that enable people to engage across Facebook and Messenger in a more personal and dynamic way.  You can use your personalised avatar to share a range of emotions and expressions…

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Facebook Unveils Book of Life & Business Lessons from Top South African Women in Celebration of Women’s Month

Each chapter focuses on an insightful and personal lesson hoping to resonate and inspire the future generations

As part of its celebrations around Women’s Month in South Africa, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today unveiled ‘Inspiring #Changemakers: Lessons from Life and Business’ – a book heroing the careers, lives and life lessons of 13 inspirational South African business women and changemakers. Celebrating the positive impact these women are having within…

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Facebook’s Connectivity Investments to grow Africa’s Economy by $57 Billion in the next Five Years

According to The Economist Intelligence Unit - Inclusive Internet Index 2020, over 800 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa are unconnected to the internet

Today Facebook (www.Facebook.com) released findings from The Impact of Facebook’s Connectivity Initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa (https://bit.ly/2ORXiwd), a study conducted by Analysys Mason that highlights how Facebook investments in infrastructure and connectivity across the region will deliver over $57 Billion in Economic Benefits over the next five years (2020–2024). According to…

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Twelve Facebook Leaders from Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya Selected as part of the Facebook Community Accelerator Programme

Awarding up to $3 million, selected community leaders will receive up to $30,000 in funding

As part of its focus in bringing people together and building communities, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today announced the 12 African community leaders who have been selected to join Facebook's Community Accelerator (https://bit.ly/2Wj59Hp), a six-month programme that aims to equip communities with the training, mentorship, and funding they need to grow. As part of…

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Facebook supports African SMB’s through Economic Impact Programmes offered virtually in wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

These programmes, available virtually from June 23rd 2020 will include 90 minute long Instructor-led live webinar sessions featuring presentations, demonstrations, lectures and virtual discussions

Today, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) announced that all its Economic Impact Programmes will be offered virtually as the platform seeks to equip small businesses with digital marketing skills to help them stay open, connect with and acquire new customers to survive challenges presented by Coronavirus.  Facebook’s Economic Impact Programmes include Boost with…

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Facebook launches “My Digital World” to meet Digital Literacy Needs across Sub-Saharan Africa

My Digital World is a consolidation of all Facebook digital literacy programs including Safe Online with Facebook, Ilizwe Lam, and eZibo and will be offered virtually this year

Today, Facebook (www.facebook.com) announced the launch of “My Digital World” a programme designed to equip the youth and general public across Sub-Saharan Africa with digital skills needed to navigate the digital world. My Digital World is a consolidation of all Facebook digital literacy programs including Safe Online with Facebook, Ilizwe…

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Facebook launches Messenger Kids across Sub-Saharan Africa: Giving Parents supervision over their Children’s online activity

Now available across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), Messenger Kids enables kids to safely video chat and message with family and friends when they can’t be together in person

Today, Facebook (www.facebook.com) is rolling out Messenger Kids, a video chat and messaging app that helps children connect with friends and family in a fun, parent-controlled space. Available to download from the Apple App and Google Play Stores, Messenger Kids has been designed for children between the ages of 6…

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Facebook and Red Cross Launch #AfricaTogether, a Campaign Calling for Vigilance against Covid-19

#AfricaTogether combines musical and comedy performances with information from Covid-19 first responders and fact-checkers from across Africa

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are partnering to launch #AfricaTogether – a digital campaign and two-day festival on June 4th and 5th featuring artists from across Africa to encourage continued vigilance against Covid-19. With more than 100,000 Covid-19 cases confirmed on the continent and…