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Facebook celebrates key milestones for sub Saharan Africa in 2019

Check out the Facebook in Africa infographic to learn more about Facebook milestones and achievements in sub Saharan Africa in 2019

Facebook (facebook.com) today released its ‘2019 Year in Review’ infographic, showcasing just some of its investments across Sub-Saharan in 2019.  Committed to giving people the power to build community and bring the world closer together, throughout the year this translated into significant support and investments into growing the ecosystem of developers,…

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Facebook hosts its first ‘Facebook iD8 Nairobi’ conference aimed at celebrating and growing the tech ecosystem across Africa

“Facebook iD8 Nairobi” created a space for developers and startups to showcase and celebrate talent from across the continent, while sharing their developer journey

Today, Facebook (www.facebook.com) brought together over 400 developers, startups and businesses from across Sub-Saharan Africa in a first of its kind conference dubbed “Facebook iD8 Nairobi”. As part of its effort to create opportunities for innovation, community building and education throughout the continent, “Facebook iD8 Nairobi” created a space for developers…

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Facebook Expands its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme to 10 Countries across Sub-Saharan Africa

Feedback from the Facebook community is one of many signals Facebook uses to raise potentially false stories to fact-checkers for review

Joining third-party fact-checking programmes in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon and Senegal, Facebook (https://www.Facebook.com/) today announced the expansion of its Third-Party Fact-Checking programme to 10 additional African countries. In partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP), the France 24 Observers, Pesa Check and Dubawa, this programme forms part of its work in…

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Facebook Partners with Teleperformance to open a Small Business Group Operations Centre in Lagos, aimed at serving SMBs across Sub-Saharan Africa

The centre will support advertisers across the region through its Advocacy, Community & Education (ACE) programme

Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/), in partnership with Teleperformance, has announced the opening of its first Small Business Group (SBG) Operations Centre in Lagos, Nigeria, which will provide outsourced support to all English speaking advertisers across Sub-Saharan Africa. The centre will support advertisers across the region through its Advocacy, Community & Education (ACE)…

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Facebook Accelerator London opens to African companies for the first time

The 12-week Facebook Accelerator London programme will launch in November

Facebook (www.facebook.com)  is inviting applications for the third edition of its London accelerator programme, which is open for the first time to startups from Africa. The programme is designed for startups from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) that are creating impact at scale using artificial intelligence (AI), augmented…

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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…