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Facebook brings together Kenyan Group leaders to foster new connections

With the aim of listening, learning and connecting, this community meetup forms part of Facebook’s ongoing drive to strengthen its ecosystem in Africa

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today hosted a gathering of group leaders from some of Kenya’s largest and most diverse Facebook Group communities, all representing a wide range of Groups from parenting to leisure, non-profit, and media. With the aim of listening, learning and connecting, this community meetup forms part of Facebook’s ongoing…

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Facebook celebrates Africa’s vibrant startup scene and rising talent at TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa 2017

Nairobi-based Lori Systems, with its product and service in the Productivity and Utility category, was crowned the overall winner for its logistics and cargo platform for African businesses

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) this week celebrated the achievements of a fast-growing community of African tech entrepreneurs and developers, at the first-ever TechCrunch Startup Battlefield in Africa, sponsored by Facebook. Alongside the event, the company also hosted a week of activities bringing together hot African startups, developers, influencers and community leaders - to…

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Facebook gets behind African entrepreneurs in a 'celebration of tech' week as part of its sponsorship of TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa

The event will see entrepreneurs and developers compete across three categories: social good; productivity and utility; and gaming and entertainment

Showcasing Facebook’s (www.Facebook.com) passion for investing in creative, diverse talent across Africa, and nurturing the tech and startup ecosystem, Facebook announces a week-long celebration of activities as part of its sponsorship of TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa 2017 (http://APO.af/wJeqkQ).  In the first event of its kind on the continent, TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa…

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Facebook highlights its commitment to online safety in South Africa and Zimbabwe

As part of Facebook’s ongoing efforts in understanding and positively contributing to the African internet eco-system, the team will be working with a number of organizations including local governments, policy makers and civil society to co-host selected events in both Zimbabwe and South Africa

This week, an expert team from Facebook (www.Facebook.com) will meet with leading South African and Zimbabwean representatives, civil society and experts to learn from, as well as provide practical advice in helping people to stay safe online. As part of its mission in giving people the power to build community…

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First Ladies and rising women leaders gather to define Leadership for a New Era

The event, The Future of Women: Leadership for a New Era, to be held on September 21st in New York, will be co-hosted by Facebook, in partnership with M·A·C AIDS Fund and OkayAfrica, and will bring rising African women leaders in to share their visions for the future

For nearly 10 years, the Global First Ladies Alliance (www.GFLA.org) has been convening first ladies for high-level policy dialogues in the US and across Africa. This year, the group is bringing in voices and partners not traditionally engaged in or given access to these conversations: rising women leaders and new…

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Facebook & Instagram help put African tourism on the social media map

Attendees at Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali hear how social platforms can drive tourism growth and build a global community

Attending the Annual World Tourism Conference in Rwanda, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) and Instagram representatives were in Kigali this week (28-31 August) to discuss and explore ways in which social media can be used to effectively drive tourism growth across the Continent. Showcasing how both platforms can be used as a tool…

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AAA students claim Inaugural Facebook Challenge Student Award at the Loeries

The award, which aims to celebrate the achievements of future creatives as they redefine creativity in the mobile era, was created in partnership with Facebook and The Nelson Mandela Foundation

The Facebook Challenge (www.Facebook.com), an official Loerie Award in the Student category, was won this year by three students from AAA School of Advertising in Cape Town. The award, which aims to celebrate the achievements of future creatives as they redefine creativity in the mobile era, was created in partnership…

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Showing Publisher Logos in Trending and Search

By Andrew Anker, Product Manager Facebook

Today, we will begin introducing publisher logos next to articles in Trending and Search surfaces on Facebook (www.Facebook.com) as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance people's recognition of the sources of news distributed on our platform. Publishers will now be able to upload multiple versions of their logos through a…

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Facebook gears up for a jam-packed week at the Loeries

Creating a number of programmes to help grow and recognise young, diverse creative talent across Africa and the Middle East, to showcase Facebook and Instagram’s mobile canvas for brands

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) is once again throwing its full support behind young, digital talent in South Africa, with a busy programme of events for Loeries 2017 Creative Week. The world’s largest social media community is sponsoring the Student Category of The Loeries Awards for the second year running, as well as…

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Facebook celebrates MENA winners of First Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

The Bots for Messenger Challenge was launched on February 15th this year, in 64 countries across the wider Middle East and Africa to recognize and reward developers who were able to create the most innovative new bots on Messenger

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) selected 3 winners from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from 60 finalists as part of the first-ever Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge (https://MessengerChallenge.splashthat.com). The Bots for Messenger Challenge was launched on February 15th this year, in 64 countries across the wider Middle East and Africa to…