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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…

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2Africa: A transformative subsea cable for future internet connectivity in Africa announced by global and African partners

2Africa is one of the largest subsea projects in the world, connecting 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe

China Mobile International, Facebook (www.Facebook.com), MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC announced today that they will partner to build 2Africa, which will be the most comprehensive subsea cable to serve the African continent and Middle East region. The parties have appointed Alcatel Submarine Networks (“ASN”) to build…

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Facebook expands Coronavirus Information Center to 24 more countries in Africa

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center is featured at the top of News Feed and provides a central place for people to keep informed about the Coronavirus

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) is expanding its Coronavirus Information Center to 24 more countries in Africa as part of its ongoing commitment to empowering people around the world with timely and accurate news from trusted health authorities. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center is featured at the top of News Feed and provides…

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Facebook launches Tools to keep faith-based communities connected during COVID-19

The tools are part of Facebook’s ongoing efforts in keeping communities safe, connected and informed during this pandemic

Facebook (www.Facebook.co.za) has launched key resources to help faith groups stay connected and engaged during the current COVID-19 outbreak. The resources include the “Faith on Facebook Resource Hub” (www.Facebook.com/community/faith) and the Faith on Facebook toolkit (https://bit.ly/3a2b4F3), both providing guidance and step-by-step tips that faith-based groups can use to keep their…

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Facebook launches Coronavirus Information Center in 17 African countries

Facebook users can opt in to follow the center to get notifications and see updates in their News Feed from official government health authorities

Facebook (www.Facebook.co.za) is expanding its Coronavirus Information Center to 17 more countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The Information Centers form part of Facebook’s effort to help the global fight against COVID-19 by providing people with the latest news and information from trusted health authorities as well as resources and tips to…