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Facebook invites community leaders across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to apply for the Community Accelerator programme

Upto $3 million in total will be awarded to 80 programme participants worldwide

In line with its mission to give people the power to build community around the world and its commitment to supporting the community leaders who drive change, Facebook (https://www.Facebook.com/) is announcing the launch of the Community Accelerator programme which will be available in the following countries across SSA: South Africa,…

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#EachforEqual: Facebook celebrates female achievers across Sub Saharan African (SSA) following International Women’s Day

Facebook honours women from across Africa who have been using their voices to bring people together

As part of its ongoing celebration of International Women’s Day, and under the banner of this year’s theme #EachforEqual, Facebook (https://www.Facebook.com/) honours women from across Africa who have been using their voices to bring people together, build and make significant impact in their communities, while inspiring other women by changing…

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Safer Internet Day: Facebook and nine partners across Africa work together for a better Internet

Young people can benefit from the following Facebook and Instagram safety tools and resources

Facebook (www.Facebook.co.za) is partnering with nine non-profit organisations and government agencies throughout sub-Saharan Africa to raise awareness about Internet safety and security for Safer Internet Day, celebrated today, 11 February with the theme “Together for a better Internet”. The partners Facebook is working with this year include: Digify Africa (www.DigifyAfrica.com),…

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Facebook brings Amber Alerts to South Africa in a first for the continent

This follows the announcement of a partnership between Facebook and The South African Police Service (SAPS) to use the Facebook platform and community to help find missing children

South Africa has become the first country in Africa to join to the Facebook Amber Alerts programme. This follows the announcement of a partnership between Facebook (facebook.com) and The South African Police Service (SAPS) to use the Facebook platform and community to help find missing children. The system enables the…

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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…