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Facebook artificial intelligence (AI) researchers create the world’s most detailed population density maps of Africa

New AI-powered, high-res maps to help humanitarian aid and relief agencies better assist people in need

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) is working closely with key non-profit and research partners to use artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to address large-scale social, health and infrastructure challenges in sub Saharan Africa. These efforts range from rural electrification in Tanzania to vaccinating people in remote corners of Malawi. Facebook is applying the…

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Combatting Vaccine Misinformation (By Monika Bickert, VP, Global Policy Management)

We will reduce the ranking of groups and Pages that spread misinformation about vaccinations in News Feed and Search

By Monika Bickert, VP, Global Policy Management: We are working to tackle vaccine misinformation on Facebook (www.Facebook.com) by reducing its distribution and providing people with authoritative information on the topic. We are starting by taking a series of steps: We will reduce the ranking of groups and Pages that spread misinformation…

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Eight Ways We’re Preparing for Elections Across Africa (By Akua Gyekye, Public Policy Manager, Africa Elections)

We want to share an update on our work to reduce the spread of misinformation, protect election integrity and support civic engagement across the continent

By Akua Gyekye, Public Policy Manager, Africa Elections With a number of upcoming elections across Africa, we want to share an update on our work to reduce the spread of misinformation, protect election integrity and support civic engagement across the continent. We’ve dedicated unprecedented resources to these efforts globally —…

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Facebook to Open Its First Content Review Centre in Sub-Saharan Africa

It will employ approximately 100 reviewers by the end of the year, who will support a number of languages, including Somali, Oromo, Swahili and Hausa

As part of our continued investment across Sub-Saharan Africa and commitment to safety and security on our platform, we are opening a new content review centre in Nairobi, Kenya. In partnership with Samasource – one of the largest digital employers in East Africa and a leading social enterprise — the…

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Facebook partners with more than 20 African NGOs for Safer Internet Day 2019

The campaign covers most of sub Saharan Africa

In line with its commitment to building a safer online world for all, Facebook (Facebook.com) is supporting Safer Internet Day (5 February) with a campaign spanning 15-plus African countries. Aligning with the Safer Internet Day call to action – "Together for a better internet" – by joining hands with more…

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Photo News Release: Facebook’s growing momentum in Africa (Infographic)

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2018 saw Facebook (www.Facebook.com) grow its momentum and step up its investment in Africa. Today, more than 139 million people across Sub-Saharan Africa come to Facebook every month, of which nearly 98% come back on mobile. Have a look at our infographic to see our year in numbers, projects and…

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Facebook heads to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield 2018 in Lagos to celebrate African innovation

It profiles the founders and entrepreneurs leading Africa’s next wave of technology innovation and highlights new ideas, businesses and applications with disruptive potential

In line with its commitment to growing Africa’s technology start-up ecosystem and its passion for developing diverse, young talent, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) is returning as the headline sponsor of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 (https://tcrn.ch/2uxSylb). The event, taking place in Lagos, Nigeria — will search for Sub-Saharan Africa’s best innovators, makers and…

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Facebook introduces Community Leadership Programme winners for Africa

The programme will also host more than 100 fellows and youth participants who will receive up to $50,000 each to be used for their community initiative

 In line with its focus on bringing people together and supporting the development of connected communities, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) has announced the names of 116 people worldwide who have been selected to join the Facebook Community Leadership Program. Around a dozen African community leaders have been selected to become programme residents…

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Facebook support's the next generation of creative talent at The Loeries Awards 2018

Facebook partnered with the International Federation of Red Cross to provide a creative brief on helping to tackle the cholera crisis on the continent

For the third year running, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) is sponsoring the annual Facebook Challenge as part of the Student Category at The Loerie Awards 2018 - Africa and the Middle East’s premier award that recognises, rewards, inspires and fosters creative excellence in the advertising and brand communication industry. During Loeries Creative…

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In Partnership with CcHub, Facebook Launches NG_Hub in Lagos - its First Hub Space in Africa

The launch will showcase the new multi-faceted space which aims to bring together communities to collaborate, learn, and exchange ideas

As part of its commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today unveiled NG_Hub in Lagos, Nigeria - its first flagship community hub space in Africa, in partnership with CcHub. In a week-long celebration which will bring together developers, start-ups, and the wider tech community across Lagos and Nigeria,…