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Introducing Community Chats: Connecting Your Community in Real Time on Messenger and Facebook

Community Chats let people connect more deeply with communities in real time around the topics they care about in multiple formats, including text, audio and video

We’ve helped more than a billion people connect with loved ones in a trusted space on Messenger, and we know that people want to engage in real time with larger communities over shared interests. Today, Mark Zuckerberg announced (https://bit.ly/3BIxGLK) we’ll begin testing the ability for people to start Community Chats in Messenger…

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Meta launches ‘Creators of Tomorrow’ campaign celebrating emerging talents from across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)

Meta will be hosting exclusive events across the region to celebrate the Creators of Tomorrow, sharing the latest news, tips as well as tools and resources across Meta technologies

Today, Meta (www.Facebook.com) announced the launch of ‘Creators of Tomorrow' (https://www.CreatorsofTomorrow.com/), a new campaign  that celebrates emerging talents from around the world who are inspiring a new movement of creative content online. The campaign spotlights creators in Sub- Saharan Africa from East Africa, Southern Africa and Francophone Africa. The selected…

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Meta’s AI Machine Translation Research Helps Break Language Barriers

Meta is using the modelling techniques and learnings from the project to improve and extend translations on Facebook, Instagram, and Wikipedia

Today, Meta (www.Facebook.com) announced that it has built and open sourced ‘No Language Left Behind’ NLLB-200 (https://bit.ly/3yJo7KS), a single AI model that is the first to translate across 200 different languages, including 55 African languages with state-of-the-art results. Meta is using the modelling techniques and learnings from the project to…

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‘Made by Africa, Loved by the World’: Meta launches its Africa Day campaign spotlighting and celebrating Africans making a global impact

Meta has partnered with local filmmakers to bring to life eight phenomenal stories

As part of its Africa Day celebrations on 25 May, Meta (www.Facebook.com) today announced the return of its global campaign ‘Made by Africa, Loved by the World’, which was first launched in 2021. Aimed at amplifying the voices and stories of people and businesses from across Africa that are impacting…

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2Africa Deployment Underway with First Landing in Genoa, Italy

Highly Anticipated Subsea Cable System Set to Connect 3 Billion People Upon Completion

The 2Africa consortium, comprised of China Mobile International, Meta (www.Facebook.com), MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC, announced today the first landing of the 2Africa cable - in Genoa, Italy. The landing sets the tone for more landings in the coming months as the cable is extended to…

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Africa No Filter and Meta Announce The Winners of the Future Africa Grant for Extended Reality Creators

As part of the ‘Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds’ programme, each creator will be supported with funding of up to $30,000 and also participate in XR-industry events

Africa No Filter and Meta (www.Facebook.com) are excited to announce today the six finalists of the ‘Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds’ programme - focused on harnessing and investing in the next generation of Extended Reality (XR) creators in Africa. The winners, selected from Mozambique, South Africa, Nigeria, Mauritius, Cameroon, and Kenya, will incorporate…

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Meta launches Reels on Facebook and New Ways for Creators to Make Money across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)

In the coming months, the bonus program will be extended to more countries, so more creators can get rewarded for creating reels that their communities love

Today, Meta (about.facebook.com/Meta) is expanding the availability of  Facebook Reels (https://bit.ly/3p8lc9w) for iOS and Android to more than 20 countries across sub-Saharan Africa. Meta is also introducing better ways to help creators to earn money, new creation tools and more places to watch and create Facebook Reels. Prior to this…

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Meta Unveils its ‘Africa Year in Review’ for 2021

The infographic highlights key Meta successes and milestones across the region, whilst reinforcing its continued commitment to Africa

Meta (https://about.facebook.com/Meta/) today released its ‘2021 Africa Year in Review’, an infographic capturing some of the company's significant investments and initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa this year - focused on driving innovation, connecting communities, helping businesses to grow and supporting the tech and creator ecosystem. The infographic highlights key Meta successes…

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Africa No Filter and Meta announce a new fund to improve Virtual Reality in Africa’s storytelling

This is an opportunity for African content creators to push the boundaries of their creativity and innovation

Africa No Filter, a narrative change organisation, and Meta (https://about.facebook.com/Meta/) have announced a partnership to launch “Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds” program, aimed at boosting the use of Virtual Reality in Africa’s storytelling.  Supporting Extended Reality storytellers to develop new and compelling content about Africa, the program will provide…

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Meta launches Business Coach tool on WhatsApp to help SMBs in Africa grow online

The Facebook Business Coach available on WhatsApp, is a free-to-use, low data cost educational chatbot tool that users can interact with in a simple, conversational and convenient way

Today, Meta announced the launch of Facebook Business Coach (https://bit.ly/3EPE3vs), an innovative and easily-accessible way for owners of small-and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya and other English speaking countries to learn more about how to grow their business online with Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. The Facebook…