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    Social Media Analysis: Zimbabwe’s #ThisFlag & #OurFlag Campaigns

    On 20 April 2016, Evans Mwarire, a Zimbabwean Pastor posted a spoken-word video on Facebook titled This Flag in which he describes his disillusionment with the Zimbabwean government using the meanings behind the colours of the Flag to question if the flag still held its meaning to Zimbabweans. The...
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    Facebook Partners African Developers to launch products globally

    At Facebook’s just ended annual F8 developer conference, the company announced that it had partnered with several African developers to launch products globally. Facebook, with its global reach and scale, is including African developers in its beta testing programme for the launch of new global products and features as...
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    Kwami Ahiabenu of Penplusbytes on Future of the Newsroom

    Kwami Ahiabenu of Penplusbytes talks about: what Penplusbytes does and the connection between accountability and journalism and its event looking at the future of the newsroom. He also shares on why mobile telecommunication companies are critical to the future of the news; the need for affordable and reliable bandwidth;...
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    Facebook Helps West African SMEs Connect with Customers

    Facebook hosted a roundtable with small and medium sized enterprises from Ghana and Nigeria as part of its effort to support entrepreneurship in West Africa. The session focused on how Facebook can help small businesses reach exactly the right customers – for less money and with greater returns. Accordig...
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    Viber launches Public Chats for It’s Africa and Middle East Subscribers

    Viber, one of the leading messaging and calling apps with more than 664 million unique users worldwide, announced today that it has opened its latest social channel ‘Public Chats’ to partners in Africa and the Middle East. Brands, organizations, celebrities, public figures and social influencers from these countries can...
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    Facebook Brings Internet.org Innovation Challenge to Africa

    Facebook is launching the Internet.org Innovation Challenge in Africa, with the aim of recognizing developers and entrepreneurs who are using the internet to improve the standard of education and economic health in their communities. Developers across Africa are invited to enter the challenge. Facebook will present an Innovation Challenge...
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    Facebook New Feature To Help With Relationship & Breakups

    Facebook announced last month, they are testing a tool to help people manage how they interact with their former partners on Facebook after a relationship has ended. When people change their relationship status to indicate they are no longer in a relationship, they will be prompted to try these...
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    Facebook Safety Feature Finally Activated for Nigeria.

    Facebook has activated its Safety Check feature for the first time in Nigeria, after a bombing likely carried out by Boko Haram killing more than 30 yesterday according to reports. In a post by Co-founder and CEO of Facebook – Mark Zuckerberg: “We’ve activated Facebook Safety Check again after...
  • Facebook Opens First African Office in South Africa

    Facebook has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally. Based in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, Facebook’s newest business office will be headed by Ogilvy veteran, Nunu Ntshingila, the company’s new Head of Africa. Facebook is...
  • Google Empowers Collaborative Citizen Journalism with News Labs

    Google today revealed details of a new project designed to power the world of journalism. News Labs is a joint venture between Google and a number of technology firms and entrepreneurs to make it easier to research and publish stories. It’s something aimed primarily at major newsrooms and reporting...
  • Google Launches Ramadan Companion To Highlight Holy Month

    Technology and faith come together for a billion plus people observing the holy month of Ramadan. In the spirit of the Muslim holy month, Google has launched a Ramadan Companion app which gives the user customized and locally relevant information, tips, and other content highlighting the richness of what...
  • Africa Techies To Compete in Hackathon for Social Good

      A first of its kind hackathon will bring together edtech (education technology) entrepreneurs from throughout Africa to explore and develop new paths and methods for sustainable change in social systems. Taking place from May 17 – 20, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the aim of the game is in...
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