Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

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 already an important part of how people and business connect in Africa. This office w...

29 Jun 4:26 PM 0 Read More...

Facebook’s Internet.org Now in Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania & Zambia

In less than a year, Internet.org has brought more than 9 million people online and introduced them to the incredible value of the internet. People now have access to basic internet services including tools and resources for communication, health, education and local news. Following the launch of the Internet.org app in Tanzania and Kenya, Facebook has expanded its partnership with Airtel Ghana to bring the...

10 Jun 12:36 PM 1 Read More...

The Race to Bring Internet Access to Africa

This is a guest post by Brandon Engel. Follow him on Twitter: @BrandonEngel2 for more. Even though Africa is home to over 15% of the global population, African citizens constitute a comparatively miniscule 7% of global internet users, and only 16% of the total population of Africa is online. The majority of African internet subscribers are in countries with more urban areas, like South Africa, Morocco, Nig...

14 Jul 8:25 PM 0 Read More...

Hangout: Facebook’s 10th Anniversary & Social Media in Africa.

Every month, BloggingGhana organizes a Google Hangout to share and discuss on topics very important to bloggers and the online community in Ghana and Africa. For the month of February, 2014 the hangout was on topic: Facebook's 10th Anniversary & How Social Media has affected the African continent. The Hangout hosted by one of BloggingGhana's award-winning blogger - Jemila Abdulai (@jabdulai), author of C...

03 Mar 12:17 PM 0 Read More...

PhotoWalk Meet-up Takes Over Accra’s Airport Residential Area

In Ghana today, 57% of users mostly the youths between the ages of 15 - 30 access the Internet on a daily basis via the mobile phones, a recent report by Pew Global states. Twitter and Facebook are the de facto popular social networks amongst the youth but surprisingly; Instagram is gaining more popularity than the two. Most young people will visit Instagram before Facebook and Twitter - this is a known...

20 Feb 7:17 PM 0 Read More...
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