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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...
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    17 African countries To Benefit from Free Basic Services from Airtel &

    Airtel Africa – a leading telecommunications service provider with operations in 17 countries across Africa, today announced its partnership with Facebook which will see the launch of Free Basics in Africa. Free Basics is a set of basic websites and services to introduce people to the internet and demonstrate...
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    Facebook Partners With Eutelsat to Provide Internet to Africans

    Facebook and Eutelsat Communications today announce they are partnering on a new initiative that will leverage satellite technologies to get more Africans online. Mark Zuckerberg in an announcement on his official Facebook Page said the move is part of Facebook’s  Internet.org project that is partnering with Eutelsat to launch a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hangout: Facebook’s 10th Anniversary & Social Media in Africa.

    Every month, BloggingGhana organizes a Google Hangout to 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 decade of existence and How Social Media has affected the African continent....
  • 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...
  • Infographic: African Facebook Users in 2013

    Across Africa – from Accra to Zanzibar, young people, businessmen and women and the average African youth with access to a computer, mobile device and internet are connecting with each other and sharing ideas on Facebook. The social network site – Facebook.com is the gradually becoming the number one...
  • Stanford University Launched First Regional Innovation Hub in Ghana.

    July 18, 2013 – Accra, Ghana – Stanford University launched its Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies – SEED to help to accelerate efforts in elevating individuals out of poverty—on an enormous scale. Christina Farr of VentureBeat wrote: The first crop of 30 entrepreneurs will begin a training program next...
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