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Facebook working with partners across Africa for a safer internet regime

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Key global social media group, Facebook on Tuesday, announced a number of partnerships across Africa with over 20 non-governmental organisations and government agencies – with the aim of raising awareness of emerging online issues and helping to explore ways to make the Internet safer for all. Part of the new deals include launching a series of initiatives, including a specially ...

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Do Facebook’s investments in Nigeria match its market share?

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Available figures have revealed that ahead of the launch of NG_Hub in Nigeria early next year, the monthly users of Facebook have risen to 22million. Even though the Facebook team said “Giving communities in Nigeria the power to share and grow on Facebook is important to us”. Abi Williams, Facebook’s SME Sales Manager, EMEA said: “Small businesses form the backbone ...

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Facebook, CC-Hub unveil first Community Hub in Nigeria

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Leading global social media giant, Facebook on Wednesday, announced a new nationwide initiative in Nigeria to further cement its commitment and investment in the country, and across the continent. Before now, there had been rising agitation by industry players in Nigeria on lack of investment footprints of major ICT conglomerates doing business in Nigeria including Facebook, Google and Microsoft. At ...

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Facebook, Google, Microsoft drill MDAs on social media imports

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Federal Ministry of Communications’ SOCIAL MEDIA FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE Seminar supported by Nigerian Communications Commission, NITDA, NIGCOMSAT, NIPOST, Galaxy Backbone PLC, as well as Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. #sm4gg #socialmedia4gg #fmocsocialmedia Report claimed the event was held in Lagos, but it was not clear why all the ministry’s departments and agencies that are in Abuja could move down to Lagos ...

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Facebook, 2 Nigerian firms, Kenyan group to focus on connecting Africa

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Facebook corporation in it s new Express Wi-Fi by Facebook partnership with Tizeti in Nigeria, Surf in Kenya and Coollink in Nigeria are now partnering at ongoing AfricaCom, in Cape Town, South Africa to deepen connection of people in the continent. Already, part of Facebook’s mission to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together, ...

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ALTON seeks equitable revenue sharing between OTT, MNO operators

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Considering the changing trend in the use of telecoms services from the traditional voice and sms to Over The Top (OTT) services including WhatsApp, WeChat, Skype, Facebook, Viber, Imo, etc., the leadership of Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), has called for immediate review of the situation so that Mobile Network Operator (MNOs) can remain in business. Chairman ...

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MainOne, others seek greater investments tailored to drive data market in Africa

Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent’s broadband data explosion. Data center operators lead by MainOne Cable Company said the best thing to happen in Africa is to drive massive investments in data segment. Others that joined the Chief Executive of MainOne, Ms. Funke Okpeke ...

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EU explains fine of 110mn euros on Facebook over ‘misleading’ info in WhatsApp takeover

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The European Commission on Thursday fined US social media giant Facebook 110 million euros ($120 million) for providing incorrect and misleading information on its takeover of WhatsApp. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement said “Today’s decision sends a clear signal to companies that they must comply with all aspects of EU merger rules, including the obligation to ...

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Facebook concludes plans to ease out websites with deceptive advertisements

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New report from AFP has given an indication that Facebook is planning to intensify its crackdown on so-called click bait websites, saying it will begin giving lower prominence to links that lead to pages full of deceptive or annoying advertisements. Andrew Bosworth, Facebook’s vice president of ads and business platform, told newsmen that the downgrade of the links was expected ...

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