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Algeria: FaceBook addicts Clinic Opens

A clinic for Facebook addicts has opened in Algeria amid fears vulnerable users are becoming brainwashed by extremist Islamist groups on the ‘blue magic’ social network. The private facility has been opened in the eastern city of Constantine offering programmes specifically designed for social media users. It comes as it was revealed that there are […]

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Facebook Opens First African Office in Johannesburg

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 […]

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Facebook Launches Internet.org App in Malawi

Following the successful launch in Zambia, Tanzania and Kenya, the free web service, Internet.org has been launched in Malawi. With the launch, TNM and Airtel users in Malawi can now have access to free basic Internet services, and the Internet.org app now available to 1 billion people. In a Facebook post announcing the launch, Facebook’s CEO, […]

Facebook’s Internet.org Set to Launch in Nigeria

Following the successful  launch of Facebook’s internet thrust project, internet.org in Zambia, Kenya and Ghana, Nigeria is the next stop for a launch, which is primed to roll out in May. This was revealed by the company’s Head of Public Policy in Africa, Ebele Okobi, during a panel session at the Mobile West Africa 2015 currently ongoing in Lagos. Okobi […]

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Over 11 million Nigerians on Facebook; becomes Facebook’s largest user base in Sub Saharan Africa

Nigeria has overtaken South Africa to become Facebook’s largest user base in Sub Saharan Africa with over 11 million users. For many years, the number of Nigerians on the social networking site significantly lagged behind the number of South Africans on the site. However, this trend has rapidly reversed in recent times with the number […]