Facebook Reaches 16 Million Users in South Africa

Facebook has passed 16 million users in South Africa, according to regional director for Facebook Africa, Nunu Ntshingila. Speaking to the SABC, Ntshingila said that the Facebook Africa branch was currently focused on a number of areas including new policies and products, as well as “looking after” a number of businesses in South Africa that… Read More Facebook Reaches 16 Million Users in South Africa

Nigeria Lags Behind Kenya and South Africa Again

Facebook Grows 16% In South Africa, 6% In Nigeria, 18% In Kenya Some 14-million South Africans use Facebook every month, the social network says, a 16.6% increase in the year since it last released figures. Nigeria’s monthly active users (MAU) have grown to 16-million (from 15-million) which is a 6.67% increase, as of the first… Read More Nigeria Lags Behind Kenya and South Africa Again

Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan’s Fund Dishes out $24 Million To Train African Engineers

For its first lead investment, Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan’s social issues-minded fund is looking to help startup Andela train more engineers in Africa to get tech jobs. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is leading a new $24 million Series B round of funding into Andela, the first lead investment for the fund set up… Read More Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan’s Fund Dishes out $24 Million To Train African Engineers

Facebook is Bringing Live Video Broadcasting to Android Users

Facebook is expanding its live-video feature to Android users, the company announced in a blog post today. This rollout is initially for those based in the U.S. and will begin next week, but “more countries [are] coming soon,” Facebook confirmed. Live-video is Facebook’s answer to similar services from twitter-own periscope and independent startup Meerkat, which works with Facebook API… Read More Facebook is Bringing Live Video Broadcasting to Android Users

Apple vs FBI: Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gate Disagree

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said Monday he was“sympathetic” with Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook in his stand-off with the US government over breaking into the iPhone of a mass shooter. “I don’t think that requiring back doors to encryption is either going to be an effective thing to increase security or is really the right… Read More Apple vs FBI: Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gate Disagree