Facebook Shuts Ugandan Officials’ Accounts Ahead of Elections

Posted by - January 13, 2021

Social media giant Facebook has shut multiple accounts belonging to Ugandan government officials accused of seeking to manipulate public debate ahead of elections scheduled to be held on Thursday. Facebook’s head of communication for sub-Saharan Africa, Kezia Anim-Addo stated in an email to the news agency AFP that the company had removed “a network of

The Apple and Facebook privacy fight; all you need to know

Posted by - December 21, 2020

Apple and Facebook are going to need each other in the long run, because billions of people want their social media apps to work well on their phones and tablets. But first, the two California tech giants need to settle a brawl that’s playing out in newspaper ads, industry meetings and potentially federal court. Facebook

Facebook’s Cryptocurrency, Libra could launch in January

Posted by - December 1, 2020

According to a report from the Financial Times, Facebook-backed cryptocurrency Libra could launch in January. More interestingly, the Libra Association, the consortium created by Facebook, could scale back its ambitions once again. When it was first unveiled, the Libra cryptocurrency was supposed to be a brand new currency tied to a basket of fiat currencies

Facebook opens new office in Lagos

Posted by - September 21, 2020

Social Media giant, Facebook, has announced the opening of its newest office in Lagos, as part of its continued commitment and ongoing investment in Africa. Facebook said that the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends. In a statement recently, Facebook

Facebook announces ‘Novi’, its rebranded digital wallet

Posted by - May 26, 2020

Facebook’s virtual wallet for yet-to-be-minted Libra digital coins was renamed “Novi” on Tuesday. The rebranding replaces the original name of “Calibra” for the Facebook digital wallet which would work with the planned virtual currency. The Novi digital wallet set to launch when Libra coins debut promises to give Facebook opportunities to build financial services into

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Being Used in Africa

Posted by - February 27, 2020

Africa stands on the precipice of emerging technologies and innovation in response to decades of hardship and frustration. Amongst those innovations are those in the AI sphere, with African developers and innovators finding unique and lucrative ways to make the lives of clients and customers easier. Here are 5 ways AI is being used from

Facebook bans adverts that promise to cure the coronavirus

Posted by - February 27, 2020

Facebook is taking a strong stance on adverts that reference the coronavirus outbreak and this is their way of reducing misinformation and fears about the deadly virus. Facebook plans to simply ban ads that talk about it if they vow to cure or prevent the virus or try to create any sense of urgency about

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook boss urges tighter regulation

Posted by - February 17, 2020

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has called for more regulation of harmful online content, saying it was not for companies like his to decide what counts as legitimate free speech. Citing China, Mr Zuckerberg also warned excessive control risked stifling individual expression. He was speaking at the Munich Security Conference in Germany. Social media giants like

Facebook partners with 9 African organisations for Safer Internet

Posted by - February 12, 2020

[sg_popup id=”32078″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]Facebook is partnering with nine non-profit organisations and government agencies throughout sub-Saharan Africa to raise awareness about Internet safety and security for Safer Internet Day, celebrated on 11 February with the theme “Together for a better Internet”. The partners Facebook is working with this year include: Digify Africa, South Africa Phambano Technology Development

Facebook’s new tool lets users transfer pictures to Google Photos

Posted by - December 2, 2019

Facebook is releasing a new tool that will allow its users to transfer photos directly to Google Photos. The tool is being released initially in Ireland, and will be available worldwide in the first half of 2020. “For almost a decade, we’ve enabled people to download their information from Facebook,” explains Steve Satterfield, director of