On the 10th of June, Facebook rolled out Messenger Kids across Sub-Saharan Africa. The video chat and messaging app will help children connect with friends and family in a parent-controlled space. Kojo Boakye, Facebook Head of Policy in Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.
South Africa’s largest annual study of social media trends has revealed that Facebook remains the social platform of choice for marketing – but TikTok is rising fast among both brands and consumers.
This week, Made in Rwanda cashless payment app, Nokanda, a product of software company, Hexacomb; rose to the number one spot on Google Play Store’s, “Top Free” category in Rwanda. The ranking, which often belongs to social media giants such as, WhatsApp and Facebook reflects a change in priorities for mobile users in the country. CNBC Africa spoke to Ernest Kayinamura, founder and CEO of the company for more.
Tech companies from Asia, Europe and Africa have teamed up with Facebook to build one of the largest subsea cable projects in the world. The project, called 2Africa seeks to penetrate Africa’s internet market, where less than a quarter of its population of 1.3 billion people have internet connectivity. Kojo Boakye, Public Policy Director, Facebook Africa joins CNBC Africa more.
A number of small businesses in Ethiopia are protesting the way Facebook is handling their business pages with some being pulled down from the social media site.
As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise globally, social media giant, Facebook has stepped up its fight against misinformation regarding the virus on its platforms. Kojo Boakye, Facebook Head of Public Policy for Africa for more.
Facebook just concluded its Safer Internet Week commemoration aimed at promoting a safer internet for all users, especially young people by bringing together parents, online safety organizations and online safety and well-being experts. Mercy Ndegwa, Facebook Head of Public Policy in East Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.