‘Made by Africa, Loved by the World’: Meta launches its Africa Day campaign spotlighting and celebrating Africans making a global impact

As part of its Africa Day celebrations on 25 May, Meta today announced the return of its global campaign ‘Made by Africa, Loved by the World’, which was first launched in 2021. Aimed at amplifying the voices and stories of people and businesses from across Africa that are impacting the […]

Africa No Filter and Meta announce a new fund to improve Virtual Reality in Africa’s storytelling

Africa No Filter, a narrative change organisation, and Meta have announced a partnership to launch “Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds” program, aimed at boosting the use of Virtual Reality in Africa’s storytelling. Supporting Extended Reality storytellers to develop new and compelling content about Africa, the program will provide grants […]

Meta launches Business Coach tool on WhatsApp to help SMBs in Africa grow online

Today, Meta announced the launch of Facebook Business Coach, an innovative and easily-accessible way for owners of small-and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya and other English speaking countries to learn more about how to grow their business online with Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. The Facebook Business […]

How Facebook is expanding connectivity to get 1 billion people online

Facebook has announced new connectivity technologies that will bring the next billion people online and enhance existing infrastructure projects. Since 2013, Facebook Connectivity  has helped bring more than 500M people online to a faster internet and now aims to enable affordable, high-quality connectivity for the next billion people with emerging […]

Facebook, Big Cabal Media, and Comic Republic launch #NoFalseNewsZone campaign to minimise the spread of false news in Nigeria

Facebook,  Big Cabal Media, and Comic Republic, has announced the launch of #NoFalseNewsZone, an educational campaign focused on helping people identify false news and educate them on the actions to take to help minimise its spread in Nigeria. “At Facebook, we are committed to the wellbeing of the individuals and […]

Facebook unveils virtual reality ‘workrooms’

Facebook on Thursday unveiled technology for “workrooms,” allowing remote collaboration for people using its Oculus virtual reality gear. The “Horizon Workrooms” project allows users to switch back and forth from virtual reality to web conferencing to adapt to different situations. “Workrooms is our flagship collaboration experience that lets people come […]