Facebook continues to invest in Africa and to further build its community on the continent. The social media giant is said to have about 139 million users in Africa, 98 per cent of whom connect to Facebook via mobile.
In its ‘2019 in Review’ infographic, Facebook showcases some of its investments in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2019. In this year, Facebook has trained over 7,000 woman-owned businesses across Sub-Saharan Africa in digital skills. The company also celebrated 79 Community Leadership Circle meetups with over 2 ,650 people attending. Also, Facebook reached its 45th Developer Circle, with circles now in 17 African countries and representing more than 70,000 members.
In 2019, Facebook expanded its Third-Party Fact-Checking across 10 African countries. The regional director of Facebook Africa, says that Facebook is committed to investing in its youth, entrepreneurs, the creative industries, tech ecosystem as well as its many other communities.
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