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Facebook brings its Internet.org Innovation Challenge to Africa

Facebook is launching the Internet.org Innovation Challenge in Africa. According to the company,  with the aim of recognising developers and entrepreneurs who are using the internet to improve the standard of education and economic health in their communities. Developers across Africa are...

Internet.org still focused on connecting Africa to the internet

Facebook is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Internet.org app by hosting a Developer Day at iHub in Nairobi, Kenya on 27 July, 2015. According to the social media giant, over the last year it has worked closely with...

Facebook takes Internet.org to Senegal

Social media giant, Facebook, has revealed that it has now set its sight's on Senegal - in order to launch Internet.org as well as more than a dozen free basic services within the country. According to Facebook, the services will...

How ICT is responding to Ebola in Africa

The Ebola outbreak has captured the attention of many large corporations within the ICT sector. Companies like MTN, SES, Liquid Telecom, Econet, IBM, Airtel, LG and Samsung have all responded to the outbreak in a meaningful and impactful way. While...

Facebook aiming for free internet in Africa

According to reports social media giant, Facebook, is in advanced talks with Avanti, a UK-based satellite operator regarding a project that will essentially provide free internet services in Africa. The project is part of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's Internet.org...

Video Interview: Internet connectivity changes lives – Facebook VP

At AfricaCom 2014, IT News Africa had an exclusive interview with Chris Daniels, Facebook's Vice President for Internet.org. Daniels explains in the interview that Facebook's mission is to make the world more open and connected. Daniels also explains that...

Facebook’s Internet.org App headed to Kenya

Today, at AfricaCom in Cape Town, South Africa, Facebook’s Vice President of Internet.org, Chris Daniels spoke about Internet.org and the importance of making internet access available to the two-thirds of the world not yet connected. As part of this...

Facebook’s Internet.org App launches in Tanzania

Tigo has revealed that it is teaming up with Facebook to provide millions of Tanzanians with affordable Internet and free access to some basic online services through the Internet.org app. The Internet.org app will be available on October 29, and...

Zambia: Facebook’s Internet.org app adds new services

Users of the Internet.org app will be pleased to know that the service has been updated. According to the online portal there are now three news services, Zambiareports, SuperSoprt.com, and Ebola Info by UNICEF. The company has stated that: "We've...
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