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Liquid Technologies and Facebook to build Fibre Network in DRC

Liquid Technologies and Facebook announced a partnership to build an extensive long haul and metro fibre network in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that is expected to improve internet access for more than 30 million people and help meet growing demand for regional connectivity across Central Africa. Facebook will invest in the fibre build [...]

Facebook and Reuters partner to bring free online training for journalists

Facebook announced its partnership with Reuters to launch a free online training programme for journalists and industry new comers. This new project will work with publishers around the world to strengthen the connection between journalists they serve. The training and partnerships agreements will invest in organizations that fund quality journalism; training newsrooms globally; and partnering [...]

Eutelsat partners with Facebook to expand Wi-Fi coverage in Africa

Eutelsat and its partner Facebook Connectivity are expanding the use of the Express Wi-Fi platform to offer broadband services to rural and remote end-users across new regions in Sub-Saharan Africa. The expansion will comprise of coverage over the areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nigeria, Côte dIvoire, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, Madagascar, South [...]

Government tightens rules on social media in Lesotho

Lesothos government announced new laws and rules to regulate social media behaviours. Under the proposed bill, anyone who posts a text, image, video that is accessible to at least 100 users or who has more than 100 followers have to be registered, as internet broadcasters with the Lesotho Communications Authority. This will allow regulators to [...]

Facebook to collaborate with telecom operators to build internet infrastructure in Africa

Facebook will partner with a group of telecoms operators to build Africas internet infrastructure.  Facebook stated in a statement that it will partner with six other companies including China Mobile International, Telecom Egypt and Vodafone to construct what they are calling “2Africa.” The project will build a massive 22,990-mile-long undersea cable around Africa, which the [...]