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Facebook unveils its 2020 Africa year in review

Facebook has unvieled it’s Africa 2020 “A Year in Review” which looks back on all the key investments and work the company has on the continent.

Facebook launches Bots Developer Challenge for Middle East & Africa with cash prizes & mentorship. Here’s how to take part

If you are a developer in Africa or the Middle-East, Facebook has extended a challenge to you. The company is holding a competition to encourage the development of innovative bots for its Messenger platform. Called the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge it’s been announced as a contest which will recognise and reward developers who are able to […]

Facebook partners African NGOs & public sector to promote safer internet, Techwomen Zimbabwe is local affiliate

Participants in Safer Internet Day 2017  Since 2004, an annual event called Safer Internet Day has been commemorated around the world by various organisations and people who promote online safety for users all over the world. The Safer Internet Day is happening today (7 February 2017) and volunteers, companies, organisations and some schools are taking […] is offering you $150,000 for tech solutions in education and economic empowerment

Any entrants that can develop working websites, apps or online solutions (no prototypes allowed) that help in economic advancement of communities or lean on technology for the delivery and inspiration of education will be considered for the top prize of $150,000.

Here’s what you need to sign up your website for Facebook’s Free Basics

Free Basics is set for launch in Zimbabwe and here are some requirements that site owners have to meet if they want to sign up their properties on it.

Want to shop on Facebook? That could be happening sooner than you think

Facebook is testing a “Buy” button that would allow users to shop on Facebook. This puts it in direct competition with e-commerce platforms.

POTRAZ, Facebook Africa, Tonight with Zororo, Zimpapers Digital, Africabookings – Podcast

Here is the latest edition of the Techzim podcast. In this episode issues discussed include the dismissal of the POTRAZ board, the revenue Zimpapers is harvesting from digital media, Telecel’s fight for survival, a local startup called Africabookings that’s securing funding, Facebook in Africa and the implications of this as well as the Tonight with Zororo show launching on YouTube as opposed to the ZBC route.

Facebook is now in Africa, is Zimbabwe part of its plans?

Facebook announced that it will be setting up an office in Africa, something that has displayed its keen interest in the opportunity that Africa presents for the company in the future. What sort of opportunity does this create for Zimbabwe, seeing that it wasn’t listed as one of the countries that are being supported immediately.