Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has arrived in Nigeria for a business research trip according to the BBC.
According to a press release from his company:Zuckerberg is in Nigeria to listenand learn and take ideas back toCalifornia on how Facebook can better support tech developmentand entrepreneurship across Africa."He first visited a technology hub in Lagos called CC Hub.Facebook says it's the technology entrepreneur's first visit to the continent.He flew in from Italy where, among other things, he met Pope Francis and spoke about the "importance of connecting people, especially in parts of the world without internet access", according to Mr Zuckerberg's Facebook page. has also reported that according toTech Cabal:There’s been a lot of Facebook-related development in Nigeria so there’s a ton of reasons why Mark may be visiting. First,Free Basicslaunched in Nigeria and Mark showed his support for theJobbermanteam. Then theChan-Zuckerberg Initiativeinvested $24 million inAndela. Also, Facebook’s developer workshop is happening tomorrow, and Facebookis partnering withCool Linkto launchExpress Wifiin Lagos some time this week.

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