Facebook Opens First African Office – Facebook has opened its first headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa to help people and businesses connect on the African continent, as it looks to add to its existing 120 million users on the continent.
A statement from Facebook reads:
“This office will support the significant growth in businesses and people using Facebook.”
“We are inspired by the incredible ways people and businesses in Africa use Facebook to connect,” said Nicola Mendelsohn, regional vice president for Facebook.
“Africa is important to Facebook, and this office is a key part of our strategy to expand our investment and presence across [the region].
Facebook is already a central part of people’s lives in Africa, and with more than a billion people in Africa, we want to do more to help people and businesses connect.”
About 80% of those who use Facebook in Africa access the site by mobile phone.
“This is one of the places where our next billion users are coming from,” Facebook’s vice-president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Nicola Mendelsohn said.
Facebook says it will also be looking to boost growth in Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, Mozambique and Ethiopia as part of its increased presence in Africa.
Facebook Opens First African Office in South Africa to Expand Market