(INFOGRAPH) See How Facebook Is Growing Momentum In Africa
2018 is near its end, but for Facebook it marked the beginning of better things to come for the incorporation that has understudied different sectors of the continent's economy that is still budding.
Facebook in 2018 saw at least 139 million people across Africa coming to the platform every month, with nearly 98% of that number coming back on a mobile phone.
The company stepped up its investment in Africa, offering people opportunities to learn and understand how best to use the platform for both business and connecting with people.
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On Tuesday, it released an infograpic that showed its projects in Africa in 2018 and how it had connected people, brand and organisations in the continent.
In Nigeria for instance, Facebook in partnership with Afrinolly launched 'Facebook for Creators' training programme designed to equip the next generation of content creators like artists, photographers, designers, filmmakers, and journalists with the skills to leverage digital tools to gain more visibility around their work and engage with, and grow their audiences.
The infographic also showed Facebook's potential of creating jobs for more jobless Nigerians.
A research on the economic impact of women who own Small and Medium Business, conducted by development economics on behalf of Facebook showed that women who want to start their own businesses have the potential to boost the Nigerian economy by 19.7 billion Naira whiles creating over 7 million new businesses within four years and over 8.9 million jobs within five years.
Here is the entire infographic.