The Worlds most famous networking company, Facebook has opened its first headquarters in Africa. They choose Johannesburg in South Africa and appointed Nunu Ntshingila-Njeke as head of Facebook Africa. The company looks forward to adding to its existing 120 million users on the African continent. The new office in Johannesburg will focus on growing markets in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.
They estimate about one in five people in Africa as a whole have internet access, but almost double that figure are expected to have mobile internet connections by 2020. About 80% of those who use Facebook in Africa access the site by mobile phone. Nigeria is a huge part of it.
Nunu Ntshingila-Njeke head of Facebook Africa
“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 told Bloomberg news.
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.
We hope they open more offices in Africa and not just one in South Africa. Another great part of Africa to have an office thus bum business is Nigeria and Ghana. Do you agree?
Written by: Noellin Imoh