Almost all Facebook users in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa access it through mobile devices

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Facebook active users in Africa

 

Facebook has shared new statistics revealing that 2.2 million Kenyans use Facebook every day and 4.5 million each month, while 7.1 million Nigerians use Facebook daily and 15 million are active every month.  Almost all these people are coming to Facebook on a mobile device: 100% of Nigerian monthly users are active on mobile as are 95% of Kenya’s monthly users.

This follows the recent announcement that Facebook’s active user population in Africa has grown 20% to 120 million in June 2015 from 100 million in September 2014. More than 80% of these people access Facebook from their mobile phones. Now, 60% of all Internet users in Africa are active on Facebook.

Nunu Ntshingila, newly appointed Head of Africa at Facebook, said: “At Facebook, we have a saying that we’re only 1% done, and this couldn’t be truer for Facebook in Africa. I’m only beginning this journey, and I’m already incredibly inspired by the power of connection – from the smallest moments to fostering global conversations. Everyone on Facebook has a story, and I can’t wait to hear the stories from Kenya and Nigeria firsthand.”

Ntshingila continued: “Mobile is not a trend; it’s the fastest adoption of disruptive technology in history of communication. It’s also an incredibly personal device regardless of where a person lives or how they connect, and businesses need to reach people where they are, not where they were, in an authentic, personal and relevant way. I look forward to spending time with businesses across Africa to understand how we can work together.”

Facebook recently opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally. The new office is the next step in furthering Facebook’s investment in Africa and its people. The team in Africa will focus initially on Kenya (East Africa), Nigeria (West Africa), and South Africa (Southern Africa).

Ari Kesisoglu, Facebook’s Regional Director for MEA, said: “We are committed to creating solutions tailored to people and businesses in Africa. We continue to spend time with businesses to learn about how we can work together to create better, more flexible and less fragmented ways for businesses to reach people in Africa.”

KEY STATS

Global: Q2 2015

Facebook’s usage and engagement continues to grow:

•          Daily active users (DAUs) – DAUs were 968 million on average for June 2015, an increase of 17% year-over-year. Now 65% of monthly active users are also daily active users.

•          Mobile DAUs – Mobile DAUs were 844 million on average for June 2015, an increase of 29% year-over-year.

•          Monthly active users (MAUs) – MAUs were 1.49 billion as of June 30, 2015, an increase of 13% year-over-year. (This is half of the world’s internet population of 3B)

•          Mobile MAUs – Mobile MAUs were 1.31 billion as of June 30, 2015, an increase of 23% year- over-year.

•          Time spent: Across Facebook, Messenger and Instagram, people are now spending more than 46 minutes per day on average.

•          65% of people who use Facebook come back every day.

Kenya: Q2 2015

•          2.2 million total daily active users (DAUs)

•          2.1  million mobile DAU

•          4.5 million total monthly active users (MAUs)

•          4.3 million mobile MAU (95% of MAUs)

Nigeria: Q2 2015

•          7.1 million total daily active users (DAUs)

•          6.9 million mobile DAU

•          15 million total monthly active users (MAUs)

•          15 million mobile MAU (100% of MAUs)

South Africa: Q2 2015

•          7.3 million total daily active users (DAUs)

•          7 million mobile DAU

•          12 million total monthly active users (MAUs)

•          12 million mobile MAU (100% of MAUs)

 

Distributed by APO

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Nelson Mandela’s Notable Quotes: Wisdom From Madiba

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Nelson Mandela, former South African president has died at the age of 95.

The widely respected leader inspired countless individuals with his life and the words he said.

Here are some of the words of the Nobel Peace Prize winner the world will never forget:

1. “Difficulties break some men but make
others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul
of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed
with the hope that he will rise even in the
end.”

2. “It always seems impossible until it’s
done.”

3. “If I had my time over I would do the same
again. So would any man who dares call
himself a man.”

4. “I like friends who have independent minds
because they tend to make you see problems
from all angles.”

5. “Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all
for the freedom of their people.”

6. “A fundamental concern for others in our
individual and community lives would go a
long way in making the world the better place
we so passionately dreamt of.”

7. “Everyone can rise above their
circumstances and achieve success if they
are dedicated to and passionate about what
they do.”

8. “Education is the most powerful weapon
which you can use to change the world.”

9. “I learned that courage was not the
absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The
brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.”

10. “For to be free is not merely to cast off
one’s chains, but to live in a way that
respects and enhances the freedom of
others.”

11. “Resentment is like drinking poison and
then hoping it will kill your enemies.”

12. “Lead from the back — and let others
believe they are in front.”

13. “Do not judge me by my successes, judge
me by how many times I fell down and got
back up again.”

14.”I hate race discrimination most intensely
and in all its manifestations. I have fought it
all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so
until the end of my days.”

15. “A good head and a good heart are
always a formidable combination.”

16.
“If you talk to a man in a language
he understands, that goes to his
head. If you talk to him in his
language, that goes to his heart”.

17. “If you want to make peace with your
enemy, you have to work with your
enemy. Then he becomes your
partner.”

18. “There is no passion to be found
playing small – in settling for a life
that is less than the one you are
capable of living.”

19.
“After climbing a great hill, one only
finds that there are many more hills
to climb.”

20. “There is no easy walk to freedom
anywhere, and many of us will have
to pass through the valley of the
shadow of death again and again
before we reach the mountaintop of
our desires.”

21. “There can be no keener revelation of
a society’s soul than the way in
which it treats its children.”

22. “In my country we go to prison first
and then become President.”

23. “We must use time wisely and
forever realize that the time is
always ripe to do right.”

24. I detest racialism, because I regard
it as a barbaric thing, whether it
comes from a black man or a white
man.

25. “A good leader can engage in a
debate frankly and thoroughly,
knowing that at the end he and the
other side must be closer, and thus
emerge stronger. You don’t have
that idea when you are arrogant,
superficial, and uninformed.”

26. “Money won’t create success, the
freedom to make it will.”

27. “There is nothing like returning to a
place that remains unchanged to
find the ways in which you yourself
have altered.”

28. “Does anybody really think that they
didn’t get what they had because
they didn’t have the talent or the
strength or the endurance or the
commitment?

29.
I dream of an Africa which is in
peace with itself.

30. Let freedom reign. The sun never
set on so glorious a human
achievement.

31. “If there are dreams about a beautiful
South Africa, there are also roads
that lead to their goal. Two of these
roads could be named Goodness
and Forgiveness.”