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Facebook to open its offices in Nairobi

Facebook lands in Kenya ready to give jobs

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Facebook will be opening its first content review centre in Sub-Saharan Africa in Nairobi Kenya.

As part of Facebook's continued investment across Sub-Saharan Africa and commitment to safety and security the social media platform, the multi billion dollar company will be opening a new content review centre in Nairobi, Kenya. 

This according to reports will be in partnership with Samasource – one of the largest digital employers in East Africa and a leading social enterprise. 

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Supporting the FB community

Approximately Facebook is projected to employ over 100 reviewers by the end of the year.

The reviewers will be tasked with supporting a number of languages, including Somali, Oromo, Swahili and Hausa. 

“We want Facebook to be a place where people can express themselves and freely discuss different points of view, whilst ensuring that it remains safe for everyone,” Fazdai Madzingira, Public Policy Associate for content said.

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Commenting on the forthcoming opening of the centre, Ebele Okobi, Facebook's Public Policy Director, Africa said that the coming centre will be part of the company's commitment to invest in Africa.

This further highlights our commitment to serving the community of people using our platforms across Africa, as well as our commitment to continuing to invest and partner locally across the continent," Mr Okobi stated.

"I am delighted that through our partnership with Samasource we will be opening our first content review centre here in Africa,” he added.

Carolyn Komen, Samasource Program Director expressed the company's delight to partner with Facebook to help keep people on Facebook safe.

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