Google and Facebook look at Africa for the next billion online users [Video]

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Google and Facebook are turning to Africa to find the next billion online users, as local officials issue warning over data privacy issues around Silicon Valley companiesSilicon Valley companies are hoping to entice African users to their platformsTechnology is seen as a key avenue for growth on...

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Google and Facebook are turning to Africa to find the next billion online users, as local officials issue warning over data privacy issues around Silicon Valley companies

  • Silicon Valley companies are hoping to entice African users to their platforms
  • Technology is seen as a key avenue for growth on the continent
  • Facebook and Google have already …

Facebook and Google are among the companies jostling for prime position in African countries as they hope to embrace more than a billion potential new customers. With a predominantly young population, 60 per cent of people are under the age of 24, tech firms are gambling on Africa as its next significant source of income (stock)

Lagos is attracting interest from global tech giants keen to tap into an emerging market of young, connected Africans. Accra, Ghana's capital city, has also been ear-marked as a doorway to the lucrative market provided by more than a billion Africans

The data firm suspended its chief executive, Alexander Nix (pictured), after recordings emerged of him making a series of controversial claims, including boasts that Cambridge Analytica had a pivotal role in the election of Donald Trump