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Facebook Marketplace Rolls Out to 37 African Countries

ADDIS ABABA – Facebook on Tuesday announced the launch of Marketplace to 37 countries and territories in Sub-Saharan Africa, including neighboring Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, and South Sudan.

The marketplace is currently available in South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria.

The social media said its marketplace is a convenient destination where people can discover, buy and sell items from others in their local communities, simply by tapping on the Marketplace icon to browse and search for items, or filter by distance or category.

“Increasing the availability of Marketplace to 37 more countries and territories in Sub-Saharan Africa reinforces our ongoing commitment to helping connect communities and support buying and selling through one simple online destination,” said Kojo Boakye, Facebook Director of Public Policy Africa.

“As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to impact people and businesses, the expansion of Marketplace will provide more people with a convenient destination where they can discover new products, shop for things they want, or find buyers for the things they want to sell,” the director said.