Facebook to launch Kinyarwanda version at Transform Africa Summit
Rwandans will effective next week start enjoying a new local version of Facebook-a social media platform that has connected the World.
The New Kinyarwanda version of Facebook will be launched during the Transform Africa Summit due on Monday 19 to Wednesday 21, in the capital Kigali.
â€œThe whole Facebook interface will be changed into Kinyarwanda,â€ Didier Nkurikiyimfura, Director General of ICT in the ministry of Youth and ICT told News of Rwanda.
By Monday afternoon, Rwandans could be clicking on Facebooksâ€™ Kinyarwanda icons to access social media services.
â€œThe new Kinyarwanda version will be applicable immediately after the launch during the summit,â€ Nkurikiyimfura told News of Rwanda.
If added, Kinyarwanda will become Facebookâ€™s 10th language added to its Africa and Middle East languages used on the social media platform.
Founded on 4 February 2004 by An American IT entrepreneur, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook uses 95 languages across Africa and Middle East, Americas, Asia-Pacific; Eastern Europe as well as Western Europe.
The social media platform enjoys millions of subscribers, with tens of thousands of multinational companies using it as a sources of information and advertisement.