Facebook Index Africa

About Facebook Index
The Index aims to cover all major news publishing outlets registered as such on Facebook. According to the Facebook categorization, these platforms are registered either as “media/news company”, “media/news/publishing” or “news/media website”. The Index also covers those platforms registered as TV companies or TV channels, as they also qualify as media and news websites. Platforms registered as radio stations in Facebook categorization were not included, as most of them don’t qualify as news platform operators. We included only those radio stations that are run as part of online news platforms.
We are aware that some news operations are not registered as such. Therefore, during our monitoring, we are scoping the field to also identify these platforms.
We use local experts as well as data from consultancies such as the online intelligence companies Meltwater and Socialbakers to verify the data and publications included in the Index.
The Facebook Index measures the reach of news media in the Facebook Universe by comparing the followers base with the total number of Facebook users in a given country. Essentially, the Facebook Index shows you how many people media and news platforms reach in 100 Facebook users. In Africa, we publish the list of the news platforms with a score of at least 2.
In Africa, the Facebook Universe totaled over 77.4 million users in January 2017. Over 350 news and media platforms are being monitored in Africa as part of this index. The Africa Index doesn’t cover North Africa region, which is included in our Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Index.
 
Do you know of any news and media platforms not covered by this Index? Tell us.
 
Facebook Index Africa, 2017

Rank

Country

Platform

Number of followers

Facebook Index

1

Botswana

The Voice

572950

85.2

2

Zimbabwe

NewsDay Zimbabwe

680446

80.0

3

Mauritius

L’Express Maurice

476821

75.7

4

Burkina Faso

Burkina24

342063

57.0

5

Ethiopia

DireTube.com

2460421

56.6

6

Malawi

Malawi24

387543

53.8

7

Burkina Faso

Sciences-Campus Info

316681

52.8

8

Kenya

Citizen Television

2893263

52.6

9

Senegal

Seneweb

1167178

50.7

10

Botswana

MMEGI

339764

50.6

11

Kenya

NTV Kenya

2744683

49.9

12

Kenya

KTN Kenya

2698700

49.1

13

Cape Verde

Record TV Cabo Verde

102930

49.0

14

Cape Verde

A Nação

100556

47.8

15

Zambia

Mwebantu

663706

47.4

16

Ethiopia

Yegna Tube

1989827

45.8

17

Namibia

Informante

223321

43.6

18

Uganda

Daily Monitor

958713

43.6

19

DRC

Radio Okapi

890344

42.4

20

Uganda

NTV Uganda

929746

42.3

21

Kenya

Tuko.co.ke

2301394

41.8

22

Namibia

New Era Newspaper

202738

39.6

23

Uganda

The New Vision

864498

39.3

24

Cameroon

Culturebene

818486

39.0

25

Mauritius

Top FM

240577

38.2

26

Cote d’Ivoire

Radiodiffusion Télévision Ivoirienne

900224

37.5

27

Kenya

Daily Nation

2038649

37.0

28

Senegal

Sans Limites

844373

36.7

29

Zambia

Zambia Reports

513193

36.6

30

Cote d’Ivoire

Imatin.net

873611

36.4

31

Malawi

Malawi Nation

259067

36.0

32

South Africa

News24

5032661

35.9

33

Cape Verde

Ocean Press Cabo Verde

74731

35.6

34

Mali

Malijet

356148

35.6

35

Namibia

The Namibian

181027

35.4

36

Namibia

Namibian Sun

180818

35.3

37

Mauritius

defimedia.info

220560

35.0

38

Burkina Faso

LeFaso.net

208490

34.7

39

Uganda

NBS Television

748839

34.0

40

Malawi

Nyasa Times

240980

33.5

41

Zambia

Zambian Watchdog

466799

33.3

42

Cape Verde

Radio Televisão de Cabo Verde

69597

33.1

43

Tanzania

ITV Tanzania

1192726

32.2

44

Senegal

Senego

704998

30.6

45

Botswana

Botswana Guardian Newspaper

198278

29.5

46

Mauritius

Mopays

183353

29.1

47

Uganda

Bukedde

632294

28.7

48

Tanzania

Mwananchi

1024964

27.7

49

Ghana

Citi 97.3 FM

943128

26.9

50

Benin

Ecce Africa

210995

26.3

51

Kenya

CGTN Africa

1440629

26.2

52

Mauritius

ION News

164963

26.2

53

Somalia

Dalsoor

161175

25.0

54

Ethiopia

Kana TV

1064616

24.5

55

Nigeria

Gossip Mill Nigeria

3917523

24.5

56

Niger

aNiamey

68204

24.4

57

Zimbabwe

The Herald Zimbabwe

206279

24.3

58

Ghana

Joy 99.7 FM

845315

24.2

59

Ghana

Daily Graphic

807975

23.1

60

Ethiopia

Zehabesha

975674

22.5

61

Mali

Bamako Bamada

221837

22.2

62

Kenya

The Standard Media Group

1163270

21.2

63

Nigeria

NAIJ

3340707

20.9

64

Congo

mediacongonet Le Reflexe Web Congolais

76234

19.4

65

Gabon

Times Gabon

88186

18.8

66

Senegal

Galsen 221

429261

18.7

67

Uganda

WBS TV Uganda

408908

18.6

68

Ethiopia

ESAT

789650

18.2

69

Mozambique

TV Miramar

254035

18.2

70

Ghana

UTV Ghana

632727

18.1

71

Nigeria

Information Nigeria

2846221

17.8

72

Cote d’Ivoire

Rumeurs d’Abidjan

421382

17.5

73

Malawi

Malawi Voice

126314

17.5

74

Nigeria

Sahara Reporters

2706440

16.9

75

Cameroon

Je Wanda

352491

16.7

76

Nigeria

Vanguard News

2547719

15.9

77

Senegal

Leral.net

362768

15.8

78

Ethiopia

eyohaa.com

658848

15.2

79

Madagascar

RDJ

171698

15.2

80

Ghana

BuzzGhana

514643

14.7

81

Uganda

The Observer

322576

14.7

82

Ghana

Nhyira

509986

14.6

83

Mozambique

Televisao de Mocambique

200655

14.3

84

Ghana

Adom TV

497149

14.2

85

Cote d’Ivoire

Abidjan.net

335466

14.0

86

Kenya

Nation FM

768987

14.0

87

Ethiopia

Fana Broadcasting

598362

13.8

88

Zimbabwe

ZimNews Guide

117242

13.8

89

Mozambique

O Pais

187172

13.4

90

Mozambique

Jornal Verdade

184671

13.2

91

Mozambique

Radio Moçambique

183073

13.1

92

Mauritania

AJA Mauritania

48268

13.0

93

Angola

SAPO Angola

438812

12.5

94

Lesotho

Lesotho Times

36086

12.4

95

Kenya

Ghetto Radio

676403

12.3

96

Nigeria

News24 Nigeria

1942925

12.1

97

Kenya

The Star Kenya

653126

11.9

98

Kenya

Nairobi News

642638

11.7

99

Tanzania

Clouds FM

429344

11.6

100

Senegal

Page Senegal

261749

11.4

101

Tanzania

Simu TV

420782

11.4

102

Benin

LanouvelleTribune.info

89707

11.2

103

Ethiopia

Haha Daily

487529

11.2

104

Nigeria

YabaLeft Online

1768685

11.1

105

Tanzania

The Citizen

390028

10.5

106

Cameroon

Camnews24

212092

10.1

107

Nigeria

The Nation Newspaper

1598630

10.0

108

South Africa

Daily Sun

1394378

10.0

109

Namibia

Republikein

50588

9.9

110

Cameroon

Camernews

197682

9.4

111

Malawi

Capital FM Malawi

66186

9.2

112

Ethiopia

Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation 

393031

9.0

113

Cameroon

Camer24

186179

8.9

114

Cameroon

Canal2 International

185607

8.8

115

Sierra Leone

ThisIsSierraLeone

26293

8.8

116

Zambia

Zambia Daily Mail

123537

8.8

117

Malawi

The Daily Times Malawi

58342

8.1

118

Nigeria

The Punch Newspapers

1272099

8.0

119

Zambia

Lusaka Voice

112149

8.0

120

Nigeria

Naijaonpoint

1267572

7.9

121

Angola

Club K Angola

271765

7.8

122

Madagascar

Midi Madagasikara

87529

7.8

123

Nigeria

Leadership Newspapers

1200893

7.5

124

Mozambique

STV

103059

7.4

125

Zimbabwe

263Chat

63169

7.4

126

Liberia

FrontPage Africa

24432

7.4

127

Benin

aCotonou.com

57915

7.2

128

Mali

Bamako Niarela

71682

7.2

129

Malawi

The Maravi Post

49177

6.8

130

Somalia

Sonna

20555

6.8

131

Zimbabwe

Sunday Mail Zimbabwe

57913

6.8

132

Nigeria

Premium Times

1063874

6.7

133

Madagascar

Kolo TV

75306

6.7

134

South Africa

eNCAnews

924029

6.6

135

Nigeria

thisdaylive.com

975856

6.1

136

Zimbabwe

Chronicle Zimbabwe

50696

6.0

137

Sierra Leone

Siol.net

17797

5.9

138

Zambia

Lusaka Times

77354

5.5

139

DRC

Yakwa

103709

4.9

140

Ghana

GhanaWeb

166763

4.8

141

Nigeria

Independent Newspapers Nigeria

729413

4.6

142

Angola

Rede Angola

158881

4.5

143

Burkina Faso

Les Echos du Faso

26818

4.5

144

Liberia

Liberian Observer Online

11784

3.6

145

Ghana

Top Business Journal

118081

3.4

146

South Africa

SABC News

474266

3.4

147

Madagascar

Dwizer

34848

3.1

148

Malawi

Mana Online -Malawi News Agency

21711

3.0

149

Rwanda

The New Times Publications

14574

3.0

150

South Africa

Mail & Guardian

420653

3.0

151

Angola

Jornal Folha 8

95484

2.7

152

Botswana

Echo Newspaper

18235

2.7

153

Madagascar

L'Express de Madagascar

29809

2.7

154

Cote d’Ivoire

Life Magazine

56138

2.3

155

Zambia

Zambia Business Time

31581

2.3

156

Zimbabwe

The Financial Gazette

17687

2.1

157

Cameroon

Journal du Cameroun

40982

2.0

 

Source: Mediapowermonitor, 2017


 

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