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Mark Zuckerberg: I am sticking with Free Basics in Africa

The BBC has spoken exclusively to Facebook's chief executive during his first trip to Africa.

Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria where he has been meeting local tech entrepreneurs and children at a summer coding camp.

Mr Zuckerberg defended his decision to continue rolling out Free Basics across the continent - a scheme that offers "free access" to Facebook and a limited number of other websites without eating into visitors' mobile data caps.

India banned the service earlier this year after complaints that it discriminated against other online services.

The BBC's Lagos correspondent - Martin Patience - began by asking Mr Zuckerberg why he had come.