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Emerging technologies harnessed for economic development of Africa

An African Union high level panel on emerging technologies is to meet at #AIS2018 in Kigali, June 6-8, 2018...

7 hours ago

DSTV and GOtv fight for their lives in Nigeria

The Federal Government in Nigeria notified the management of MultiChoice DSTV/GOtv that their operations in Nigeria will come to an end in 2019 as their license expires June next year...

11 hours ago

CPJ calls on Ethiopia to drop case against Zone 9 blogger

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Ethiopian authorities to drop an incitement charge against Zone 9 blogger Atnafu Berhane...

5 hours ago

New CEO for Group M Sub-Saharan Africa

Federico de Nardis has been named CEO Of GroupM Sub-Saharan Africa...

3 days ago

Ethiopian journalists Eskinder Nega and Woubshet Taye released

Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega has finally been released from prison...

15 Feb 2018

#Loeries2018: "Bringing it back to the bird," with Nathan Reddy of Grid Worldwide

Soon after the Loeries' 40-year logo and branding refresh was announced I caught up with Nathan Reddy of specialist brand agency Grid Worldwide. He explains the importance of the 'reduce to amplify' movement and how this mindset guided the Loeries' brand refresh...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Dedicated Lego channel for Africa, MENA

iflix signs multi-year deal with Lego, launches dedicated channel in Africa and the Middle East...

3 days ago

Native VML's new journey: The 3,000

With the official announcement of the integration of Y&R and Native VML comes a number of changes in Native VML's management...

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Feb 2018

"Financial advertising is far from boring": Cullinan SA on their Midas Award wins

While the advertising industry is cluttered with award shows, the Midas Awards that recognise the world's best financial advertising are ones to watch as this form of brand messaging is aimed at gaining the rarest kind of consumer trust imaginable. Here's how SA's own Cullinan agency recently proved its weight in gold...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Feb 2018

ECOWAS court rules Gambia violated rights of journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the Gambian government to act on a judgment passed today by the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to immediately repeal its laws on criminal libel, sedition, and false news...

15 Feb 2018

11 valuable lessons from 11 wonder women in digital

Carmen Murray, shines a light on some of the female trailblazers bucking the digital trend in South Africa...

By Carmen Murray 14 Feb 2018

Campaign to raise awareness on migration dangers

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Ghana has concluded a safe migration information campaign...

14 Feb 2018

Safaricom launches music streaming service

Safaricom has announced the launch of their streaming service in Kenya...

14 Feb 2018

Young Ones Design Brief launched by The One Club, PartnersGlobal and United Nations

The One Club for Creativity, global peace organisation PartnersGlobal and the United Nations' Together initiative have joined forces to launch the first Young Ones Design Brief...

3 days ago

Facebook, Twitter not fully complying with consumer rules: EU

The European Commission said on Thursday that certain social media companies need to do more to fully comply with EU consumer rules, singling out in particular Facebook and Twitter...

3 days ago

18 reasons why...

You should be getting True Location from Vicinity Media...

Issued by Vicinity Media 14 Feb 2018

Google takes on Snapchat with its own 'Stories' format

PARIS, France - Google launched its own "stories" format on Tuesday to compete with Snapchat and Instagram with image-driven news articles aimed at mobile phone and tablet users...

14 Feb 2018

Fox Networks Group in Africa announces new content deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution

Hit shows like The Gifted, The Resident and Ghosted will be joining the Fox Africa schedule...

Issued by Fox Network Group 14 Feb 2018

Why analogue values are the future for digital strategies

Roxanne Marais unpacks why she thinks analogue values are the future for digital strategies...

By Roxanne Marais 14 Feb 2018

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A South African's guide to moving to and making it in Malta: A Karnival of optimism

There has been plenty to celebrate in Malta this month. We learned the island's GDP growth is predicted to be the highest in Europe and secondly, it's Karnival time!

By Marcus 'The Maltese Falcon' Brewster 3 days ago

Native VML's new journey: Conducting the orchestra

As Native VML moves into a new era, the changes in the agency are not only organic; it is about a new business model that adds value and brings the customer into the brand's ecosystem. It is a new form of integration.

By Danette Breitenbach 15 Feb 2018

Applications for the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival See It Be It opens

See It Be It has opened for applications for the 2018 Cannes Lions Festival with Spotify announced as the official partner.

13 Feb 2018

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