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'Frozen' Castle Lite billboard in Tanzania sends chills

Eye-catching frozen billboard for Castle Lite Draught brand in Tanzania...

1 day ago

Showcasing African startups and leadership

For the sixth consecutive year, the Africa CEO Forum will honour the economic performance of leaders, companies and investors in Africa...

2 days ago

Bill Gates to visit Nigeria

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is to visit Nigeria...

2 days ago

Sharpening African manufacturers' competitive edge with technology

African countries from South Africa to Ethiopia to Nigeria are pinning some of their hope for economic growth and job creation on industrialisation...

By Matthew Kibby 20 Mar 2018

Ciclope Africa deadline extended

The deadline has been extended for international festival of craft awards, Ciclope Africa, held in Africa for the first time ever...

19 Mar 2018

A new dawn for Africa as 44 countries sign CFTA deal

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (CFTA ) could enter into effect by the end of this year following signing by 44 countries yesterday at the 10th extraordinary African Union Summit...

By Collins Mwai 2 days ago

Philip Thomas announced as new chairman of Cannes Lions

Philip Thomas, CEO of Ascential Events, has been announced as the new chairman of Cannes Lions...

2 days ago

The true value of Twitter for brands that want to be effective

Why do brands need Twitter if there are hundreds of channels that already clutter our days? Shae Leigh explores the reasons why Twitter is still very relevant...

By Shae Leigh 2 days ago

442 tech hubs active in Africa - GSMA

There are 442 spaces actively supporting tech startups across Africa, according to research by the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator...

By Gabriella Mulligan 2 days ago

Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival launched

Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival celebrates 15 years with a look at the African diaspora...

2 days ago

Things are looking up in Nigeria and Ghana

The macro outlook for the economies of Nigeria and Ghana is improving...

By Yvonne Mhango 3 days ago

12 startups selected for first African Google Launchpad Accelerator

Google has announced the 12 startups that will participate in the first Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa class at an event held in Lagos, Nigeria...

By Tom Jackson 20 Mar 2018

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Ghana

Which African tech startup ecosystem is the most viable for launching a business or making investments?

By Tom Jackson 20 Mar 2018

Happiness campaign from APA Insurance

APA Insurance in Kenya aims to spread happiness with its new advertising campaign...

20 Mar 2018

Christian radio fined, suspended over discriminatory broadcast

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has suspended Amazing Grace FM programming for one month and slapped the station with a Rwf2 million fine over a divisive and misogynous broadcast...

20 Mar 2018

IFEC product standpoints for African airlines, tech-savvy passengers and content producers

As the exciting IFEC revolution takes shape, African airlines must comply by providing their tech-savvy passengers unrivalled customer experience onboard and African content producers a golden opportunity to tell the African story 35,000 feet in the air...

By Kevin Odhiambo Opiyo 19 Mar 2018

Kenyan journalists feel heat of Government pressure

Freedom of the press in Kenya is facing its biggest challenge since independence, with government censorship on the rise both during and since last year's general election...

By Sam Otieno 19 Mar 2018

Airbnb releases new filters and features to help disabled guests find the right accommodation

Airbnb has released 21 new accessibility filters to aid disabled guests in find accessible travel accommodation. Previously, guests on Airbnb were only able to search for ''wheelchair accessible' listings, which did not always meet travellers' individual needs...

20 Mar 2018

Consumer confidence surges ahead for West Africa

The latest West Africa Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) figures released by Nielsen for Quarter 4, 2017, show a marked increase and continued positive performance for both Nigeria and Ghana...

Issued by Nielsen 19 Mar 2018

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In search of gold: Judging the awards of The One Club for Creativity

Much has been said about the sensation of winning a One Show Pencil or an ADC Cube, but what is it like to judge these two world-class creative competitions?

1 day ago

Facebook, Google warn Singapore against 'fake news' law

SINGAPORE, Asia - Internet giants Facebook and Google on Thursday testified before a parliamentary committee in Singapore as they warned the city-state against introducing new laws to combat "fake news", saying that existing legislation is adequate to address the problem.

1 day ago

#OneShow2018: Eva Santos's judging pick of the day

The One Show and Art Directors' Club's judging is taking place on location on Punta Cana, Dominican Republic from 11-24 March 2018. In order to keep the rest of the world intrigued and informed, they'll be sharing selected judges' picks of the day throughout the judging process.

1 day ago

Australian media firms fail in Rebel Wilson bid

SYDNEY, Australia - Six Australian media companies seeking to join the battle against a record Aus$4.5 million (US$3.5 million) defamation payout to Hollywood star Rebel Wilson had their case knocked back on Thursday.

2 days ago

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