MARKETING & MEDIA

My nasty encounter with Tanzanian repression

Muthoki Mumo and I are journalists turned press freedom advocates for the Committee to Protect Journalists. We embarked on a 10-day visit to Tanzania, primarily as a networking and fact-finding mission to gauge media freedom in Magufuli's Tanzania. We had nothing to hide, and even had a letter of invitation from the government-recognised press regulator. But then I heard a knock on my hotel room door...

By Angela Quintal 11 hours ago

RETAIL

Jumia welcomes framework for e-commerce regulation in Nigeria

Juliet Anammah, CEO of Jumia Nigeria, has described the recent tripartite motion to develop a framework to regulate the activities of e-commerce platforms in Nigeria as a round peg in a round hole...

17 hours ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

FAW, the truck dealer of choice in Mozambique

In August this year, Choice Diesel Mozambique became the first and only independent sales and service dealer of FAW trucks in Mozambique...

17 hours ago

ICT

#Africacom2018: Changing the telco strategy for 4IR

In order for Africa to leap into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, industry players must re-calibrate their telco strategy...

By Evan-Lee Courie 18 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

Food security in Africa depends on rethinking outdated water law

A new study has found that outdated, colonial-era water permit systems across Africa are unintentionally criminalising millions of small farmers who can't obtain permits...

By Barbara van Koppen 19 hours ago

FINANCE

Debt-ridden African countries return to the IMF fold

There are a number of sub-Saharan African countries where the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned debt servicing costs were becoming a burden, especially in oil-producing countries...

By Akani Chauke 21 hours ago

ENERGY & MINING

African Development Bank launches energy portal

An online portal has been launched that will consolidate, validate and disseminate energy data and insights across Africa's energy value chain, covering generation, transmission, distribution, regulation and policy.

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Africacom2018: What's really chewing up your data

"I never subscribed for that, now all my data is gone!" It's a common call centre complaint, and also the basis of a highlight of the AfricaCom 20/20 track: The keynote address by Dimitris Maniatis, head of Secure-D at Upstream, who revealed the scary reality of smartphone data fraud...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

PROPERTY

Namibia's long-standing land issue remains unresolved

Thirty years of German settler colonialism in South West Africa - from 1884 to 1914 - paved the way for continued apartheid under South Africa...

By Henning Melber 1 day ago

AUTOMOTIVE

#EntrepreneurMonth: RentMyRide owns the adventure

RentMyRide is empowering locals by giving them the tools for a low-touch small business and creating competition for conventional car rental companies...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 day ago

ICT

What to expect at AfricaCom 2018

The 21st edition of AfricaCom kicks off today, 13 November 2018, in Cape Town and is shaping up to be an impressive event...

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

New TV showcase to market Senegalese football

StarTimes inked a 10-year deal with Senegalese Professional Football League...

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Customer expectations outpace brand experiences

Acceleration of digitisation raises the bar for companies to innovate - or be left behind...

By Hans Zachar 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Joburg Film Festival showcases African films

Joburg Film Festival opened on Friday with Kenyan feature film, Rafiki...

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Africa's women entrepreneurs honoured at AWIEF Awards

The AWIEF Awards this weekend celebrated the achievements of women entrepreneurs and innovators across the African continent...

2 days ago

AUTOMOTIVE

Nissan signs MoU with Ghana

Nissan has committed to working with the government of Ghana to establish an automotive manufacturing industry in the country...

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

CPJ calls on Cameroon to drop charges against Mimi Mefo

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called for Cameroon to drop all charges against Mimi Mefo...

2 days ago

ICT

#EntrepreneurMonth: Easy access to criminal records, identity verifications

MyImprint, a tech startup that provides easy access to criminal record and identity verifications, is the first of its kind to innovate a digital consent verification system in South Africa...

By Evan-Lee Courie 2 days ago

ENERGY & MINING

#AOW2018: Driving growth through resources

Africa Oil Week held in Cape Town recently was a veritable who's who of oil and gas players on the continent. A ministerial panel gave insight into the aspirations of some of the countries...

By Nicci Botha 2 days ago

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