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Journalists trained in health reporting in Sierra Leone

A new journalists' network in Sierra Leone aims to strengthen information flows and accountability around the health sector in the country...

5 hours ago

Social media erupts for Zim The Voice UK contestant

Zimbabwe-raised teen is the talk of The Voice UK, along with his dancing granma who owned social media after the performance of Donel Mangena...

21 hours ago

Technology in Africa: a guide for the year ahead

Many would say that in this age of exponential technology acceleration, a start-of-the-year tech trends report is rapidly becoming an exercise in futility. But don't believe them...

By Lee Naik 1 hour ago

Africa needs to "future-proof" itself against future challenges

New ideas are needed to future-proof Africa against its biggest challenges and technology is the power that can assist...

22 hours ago

21st Century Fox/Sky takeover thrown into doubt by UK regulator

LONDON, UK: Britain's competition regulator provisionally ruled Tuesday that a planned takeover of pan-European satellite TV giant Sky by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox entertainment group was "not in the public interest"...

37 minutes ago

Hijab model pulls out of L'Oreal campaign over Israel tweets

PARIS - British model Amena Khan, who had been chosen by L'Oreal to appear in an advertising campaign in Britain, has pulled out over accusations she made anti-Israeli comments in a series of old tweets...

22 hours ago

Top ten global consumer trends

The market research company, Euromonitor International revealed the top 10 global consumer trends for 2018...

1 day ago

Social media reacts to George Weah being sworn in as President of Liberia

From being one of the biggest football icons in the 1990s, to becoming the president of Liberia in 2018, George Weah made history when he was sworn in as the president of Liberia on Monday, 22 January 2018...

1 day ago

#BizTrends2018: The agencies of the future will be agile

New agency models, with creativity at the core, but more agile and flexible and inclusive of a variety of talent, will ensure a creative renaissance...

By Karabo Denalane 1 day ago

#BizTrends2018: Talking to Africa in 2018

Africa is at an interesting and exciting crossroads in its history. The predicted ease with which globalisation would be adopted is being questioned and nationalism is rising. Yet the continent is becoming an economic, political and cultural melting pot. It is inevitable if Africa is going to truly rise...

By Mimi Kalinda 1 day ago

#FairnessFirst: H&M's diversity manager, #MLKDay and the #pinkify debate

This week, diversity was a strong focus on social media as H&M announced the appointment of a diversity manager following the 'racist hoodie' outrage, social citizens stood up for civil rights on #MLKDay, and the #pinkifying hashtag spawned lovers and haters alike...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

African short films on Oscar shortlist

Six African short films are in the running to win an Oscar, selected from 63 qualifying films...

2 days ago

WhatsApp launches business app

NEWSWATCH: WhatsApp has launched WhatsApp Business - a free-to-download Android app for small businesses which allows them to chat with users...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jan 2018

Wi-Fi to be seen as a "utility" in 2018, says Ruckus

There are few things that prevent Africa from truly connecting wirelessly to the internet and as these barriers fall, larger African cities will roll out smart city initiatives in some shape and form...

19 Jan 2018

Sudan arrests journalists, confiscates papers for reporting on inflation protests

Sudanese authorities should cease harassing and arresting journalists and confiscating newspapers, and should allow journalists to report on matters of public interest without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today...

19 Jan 2018

Facebook to let users rank 'trust' in news sources

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook announced it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network...

1 day ago

Kantar TNS and Qualtrics join forces to form global customer experience powerhouse

Research agency Kantar TNS and Qualtrics, a leader in experience management, have announced a global partnership to help organisations put customers at the heart of their business...

Issued by Kantar TNS 1 day ago

Partech Ventures launches $70m Africa VC fund

Partech Ventures has announced the launch of its Partech Africa fund, which has secured over €57 million ($70 million) toward its target size of €100 million ($122 million)...

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

Instagram, Google+ join EU group fighting hate speech

BRUSSELS - Facebook's Instagram and the Google+ social network have agreed to join an EU-sponsored group of US internet giants to combat online extremism, EU officials said Friday...

2 days ago

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International

Facebook invents a new unit of time called Flicks

Not content with just feeding you awkward revelations you wish your family had kept to themselves, Facebook now wants to toy with your time. Literally.

By Andy Walker 57 minutes ago

Facebook news feed changes - What now for brands?

Facebook Inc recently put brands and publishers in a tailspin by announcing that it is updating its news feed algorithm. What this latest update means is that its users will see less and less of brand posts and stories from media outlets on their feeds.

By Joseph Neusu 20 hours ago

Warc report shows global adspend growth to accelerate to +4.7%

Warc, the international marketing intelligence service, has released its latest monthly Global Ad Trends report digesting up-to-date insights and evidenced thinking from the worldwide advertising industry.

23 hours ago

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