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MARKETING & MEDIA

Quality content is key to advertising success irrespective of reading platform
Quality content is key to advertising success irrespective of reading platform

Research company, Lumen proves that the actual viewing of, as opposed to potential exposure to adverts (no matter the reading platform of digital or print) leads to almost 9 times more sales...

3 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app
Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app

Port Harcourt-based startup Touchabl has launched its app, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to enable people search and shop for items in any picture just by touching it...

4 hours ago

ENERGY & MINING

Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Photo: Egypt Today
Cairo, Moscow sign contract for Egypt's first nuclear plant

CAIRO - Egypt and Russia signed a contract for the building of Egypt's first nuclear power plant, during a visit to Cairo by President Vladimir Putin...

4 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Judges for insurance journalism awards announced
Judges for insurance journalism awards announced

Judges for the Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2018 announced...

22 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Most watched YouTube videos in Nigeria in 2017
Most watched YouTube videos in Nigeria in 2017

Last week, YouTube released its annual Rewind lists. These lists are separated by country and showcase the moments that captured the attention of YouTube users around the globe this year...

1 day ago

TOURISM

Always-on a must for South African digital travellers
Always-on a must for South African digital travellers

The digital traveller experience lets consumers take full control over all aspects of their holidays. Much of this digital transformation is driven by the consumer's desire to...

By Claude Schuck 1 day ago

AGRICULTURE

East Africa region urged to adopt GMOs to boost food security
East Africa region urged to adopt GMOs to boost food security

Despite the technology being seen as key to tackling low crop yields, climate change and emerging diseases, many countries remain averse to GM technology over safety and trade-related concerns...

By Johnson Kanamugire 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Inclusive growth needed for Africa to achieve sustained growth
Inclusive growth needed for Africa to achieve sustained growth

African presidents draw strong consensus for inclusive growth at Africa 2017...

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa
Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa

Clickatell named best SMS provider in Africa on the back of significant growth...

1 day ago

ENERGY & MINING

Kapichila hydro power station. Photo: Afriem
Drought behind worsening power outages in Malawi

BLANTRYE - Large parts of Malawi have been plunged into darkness as water levels at the country's main hydro power plant fell to critical levels due to a severe drought, the electricity company...

1 day ago

FINANCE

More than just beaches and sunshine, Mauritius is investment friendly too
More than just beaches and sunshine, Mauritius is investment friendly too

Mauritius may be perceived as the island of sugar cane and beaches, but since independence in 1968, this African country has focused its attention on innovation and development to create an investor friendly environment...

1 day ago

RETAIL

Alcohol delivery service Jumia Party launches in Ghana
Alcohol delivery service Jumia Party launches in Ghana

Jumia Food and Pernod-Ricard Ghana have joined forces to launch Jumia Party - a one-hour alcohol delivery service app that gives Accra users access to a marketplace of spirits...

1 day ago

ENERGY & MINING

Changing the renewable landscape in West Africa
Changing the renewable landscape in West Africa

For the better part of the last decade, West Africa has been identified as a region with unparalleled potential for renewable energy...

8 Dec 2017

AGRICULTURE

Nicholas.gosse via  - Olive tree plantation in Tunisia. Olive oil is Tunisia’s largest agricultural export.
Africa's top 10 most food-secure countries

Finding enough to eat has been an ages-old challenge for Africans. Against a physical environment often hostile to agricultural and pastoral activity...

8 Dec 2017

RETAIL

Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable
Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable

Less than 30% of African e-commerce startups are profitable, as ventures tackle issues such as lack of funding, shortage of trust and logistical difficulties...

By Gabriella Mulligan 8 Dec 2017

MARKETING & MEDIA

Three new client wins for Weathermen & Co
Three new client wins for Weathermen & Co

Namibian advertising agency, Weathermen & Co is ending off the year on a high with three new client wins...

8 Dec 2017

AGRICULTURE

Capri23auto via
Kraft Heinz extends 100% cage-free egg commitment to Africa and Asia

Kraft Heinz extended their cage-free egg policy commitment to Asia and Africa, commits to global 100% cage-free egg supply chain by 2025...

8 Dec 2017

MARKETING & MEDIA

Sabre Awards Africa open for PR professionals
Sabre Awards Africa open for PR professionals

The second edition of the Sabre Awards Africa PR competition is now open for entries...

8 Dec 2017

MARKETING & MEDIA

Nielsen Sports expands into Africa with acquisition
Nielsen Sports expands into Africa with acquisition

Nielsen Sports has expanded its global sports business by acquiring Repucom Africa from TransAfrica Media to offer solutions to rights holders and brands across Africa...

8 Dec 2017

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Engineering research in Africa is growing but it's still a patchy picture
Engineering research in Africa is growing but it's still a patchy picture

Africa's vast land mass and rich natural and mineral resources make it strategically important and an increasingly significant global player...

By Swapan Kumar Patra 8 Dec 2017

AGRICULTURE

Moving beyond the Green Revolution in Africa's new era of hunger
Moving beyond the Green Revolution in Africa's new era of hunger

The green revolution is estimated to have saved up to one billion people from starvation. Africa needs to stage its own version if its to help save its people from hunger...

By Calestous Juma 7 Dec 2017

MARKETING & MEDIA

Team Demographica.
Get to grips with CX and the customer journey now, or else...

Demographica CEO Warren Moss explains why your 2018/2019/2020 strategy sessions need to go beyond the generic inside-out design thinking filter and truly focus on the customer journey...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Dec 2017

TOURISM

AccorHotels to open two-tower Raffles hotel and residences on Dubai's famous Palm Jumeirah
AccorHotels to open two-tower Raffles hotel and residences on Dubai's famous Palm Jumeirah

Set to open in 2021, Palm360 will be the first beachside resort for Raffles in Dubai and the tallest structure on Palm Jumeirah with a 155m long sky pool connecting the towers 170m above ground...

7 Dec 2017

AGRICULTURE

Smart data yields big harvests to feed the world
Smart data yields big harvests to feed the world

To manage the coming swell, robots that harvest crops and digital farming are joining green revolution and time-held traditional farming techniques. Digital farming is garnering lots of interest...

By Simon Carpenter 7 Dec 2017

RETAIL

Women in rural Tunisia mix hot sauce with business
Women in rural Tunisia mix hot sauce with business

These Tunisian women have some sauce, pooling their resources and a seasoned culinary expertise handed down the centuries from mother to daughter...

By Eleonore Voisard 7 Dec 2017

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Professor Adipala Ekwamu, executive secretary of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture ()
#GlobalFoodSecurity: How Africa can feed itself and the world

Professor Adipala Ekwamu, executive secretary of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RuForum), gave an inspiring keynote presentation at the third International Conference on Global Food Security held in Cape Town this week.

By Sindy Peters 7 Dec 2017

ICT

Nokia to help MTN Nigeria drive transformation to customer-centric operations
Nokia to help MTN Nigeria drive transformation to customer-centric operations

Nokia has been appointed to assist MTN Nigeria to drive its transformation from network- to customer-centric operations and improve the experience for its 52 million customers...

7 Dec 2017

MARKETING & MEDIA

Alika Dangote featured on the Nasdaq billboard in New York.
Bloomberg's 50 most influential in 2017 includes one African

Nigerian business tycoon Aliko Dangote was the only African that made Bloomberg Media's annual global list of the 50 most influential businesspeople in 2017...

7 Dec 2017

ENERGY & MINING

Vera Songwe, European Union Economic Commission for Africa’s executive secretary
Africa needs energy to grow

Africa's underdeveloped energy infrastructure and growing demand could be the catalyst to attract private sector investment and thereby actually fast-track energy development...

7 Dec 2017

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