Lamin M. Manneh is director, UNDP Regional Service For Africa.
Enabling youth entrepreneurship in Africa

Although the continent's "rising narrative" began to dim with effect from 2015, when economic growth rates started declining dramatically, the "Afro-optimism" is gradually returning...

By Lamin M. Manneh 3 days ago

GE Nigeria launches e-learning portal
GE Nigeria launches e-learning portal

GE launched an e-learning portal for its Lagos Garage advanced manufacturing training program, to reach to thousands of Nigerians across the country...

6 hours ago

Cognitive confusion - measuring non-conscious effects in buying behaviour - prediction and big data
Cognitive confusion - measuring non-conscious effects in buying behaviour - prediction and big data

Until the mid-70s, attention was paid primarily to building models that would explain consumer behaviour. It's a matter of record that the most successful of these was the Conversion Model...

By mike broom 12 Apr 2018

Actor, John Boyega.
Hollywood actor John Boyega to invest in Nollywood

British-Nigerian actor John Boyega has said that he is in Nigeria to give back and nurture talent that will end up as ambassadors for the country...

12 Apr 2018

All the Ciclope Africa 2018 winners
All the Ciclope Africa 2018 winners

Ciclope Africa: The continent's talent was on show at the first ever African regional leg of flagship craft festival...

11 Apr 2018

Kenya's AfricanStockPhoto builds strong active user base
Kenya's AfricanStockPhoto builds strong active user base

Kenyan startup AfricanStockPhoto has acquired an active user base of 100 photographers across the continent since its launch, helping it grow its imagery database into the thousands...

By Tom Jackson 11 Apr 2018

Imad Mesdoua, senior political risk consultant at Control Risks.
Political risk impacts on dealmaking in Africa

The political uncertainty and weak macroeconomic situation that accounted for fewer deals in Africa's largest markets in 2017, look set to ease over the coming year...

10 Apr 2018

Baba Alpha. Source: Mohamed Alpha.
CPJ calls on Niger to stop persecuting journalist Baba Alpha

Authorities in Niger should reverse the expulsion of journalist Baba Alpha and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

10 Apr 2018

#BizTrends2018: 18 trends for 2018
#BizTrends2018: 18 trends for 2018

Bizcommunity.com's 18 trends for 2018 from BizTrends2018 trend analyst, curator and editor, Louise Marsland...

By Louise Marsland 10 Apr 2018

Mental models for tech entrepreneurs coming to Africa
Mental models for tech entrepreneurs coming to Africa

According to Charlie Munger, Warren Buffet's partner at Berkshire Hathaway, you understand the latticework, or mental model, for the industry/country you're entering, before you enter it.

By Alan Knott-Craig 9 Apr 2018

Advertising Week looking to expand to Africa
Advertising Week looking to expand to Africa

NEWSWATCH: Following Advertising Week's announcement last year of its expansion into new territories, the annual American-based festival is planning to host an event in South Africa next year...

9 Apr 2018

H&M’s New Routine sportswear campaign featuring graffiti artist Revok’s unauthorised artwork in the background. © H&M
Big brands ripping off street art is not cool: why illegal graffiti should be protected by copyright

When street artist Jason "Revok" Williams sprayed his trademark chevrons on a handball court in Brooklyn, he probably didn't imagine he would end up in a legal fight with a high-street fashion giant for breach of copyright...

By Enrico Bonadio 9 Apr 2018

The World Press Freedom Index 2017 by .
#FairnessFirst: Grave press freedom violations in Africa

Freedom of speech, long seen as a mainstay of the Western world, isn't necessarily a given elsewhere, especially when you criticise government policy and work in the media...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Apr 2018

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Senegal
Why my startup scene is better than yours: Senegal

African tech is booming, but which ecosystem has the most going for it, either for launching a business or making investments?

By Tom Jackson 9 Apr 2018

Nominations for Southern Africa Startup Awards now open
Nominations for Southern Africa Startup Awards now open

The Global Startup Awards, which have been held annually since 2012, aim to select and recognise startups and entrepreneurs who have shown outstanding achievement in business and service to the community...

6 Apr 2018

Call for leaders to participate in African survey of ethics and reputation
Call for leaders to participate in African survey of ethics and reputation

All CEOs, managing directors, managers as well as public relations (PR) managers and officers working in Africa are invited to participate in the online survey which will yield results regarding how ethics and reputation impact decision making and behaviour...

6 Apr 2018

Darrin Thomas, Manager, Marketing and Communications Africa, Virgin Atlantic Airways
Marketing Virgin Atlantic: Challenging the status quo with flair, passion and love

"I love that we, at Virgin Atlantic, are always taking calculated risks - we're always pushing the boundaries, but with the customer's best interests always in mind."

By Cari Coetzee 5 Apr 2018

NEF closing ceremony. Image supplied.
Next Einstein Forum awards high impact innovations

The Next Einstein Forum closed on a high, awarding high impact innovations...

4 Apr 2018

Publiseer shortlisted for Startupbootcamp FastTrack and partners with Caketunes
Publiseer shortlisted for Startupbootcamp FastTrack and partners with Caketunes

Publiseer, a Nigerian digital publisher, has emerged as one of the ten startup companies shortlisted for the Startupbootcamp FastTrack and has partnered with music production and beat distribution company, Caketunes...

4 Apr 2018

Alliance Media all-women power team wins best OOH company in Botswana
Alliance Media all-women power team wins best OOH company in Botswana

Alliance Media's all-women team was awarded the Diamond Award at the PMR (Professional Management Review) Awards at the end of February 2018...

Issued by Alliance Media 4 Apr 2018

African data analytics markets receive $5m injection
African data analytics markets receive $5m injection

Nigerian-based Terragon Group, an African mobile marketing company, has closed a $5m funding round led by Africa-focused TLcom Capital, giving Africa's data analytics markets a big boost...

4 Apr 2018

The Africa Channel presents inaugural TV Series Festival at Ziff 2018
The Africa Channel presents inaugural TV Series Festival at Ziff 2018

The Africa Channel, the largest broadcaster of Africa-themed content in North America, has been announced as the official sponsor of the inaugural TV Series Festival 2018...

3 Apr 2018

Asia's pay-TV subs with 4K STB reach 53.6m
Asia's pay-TV subs with 4K STB reach 53.6m

Latest research from Dataxis showed that the number of pay-TV subscribers in Asia owning a 4K set-top box reached 53.6 million at the end of 2017...

3 Apr 2018

Call for applications for BASA Scale-Up programme
Call for applications for BASA Scale-Up programme

Applications are open for the BASA Scale-Up programme, sponsored by RMB and partnered with the British Council Southern Africa Arts and Livity Africa...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 3 Apr 2018

Are you serious? Fooling around on April Fool's Day 2018
Are you serious? Fooling around on April Fool's Day 2018

The rise of fake news means today's social media bunch are more sceptical than ever before, but how many people actually fall for April Fool's headlines...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Apr 2018

Easy steps to effective crisis communication
Easy steps to effective crisis communication

Organisations and their brands need to take consumers into their confidence when facing a crisis. Although this seems straightforward, it is rarely the case...

By Madelain Roscher 3 Apr 2018

African economies and business needs to transform
African economies and business needs to transform

The sixth edition of the Africa CEO Forum opened last week under the banner of African champions: it's transformation time...

31 Mar 2018

Einstein Forum
Building knowledge-based economies in Africa

Plans necessary to nurture the creative, skilled populations that will form the bedrock of knowledge-led economies in Africa, was discussed at the Next Einstein Forum in Rwanda this week...

29 Mar 2018

How the internet is reshaping World Heritage and our experience of it
How the internet is reshaping World Heritage and our experience of it

Most people's experience of World Heritage is now a digital one. Whether it's on social media, an official website, Wikipedia or a simple Google search, this shift in "visitation" means many people who engage with World Heritage will never physically travel to the actual site...

By Cristina Garduño Freeman 29 Mar 2018

Ericino de Salema, a prominent journalist and human rights lawyer, was abducted and assaulted on March 27, according to reports. Credit: Neusa Ribeiro.
Mozambique journalist abducted, assaulted

Ericino de Salema, a prominent journalist and human rights lawyer, was abducted and assaulted in Mozambique, on March 27...

29 Mar 2018

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Tanzania
Why my startup scene is better than yours: Tanzania

Which African tech startup ecosystem is the best, either for launching a business or making investments?

By Tom Jackson 29 Mar 2018

Kenyan journalists assaulted by police at Nairobi airport
Kenyan journalists assaulted by police at Nairobi airport

Kenyan police officers attacked reporters covering an opposition politician's return to the country, causing injuries to at least two journalists...

29 Mar 2018

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