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ECA launches 5 country profiles in Southern Africa
ECA launches 5 country profiles in Southern Africa

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Southern Africa office launches Zambia Steps profile and country profiles for Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe...

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Mozambican govt imposes crippling fees on independent media
Mozambican govt imposes crippling fees on independent media

Authorities in Mozambique should immediately reverse plans to impose prohibitively high financial charges that unduly target independent media...

2 days ago

Chris Ogden
#AfricaMonth: Africa-as-a-Service

Everything from software to infrastructure to insights to security now has its very own as-a-service slot that can be accessed by any company, anywhere, on demand. The ubiquitous as-a-service model is the key to unlocking business potential across the continent...

By Chris Ogden 11 May 2018

Ten African startups selected for Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition
Ten African startups selected for Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition

Ten startups from across Africa have been selected to take part in the inaugural Disrupt Africa Live Pitch Competition, which takes place in Nairobi next week...

By Tom Jackson 10 May 2018

iFlix launches regional hub in Cairo
iFlix launches regional hub in Cairo

iflix capitalises on Egypt's exceptional opportunity with exclusive new partnership and newly established regional hub...

10 May 2018

In2Innovation Summit: Are PR agencies simply consolidating rather than innovating?
In2Innovation Summit: Are PR agencies simply consolidating rather than innovating?

Never before has the PR industry had such significant opportunity to create rapid change. But is the industry demonstrating innovation in tackling its growing list of challenges? Thought leaders debated important points at this year's In2Innovation Summit...

10 May 2018

New data protection guidelines for Africa launched
New data protection guidelines for Africa launched

The Internet Society and the African Union Commission launched new personal data protection guidelines for Africa at the Africa Internet Summit held in Dakar, Senegal this week...

10 May 2018

UN urges release of Mauritanian blogger
UN urges release of Mauritanian blogger

UN experts urge immediate release of detained Mauritanian blogger eligible for release on time-served...

10 May 2018

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Youth urged to create digital solutions to help tackle HIV and Aids

As disruptive technologies continue to emerge in Rwanda and across the African market in general, young innovators have been challenged to create digital innovations that can help tackle health epidemics such as HIV and Aids...

By Athan Tashobya 10 May 2018

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How storytelling rocked behaviour change in Bali

It's always quite intimidating to attend a conference in a foreign land...

By Lynn Joffe 10 May 2018

Enabling the digitisation of Africa - five strategies
Enabling the digitisation of Africa - five strategies

South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya make up the top three of the 2018 EDI "digitagility" ranking in Africa which measures the ability of countries to go digital...

10 May 2018

Crossing borders in Africa with events
Crossing borders in Africa with events

Organising events in other countries poses challenges in innumerable forms and can develop into situations which often require diplomacy and tact...

By Glenn van Eck 10 May 2018

Cameroon arrests radio journalist
Cameroon arrests radio journalist

Cameroon military court orders radio journalist to be held for at least six months...

9 May 2018

How African businesses can comply with new EU data laws
How African businesses can comply with new EU data laws

The six steps that African businesses can take to comply with new European Union data privacy laws...

By Pieter Bensch 9 May 2018

#Indaba2018: Telling Africa's stories to increase tourism
#Indaba2018: Telling Africa's stories to increase tourism

"Showcase our Indaba and take it to more than 80 countries here for the next three days." This year's theme is Africa's Stories, Your Success and focuses on a united goal to deliver authentic stories to increase tourism to Africa sustainably...

By Danette Breitenbach 9 May 2018

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The African diaspora fights for place in film

Actors and directors from the African diaspora in Europe fight for a place in the film world...

9 May 2018

Disney Africa brings advertising sales in-house
Disney Africa brings advertising sales in-house

The Walt Disney Company Africa has announced that advertising sales for the Disney Channels Multiplex (Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD) on DStv will be brought in-house to be handled directly by Disney Africa based in Johannesburg from 1 August 2018...

Issued by Disney Africa Media Sales and Partnerships 9 May 2018

Jaza Duka benefits local communities by giving them quicker, more reliable access to the products they need most to support their families.
Pilot study to overcome cash constraints for entrepreneurs

Mastercard and Unilever break down barriers to growth for micro entrepreneurs with first-of-its-kind digital lending platform...

9 May 2018

TV celebrity and CEO of Special Effects Media, Danilo Acquisto. Image supplied.
Danilo Acquisto on the online video revolution (Part 2)

At a recent Heavy Chef event, Danilo Acquisto elaborated on the secrets of creating successful online video strategies...

By Juanita Pienaar 9 May 2018

#NewCampaign: Gimme #HopeJoanna
#NewCampaign: Gimme #HopeJoanna

Grid Worldwide launched its #HopeJoanna campaign on Freedom Day (Friday, 27 April) highlighting the highs and lows of the past 30 years in an effort to convey a message of hope and a sense of optimism to all South Africans...

By Jessica Tennant 9 May 2018

Burundi bans BBC, VOA ahead of May 17 referendum
Burundi bans BBC, VOA ahead of May 17 referendum

Burundi ordered a six-month ban on the broadcast operations of international networks, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Voice Of America (VOA)...

9 May 2018

Liberian film festival celebrates human rights
Liberian film festival celebrates human rights

To coincide with Europe Day, the European Union will launch the second film festival in Liberia...

8 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth
#AfricaMonth: The digital life expectancy of Africa's youth

Africa's new digitised youth population, Generation Z, will define Africa's digital future and these are the skills they will need to do it...

By Louise Marsland 8 May 2018

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#AfricaMonth: Pitching for Africa

There's no denying Africa is the place to be. Business is booming, international investors are interested, and there are deals for the taking, if you know how to secure them. Here's how to do so, effectively, from both the corporate/sponsor and startup perspective...

By Leigh Andrews 8 May 2018

Growth of satellite TV in Africa
Growth of satellite TV in Africa

SES increases reach in Nigeria to over 11 million TV homes, reaching 30 million homes across the continent...

8 May 2018

TV celebrity and CEO of Special Effects Media, Danilo Acquisto. © .
Danilo Acquisto on the online video revolution (Part 1)

Everyone is creating online video nowadays and by doing this, bypassing traditional channels, serving hundreds of millions of people their lively forms of content. At a recent Heavy Chef event, Danilo Acquisto shared some secrets of creating successful online video strategies...

By Juanita Pienaar 8 May 2018

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ICCA names Cape Town top MICE destination in Africa

Cape Town has been named as the number one meetings destination in Africa for the tenth consecutive year...

8 May 2018

Kevin Swanepoel, CEO of The One Club for Creativity.
#OneShow2018: Better representation across the board

As The One Club for Creativity's Creative Week 2018 gets underway, I sit down with CEO Kevin Swanepoel for a catch-up on their developments over the past year...

By Ann Nurock 8 May 2018

Landmark trade seminar for Africa
Landmark trade seminar for Africa

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and INTL FCStone announce landmark structured trade seminar in Africa...

8 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa
#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa

People across Africa face considerable challenges - many of them existential. But, without the right devices, connectivity, and skills, those who badly need their problems solved often can't access available solutions...

By Greg Morris 8 May 2018

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Favourite African adverts - Wes Phelan

South African creative director Wes Phelan recently picked his favourite African advert for Africa.film, a new site showcasing Africa's best videos...

8 May 2018

Michael Zahariev
#AfricaMonth: Tech in the African automotive market

The African continent is the last frontier for the global car sales industry. According to the 2015 International Organisation of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers' report Vehicles in Use, an estimated 44.8 million cars were in use across the continent that year...

By Michael Zahariev 8 May 2018

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