Made in Rwanda.
Made in Rwanda Online sees traction from local goods

E-commerce startup Made in Rwanda Online is proving the demand for locally produced goods and produce with its online marketplace for local sellers.

By Tom Jackson 5 hours ago

EasiPost Couriers. Credit: The Namibian/All Africa.
Namibia: Engineers deliver goods door-to-door

Opportunities are not limited to career fields people specialised in. This is evident from the new kid on the block, EasiPost Couriers, an enterprise which was started by three young engineers who had no previous experience in the courier industry.

By Ndama Nakashole 6 hours ago

Africa Code Week 2017.
Africa Code Week launches in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - With half a million young Africans engaged over the past two years, 15 Governments and over 100 partners on board already, Africa Code Week speaks volumes on the importance and impact of public-private partnerships in the digital age.

2 days ago

The power of consumer insights (combined with woke strategy and creative)
The power of consumer insights (combined with woke strategy and creative)

Never has it been so evident to acknowledge and value the power of consumer insights in 2017. The world is in a constant state of flux, continuous evolution and so too are we as consumers in how we do things, what we stand for and how we share experiences. Therefore, marketing is a shot in the dark without great insights and I would like to believe that any seasoned marketer knows this.

By Thomas Sepheka 2 days ago

The TBWA/Raad team with their 2017 Loeries flock.
#LoeriesRankings2017 with... TBWA\Raad

Just when you thought the Loeries buzz was over, the Loeries' rankings are in! I chatted to some of this year's top-ranked creatives post-celebrations. We kick off with the ever-disruptive TBWA\Raad team, based in Dubai in the UAE.

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Learn how to develop animated TV series for global distribution
Learn how to develop animated TV series for global distribution

Triggerfish is hosting a free webinar to help animators and storytellers across Africa to develop TV series for worldwide distribution. “African animation is at a tipping point,” says Triggerfish CEO Stuart Forrest.

3 days ago

#WorldFoodDay: Africa holds the key to feeding the world's population
#WorldFoodDay: Africa holds the key to feeding the world's population

The world needs to bet on Africa to feed the 9 billion people that will inhabit the planet by 2050, as Africa has 65% of the uncultivated arable land left in the world.

3 days ago

Leapfrogging to innovation in Africa requires leadership, persistence
Leapfrogging to innovation in Africa requires leadership, persistence

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Innovation is key to supporting Africa's transformation, said Vera Songwe, Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) executive secretary in Dakar, Senegal. Trade, ICT and climate smart industrialisation, she said, were a few areas that represent Africa's efforts to leapfrog through innovation.

3 days ago

Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact, innovation
Harnessing design thinking to drive entrepreneurial impact, innovation

Every business leader today faces immense pressures of power and responsibility. All it takes is a few wrong decisions, or a dollop too much complacency, for disaster to land. Today this pressure is more poignant than ever. Change is in the air, only now it is happening at breakneck speed. The lifespans of companies are fast becoming shorter. Uncertainty reigns.

By Gilbert Saggia 19 Oct 2017

Africa Week: Unleashing the continent's potential
Africa Week: Unleashing the continent's potential

Africa must focus on young people, empower women and girls, and be innovative in leveraging resources and financing for development, United Nations secretary-general, António Guterres, said as the UN kicked off Africa Week.

19 Oct 2017

Airtel Sierra Leone rebranded Orange
Airtel Sierra Leone rebranded Orange

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Orange has launched its brand in Sierra Leone, building on its strong presence in Sub Saharan Africa, with 50 million customers in 16 countries.

19 Oct 2017

Three Cameroonian journalists charged with criminal defamation
Three Cameroonian journalists charged with criminal defamation

COTONOU, Cameroon - The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on Cameroonian authorities to immediately halt the prosecution of three journalists after a judge on October 9 changed the charges against them mid-trial.

18 Oct 2017

Supermarket surge on the cards for Cote d'Ivoire
Supermarket surge on the cards for Cote d'Ivoire

  • Survey of Ivorian urban supermarket shoppers reveals their appetite for more organised retail and visible pricing
  • The independent convenience store remains the dominant channel in the country
  • In the quest for the best price, 46% of shoppers actively look for promotions when shopping

Issued by Nielsen 18 Oct 2017