Social media erupts for Zim The Voice UK contestant
Social media erupts for Zim The Voice UK contestant

Zimbabwe-raised, 16-year old Donel Mangena is the talk of The Voice UK, along with his dancing grandmother who owned social media after the performance of her grandson, when she danced for joy on stage alongside him.

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

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

The UK's International Development Secretary, Penny Mordaunt has pointed to the "incredible power of technology" to provide relief across Africa and help tackle Africa's greatest challenges and build a modern economy for the future.

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

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Top ten global consumer trends

The market research company, Euromonitor International released a report revealing the top 10 global consumer trends for 2018.

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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.

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

Kantar TNS, one of the world's largest research agencies, and Qualtrics, the leader in experience management, have announced a global partnership to help organisations put customers at the heart of their business. The strategic alliance brings together Kantar TNS's worldwide network of customer experience research, access to a rich database of over 19 million interviews, end-to-end platform implementation, smart analytics and activation, with the powerful Qualtrics Experience Management Platform™, the world's only integrated experience solution.

Issued by Kantar TNS 1 day ago

#BizTrends2018: Talking to Africa in 2018
#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

#BizTrends2018: The agencies of the future will be agile
#BizTrends2018: The agencies of the future will be agile

It is so difficult nowadays to even project what is going to happen tomorrow, that I don't have 10 things that are going to happen next year! But these are my pointers for 2018.

By Karabo Denalane 1 day ago

Partech Ventures launches $70m Africa VC fund
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 1 day ago

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African short films on Oscar shortlist

Six African short films are in the running to win an Oscar, selected from 63 qualifying films. The five finalists will be announced this Tuesday, 23 January 2018, with the awards scheduled for 4 March 2018 in Los Angeles.

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Instagram, Google+ join EU group fighting hate speech
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.

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Kenya's Nailab selects 15 startups for Make-IT accelerator
Kenya's Nailab selects 15 startups for Make-IT accelerator

Kenyan incubator, Nailab, has announced the 15 startups that will take part in its Make-IT accelerator programme, designed to strengthen entrepreneurs' skills for scaling their businesses.

By Tom Jackson 18 Jan 2018