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MARKETING & MEDIA

Influencer marketing company expands to Nigeria

Leading influencer marketing platform builds Nigerian base for ongoing African growth...

14 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Applications open for fellowships for journalists in Africa

Fellowships are open to journalists in mainly developing countries in Africa, Asia (including Pacific Island nations), and Latin America/the Caribbean, through the Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists...

15 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

BBC Africa launches new TV/radio programmes in Nigeria

As Nigeria prepares for the general election in 2019, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa, has launched new television and radio programmes across its partner TV stations in Nigeria...

17 hours ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

New report: Almost 36 million Ethiopian children lack access to basic social services

88% of the 41 million children under the age of 18 in Ethiopia are multi-dimensionally poor, according to a new report...

17 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BizTrends2019: Facebook is the dial tone, not the message

When Marian Salzman (one of the world's top trendspotters) invited me to discuss all things trends over coffee at the end of 2018, I jumped at the chance. This is the second of three overviews of our talking points...

By Leigh Andrews 18 hours ago

ENERGY & MINING

Registration now open for APPO Cape VII Congress and Exhibition conference

The African Petroleum Producers Organisation and its member countries call for unity, cooperation and reform amongst oil producers ahead of the Cape VII Congress and Exhibition, which will take place from 1-5 April 2019 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, under the theme Pathways to Shared Prosperity in the African Petroleum Industry.

18 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

AGCO unveils innovative Farm in a Box initiative for Africa's rural communities

Capacity-building and agricultural mechanisation are a priority to facilitate food security and unlock the potential of small-scale farming in Africa...

19 hours ago

TOURISM

#BizTrends 2019: Tourism the golden ticket to job creation

In a country where over six million people are unemployed, it is no wonder that job creation has been the hot topic...

By Andrew Stark 19 hours ago

RETAIL

#BizTrends2019: Payments, engagement, partnership - African retail trends for 2019

With two key retail periods - Black Friday and festive season - now behind us, retailers are looking for new ways to increase revenue, grow market share, and boost profits...

By Mark Schech 19 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BizTrends2019: The speed of culture

A lot happens in a year, and as our population and their access to the world and each other grows, our collective innovation and productivity will continue to grow exponentially, making each passing year increasingly dense with 'trends' and 'disruptions'...

By Yatish Narsi 22 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Brand Finance releases report for the world's most valuable brands in 2019

Italian supercar manufacturer, Ferrari, has reclaimed the title of the world's strongest brand, having last held it in 2014, according to the latest report by Brand Finance...

1 day ago

RETAIL

Maybelline and Puma collaborate on athleisure-inspired makeup collection

Maybelline New York has teamed up with global sportswear brand Puma to create a high performance, street style-inspired makeup collection. The Puma x Maybelline collaboration taps into the athleisure trend...

1 day ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

#StartupStory: Tech startup sets its sights on disrupting the local logistics sector

Arlax is a centralised B2B logistics marketplace with the aim to bridge the gap between suppliers and transporters...

By Evan-Lee Courie 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Africa's most popular video streaming sites

The number of video streaming platforms active in Africa has exploded over the past few years as the continent responded to the global shift from linear TV to on-demand viewing...

1 day ago

ENERGY & MINING

10 developments that will shape Africa's energy sector in 2019

The new year brings a new set of dynamics and challenges set to influence the future of the energy industry, from presidential elections to megaprojects developments, amidst intensifying international competition...

By NJ Ayuk 1 day ago

AGRICULTURE

A new way to curb nitrogen pollution: Regulate fertiliser producers, not just farmers

Reducing nitrogen pollution around the globe is an urgent environmental goal, but extremely challenging - in part because the main human source is agriculture...

By David Kanter 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

DW launches a YouTube channel aimed at the youth

Deutsche Welle has launched a weekly YouTube show to engage the youth on the African continent on issues facing them in Africa...

1 day ago

AGRICULTURE

World Agritech Innovation Summit 2019 names Aerobotics as one of 13 startups to watch out for

Aerobotics has been named one of 13 startups to watch in this years' World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, which takes place between 19 and 20 March in San Francisco, California...

1 day ago

RETAIL

#BizTrends2019: 5 trends shaping the fresh produce sector

The fresh produce industry's characteristics can easily be defined by those of its products - quick turnaround and short shelve life. It is definitely not an easy game...

By Lindie Stroebel 1 day ago

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