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A female Aedes albopictus mosquito feeding on a human host. James Gathany/CDC
Ethiopia must do more to stop recurring chikungunya outbreaks

Ethiopia's second largest city, Dire Dawa, is dealing with a chikungunya fever outbreak. Around 20,000 cases of the mosquito-borne viral infection have been reported since the outbreak started in March 2019...

By Eunice Anyango Owino 26 minutes ago

RETAIL

Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design
Pentawards 2019 honours best in global packaging design

The winners of the annual Pentawards, a prestigious packaging design competition, were recognised at a gala ceremony held on 12 September in London. Microsoft scooped the top Diamond prize...

2 hours ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

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Automating supply chain innovation

Refining the last mile journey with the potential of technology...

By David Slotow 3 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Lucan, Maianga Cape Verde shortlisted for 2019 Lisbon Ad Fest
Lucan, Maianga Cape Verde shortlisted for 2019 Lisbon Ad Fest

The Lisbon Awards Group has announced the Lisbon Health International Advertising Festival and Lisbon International Advertising Festival shortlists...

3 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Sarika Modi, MD of Triple Eight Agency, at the Gender Mainstreaming Awards.
#FairnessFirst: Triple Eight on not just surviving but thriving as an all-female agency

Not only is Triple Eight Africa's fastest-growing all-female marketing agency, they were also the 'overall winners for investing in young women' at the recent Gender Mainstreaming Awards. Here's the essence of the socially conscious marketing, PR and digital agency's success...

By Leigh Andrews 5 hours ago

HEALTHCARE

Kenya introduces anti-malaria vaccine
Kenya introduces anti-malaria vaccine

Kenya has introduced a malaria vaccine to children from six months of age in selected areas of the country in a phased pilot introduction. It is the first and only vaccine to significantly reduce malaria in children...

6 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Nielsen reveals stabilising prospects in Africa
Nielsen reveals stabilising prospects in Africa

Africa's markets are never quite what they seem as revealed by the latest Nielsen Africa Prospect Indicator (APi) which shows that amidst relentless change, country prospects are stabilising on the continent...

Issued by Nielsen 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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CMO Summit at Leaderex: How AI is changing the way we work

Artificial Intelligence and other technologies are changing the way organisations work. To be successful in this new way of work, requires more than just implementing new technologies...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 days ago

TOURISM

Aleph Hospitality, Marriott sign franchise agreement strengthening ties in Kenya
Aleph Hospitality, Marriott sign franchise agreement strengthening ties in Kenya

Aleph Hospitality has signed a franchise agreement with global hotelier Marriott International for a new Protea Hotels by Marriott hotel in Kisumu, Kenya. Located in Kisumu on the shores of Lake Victoria, the new hotel will feature 125 rooms, three food and beverage outlets, a rooftop infinity pool, and more...

2 days ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

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GIG Logistics Ghana, Aim Higher Africa launch back-to-school giveaway in Accra

"Education is the cornerstone of every economy in Africa and GIG Logistics Ghana is committed to investing in this sector. We believe education is the bedrock of our society and a requisite for Ghana's development."

2 days ago

RETAIL

ECDC explores trade opportunities in Nigeria and China
ECDC explores trade opportunities in Nigeria and China

The Eastern Cape Development Corporation recently concluded a two-week long trade promotion tour of Nigeria and China aimed at improving trade between the Eastern Cape and these two fast-growing economies...

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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The significant shift from aspirational to inspirational brands

The Top Million research report into South Africa's top million households in 2019 - with a combined buying power of R700 billion - looks at what drives this 'Upper Middle Class'; what they are spending on; where they have cut back; and how marketers can reach this group...?

By Louise Marsland 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed during a ceremony marking the reopening of the Eritrean Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 16, 2018. A recent thawing of relations between the two countries did not lead to improved conditions for the media in Eritrea. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Tiksa Negeri.
10 most censored countries

In Africa, Eritrea and Equatorial Guinea make the list of the Committee to Protect Journalists' special report on the Top 10 Most Censored Countries in the world...

3 days ago

TOURISM

Radisson Hotel's new opened Niamey hotel achieves Safehotels executive certification
Radisson Hotel's new opened Niamey hotel achieves Safehotels executive certification

The Safehotels certificate allows Radisson Hotel Group to add external validation to their safety and security programme and to create additional value for the guests, staff and owners...

3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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How to be brave, brands

WGSN's 2019 report on brands and marketing touched on everything from the power of collaboration to meaningful content and the importance of authenticity - it also highlighted the rise of 'brave brands'...

By Lynette Botha 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Digital technologies are transforming African businesses

Digital technology has created new opportunities for businesses in sub-Saharan Africa to compete on a more equal footing, but obstacles remain...

By Elvira Bolat and Nasiru Taura 3 days ago

ENERGY & MINING

Mickael Vogel, director of strategy, African Energy Chamber
Lessons from Chad: Drilling is a no brainer

Chad's rigs count has been surprisingly high for a year now, in a country that produces only about 100,000 bopd...

By Mickael Vogel, 3 days ago

HEALTHCARE

Slum residents were said to do less exercise because of cheap motorcycle taxis. Boris Golovnev/Shutterstock
Bad habits drive health risks among Kenya's urban poor

There's a rise of cardiovascular diseases in developing countries which is linked to changes in diet, physical activity and obesity...

By Frederick Wekesah 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

All the 2019 African Digital Media Awards winners
All the 2019 African Digital Media Awards winners

Winners of the 2019 African Digital Media Awards have been announced in Johannesburg, South Africa...

3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Newsmaker: How Georgie Badiel-Liberty is bringing sub-Saharan Africa's water scarcity to the forefront
#Newsmaker: How Georgie Badiel-Liberty is bringing sub-Saharan Africa's water scarcity to the forefront

International model and activist, Georgie Badiel-Liberty was recently in Cape Town to participate in the Doha Debate and talks to us about the important work she is doing through her foundation to create awareness around the world water crisis...

By Juanita Pienaar 12 Sep 2019

RETAIL

KDV launches Monument Distillers in Kenya
KDV launches Monument Distillers in Kenya

Premium drinks business Kensington Distillers and Vintners London, has extended its African footprint by entering the Kenyan market as Monument Distillers Kenya...

12 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Blueline to launch new OTT TV experience in Madagascar with moTV

Blueline, innovative operator in telecom and Pay TV industry in Madagascar and moTV.eu, European service provider of complete ecosystem announced a partnership...

12 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Who killed the copywriter? The death of the English language in advertising

The answer, definitely and resoundingly, is "the art director". But is this true?

By Manqoba Zondi 12 Sep 2019

RETAIL

DHL Africa eShop platform rolled out to 34 additional countries
DHL Africa eShop platform rolled out to 34 additional countries

DHL's Africa eShop platform has expanded to an additional 14 countries across sub-Saharan Africa.

12 Sep 2019

PROPERTY

Nigeria's retail, office vacancies still high
Nigeria's retail, office vacancies still high

Nigeria's economy is showing some green shoots that point to improved growth in the coming quarters but the outlook has done little to bolster investor confidence in the local retail and office market sectors...

11 Sep 2019

TOURISM

IATA: African airlines record 3.6% rise in demand for July
IATA: African airlines record 3.6% rise in demand for July

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recorded slow global passenger demand growth for July. All regions posted traffic increases. Monthly capacity increased by 3.2%, with the load factor rising by 0.3 percentage points to 85.7%, which is a new high for any month...

11 Sep 2019

HEALTHCARE

Congolese National Army solider escorts health workers to the grave of an Ebola victim, in Beni, North Kivu province. EPA-EFE/HUGH KINSELLA CUNNINGHAM
Ebola in the Congo: a forgotten conflict became a danger to world health

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Ebola epidemic as a public health emergency of international concern"...

By Aymar Nyenyezi Bisoka 11 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Eloine Barry, CEO African Media Agency.
African Media Agency partners with USAfrica Expo

The USAfrica Business Expo will bring together small business owners, investors, diplomats and political figures from across the continent of Africa on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly...

11 Sep 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Andrew Human to leave the Loeries
Andrew Human to leave the Loeries

CEO of the Loeries, Andrew Human, will be leaving the organisation after 15 years at the helm, during which time the Loeries was transformed into a globally recognised festival and the highest accolade for the advertising and brand communication industry across Africa and the Middle East...

Issued by Loeries 11 Sep 2019

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