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EU contributes €15m to the fight against desert locust in AfricaArticle

The European Commission has allocated these funds to support the UN agency and partner countries in combatting the worst desert locust upsurges seen in the region in decades...

2 days ago

Emirates SkyCargo expands its cargo connectivity
Emirates SkyCargo expands its cargo connectivityArticle

Emirates SkyCargo will be operating scheduled cargo flights to 100 destinations across six continents during the month of July 2020.

2 days ago

Three from Africa on Next Creative Leaders 2020 jury (One Club/3% Movement)
Three from Africa on Next Creative Leaders 2020 jury (One Club/3% Movement)Article

Three creatives from Africa are among the global jury of 88 creatives from 25 countries announced for Next Creative Leaders competition, run jointly by The One Club for Creativity and The 3% Movement...

30 Jun 2020

Megaprojects in Addis Ababa raise questions about spatial justice
Megaprojects in Addis Ababa raise questions about spatial justiceArticle

Urban investments across the African continent are at an all-time high. Yet the nature of these investments differs starkly across cities....

Biruk Terrefe 24 Jun 2020

WINA Festival announces 2020 winners!
WINA Festival announces 2020 winners!Article

South African creative advertising agency, Kilmer & Cruise bags a Bronze in the Better World category (Causes) and a Silver in the Effectiveness category (Public Services) at the WINA Festival for their Children's Hospital Trust - Election Takeover campaign...

19 Jun 2020

Power of e-sports keeping fans connected to sport
Power of e-sports keeping fans connected to sportArticle

With worldwide lockdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic, sponsors and rights owners had to find innovative ways to keep the fans' passion for sport alive...

Issued by Openfield 15 Jun 2020

Warc Awards announces 2020 Effective Content Strategy winners
Warc Awards announces 2020 Effective Content Strategy winnersArticle

A total of 13 campaigns for a variety of global brands across different markets have won in the Effective Content Strategy category of the Warc Awards...

10 Jun 2020

2020 Effie Index ranks world's most effective marketers
2020 Effie Index ranks world's most effective marketersArticle

Effie Worldwide has announced the 2020 Effie Index, the 10th annual ranking of the companies behind the world's most effective marketing efforts...

9 Jun 2020

Jury chair, Ivan Pollard, senior vice president, global chief marketing officer, General Mills.
Warc Awards 2020 announces Effective Use of Brand Purpose winnersArticle

16 campaigns for global brands across different markets have won in the Effective Use of Brand Purpose category of the Warc Awards...

3 Jun 2020

Airline success is not just about profitability - it's about delivering on shareholder objectives
Airline success is not just about profitability - it's about delivering on shareholder objectivesArticle

While it's understandable that the long-suffering South African taxpayers have had enough of watching their tax money being thrown at what they consider a lost cause, selling off any state-owned airline to the highest bidder is not really a viable solution...

James Geldenhuys 29 May 2020

Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club for Creativity.
ADC Awards announces 2020 Global Creative RankingsArticle

Based on results of last week's ADC 99th Annual Awards show, the ADC Awards has announced its 2020 Global Creative Rankings...

26 May 2020

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Emirates implements new safety measures as it resumes operationsArticle

The new measures took effect with the resumption of regularly scheduled passenger flights to nine destinations...

21 May 2020

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Emirates resumes passenger flights to 9 destinationsArticle

Travellers will only be accepted on these flights if they comply with the eligibility and entry criteria requirements of their destination countries...

15 May 2020

AME Awards announces 2020 finalists
AME Awards announces 2020 finalistsArticle

New York Festivals 2020 AME Awards has announced its 2020 finalists, honouring effective work that works...

4 May 2020

Lex Bradshaw-Zanger, L'Oréal.
Warc Awards 2020 announces Effective Social Strategy shortlistArticle

The final shortlist has been released for the Warc Awards 2020. 21 campaigns have made the Effective Social Strategy shortlist, which links social strategies to business success...

29 Apr 2020

Ash Tailor - Global brand and marketing director, Legoland.
Warc Awards 2020 announces Effective Content Strategy shortlistArticle

21 campaigns for a wide range of product categories for global brands across different markets have been shortlisted in the Effective Content Strategy category, which rewards content strategies that can demonstrate a business outcome...

22 Apr 2020

Emirates SkyCago continues supply of commodities to and from SA
Emirates SkyCago continues supply of commodities to and from SAArticle

The main commodities transported on the charter flights are medical supplies including face masks, protective covers, sanitisers, equipment for hospitals in addition to pharmaceuticals, raw materials and spare parts...

22 Apr 2020

Finalists announced for global ADC 99th Annual Awards
Finalists announced for global ADC 99th Annual AwardsArticle

The One Club for Creativity has announced the finalists for the global ADC 99th Annual Awards...

21 Apr 2020

Ivan Pollard. Image credit: General Mills.
Warc Awards 2020 announces Effective Use of Brand Purpose shortlistArticle

The Warc Awards has announced its Effective Use of Brand Purpose shortlist...

15 Apr 2020

Emirates simplifies rebooking and refunds
Emirates simplifies rebooking and refundsArticle

Emirates has updated its Covid-19 travel waiver policies into one simplified approach for rebooking and refunds on tickets issued in all its global markets...

14 Apr 2020

Coronavirus and hotel lockdowns: Who foots the bill when hotels are placed under quarantine?
Coronavirus and hotel lockdowns: Who foots the bill when hotels are placed under quarantine?Article

For hotel owners and operators already facing nosedives in revenue, the corresponding guest costs, whether over a daily, weekly or monthly basis, can be significant. So who's picking up the tab resulting from these quarantines, and what can hotel owners and operators do...

Jonathan Lynch 8 Apr 2020

Jane Wakely, Mars & Mars Pet Nutrition.
Warc Awards 2020 announces Effective Innovation shortlistArticle

20 campaigns have been shortlisted in the Effective Innovation category, which recognises innovative thinking that has transformed a business to deliver tangible results...

8 Apr 2020

Covid-19 aviation standstill hampers Ghana's development efforts
Covid-19 aviation standstill hampers Ghana's development effortsArticle

The coronavirus is stressing the continent's aviation sector...

Julia Selman Ayetey 2 Apr 2020

Stray cows rest on a New Delhi street during a one-day civil curfew to combat coronavirus. Cattle may have been central to a coronavirus outbreak in 1890. Yawar Nazir/Getty Images
A brief history of the coronavirus family - including one pandemic we might have missedArticle

Scientists have known of the human coronavirus since the 1960s. But only rarely has it garnered wider recognition over the past half a century...

Burtram Fielding 25 Mar 2020

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Warc Rankings announces Effective 100Article

The Warc Effective 100, an annual ranking of the world's most awarded campaigns and companies for marketing effectiveness has been released...

17 Mar 2020

KFC's The First Colonel to Conquer eSports campaign. Image supplied.
Warc Rankings announces Media 100 resultsArticle

The Media 100, the second of the three Warc Rankings, is now released featuring the most awarded campaigns, agencies and brands in the world for media excellence...

10 Mar 2020

New head of Hyundai Middle East and Africa region
New head of Hyundai Middle East and Africa regionArticle

Hyundai Motor Company has announced the appointment of Bang Sun Jeong as its new vice president of the Middle East and Africa region...

5 Mar 2020

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Warc Rankings Creative 100 announcedArticle

The Warc Rankings Creative 100 has been released with Burger King's The Whopper Detour, by FCB New York, selected as the most creatively celebrated campaign of 2019...

3 Mar 2020

Why e-visas are emerging as a smarter choice for the global traveller
Why e-visas are emerging as a smarter choice for the global travellerArticle

With more and more countries adding the E-Visa route to the common visa channels, VFS Global's Regional Group COO Jiten Vyas discusses how smart, quicker and hassle-free solutions in this space is making it a preferred choice for the global traveller...

Jiten Vyas 11 Feb 2020

Unstereotype Alliance South Africa Chapter launches in Johannesburg
Unstereotype Alliance South Africa Chapter launches in JohannesburgArticle

Today marks the launch of the South Africa chapter of the Unstereotype Alliance, an industry-led initiative convened by UN Women to end harmful stereotypes often perpetuated through advertising...

10 Feb 2020

AECOM appoints new MD for Africa
AECOM appoints new MD for AfricaArticle

Darrin Green has been promoted to managing director, Africa at AECOM, a responsibility he will undertake in addition to his previous role as MD for Civil Infrastructure, Africa...

3 Feb 2020

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China-bound travellers urged to reconsider plansArticle

The Center for Disease Control has issued a Level 3 Warning to avoid non-essential travel to China in its entirety...

31 Jan 2020

MSC Cruises launches sustainability tour programme, Protectours
MSC Cruises launches sustainability tour programme, ProtectoursArticle

MSC Cruises has unveiled a series of selected shore excursions specifically designed to help protect and preserve the Earth's natural beauty...

30 Jan 2020

Tim Hortons' The Away Game campaign. Image supplied.
Effective use of Partnerships and Sponsorships winners announced for Warc Media Awards 2019Article

The winners for the Effective Use of Partnerships and Sponsorships category have been announced of the Warc Media Awards 2019...

29 Jan 2020

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Emirates SkyCargo gets ready to grow global trade in 2020Article

"The global air cargo industry witnessed what was a very challenging year in 2019. Economic uncertainty, tensions in global trade and unrest in key markets negatively impacted cargo volumes. However, the tough market conditions were an opportunity for us to review our core offering to our customers."

16 Jan 2020

Shaming people for flying won't cut airline emissions. We need a smarter solution
Shaming people for flying won't cut airline emissions. We need a smarter solutionArticle

"Fake news", the chief executive of Lufthansa has called it. But his counterpart at Air France calls it the airline industry's "biggest challenge". So does the president of Emirates: "It's got to be dealt...

Duygu Yengin and Tracey Dodd 15 Jan 2020

20 executive jury members confirmed for New York Festivals Advertising Awards
20 executive jury members confirmed for New York Festivals Advertising AwardsArticle

New York Festivals® Advertising Awards has announced the first 20 members of the 2020 NYF executive jury, one of which is Ahmed Tilly, chief creative officer at FCB Joburg...

14 Jan 2020

Emirates adds plant-based options in celebration of Veganuary
Emirates adds plant-based options in celebration of VeganuaryArticle

Emirates is celebrating Veganuary on board by including an additional plant-based option on its menus for the month of January...

8 Jan 2020

Jury member Benoit Weisser, chief strategy officer, Ogilvy Asia. Image supplied.
Best Use of Data winners announced for Warc Media Awards 2019Article

Warc has announced a total of nine winners - one Grand Prix, two Golds, three Silvers and three Bronzes - in the Best Use of Data category for Warc Media Awards 2019...

8 Jan 2020

#BizTrends2020: Building for sustainability continues to promote valuable returns
#BizTrends2020: Building for sustainability continues to promote valuable returnsArticle

There is a direct link between the stability of an economy and ongoing development - and currently, the local construction and property industries are undeniably experiencing a lull...

Johan Piekaar 2 Jan 2020

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A platform for Arab filmmakersArticle

MBC original narrative short film festival promotes Arab filmmakers...

13 Dec 2019

Unilever's Carrie Timms, vice president of global media. Image source: Warc Media.
Effective Use of Partnerships and Sponsorships shortlist announced for Warc Media Awards 2019Article

Warc has released the Effective Use of Partnerships and Sponsorships shortlist for the Warc Media Awards 2019...

11 Dec 2019

Africa gets a boost in aviation security
Africa gets a boost in aviation securityArticle

A programme developed by the International Civil Aviation Organization in collaboration with the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University has seen 20 more people graduate from the Aviation Security Professional Management course, which carries a formal designation of AVSEC PM...

4 Dec 2019

Joanne Lebert, executive director, Impact
India turns a blind eye to illegal goldArticle

Gold that is tied to conflict, human rights abuses, and corruption in Africa and South America is entering legal international markets through India, a new report says...

28 Nov 2019

Kevin Ndinguri, managing director at UM.
#Newsmaker: Kevin Ndinguri, UM's new MDArticle

Full-service media agency UM recently appointed Kevin Ndinguri, who has spent the last year as client managing partner at UM Africa, as MD of the local team...

Jessica Tennant 28 Nov 2019

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