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#NEWSWATCH: Uganda's 'social media tax' condemned
#NEWSWATCH: Uganda's 'social media tax' condemned

Uganda is in the news today across the globe for what is being called a "social media tax" on social media users in the East African country, which has in the past imposed draconian laws that curb press freedom and freedom of speech.

By Louise Marsland 1 Jun 2018

Call for innovations from Africa's youth
Call for innovations from Africa's youth

UNDP and Accenture are partnering to change the face of Africa's development by implementing the YAS! portal-platform...

1 Jun 2018

Kora is the blockchain platform empowering social change in rural Africa.
Kora uses blockchain platform to empower social change in rural Africa

Kora aims to engage with existing communities in rural Africa to combat issues that keep communities circling the poverty drain by using blockchain technology in the current financial system in Africa...

1 Jun 2018

LinkedIn Sales Navigator via .
Mobility to rule video in 2018

Video production and viewing become more challenging as goldfish attention span proves longer than a human's...

By Priscilla Kennedy 1 Jun 2018

Wikipedia Conference to be held in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time
Wikipedia Conference to be held in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time

A first-ever gathering in the sub-Saharan African region will be held in Cape Town, bringing together more than 700 people to discuss how to improve the diversity of knowledge represented on Wikipedia and Wikimedia sites...

1 Jun 2018

Tell authentic African stories by empowering content producers
Tell authentic African stories by empowering content producers

MultiChoice Africa announces Pan-African initiative for film and television industry, to ignite Africa's creative industries...

31 May 2018

Hlukani Pinto, regional marketing manager SSA at Pernod Ricard.
#AfricaMonth: "African consumers are on the rise" - Pernod Ricard

All about the luxury brand's African consumer market and tailoring their 'premiumisation' approach to the mobile-first continent...

By Leigh Andrews 31 May 2018

Building better relationships between brands and influencers
Building better relationships between brands and influencers

Ofentse Maloba explores ways how brands and influencers can build better relationships that can benefit them both...

By Ofentse Maloba 31 May 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron.
French President Macron announces $76m Africa startup fund

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced the launch of a €65 million ($76.14 million) fund dedicated to providing access to small ticket funding for African startups, as part of the unveiling of a 'Digital Africa' initiative...

By Gabriella Mulligan 31 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Africa communications is rising too
#AfricaMonth: Africa communications is rising too

There are six main reasons for the rise of Africa as an investment destination and each of them has an impact on the practice of effective communications across the continent...

By Robyn de Villiers 30 May 2018

Kwese TV secures top brands for world cup sponsorships
Kwese TV secures top brands for world cup sponsorships

Kwesé TV inks impressive multi-territory deals with leading global brands for the 2018 FIFA World Cup...

30 May 2018

Record entries for Zanzibar International Film Festival
Record entries for Zanzibar International Film Festival

Official selection announced for the Zanzibar International Film Festival after record number of entries...

30 May 2018

Top 3 takeouts from Zuckerberg's fireside chat at Viva Tech
Top 3 takeouts from Zuckerberg's fireside chat at Viva Tech

During a fireside chat with Publicis Groupe chairman and co-founder, Maurice Levy, at the recent Viva Tech event, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about privacy, GDPR, his plans for governance, and how he intends to fight bad content...

29 May 2018

Tech, content and creativity drive biggest ever rise in BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands
Tech, content and creativity drive biggest ever rise in BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands

The total brand value of the BrandZ Top 100 grew by a record 21%, adding almost $750bn to the ranking, now valued at $4.4tn...

Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 29 May 2018

Gearing up for Pamro 2018
Gearing up for Pamro 2018

Booking is open for the 19th Pamro All Africa Media Research Conference, which will this year, consider a 'billion dollar question'...

29 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Rewriting the African narrative on reputation
#AfricaMonth: Rewriting the African narrative on reputation

The recent ethics and reputation study conducted by Reputation Matters on behalf of the African Public Relations Association, has highlighted many opportunities for the continent to take charge of its narrative...

29 May 2018

Korea to help Africa compete in fourth industrial revolution
Korea to help Africa compete in fourth industrial revolution

Korea is ready to share its technological and industrial revolution experience with Africa, says President Moon Jae-in...

28 May 2018

The most admired African brands announced
The most admired African brands announced

Brand Africa's 100 list of Africa's Best Brands for 2017/18 was released last week at an awards ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa...

28 May 2018

EMEA Sabres announces Africa Consultancy of the Year
EMEA Sabres announces Africa Consultancy of the Year

Clockwork Media has won the 2018 Africa Consultancy of the Year at the EMEA SABRE Awards...

28 May 2018

GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet
GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet

Most of us have been bombarded recently by a barrage of emails from companies begging us to "stay in touch" or "opt in" or informing us of a "policy update". On May 25, an historic date for the internet, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force...

By Bill Buchanan 28 May 2018

The implications of 'digital trade' on human rights
The implications of 'digital trade' on human rights

Digital trade within the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area will be at the centre of discussions during an upcoming conference...

28 May 2018

Support for African youth development from EU
Support for African youth development from EU

European Union and African Union Commissions step up their cooperation to support young people, jobs and peace...

25 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Brands and cultural diversity across Africa
#AfricaMonth: Brands and cultural diversity across Africa

Reputation is 100%-dependent on landscape comprehension, so brands in Africa need to understand cultural diversity across the continent...

By Trevor Chueu 25 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Africa is evolving into a global innovation powerhouse
#AfricaMonth: Africa is evolving into a global innovation powerhouse

By 2050, over a quarter of the world's population will live in Africa. In celebration of Africa Day, 25 May 2018, Sage unpacks which of Africa's key economies are positioned for strong growth in the decades to come...

By Pieter Bensch 25 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges
#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges

Africa is an ideal market for brand holders and counterfeiters as growth in brand investment creates demand...

By Vanessa Ferguson 25 May 2018

Barbara Kaija, group editor-in-chief of New Vision Press and Publishing Company and Noura al Hourani, lead Arabic editor at Syria Direct.
Wan-Ifra reveals 2018 Laureates of Women in News Editorial Leadership Award

Wan-Ifra has announced the 2018 Laureates of the Women in News Editorial Leadership Award...

24 May 2018

Africa's top 50 innovators announced
Africa's top 50 innovators announced

The Africa Innovation Summit has announced Africa's top 50 innovators, selected from across the continent to exhibit at the innovation forum next month...

24 May 2018

97 percent of Kenyans use online video services
97 percent of Kenyans use online video services

The latest study from GfKshows that 97% of Kenyan adults with internet access are using some form of online video service, with nearly two-thirds paying to view digital online content...

24 May 2018

DISCOP Markets.
More than 500 content producers from Africa heading for DISCOP Johannesburg

More than 500 film, television, digital and video gaming content producers from all over Africa will converge at DISCOP Johannesburg...

23 May 2018

Taazima Kala-Essack, lead consultant, Hotwire PRC, Botswana.
How to implement those big ideas

Is overthinking one of the problems plaguing the communications industry and, especially, the public relations sector of that industry?

By TAAZIMA KALA-ESSACK 23 May 2018

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