Empowering Africa's women-led entrepreneurial business ecosystem
Empowering Africa's women-led entrepreneurial business ecosystem

The 4th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) announces opening keynote speakers...

11 Sep 2018

Lionheart is Netflix's first original film from Nigeria
Lionheart is Netflix's first original film from Nigeria

Lionheart, directed by Genevieve Nnaji, is the first Netflix original film from Nigeria. The movie is her directorial debut...

11 Sep 2018

The Future of Media in Africa
The Future of Media in Africa

Meltwater Africa to host a business lunch on The Future of Media in Africa...

Issued by Meltwater 10 Sep 2018

Detailed 'PR value' media monitoring service for Africa
Detailed 'PR value' media monitoring service for Africa

APO Group launches enhanced press release monitoring service for Africa and the Middle East...

10 Sep 2018

Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, also known as Shawkan, looks on behind bars in his trial on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt, on May 31, 2016. Shawkan was sentenced to five years in prison on September 8, 2018. Credit: Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/CPJ.
Egypt sentences photojournalist Shawkan to five years

The Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned an Egyptian court's sentencing of photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as "Shawkan," to five years in prison...

10 Sep 2018

Final call for entries to AppsAfrica Innovation Awards
Final call for entries to AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

Startups have one week left to apply to the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, celebrating the best in mobile and tech from across Africa...

By Gabriella Mulligan 10 Sep 2018

Parade of world leaders court Africa
Parade of world leaders court Africa

How does growing international interest in Africa stand to benefit the continent...?

By Souhir Mzali 6 Sep 2018

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African research dominated by mobile, social media

There is a demand for insight into African markets and much of the data collection is done via mobile, social media and CRM...

By Danette Breitenbach 6 Sep 2018

Africa's first AI expo aims to build knowledge
Africa's first AI expo aims to build knowledge

AI Expo Africa is building the largest inclusive Pan-African AI Community to lead the 4th Industrial Revolution on the continent. The expo and conference takes place next week in Cape Town...

6 Sep 2018

Nike's courageous new ad campaign mixing racial politics with sport will be vindicated
Nike's courageous new ad campaign mixing racial politics with sport will be vindicated

Nike stirred up controversy on Monday when it unveiled its 'Just Do It: 30th anniversary' advertising campaign. It featured a variety of superstar American athletes including the polarising quarterback Colin Kaepernick...

By Keith Rathbone 6 Sep 2018

Investigative journalism is evolving as newsrooms continue to shrink
Investigative journalism is evolving as newsrooms continue to shrink

Investigative journalism is under threat as newsrooms continue to shrink, with technology disrupting media and collapsing its funding model...

6 Sep 2018

Business Leaders in Africa Summit: Meet the brains behind the summit
Business Leaders in Africa Summit: Meet the brains behind the summit

Sama Oeuvre Brand Communications is hosting the inaugural Business Leaders in Africa Summit this October...

Issued by SAMA OEUVRE BRAND COMMUNICATIONS 5 Sep 2018

Taazima Kala-Essack is lead consultant at Hotwire PRC, Botswana.
Rice Krispies, cost and worth

Is the debate about cost versus worth in the communications space truly a PR problem, or a communications industry problem...?

By Taazima Kala-Essack 5 Sep 2018

Africa's insurance journalism awards open
Africa's insurance journalism awards open

2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards submissions opened...

5 Sep 2018

NPS co-creator, Richard Owen.
mSurvey makes key board appointment

mSurvey appoints NPS co-creator, Richard Owen, to board of directors...

4 Sep 2018

Nissan Camelpower campaign. Image supplied.
Winners announced for Warc Prize for Mena Strategy 2018

The 2018 Warc prize for Mena Strategy winners includes campaigns for Byblos Bank, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Nissan and Saudi Telecom Company...

4 Sep 2018

Snapplify.
SA's Snapplify partners Econet for zero-rated e-books

South African edtech startup Snapplify has partnered Econet to make 240,000 e-books and educational resources available to readers around Africa at no data cost...

By Gabriella Mulligan 4 Sep 2018

Mimi Kalinda, co-founder and managing director of Africommunications Group.
Innovation vital to Africa's DNA, but so is strategic communication

Innovation is a critical part Africa's DNA, but it only plays a part in shaping the continent's narrative when the world becomes aware of it...

By Mimi Kalinda 3 Sep 2018

Africacom, Cape Town.
The spread of digital connectivity in Africa

Africa's largest technology, media and telecommunications conference and exhibition, AfricaCom 2018, held in Cape Town, 13-15 November 2018, will cover the most strategic digital issues affecting the continent...

3 Sep 2018

OnePlace appoints EMEA head of sales
OnePlace appoints EMEA head of sales

Sales heavyweight Gareth Thomas will be heading up the EMEA region for OnePlace as regional vice president of sales to spearhead growth plans...

3 Sep 2018

Beijing has lent $90bn to African governments, SEOs
Beijing has lent $90bn to African governments, SEOs

Africa at risk: Malaysia slams China's "new version of colonialism"...

By Said Aboubaker & Savious Kwinika 31 Aug 2018

Dr Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General.
Africa has phenomenal potential for intra-continental trade

When at least 22 countries ratify it, AfCFTA will officially come into force, potentially making the African continent the largest trading bloc in the world...

By Zipporah Musau 30 Aug 2018

Vicinity Media extends African footprint
Vicinity Media extends African footprint

Not content with monetising the biggest mobile network in South Africa, Vicinity Media has been building a comprehensive network of publishers north of the border...

Issued by Vicinity Media 30 Aug 2018

Kenyan data collection startup Bamba acquired by UK firm
Kenyan data collection startup Bamba acquired by UK firm

Kenyan data collection startup Bamba Group has been acquired by the UK-based Maximeyes Group, a business incubator, investor, and energy solutions provider...

By Tom Jackson 30 Aug 2018

Suffer a data breach and lose up to one third of your customers
Suffer a data breach and lose up to one third of your customers

Findings from a recent survey revealed that 28% of customers have elected to boycott companies that have been shown to mishandle personal data...

30 Aug 2018

Kwesé TV launches Scoop Network in Africa
Kwesé TV launches Scoop Network in Africa

Scoop Network Africa has recently launched on Kwesé TV...

By Umayrah Ramjan 30 Aug 2018

African Union chairperson and president of Rwanda Paul Kagame (from left); president of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou and African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat at the launch of AfCFTA in Kigali in March 2018. Credit: Office of President Paul Kagame.
Africa's massive free trade area a "gamechanger"

Experts say the African Continental Free Trade Agreement is a game changer...

By Kingsley Ighobor 29 Aug 2018

Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa.
Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa 2nd cohort announced

Google has announced the 11 startups selected to join the second Launchpad Accelerator Africa class...

By Gabriella Mulligan 29 Aug 2018

Nielsen Smartstore: Keeping up with shoppers today and tomorrow
Nielsen Smartstore: Keeping up with shoppers today and tomorrow

Shoppers are changing at such a rapid pace, and while there are many methodologies to understand shoppers, a tool to help us move with the rapidly changing shoppers is needed...

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Aug 2018

African recruitment startups evolve to tackle unemployment
African recruitment startups evolve to tackle unemployment

Unemployment rates across Africa are too high, but tech startups are coming up with more and more innovative ways of connecting jobseekers with opportunities...

By Tom Jackson 29 Aug 2018

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