Spotify launches Afro Hub
Spotify launches Afro Hub

As part of Spotify's newest Global Cultures initiative, designed to promote and bring to the surface culturally diverse music, Spotify today announced the launch of Afro Hub...

5 Oct 2018

Zanzibar International Film Festival announces new heads
Zanzibar International Film Festival announces new heads

The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) has announced influential South African film duo Faith Isiakpere and Firdoze Bulbulia as its new CEO and festival director respectively...

5 Oct 2018

(c) Erik Reis -
Social media: is it really to blame for young people being lonelier than any other age group?

Young people are lonelier than all other age groups, according to recent findings from the BBC Loneliness Experiment...

By Rebecca Nowland 5 Oct 2018

(c) Damir Khabirov -
Threats to media freedom in Africa: some old methods and some new

The government of Benin has cancelled a recent decree that imposed a tax on users of platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp...

By George Ogola 4 Oct 2018

Emilar Gandhi
Facebook Africa launches third-party fact-checking w/ Africa Check, AFP

Facebook Africa has launched third-party fact-checking in partnership with Africa Check and AFP to help assess the accuracy of news in South Africa and reduce the spread of misinformation...

4 Oct 2018

Digital Media Africa conference set to gather African publishers
Digital Media Africa conference set to gather African publishers

Africa's media landscape has undergone significant changes since African publishers across the continent gathered for the first Digital Media Africa conference in 2016, and this year's gathering promises to address digital revenue challenges...

3 Oct 2018

(c) Alistair Cotton -
Africa Science Desk calls journalists to pitch science stories

The African Academy of Sciences and its partners continue to accept pitches from African journalists every month. The next deadline is Wednesday, 10 October 2018...

3 Oct 2018

(c) Maurizio De Mattei -
What's on the AfricaCom 20/20 agenda?

LONDON - AfricaCom 20/20 will launch at midday on Tuesday, 13 November 2018. This year's line-up has an agenda to raise robust debate around some of the most pressing issues facing Africa's entry into the 4th Industrial Revolution...

2 Oct 2018

#WIAsummit: "When women connect with each other, a unique magic happens" - Hafsat Abiola
#WIAsummit: "When women connect with each other, a unique magic happens" - Hafsat Abiola

MARRAKECH: The second World Summit of Women in Africa (WIA) Initiative commenced on Thursday, 27 September at the Beldi Country Club in Marrakech, Morocco...

2 Oct 2018

DJ Spinall at the MTN TIDAL Artist Collaboration Conference in Uganda.
Impact of the digital revolution on artists

Tidal, CCA and MTN join forces to educate and empower musicians in Uganda through exclusive artists collaboration conference...

28 Sep 2018

LGBTIQ+ network launches forum
LGBTIQ+ network launches forum

Africa's first LGBTIQ+ network set to create meaningful dialogue within the LGBTIQ+ community at global network session...

28 Sep 2018

Agya film (Japan).
Africa in Motion announces finalists for short film competition

Africa in Motion Film Festival has announced the final short list of its annual Short Film Competition...

27 Sep 2018

Mimi Kalinda, CEO Africommunications Group.
It's time for Africa to tell a new story

Africa is perceived in a certain way because of the stories being told about it...

By Mimi Kalinda 27 Sep 2018

AfDB-Cananda trade mission.
'Africa cannot be ignored'

Risk is important but it should not be an excuse not to invest in Africa, according to African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina...

27 Sep 2018

(c) Rabia Elif Aksoy -
Digital culture makes or breaks digital transformation initiatives

What too many organisations overlook when embarking on a digital transformation is the cultural and leadership readiness for the change. Both are essential to the success of any initiative...

By Jonathan Houston 26 Sep 2018

iflix offers Trace Urban and Trace Sports Stars free
iflix offers Trace Urban and Trace Sports Stars free

SVOD platform iflix has agreed a partnership with TRACE, a youth media afro-urban entertainment channel, to provide two of its channels for free to iflix users worldwide, including Africa...

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 26 Sep 2018

BBC World News Komla Dumor Award announced
BBC World News Komla Dumor Award announced

Kenyan TV presenter wins BBC World News Komla Dumor Award...

26 Sep 2018

Fak'ugesi Fest presents Beats Bloc Party 2018
Fak'ugesi Fest presents Beats Bloc Party 2018

The 2018 Fak'ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival will be held across Johannesburg from 24-29 September 2018...

26 Sep 2018

General manager for the Middle East and Africa, Amanda Turnbull.
The evolution of Discovery in Africa

Discovery Inc talks about investment in the African broadcast content market through diversification and a multi-partner model...

By Louise Marsland 25 Sep 2018

Facebook rewards community leaders
Facebook rewards community leaders

Facebook introduces Community Leadership Programme winners for Africa...

25 Sep 2018

AfCFTA will spur industrialisation
AfCFTA will spur industrialisation

The African Continental Free Trade Area will spur Africa's industrialisation and economic development...

24 Sep 2018

Reuters rolls out its news video service in Africa
Reuters rolls out its news video service in Africa

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is extending its African video offering with a mobile-first news video service, Africa Journal...

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 21 Sep 2018

Five roots to Central Africa's industrialisation
Five roots to Central Africa's industrialisation

Four years after the oil boom ended and Central African countries faced a sudden reverse in their fortunes from the strong growth of the early 2000...

By Antonio Pedro and Julian Slotman 21 Sep 2018

TNT Africa launches rebranded entertainment channel
TNT Africa launches rebranded entertainment channel

African audiences can prepare themselves to re-imagine TV through TNT, a young, fresh and entertainment-filled offering for the entire family...

21 Sep 2018

How to future-proof Africa
How to future-proof Africa

Solutions to problems often require a change in behaviour, which in turn leads to other inventions. The result is a wheel that is spinning faster and faster, and one that is creating anxiety - more recently about jobs...

By Danette Breitenbach 21 Sep 2018

Beacons to steer Africa's development along the right pathways
Beacons to steer Africa's development along the right pathways

United Nations supports member states to align national development plans with Sustainable Development Goals...

20 Sep 2018

The African innovation ecosystem
The African innovation ecosystem

The first report in a series of innovation white papers on Africa looks at the challenges in solving innovation ecosystem challenges...

20 Sep 2018

Call for entries for African Digital Media Awards
Call for entries for African Digital Media Awards

Registration for the prestigious 2018 African Digital Media Awards has opened...

19 Sep 2018

Vicki Myburgh, entertainment and media leader for PwC SA and
#PwCOutlook: Africa's entertainment, media industry experiencing Convergence 3.0

According to PwC's 'Entertainment and media outlook: 2018 - 2022: An African perspective', Africa's entertainment and media industry has entered a dynamic new phase - a third wave of convergence...

19 Sep 2018

New African Heritage TV channel launches on app
New African Heritage TV channel launches on app

New African Heritage TV channel AfrikayaTV to launch on Heritage Day...

19 Sep 2018

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