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‘Made in Africa' content boosts African economies

With revenue from Africa's pay-TV market sitting at $4.4 billion and expected to exceed $6 billion by 2021, the time is now to continue the momentum of content production as a significant economic booster for African economies

19 hours ago

Africa Innovation Prize 2018 call to entry

African Innovation Foundation calls for applications for the Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 Awards

3 days ago

The compelling power of good storytelling in advertising

Bizcommunity.Africa columnist, Garikai Nhongo, on how to best use storytelling in advertising

By Garikai Nhongo 11 Oct 2017

Ethiopia launches e-visa service for African and international MICE participants

The service enables MICE participants to issue their visa, book, pay and check-in their flight with Ethiopian Airlines - all online

3 days ago

Instant, secure, cashless payment for 33 African countries

Ecobank has partnered with Visa to launch Ecobank Scan+Pay with mVisa solutions to their consumers

3 days ago

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation

12 Oct 2017

New brand campaign from MDXi

MDXi targets enterprise customers with new ‘Take a Break' campaign to increase awareness of the MDXi brand as a West African data centre company

12 Oct 2017

#BODCT: Surprise! THIS is today's African consumer

Read up on key insights from the first sessions of Business of Design - Mduduzi Simelane talks about how to enhance the continent's filmmakers, while trend analyst, Nicola Cooper shares a snapshot of today's African consumer. It's probably not who your brand is targeting

By Leigh Andrews 11 Oct 2017

African female entrepreneurs can apply for Y-HER accelerator

African female entrepreneurs have been invited to apply for the Y-HER Accelerator Programme, which offers mentorship and a total of US$50,000 in prize funding

By Tom Jackson 11 Oct 2017

#AfricaAchiever: Kwesé TV disrupts pay-TV market in Africa

Kwesé TV is disrupting the pay-TV market on the African continent, bringing the ‘TV everywhere revolution' to the continent. President and CEO, Joseph Hundah is our #AfricaAchiever.

By Louise Marsland 10 Oct 2017

Nigeria's first e-commerce bot from Jumia

Jumia has introduced an e-commerce bot in Nigeria that works by asking customers what they're looking for, and then using their answers to uncover the best offers

10 Oct 2017

Facebook sponsors TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa

Facebook gets behind African entrepreneurs in a 'celebration of tech' week as part of its sponsorship of TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa

9 Oct 2017

Business-leisure market in Africa grows

African conferencing facilities are becoming more than just venues for local gatherings and are now attracting major international events

By Elzaan van Rhyn 9 Oct 2017

Cartoonist detained in Equatorial Guinea without charge

Authorities in Equatorial Guinea should immediately release cartoonist and blogger Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé, whom they have held without charge for weeks, the Committee to Protect Journalists said

9 Oct 2017

Official 2017 Loeries rankings revealed!

The Loeries has released its annual official rankings which provide a comprehensive overview of the annual performance across the brand communications industry throughout Africa and the Middle East

6 Oct 2017

Pay-TV market reaches 23.7m African subscribers

Dataxis' latest research shows the steady expansion of the pay-TV market in Africa. Following data publication for the second quarter of 2017, the total number of pay-TV subscribers reached approximately 23.7 million

5 Oct 2017

Jumia Nigeria launches e-commerce bot

Jumia Nigeria has introduced an e-commerce bot that allows shoppers to order food, find fashion or electronic items and book hotels and flights by simply having an online conversation

4 Oct 2017

Kenya election annulment: What are Kenyans talking about?

On 1 September the Supreme Court announced that the Kenyan elections had been annulled. Global media intelligence company Meltwater tracked and analysed the social media and online editorial mentions

Issued by Meltwater 5 Oct 2017

Grey champions business in Africa

This year has been one of taking on unchartered African territory with the expanding Grey Africa Network set to acquire even more of a stake in the continent

Issued by Grey 2 Oct 2017

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