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African Property Skyline magazine launched
African Property Skyline magazine launched

API Events has launched African Property Skyline magazine. The publication covers real estate investment and development on the continent

12 hours ago

Africa needs export diversification
Africa needs export diversification

Will headline GDP growth translate into qualitative development across the continent..?

16 hours ago

African startups can thrive in informal markets
African startups can thrive in informal markets

African tech startups can thrive by finding solutions that work for informal markets, yet most are continuing to ignore the opportunities in this space

By Tom Jackson 16 hours ago

Somali tech accelerator supports entrepreneurs
Somali tech accelerator supports entrepreneurs

Innovate Ventures re-runs successful tech accelerator for Somali startups, to support and invest in the next wave of tech startups in Somaliland and Somalia

17 hours ago

Nigeria to welcome 4G network after Airtel partners with ZTE
Nigeria to welcome 4G network after Airtel partners with ZTE

Airtel Networks Limited and ZTE have announced a strategic partnership to launch 4G (fourth generation wireless mobile telecommunications technology) in Nigeria

17 hours ago

WGSN press event in Cape Town
Four key trends of African design in 2017/18

WGSN, a London trend forecasting company for fashion, unveils four key trends of African design in 2017 and 2018

1 day ago

‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'
‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'

Between East and West: Africa's economic transformation will create a third centre of global power, according to a new ‘Afro-Optimism' series

By Brett Parker 1 day ago

MTN SA, Huawei launch the first LTE LAA network in Africa
MTN SA, Huawei launch the first LTE LAA network in Africa

MTN and Huawei have partnered to bring the first LTE Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) network in Africa

1 day ago

Opening of Decathlon's first store in Accra
Opening of Decathlon's first store in Accra

French sport equipment and sportswear company, Decathlon, has opened its first shop in Ghana, now the largest store in West Africa

1 day ago

Tanzania gets first Tigo call centre
Tanzania gets first Tigo call centre

A new Tigo call centre has been launched in Tanzania, complete with embedded data security measures to protect customer information and identity, to offer Tigo customers dedicated worldclass service

1 day ago

World Malaria Day: $1million raised
World Malaria Day: $1million raised

Goodbye Malaria recently sold its one millionth Goodbye Malaria bracelet, raising $1million for malaria elimination programmes in Africa

1 day ago

Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon
Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon

Internet access restored in anglophone Cameroon after three months, following a widely-criticised government shutdown

2 days ago

Mpange Chapeshamano
#Newsmaker: Mpange Chapeshamano makes an Avatar comeback

Politics aside, integrated marketing agency Avatar has done a management reshuffle with co-founder Zibusiso Mkhwanazi stepping down as CEO to take on a bigger role as group CEO of Avatar Investment Holdings and the Avatar360 Group, which owns the agency's Johannesburg and Cape Town offices

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

World Bank support for Africa's entrepreneurs
World Bank support for Africa's entrepreneurs

World Bank group launches new program to support Africa's top digital entrepreneurs

2 days ago

Unleashing Africa 4.0 through innovation
Unleashing Africa 4.0 through innovation

How to unleash the potential of Africa 4.0 and the potential of emerging technologies to benefit the continent, through innovation and co-creation

By Saidah Nash Carter 2 days ago

Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021
Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021

Home-grown African brand Dangote is on track to becoming the world's largest exporter of rice in five years time

2 days ago

SA heads to Zimbabwe trade fair
SA heads to Zimbabwe trade fair

The dti to showcase South Africa's best in goods and services at Zimbabwe International Trade Fair

2 days ago

IMF forecasts modest pickup in sub-Saharan Africa growth
IMF forecasts modest pickup in sub-Saharan Africa growth

The International Monetary Fund has forecast 2.6% growth in sub-Saharan Africa this year, aided by a modest recovery in large economies South Africa, Nigeria and Angola

2 days ago

African developers celebrated at F8 developer conference
African developers celebrated at F8 developer conference

At the annual F8 developer conference, held in San Jose, California, African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world

22 Apr 2017

Seedstars
Africa region poor performer for startup revenues, funding, jobs

African startups perform poorly in comparison to their global counterparts when it comes to revenues, fundraising, and job creation, according to data released by startups pitching competition Seedstars World

By Gabriella Mulligan 21 Apr 2017

Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas
Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas

In a dazzling splash of lights, big screens and booming sound, Adobe hosted over 12,000 attendees at their 2017 Summit in Las Vegas

By Jay Smith 21 Apr 2017

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Five ways for health and wellness brands to win on Instagram

A new generation of celebrities are teaching brands a great deal about how to generate content consumers engage with.

By Annabel Porter 21 Apr 2017

African film database launches
African film database launches

The Africa in Motion Film Festival has announced the launch of its new African Film Database with a catalogue of over 1,500 films

21 Apr 2017

Director of connectivity programs, Yael Maguire at F8 event
F8: Connectivity, artificial intelligence and more from day two

Day two of Facebook's annual event

21 Apr 2017

Mobile penetration in Africa reaches 80%
Mobile penetration in Africa reaches 80%

Jumia unveils its third white paper on mobile trends in Africa, and shows Chinese dominance in the smartphone market

21 Apr 2017

The ‘greening' of urban youth in Africa
The ‘greening' of urban youth in Africa

African youth are yearning for a greener existence after mass urbanisation has created overcrowding and other societal changes

21 Apr 2017

ICASA, Mozambique collaborate on broadcast services
ICASA, Mozambique collaborate on broadcast services

ICASA signs a technical agreement with the communications regulator of Mozambique to collaborate on telecommunications and broadcasting services

21 Apr 2017

Ethiopia. © Maurizio Giovanni Bersanelli via
Ethiopian startup accepted into Silicon Valley water innovation accelerator

Ethiopian water network management startup Triple Bottom Line Enterprises has been accepted into the Silicon Valley-based water innovation accelerator ImagineH2O

By Tom Jackson 21 Apr 2017

Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants
Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme

21 Apr 2017

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