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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

2 days ago

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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 2 days ago

BREAKING: Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants
BREAKING: Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

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

2 days ago

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Uber: No deal breakers for doing business in sub-Saharan Africa

Transportation network company Uber had to tweak its developed-country business practices to align with the local realities in African countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria

By Jaco Maritz 2 days ago

AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown
AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown

AU Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression asked to intervene in Cameroon human rights and freedom of expression crisis

2 days ago

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Grow your storytelling, grow your brand

In prehistoric times, great stories were told sitting around a campfire. In the glow of the flames storytellers would share exciting tales to impart information, to teach, to encourage and to entertain. Storytelling is an evolutionary mechanism crucial to human communication and central to our success

By Parusha Partab 2 days ago

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The rise of the screens - on-demand causes multi-industry disruption

Overview of how digital entertainment on-demand disrupts media industry

2 days ago

UN, AU sign agreement to align global goals
UN, AU sign agreement to align global goals

United Nations and African Union sign new partnership framework to better respond to evolving challenges

2 days ago

Nominations open for SA's most inspiring women in tech
Nominations open for SA's most inspiring women in tech

The Kingdom of the Netherlands launched Inspiring Fifty South Africa with an open call for nominations for “Inspiring South African Women” in technology and innovation

2 days ago

Africa's mobile operators aim for TV content
Africa's mobile operators aim for TV content

African mobile operators start entering into deals with major broadcasters over streaming and download services

By Russell Southwood 2 days ago

The imperative of Africa's economic diversification
The imperative of Africa's economic diversification

In an extract from Deloitte's 'African trends going into 2017 - How business needs to plan for the changing continent' report, economic diversification is encouraged

2 days ago

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Lagos is Africa's most valuable startup ecosystem

Lagos has the most valuable startup ecosystem in Africa, with the local entrepreneurship scene worth US$2 billion, according to a new report

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

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Uber-style taxi app launched in Somalia

Uber-style on-demand taxi hailing app Waryaa Taxi has launched in Somalia, allowing passengers to book taxis from their smartphones for the first time in the country

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

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Digital education is the way to go in Rwanda

Digital education is being rolled out in Rwanda by the government in partnership with Microsoft

3 days ago

#WTMA17: Using digital marketing to convince young Africans to travel
#WTMA17: Using digital marketing to convince young Africans to travel

"Africa's online landscape is mobile but mostly feature phone based. Travel still needs to better embrace mobile by delivering mobile and thumb ready experiences to the African youth."

By Cari Coetzee 3 days ago

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The marketer of the future

Today's traditional media is rapidly evolving towards the marketing of the future. The ‘brandscape' has changed dramatically in a short space of time and marketers are struggling to keep pace with the new environment

By Dr. Ludi Koekemoer 3 days ago

Big winner at the inaugural African SABRE Awards
Big winner at the inaugural African SABRE Awards

Burson-Marsteller Africa is a big winner at the first-ever African SABRE Awards in public relations

3 days ago

African governments that shut down the internet could lose it
African governments that shut down the internet could lose it

In an unprecedented policy suggestion, some members of the AFRINIC community have proposed denying internet to African governments that shut it down in their respective countries

By John Walubengo 3 days ago

Kenyans still confident, but not as high as before
Kenyans still confident, but not as high as before

Kenya's consumer confidence has dropped 11 points however this is still a positive result as it is above the 100-point level and is despite the drought situation in the country, which has resulted in rising food prices

Issued by Nielsen 3 days ago

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Private radio stations protest Mali crackdown

Private radio operators in Mali on Sunday denounced a state crackdown on pirate broadcasters, with 47 stations threatened with closure for failing to obtain licences

3 days ago

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Real-time advertising can catapult newspapers to greater revenues

Publications can improve advertising revenues if they take advantage of real-time print adverts and that will help not only their ailing fortunes but the ailing fortunes of publishing printers, too

By Vaughan Patterson 18 Apr 2017

#OrchidsandOnions: The power of a still image trumps lazy copywriting every time
#OrchidsandOnions: The power of a still image trumps lazy copywriting every time

I was having an interesting discussion last week with someone who is in the image processing business and he was lamenting the fact that there is so much video around these days - in all areas of life, not just in the marketing sector - that it is becoming like wallpaper and in danger of losing its impact

By Brendan Seery 18 Apr 2017

Upturn in West Africa consumer confidence levels
Upturn in West Africa consumer confidence levels

The latest Nielsen Africa Prospects Indicator (APi) points to the fact that predictions are that the worst is over and it will not take much to drive the Nigerian economy into positive growth levels in 2017

Issued by Nielsen 18 Apr 2017

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New mobile payment system for fuel in Namibia

Bank Windhoek has embraced mobile technology to launch the first mobile fuel payment system in Namibia

18 Apr 2017

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Top African cities for Fortune 500 business HQ

Casablanca and Nairobi rank as leading destinations for Fortune 500 companies establishing international headquarters in Africa

18 Apr 2017

Media: Dark art or science?
Media: Dark art or science?

Let's face it, 2017 is already tougher than 2016, which was in turn was tougher than the previous year. The advertising industry is under pressure, and media agencies are not excluded from this

By Quinton Jones 17 Apr 2017

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Customers still like personal interaction in a digital world

A new study from Verint and Opinium Research reveals that customer experience (CX) is considerably more nuanced than many businesses realise and they should focus on both traditional and digital interactions

17 Apr 2017

Five social good innovations
Five social good innovations

Added Value highlights five social good innovations from around the globe

14 Apr 2017

Safrea unravels the fake news phenomenon
Safrea unravels the fake news phenomenon

Here's what Herman Wasserman, professor of media studies at UCT and Lauren Green, senior analyst at BrandsEye mentioned at Safrea Cape Town's recent fake news event

By Leigh Andrews 13 Apr 2017

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