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Media watchdog urges Algeria to free journalist
Media watchdog urges Algeria to free journalist

ALGIERS - Press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders on Wednesday urged Algerian authorities to release a freelance journalist and fixer who was arrested and accused of spying

13 Jul 2017

Facebook launches Developer Circles Harare
Facebook launches Developer Circles Harare

Facebook Africa is hosting a series of training events and workshops designed to help local entrepreneurs understand how to use digital platforms to grow their businesses

13 Jul 2017

ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa and former finance minister Pravin Gordhan at the 14th congress of the SACP held at Birchwood Hotel.
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Bell Pottinger must tell Parliament why it sought to harm SA, Gordhan says

On Wednesday, former finance minister Pravin Gordhan said an apology was not enough from UK-based public relations company Bell Pottinger

By Natasha Marrian 13 Jul 2017

CNN Marketplace Africa explores Massmart's slow growth
CNN Marketplace Africa explores Massmart's slow growth

Eleni Giokos, host of CNN Marketplace Africa, delved into how Massmart Holdings' growth has been much slower than anticipated

13 Jul 2017

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the F8 summit in San Francisco, California on 25 March 2015. Zuckerberg introduced the Messenger platform at the event. On Tuesday, 11 July 2017, Facebook announced that Messenger would soon be hosting ads on its home screen |
Ads heading for Messenger home screens globally

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook on Tuesday said that advertisements will begin popping up on Messenger home screens globally after promising tests with users in Australia and Thailand

12 Jul 2017

Top 10 African countries committed to cyber security
Top 10 African countries committed to cyber security

The second edition of the Global Cybersecurity Index 2017, measured the commitment of ITU Member States to cyber security and highlighted a number of illustrative practices from around the world.

By Fundisiwe Maseko 12 Jul 2017

UK punts measures to boost Africa prosperity, stability
UK punts measures to boost Africa prosperity, stability

UK Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled an ambitious package of support to create new wealth in Africa

12 Jul 2017

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US newspaper group assails Google-Facebook online 'duopoly'

WASHINGTON - The US newspaper industry on Monday warned of a "duopoly" in online news by Google and Facebook, and called for legislation that would relax antitrust rules allowing collective negotiations with the internet giants

11 Jul 2017

London International Awards introduce Regional of the Year Awards in MEA
London International Awards introduce Regional of the Year Awards in MEA

LIA has introduced Regional of the Year Awards to honour the best in each region, which will be an incentive for top companies in South Africa

11 Jul 2017

G20 focus on Africa in Hamburg
G20 focus on Africa in Hamburg

The German Presidency of the G20 managed to build on the achievements of the last summit in China which had emphasised sustainable development in Africa

11 Jul 2017

New research indicates CMOs struggle to localise creative strategies
New research indicates CMOs struggle to localise creative strategies

CMO Council report reveals that 33% of marketing leaders and agencies are struggling to meet the needs of local audiences

11 Jul 2017

Senegal leads in building a digital economy
Senegal leads in building a digital economy

In 10 years, the digital economy will probably ‘weigh' 10% of African GDP

11 Jul 2017

Mobile money boosts local economies
Mobile money boosts local economies

Mobile cash reduces hunger, boosts local economies in Kenya - the money is primarily transferred using the M-Pesa mobile phone-based money transfer service

10 Jul 2017

Afex calls for end to crimes against journalists
Afex calls for end to crimes against journalists

Network of African free expression groups calls for end to impunity for crimes against journalists

10 Jul 2017

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Bell Pottinger's wicked Wiki ways

Controversial London public relations firm Bell Pottinger seems to have side-stepped Wikipedia regulations and has been able to edit entries about the Gutpa family, leaked emails show

10 Jul 2017

Making ‘big ideas' for Africa happen
Making ‘big ideas' for Africa happen

Planet Earth Institute launches the PEI exChange, the first online matching platform for African development

10 Jul 2017

Mobile penetration on the decline in Rwanda
Mobile penetration on the decline in Rwanda

According to the most recent statistics from Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), the country's mobile penetration rate has declined. ..

10 Jul 2017

Dentsu Aegis Network announces Crimson Room Communications officially rebrands as MKTG
Dentsu Aegis Network announces Crimson Room Communications officially rebrands as MKTG

Crimson Room Communications will rebrand to MKTG, a global network brand of Dentsu Aegis Network, signifying MKTG's first official outpost in sub-Saharan Africa

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 7 Jul 2017

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Measuring the consumers of advertising

In our previous two articles we referred to measurement, principally measurement of advertising. But, of course, we are talking about obtaining measures from consumers of advertising, namely human beings

By mike broom 7 Jul 2017

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eCommerce in Nigeria: the future is mobile

With a large population of 184 million and a relatively underdeveloped formal retail industry, Nigeria holds considerable potential for e-commerce

7 Jul 2017

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Do Millennials really exist?

Does the construct of Millennials really exist or is it just hype based on the idealism of the era?

By Allon Raiz 7 Jul 2017

Dubai-based investment firm acquires Java House, Africa expansion next
Dubai-based investment firm acquires Java House, Africa expansion next

The Abraaj Group, a Dubai-based private equity investment firm, has announced the acquisition of Java House restaurant chain from Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) for an undisclosed amount

By Dannish Odongo 7 Jul 2017

Lagos tech community debates 'Open Yaba Manifesto'
Lagos tech community debates 'Open Yaba Manifesto'

Stakeholders in the Yaba technology cluster in the Nigerian city of Lagos are coming together to develop an Open Yaba Manifesto they hope will promote future development

By Tom Jackson 7 Jul 2017

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RetroVIIral

It's an incredibly proud moment for me to clackety clack away at the keyboard and complete the sentence (and realisation) that Retroviral is seven (VII) years old

By Mike Sharman 6 Jul 2017

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The growth mindset: Four ingredients for creating a high-performance culture

In They're your rules, break them!', I bring together the latest research on what makes human talent tick

By Douglas Kruger 6 Jul 2017

Social media should no longer be managed by junior employees
Social media should no longer be managed by junior employees

Social media platforms should no longer be managed by junior employees because these platforms have matured and so have the target audience, writes Ima Peter

By Ima Peter 6 Jul 2017

Sunu Gonera.
#CannesLions2017: “This is who we [Africans] really are” - Sunu Gonera

SA's craft and production industry proved itself at the annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. Here, Sunu Gonera of Egg Films shares his views from behind the scenes

By Leigh Andrews 6 Jul 2017

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Top insights from South Africa's grown online marketing industry

Some things to note from the recent trends in the field of digital marketing of South Africa

By Stephen Marshal 6 Jul 2017

Integrated Nigerian campaign delivers for Johnnie Walker
Integrated Nigerian campaign delivers for Johnnie Walker

How Posterscope Nigeria integrated out-of-home with experiential, mobile and social media for incremental reach

6 Jul 2017

Innovation hub participants graduate
Innovation hub participants graduate

Third batch of Nigerian entrepreneurs graduate from GE Lagos Garage training programme

6 Jul 2017

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