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FINANCE

Why abandoning the CFA Franc would be a risky operation

The controversy over the CFA Franc gets revived on a regular basis by African politicians and intellectuals. The currency gives rise to both passionate debate and simplistic, sweeping political declarations...

By Cheikh Ahmed Bamba Diagne 3 hours ago

RETAIL

African design showcased at Bloomingdale's The Lion King pop-up

African brands like MaXhosa by Laduma, Pichulik and AAKS are currently on show in the United States as part of The Lion King pop-up concept shop at Bloomingdale's...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 hours ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Nominations open for African women advancing peace and security in Africa

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) will in 2020 launch a commemorative book celebrating African women who have advanced the women, peace and security agenda on the continent...

6 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Wan-Ifra explores how news media is adapting business models to promote press freedom

Wan-Ifra has released a new report that looks into how news media companies are adapting their business models to ensure press freedom...

7 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Canal+ acquisition of ROK boosts local content production

African film studio and international TV network, ROK, has been acquired by leading French audiovisual group, CANAL+...

3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#Loeries2019: "No place for one-size-fits-all in truly relatable regional storytelling" - Lanre Adisa

With the year's biggest international award shows done and dusted, I chatted to the regional jurors ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is this year's Live, PR and OOH juror Lanre Adisa, also CEO/CCO of Noah's Ark Communications, Nigeria...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

RETAIL

PepsiCo eyes growth in Africa with $1.7bn Pioneer Foods acquisition

Multinational snack foods and beverage giant PepsiCo has entered into an agreement to acquire South Africa's Pioneer Foods Group for approximately $1.7 billion...

3 days ago

AGRICULTURE

Family farmers are needed to enhance agricultural sustainability, says FAO

"Family farmers are the ones who produce healthy foods. They can save us from the epidemic of obesity, and we need them for healthy diets."

3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

How Ghana is acing its transition to mobile financial services

Ghana has recently become the fastest-growing mobile money market in Africa...

By Selin Ozyurt 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

StarTimes partners with MLW to air 'Fusion' in Africa

Major League Wrestling has recently announced it has entered into an agreement to broadcast its flagship weekly hour-long program MLW Fusion non-exclusively in Africa on StarTimes...

18 Jul 2019

ICT

Youth population drives strong mobile subscriber growth

Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the world's fastest-growing mobile region over the coming years...

18 Jul 2019

FINANCE

How will we regulate blockchain and cryptocurrency in Africa?

While fintech and mobile solutions for money transfers have taken off in Africa, there has been a mixed reaction thus far from governments to the use and regulation of blockchain and cryptocurrency...

17 Jul 2019

RETAIL

Design and repair must work together to undo our legacy of waste

"Design" has been one of the big words of the twentieth century. To say that an object has been designed implies a level of specialness...

By Tom Lee, Alexandra Crosby, Clare Cooper, Jesse Adams Stein and Katherine Scardifield 17 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Sports as a business and a brand in Africa

Fans are choosing not to watch live football events, and instead are opting in increasing numbers for the 'intimacy' of their crystal clear digital flat TV screens, or not all, as recent attendances at AFCON showed...

By Dr Victor Oladokun 17 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Key questions to consider before investing in AI for marketing

AccuraCast director Jérôme Divecha offers clear advice to see if AI could help your business make the next big step forward...

By Jérôme Divecha 17 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

7 economic development trends to prepare for Africa 2050

What will the Africa of 2050 look like? Being only 31 years away, Africa's population is expected to double and there will be huge economic shifts...

17 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Tanzanian among annual press freedom awards honourees

CPJ's annual International Press Freedom Awards and benefit dinner will honour courageous journalists from around the world...

17 Jul 2019

LIFESTYLE

Johnny Clegg dies at 66

It has been confirmed that Jonathan (Johnny) Clegg, succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 66 on the afternoon of 16 July 2019 at his family home in Johannesburg, South Africa...

16 Jul 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Africa trade fair expected to generate record investment

Over $40 billion in trade deals, participants from 55 countries expected at IATF2020...

16 Jul 2019

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