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  • Africa continues to be hard hit by mobile fraud
    A recently-released report called State of Mobile Fraud in Africa by Evina reveals that 19% of mobile payment transactions in Africa were made without consent from January 2021 to June 2021.
  • COP26 on climate: Top priorities for Africa
    United States President Joe Biden on 22 and 23 April this year hosted the Leaders Summit on Climate. According to the White House, the summit aimed to "galvanise efforts by the major economies to tackle the climate crisis". Leaders of 40 countries, including five from Africa, participated in the virtual event. By Tanguy Gahouma-Bekale
  • Olumide Soyombo launches Voltron Capital - a Pan-African seed firm
    Olumide Soyombo, one of Africa's most active early-stage investors in tech startups, has launched Voltron Capital - a Pan-African pre-seed and seed firm. Co-founded alongside Abe Choi, CEO of Simple Dealer, the new firm will deploy capital in up to 30 startups across a range of sectors and marks a major bid to address the severe lack of access to early-stage funding for African tech companies.
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Triggerfish-led African-created anthology animated series Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire to premiere on Disney+ in 2022

A 10-part anthology animated series, created by filmmakers from Zimbabwe, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt, will premiere on Disney+ in late 2022...

18 Jun 2021

Nigeria orders broadcasters not to use Twitter to gather information

Nigerian television and radio stations should not use Twitter to gather information and have to de-activate their accounts, the broadcast authority said following the move to suspend the U.S. social media giant in Africa's most populous country...

By Alexis Akwagyiram 8 Jun 2021

Communications Authority of Kenya approves TVWS framework

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) compliments the Communications Authority of Kenya's decision to approve the framework authorising the use of a TV White Space (TVWS)...

19 May 2021

2021 Golden Globes: All the winners

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the 2021 Golden Globes from separate locations - the Rainbow Room in the Rockerfeller Centre in New York and the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles respectively - on 1 March...

1 Mar 2021

Manchester United partners w/ StarTimes to offer MUTV in Africa

StarTimes will distribute MUTV to subscribers in over 30 countries across sub-Saharan African, representing the biggest agreement of its kind by Manchester United in the region...

26 Feb 2021

All the 2021 Golden Globe nominations

Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P Henson announced the nominations for the 2021 Golden Globes - as selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association...

4 Feb 2021

#Newsmaker: Producer Eddie Chitate launches Africa's newest streaming platform

Eddie Chitate, through his production company, Brainstorm Entertainment, has launched a streaming platform called NoFTV...

By Juanita Pienaar 4 Nov 2020

Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

EXCLUSIVE: New structure in place for WarnerMedia's EMEA region

WarnerMedia has put new structures in place for the EMEA region, covering all WarnerMedia businesses...

13 Oct 2020

#PeoplesChoiceAwards: E! Entertainment announces nominees for African Social Star of 2020

E! Entertainment Television has announced the nominees for the African Social Star of 2020, one of the E! People's Choice Awards. Eight contenders are in the running for the African Social Star of 2020...

2 Oct 2020

Africa's changing times in broadcast media: Embracing platforms to keep up with rising competition

As newer and more innovative technologies change how content is created, distributed and consumed, the entry of global players is threatening the local South African market share and compelling local media organisations to rethink their traditional business models to take up the competition in the global context...

By Roman Magis 15 Jul 2020

Showmax launches new live-streaming service

Showmax is launching a new service, Showmax Pro, which bundles the existing Showmax entertainment service with music channels, news, and live sport streaming from SuperSport. Showmax Pro features all Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and PSL games, as well as a wide range of other live sport events. The service will initially roll out in Nigeria and Kenya, with additional countries following shortly after...

Issued by Showmax 8 Jul 2020

African produced TV series nominated at International Animation Film Festival

African produced TV series, My Better World was selected for competition at the 2020 Annecy International Animation Film Festival...

26 Jun 2020



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