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Sudanese protesters are seen with their smartphones in Khartoum on April 21, 2019. CPJ has called on South African telecommunications company MTN Group to end its role in Sudan’s internet shutdowns. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Ozan Kose.
MTN Group urged to end participation in internet shutdowns in Sudan

The Committee to Protect Journalists has joined 22 other organisations in calling on MTN Group, to end its role in Sudan's internet shutdowns...

By Justin Shilad 12 Jul 2019

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Two days left to enter African Digital Media Awards 2019

African Digital Media Awards 2019: Call for entries...

10 Jul 2019

Report shows average of 800 hours spent using mobile internet this year
Report shows average of 800 hours spent using mobile internet this year

An average of 800 hours will be spent using mobile internet this year - that's equivalent to 33 days without sleep or pause, according to Zenith's Media Consumption Forecasts...

5 Jul 2019

#AfricaLeads: African mobile marketing agency JustPalm ranked 4 at EMEA
#AfricaLeads: African mobile marketing agency JustPalm ranked 4 at EMEA

JustPalm.com, Africa's fastest growing mobile marketing agency, has been ranked among the top five EMEA Digital/Specialist Agencies at the annual Smarties awards...

By Louise Marsland 13 Jun 2019

Daniel Acton, regional tech lead, Google Cloud.
How Nomanini built its remote POS voucher platform

The World Bank estimates that 66% of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have bank accounts...

13 Jun 2019

MTN Group President and CEO, Rob Shuter.
MTN launches Africa's first AI service for Mobile Money

MTN Group has announced the launch of Africa's first Mobile Money artificial intelligence service or "chatbot"...

11 Jun 2019

Wayne Hull
Photographer: Rikki Hibbert
#IABSummit19: The digital transformation opportunity starts with you

Accenture Digital MD Wayne Hull presented a keynote on 'Leading in the new' at this year's IAB Summit, which took place on Thursday, 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, looking at digital transformation through three critical lenses...

By Jessica Tennant 4 Jun 2019

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#FairnessFirst: A picture tells a thousand words, but should it?

People are never just a means to your journalistic end, especially when it comes to children. Their stories are our work, and when you work to add their authentic voices, it automatically changes the angle of the story for the better. But what about images of children in news articles? Media Monitoring Africa and the UCT Children's Institute media workshop on 22 May at the Doubletree Hilton...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Jun 2019

#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 1
#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 1

The Augmented World Expo is underway in Silicon Valley, USA, and Johan Walters shares highlights from Day 1...

By Johan Walters 30 May 2019

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Telecoming to expand its offering in the African mobile market

Telecoming has closed an agreement with African company Maliyo Games, a mobile gaming company in Nigeria, to distribute its offer in the region...

23 May 2019

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Innovative messaging app tailor-made for Malians

Lenali integrates local languages such as Bambara, Soninke, Songhai, Mooré and Wolof, as well as French, making the app accessible to people without formal education...

17 May 2019

Do we need a digital detox?
Do we need a digital detox?

Digital is booming (and showing no signs of slowing down) in Africa, so is the global trend towards "detoxing" from technology and social media relevant to us in sub-Saharan Africa?..

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 14 May 2019

Africa's own 'Spotify' launches
Africa's own 'Spotify' launches

Playfre intends to be Africa's first real answer to Spotify, with over 40 million songs available to play for free...

10 May 2019

Kwesé iflix collaborates on African content
Kwesé iflix collaborates on African content

Africa's mobile entertainment app, Kwesé iflix, has strengthened its commitment to offer more local content to its subscribers...

7 May 2019

Screen grab from ADC 98th Annual Awards' Black Cube for Best of Show winner, “The Truth Is Worth It,” on behalf of The New York Times, awarded to Final Cut New York and Furlined Santa Monica with Droga5 New York.
#OneShow2019: All the ADC 2019 winners!

The colours of the 711 winners of the 98th global ADC Annual Awards were revealed on the first evening of the One Club for Creativity's Creative Week, held on 6 May 2018 at Metropolitan West in New York, with a Merit Award coming home to SA, for Grid Worldwide's #HopeJoanna...

7 May 2019

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Huawei to launch 5G in Egypt during the African Cup Of Nations

Huawei has announced that it will launch its 5G network for the first time in Egypt during the African Cup of Nations...

24 Apr 2019

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Boomplay, the next Spotify of Africa

Boomplay, a service founded by Transsnet, has raised $20 million in outside funding as it looks to break into more sub-Saharan African countries and continue to build up its database of music tracks...

9 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business
Bizcommunity sends a clear message that Africa is open for business

The adoption continues for the .africa (dotAfrica) geographic Top Level Domain (gLTD) as Africa's biggest multi-industry website, Bizcommunity, announced the launch of its dotAfrica website...

Issued by dotAfrica 9 Apr 2019

Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines
Bizcommunity launches BIZ | Daily top story headlines

Bizcommunity is proud to announce the launch of BIZ | Daily - a daily top story round-up, curated from across 18 industry sectors by most impressions and social media shares...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 8 Apr 2019

PwC releases consumer insights survey for 2019
PwC releases consumer insights survey for 2019

Anton Hugo, retail & consumer leader for PwC Africa and associate directors Rashaad Fortune and Andries Geertsema presented PwC's 2019 Global Consumer Insights Survey at the Peech Hotel in Johannesburg on 3 April...

3 Apr 2019

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Promoting African storytelling to the world with book app

BookBeak is an app that connects African writers with the world's readers through storytelling...

3 Apr 2019

Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain
Africa rising as Bizcommunity launches .Africa domain

Bizcommunity, the wholly independently owned media brand made in Africa for Africa, is proud to announce the launch of the Bizcommunity.africa domain...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Apr 2019

#ECO19: Is your mobile commerce strategy excluding the mass market?
#ECO19: Is your mobile commerce strategy excluding the mass market?

When you design for mobile, consider who you're building for. For the small percentage with beautiful, high-end phones, or for 61% of the market?

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Mar 2019

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Focus shifts to a mobile economy in Africa

Africa is set to be the next big mobile market and the mobile economy is expected to generate more than $150 billion by 2022 to Africa's GDP...

By Josephine Wawira 19 Mar 2019

Boomplay has signed a licensing agreement with Warner Music
Boomplay has signed a licensing agreement with Warner Music

Boomplay, the largest music streaming and downloading service in Africa has signed a deal with Warner Music to bring the record company's music closer to the region...

15 Mar 2019

#NedbankIMC2019: The tech, the trends and the timeless truths of marketing
#NedbankIMC2019: The tech, the trends and the timeless truths of marketing

Instead of asking how marketing is going to change in 10 years' time, David Duarte, CEO of Treeshake, believes it's a far more valuable question to ask how marketing is going to stay the same. In his words, 'What are the timeless truths of the marketing industry?'

By Jessica Tennant 15 Mar 2019

How data collected from mobile phones can help electricity planning
How data collected from mobile phones can help electricity planning

Access to reliable and affordable electricity brings many benefits. It supports the growth of small businesses, allows students to study at night and protects health...

By Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña, Joseph Mutale, Mathaios Panteli, and Pierluigi Mancarella 14 Mar 2019

MTN and Huawei ink partnership agreement to bring digital services to Africa
MTN and Huawei ink partnership agreement to bring digital services to Africa

MTN and Huawei have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the objective to offer more digital services to African consumers and businesses...

11 Mar 2019

Oyebowale Akideinde appointed new head of OTT Simfy music services
Oyebowale Akideinde appointed new head of OTT Simfy music services

Simfy Africa has announced the appointment of Oyebowale Akideinde, as head of OTT Music Services...

25 Feb 2019

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