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African Sabre Awards for PR excellence on the continent.
37 African PR SABRE winners announced

The African SABRE awards demonstrate excellence in the public relations industry across the African continent...

8 Apr 2019

The need for speed in modern retail
The need for speed in modern retail

In an age where leisure time is an increasingly precious commodity, customers are placing an even greater premium on convenience...

By Refilwe Maluleke 8 Apr 2019

Beyoncé teams up with Adidas in "partnership of a lifetime"
Beyoncé teams up with Adidas in "partnership of a lifetime"

Beyoncé Knowles has signed a partnership with Adidas, which will see the singer become a creative partner to the company, developing new apparel and footwear across the performance and lifestyle categories...

8 Apr 2019

The cast of Mehek.
GOtv to air first original production with African actors

GOtv will this month premier 'Mehek', the first Zee World production to star actors from the African continent...

8 Apr 2019

Still missing: Azory Gwanda.
#WhereIsAzory campaign launched to find missing Tanzania journalist

The Committee to Protect Journalists' #WhereIsAzory campaign launches to highlight the fact that the Tanzanian journalist has been missing for 500 days ...

5 Apr 2019

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StarTimes to emphasise regional content to enhance viewership in Africa

Chinese pay TV company, StarTimes will concentrate more on local content to enhance its viewership in African countries...

5 Apr 2019

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Six local designers to boast afro-contempo designs at Milan Design Week

Sacrosanct, supported by Nando's will see six SA designers boast their afro-contempo designs to the world...

5 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

Congratulations to the 2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards winners! Katya Stead @katyalebeque (South Africa), @TheAlushula (Kenya) @BSarabetty (Morocco).
Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism award winners

Kenyan Journalist Patrick Alushula bags overall award, Pan African Journalist of the Year...

2 Apr 2019

Africa's potential as a global leader in the world's digital economy
Africa's potential as a global leader in the world's digital economy

African governments have a crucial role to play in taking the continent to the next stage in its digital evolution...

1 Apr 2019

Dove partners with Getty Images and Girlgaze and launches Project #ShowUs
Dove partners with Getty Images and Girlgaze and launches Project #ShowUs

Dove has taken action with Getty Images, Girlgaze and women around the world to create Project #ShowUs - the world's largest stock photo library created by women and non-binary individuals to shatter beauty stereotypes by showing women as they are, not as others believe they should be...

28 Mar 2019

A man walks down a street in central Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, on November 12, 2014. Prime TV, an independent station in Zambia, was recently suspended by the country's media regulator. Credit: CPJ/Gianluigi Guercia/AFP.
Zambia suspends independent TV broadcaster for 30 days

The Zambian Independent Broadcasting Authority, the government agency that oversees the country's media, suspended Prime TV's license for a month...

28 Mar 2019

Consumer demand at the forefront of African business priorities
Consumer demand at the forefront of African business priorities

There are interesting shifts in African manufacturer and retailer business priorities and a growing appreciation for the fact that no one-size-fits-all approach is enough to ensure ongoing success in sub-Saharan Africa...

28 Mar 2019

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Sports writers from around the world gather in Ghana

The 6th Edition of the International Association of Sports Press (AIPS) Africa Congress will be held in Accra, Ghana...

27 Mar 2019

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New travel show for Vox Africa

Vox Africa has launched a new travel show hosted by UK comedian Eddie Kadi...

26 Mar 2019

Ime Archibong, Facebook's vice president of product partnerships.
Facebook to launch content Oversight Board

Strengthening safety, encouraging free expression - these are Facebook's goals for a new content Oversight Board which it will workshop in Kenya next month...

By Ime Archibong 26 Mar 2019

Regional integration remains low, according to African Regional Integration Index. Credit: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
More work needed on regional integration in Africa

Regional integration remains low, according to African Regional Integration Index...

25 Mar 2019

(L-R) Zouhair Chorfi, Secretary general of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Morocco, newly elected Chair of the bureau of the committee of experts; HE Elsadig Bakheit Elfaki Abdalla, Chair of the outgoing bureau of the committee of experts; Vera songwe, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa. Credit: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
Digital trade and the economy in Africa

Policy, trade and the private sector in the digital era dominated debate at the Conference of African Ministers in Marrakesh...

25 Mar 2019

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UN journalism fellowship applications open

Applications to 2019 Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship now open...

25 Mar 2019

Why science matters so much in the era of fake news and fallacies
Why science matters so much in the era of fake news and fallacies

Democracy and social progress die without science and fact-based knowledge. Science and facts are the foundational basis for rational and logical disputation and the possibility of reaching some truths. Fake news, on the other hand, is a calculated assault on democratic freedoms...

By Tawana Kupe 25 Mar 2019

Africa's guide to sustainable development goals
Africa's guide to sustainable development goals

Africa must digitise its economies, broaden its tax base, prevent further deterioration of fiscal and debt positions, and aim for double-digit growth to achieve the UN 2030 global goals (SDGs), and the AU Agenda 2063...

25 Mar 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?

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Mar 2019

Buddah in Africa film.
'Buddha in Africa' addresses Chinese involvement in Africa

The documentary film, 'Buddha in Africa', is to have its world premiere at Hot Docs, Canada...

22 Mar 2019

South African teams on the ground in Mozambique, aided by the South African Air Force. Image credit: IPSS Medical Rescue/Paul Herbst.
#NEWSWATCH: Global relief effort after Cyclone Idai devastation

Cyclone Idai which hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi a week ago, has been described as probably the worst weather-related disaster to hit the Southern Hemisphere...

Louise BurgersBy Louise Marsland 21 Mar 2019

Prosumers key to addressing Africa's power challenges
Prosumers key to addressing Africa's power challenges

The rise of the prosumer - a trend that has been gathering momentum in Europe in recent times - could well be the answer to a multitude of challenges faced in Africa...

By Marleze van Loggerenberg 21 Mar 2019

Mike Joubert of the Billybo Group, in action on the eCommerce Africa 2019 stage.
#ECO19: Unpack why your brand story matters before you start telling it

In a talk titled 'Why your story matters', in the 'driving demand' track of the fifth eCommerce Africa conference, attendees heard from Mike Joubert, founder of the Billybo Group. Dubbed a godfather in SA brands and marketing, he walked us through the virtue of storytelling and why it matters, while shedding light through examples from some of the greatest commercial stories ever told...

Leigh AndrewsBy Leigh Andrews 20 Mar 2019

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Journalists aim to curb human trafficking

First network of journalists to combat trafficking in persons launched in Sierra Leone...

20 Mar 2019

Ethiopian Negash Abdourahman, presents 'Cuba in Africa' at the Embassy of Cuba in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Cuba's history in Africa documented

Premiere in Africa of the documentary 'Cuba in Africa'...

20 Mar 2019

Chantel Botha of BrandLove in action at eCommerce Africa 2019.
#ECO19: Why brands need to create emotional experiences for Generation CX

The eCommerce Africa conference kicked off at CTICC on 19 March with a keynote session by Chantel Botha, founder of BrandLove, titled: 'More than a feeling, on why CX is the #1 competitive differentiator'. Here's what you missed...

Leigh AndrewsBy Leigh Andrews 19 Mar 2019

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