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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

Ipeleng Mkhari, CEO and founder of Motseng Investment Holdings, speaking at the RICS Summit Africa 2019.
AfCFTA creates optimism on the continent

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) has the potential to lift intra-African trade by more than 52%...

9 Jul 2019

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Eutelsat invests $11 million in Broadpeak

Eutelsat Communications has announced an $11 million investment in Broadpeak, a video content delivery solutions provider...

9 Jul 2019

Spotify introduces Spotify Lite in areas with limited bandwidth, phone storage
Spotify introduces Spotify Lite in areas with limited bandwidth, phone storage

Digital music service Spotify has introduced a new version of its app for those of us who have old devices, poor network connectivity and data plans...

9 Jul 2019

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Multichoice Nigeria launched MyGOtv mobile app

Multichoice Nigeria has unveiled a free new mobile app, MyGOtv, for customers on its digital terrestrial platform, GOtv...

9 Jul 2019

Econet Media pay TV activities under administration
Econet Media pay TV activities under administration

African pay-TV operator Econet Media has put its struggling satellite broadcasting business under administration...

8 Jul 2019

Rwanda Urusaro film festival submissions open
Rwanda Urusaro film festival submissions open

The Urusaro International Women Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its 2019 edition, 4-11 October 2019...

8 Jul 2019

Security forces are seen on June 22 in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Two journalists have been arrested and the internet has been cut throughout the country following elections on June 22. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Sia Kambou.
Internet shutdown in Mauritania, media arrests

Two journalists arrested, internet shut down amid disputed election in Mauritania...

8 Jul 2019

The PR industry is the most fortunate in today's world
The PR industry is the most fortunate in today's world

Gee Motsepe, managing director of Motions PR, on why he thinks the PR industry is the most fortunate in the entire marketing and advertising ecosystem...

By Gee Motsepe 8 Jul 2019

Spotlight on the 5050 by 2020 initiative and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka's insights at the Women Deliver conference.
#FairnessFirst: Are we on track for 50/50 by 2020?

With gender equality more under the spotlight last year than ever before, many in the marketing and entertainment industry pledged '50/50 by 2020'. With just six months to go before 2020 is a reality and no longer a mythical spot in the future, are those goals on track? Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, head of UN Women, shared insights at the recent Women Deliver conference...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jul 2019

Internet advertising set to account for more than 50% of global adspend by 2021
Internet advertising set to account for more than 50% of global adspend by 2021

Internet advertising is set to exceed half of global adspend by 2021, although, as the internet ad market matures, growth is projected to slow from 17% to 9% a year...

8 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

Nedal Ahmed, senior copywriter at 72andSunny, Amsterdam and this year's Loeries Film and Radio jury president.
#Loeries2019: "Celebrate creativity that touches on everyday culture" - Nedal Ahmed

With the year's biggest international award shows done and dusted, I chatted to the international jury presidents ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is this year's Film and Radio jury president Nedal Ahmed, also senior copywriter at 72andSunny, Amsterdam...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Jul 2019

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Ad Stars reveals 2019 shortlist with a SA finalist

Ad Stars has announced this year's finalists, including the King James Group from South Africa, who is in the running to win a Grand Prix, Gold, Silver, Bronze or Crystal trophy at the 2019 Ad Stars Awards on Saturday 24 August...

5 Jul 2019

Anthology documents reasons for extremism in Africa
Anthology documents reasons for extremism in Africa

Extremisms in Africa, one of the first anthologies of its kind on this topic to be authored - and published - on the African continent...

5 Jul 2019

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M6 Group to roll out new TV channel in Sub-Saharan Africa

New French content to be streamed for West Africa across broadcast channels...

5 Jul 2019

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Partnerships to facilitate implementation of AfCFTA

UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and TradeMark East Africa partner towards the implementation of Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)...

5 Jul 2019

Creating community on Facebook Groups
Creating community on Facebook Groups

When creating a Facebook group, the goal is to create a group that hosts an enthusiastic and engaged community, whether this is around your business or a common interest. Here, Colleen Barrella from Barrk Marketing shares a few insights to do just that...

By Colleen Barrella 5 Jul 2019

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Leveraging digital technology to boost Nigeria's MSMEs

Thinking through and executing a digital business model requires a fundamental shift in strategy...

4 Jul 2019

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New team for BBC Studios in Africa

Grant Welland, EVP CEMA announces new BBC Studios leadership team for the region...

4 Jul 2019

Amazon is turning 25 - here's a look back at how it changed the world
Amazon is turning 25 - here's a look back at how it changed the world

A quarter of a century ago, on 5 July 1994, a company, which shared a name with the world's largest river, was incorporated. It sold books to customers who got to its website through a dial-up modem...

By Venkatesh Shankar 4 Jul 2019

Burkina Faso's presidential palace is seen in Ouagadougou on March 20, 2019. The president and Constitutional Council have the power to prevent the enactment of revisions of the country's penal code that could result in jail time for reporters. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Olympia de Maismont.
Burkina Faso parliament criminalises false news, reporting on terrorism

Burkina Faso's parliament adopted revisions to the country's penal code which criminalise using any means of communication to disseminate information about terrorist attacks ...

4 Jul 2019

Instagram, the new marketing hub for business growth
Instagram, the new marketing hub for business growth

This is the time that businesses need to capitalise on brand expansion and business growth - and social media platforms - when used correctly - can assist. Refilwe Monyai, account manager at Orange Ink gives tips and tricks on how to get Instagram right...

By Refilwe Monyai 4 Jul 2019

Rafiki director Wanuri Kahiu talks intimate scenes and LGBTQ+ rights
Rafiki director Wanuri Kahiu talks intimate scenes and LGBTQ+ rights

Writer-director Wanuri Kahiu is part of the new generation of African storytellers whose second feature film Rafiki took six years to reach the big screen...

By Daniel Dercksen 3 Jul 2019

Advertising can lead the charge on climate change. Here's how
Advertising can lead the charge on climate change. Here's how

The climate crisis has been a dark cloud on the horizon for some time now, but 2019 is the year the world's political and business leaders at Davos officially put the issue at the top of their "worry list"...

By Andrew MacKenzie 3 Jul 2019

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
Africa helping to shape the world

"Africa is not a peripheral part of the world. So, as a responsible part of the global community, Africa must be making contributions that shape the world, solving the problems of the world..."

By Kingsley Ighobor 3 Jul 2019

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Registration open for International Tourism Film Festival-Africa 2019

The International Tourism Film Festival-Africa will be hosting its first-ever film festival in South Africa, which is set to take place in Cape Town and Northern Cape from the 20-24 November 2019...

3 Jul 2019

3 trends in retailtainment
3 trends in retailtainment

'Retailtainment' is described as the use of "ambiance, emotion, sound and activity to get customers interested in the product and in a mood to buy"...

By Eben Esterhuizen 3 Jul 2019

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Investing in fibre is key to enable the growth of Africa's digital economy

Global trends show Africa maintaining its position as the fastest growing region in internet usage, though data volumes remain substantially lower in comparison to other parts of the world...

3 Jul 2019

Ubuntu sustainability - a necessity in the design process
Ubuntu sustainability - a necessity in the design process

Sustainable design, sustainable living and our impact on the Earth's fragile resources should be a concern for all humanity...

By Bouwer Serfontein 3 Jul 2019

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