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    Kantar announces senior appointments in the Africa & Middle East region
    Kantar announces senior appointments in the Africa & Middle East region

    Ivan Moroke has been appointed CEO, Kantar, Insights Division, South Africa and joins the Kantar Africa & Middle East Board...

    Issued by Kantar 9 Apr 2019

    The Sound of Masks
    Mozambique documentary to screen at Hot Docs Canada

    'The Sound of Masks' is a visually dramatic journey through Mozambique's past and present, with Atanásio Nyusi, a compelling storyteller and legendary Mapiko dancer...

    9 Apr 2019

    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

    Alliance Media donates 30t maize-meal to cyclone victims
    Alliance Media donates 30t maize-meal to cyclone victims

    Alliance Media Zimbabwe, a pan-African company which specialises in outdoor billboards, has donated 30 tonnes of maize-meal to Cyclone Idai survivors...

    By Yeukai Karengezeka, Issued by Alliance Media 4 Apr 2019

    Gendarmerie officers stand guard on March 24, 2019, in Moroni, Comoros. Two journalists have been detained without trial in the country since February. Credit: CPJ/Gianluigi Guercia/AFP.
    Two journalists held in pretrial detention since February in Comoros

    Authorities in the Comoros should immediately release journalists Abdallah Abdou Hassane and Oubeidillah Mchangama held in detention...

    3 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

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    Zambezi Magic to roll out Date My Family Botswana

    Local production houses have been invited to collaborate to produce Botswana's version of DStv's popular dating show, Date My Family...

    1 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

    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

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