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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...

2 days ago

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Zimbabwe to launch 24 new TV channels

The Zimbabwean government is about to launch 24 television channels, where licences will be open to everyone to apply for...

1 day ago

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First Beninese film festival dedicated to women

Entries open for the Cotonou International Women's Film Festival in Benin...

1 day ago

Algeria.
Chacha TV, first local streaming platform in Algeria

The group Sense & Med & com has just launched Chacha TV in Algeria. Chacha TV is the first streaming and video-on-demand platform based in the country...

1 day ago

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Supporting digital entrepreneurs in Nigeria

Facebook celebrates one year of NG_Hub, its flagship hub space in the heart of Yaba, in partnership with CcHub...

2 days ago

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IDG appoints Turn Left Media as Africa representative

IDG exclusively appoints Turn Left Media in Sub-Saharan Africa...

2 days ago

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2019 AME Report released

The New York Festivals AME Awards has released the 2019 AME Report, a ranking of the world's most successful agencies, and advertisers according to their achievements in the AME Awards...

2 days ago

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Low cost internet POA launched in Kenya

Low-cost internet provider Poa! Internet announces the completion of its wireless internet network in Nairobi and Kiambu counties in Kenya...

2 days ago

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New premium FTA content for Nigerian viewers

Nigeria launches new premium channels with custom content for viewers...

3 days ago

The Ikea effect: how we value the fruits of our labour over instant gratification
The Ikea effect: how we value the fruits of our labour over instant gratification

There are some anecdotes just so good that almost every story about a particular economic principle begins the same. So too this article begins with cake mix...

By Gary Mortimer, Frank Mathmann and Louise Grimmer 3 days ago

Libreville, Gabon, is seen on January 16, 2017. The country's media regulator recently suspended two newspapers over defamation claims. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Mike Hutchings.
Gabon media regulator suspends two newspapers over defamation claims

Gabon's media regulator should immediately lift its suspensions of the tri-weekly newspaper L'Aube and the weekly Echos du Nord, and give journalists the freedom to cover issues of public interest...

3 days ago

Debunking 5 myths around CX
Debunking 5 myths around CX

Nathalie Schooling, founder and CEO of nlighten debunks a couple of myths around CX...

By Nathalie Schooling 3 days ago

The power of retargeting: How to move customers from wanting what you offer to needing it
The power of retargeting: How to move customers from wanting what you offer to needing it

If you are not yet doing retargeting for your business, you are clearly missing out on a key step in the decision-making process. Here's a quick overview...

By Kyle Warmback 3 days ago

Creative freedom
Creative freedom

The general belief is that great ideas happen when people are free to think and that creatives thrive in situations that grant permission to make mistakes. I don't disagree with the sentiment, but I do see a challenge with the word freedom...

By David Limbert 3 days ago

Alika Dangote.
Dangote ranked 11th on 50 World's Greatest Leaders 2019 list

Philanthropist and richest man in Africa, Nigeria's Aliko Dangote, has been ranked 11th of the 50 World's Greatest leaders for 2019...

3 days ago

Prison guards are seen at Somaliland's Hargeisa prison on March 29, 2011. Television reporter Abdirahman Keyse Mohamed was recently arrested by police in Somaliland and is being held without charge in a prison in Las Anod. Credit: CPJ/AP/Katharine Houreld)
Somaliland journalist injured during arrest, jailed without charge

Authorities in the breakaway state of Somaliland should immediately release television reporter Abdirahman Keyse Mohamed, also known as Tungub...

3 days ago

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What sets challenger brands apart from the rest

Underdogs have a special place in the hearts of many. Whether it's a revolt against the Romans or the ice-veined Spartans' last stand against the Persians at Thermopylae, either through superior tactics or better use of technology and resources the outnumbered often triumph against incredible odds.

By Mikhaila Hunter 21 May 2019

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Kaspersky expands to Rwanda

Kaspersky Lab to open office in Kigali, Rwanda to boost its presence in East Africa...

21 May 2019

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Closing date for AWIEF Awards nominations extended

The closing date for the 2019 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards nominations has been extended to 10 June 2019...

21 May 2019

Kantar Africa Life 2019 report.
#AfricaMonth: How can brands fuel growth in Africa?

Successful brands must have a strong local resonance and activation if they are to emotionally connect with consumers in Africa and fuel growth in the fast-changing region...

21 May 2019

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Why marketing agencies are more relevant than ever

There's been a lot of chatter recently around the subject of 'the future of marketing agencies'. Flume's Jacques Du Bruyn says he believes marketing agencies are more relevant than ever...

By Jacques du Bruyn 21 May 2019

Multilingual broadcast journalist-turned-real estate entrepreneur, Rokelle Sun.
#AfricaMonth: Encouraging female African business leaders from the other side of the world

US-based real estate entrepreneur Rokelle Sun's philanthropic mission is to encourage young girls to pursue careers and success in the underrepresented fields, particularly in Africa, where she spent part of her childhood. She explains this, as well as her love of new experiences like aerophotography, and some of the highs and lows of her earlier career as a multilingual broadcast journalist...

By Leigh Andrews 21 May 2019

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'No real development in Africa without regional integration'

Key issues pertaining to Africa's socioeconomic development, including the empowerment of women and youth and Africa's free trade area...

By Kingsley Ighobor 21 May 2019

D&AD Awards announces its full shortlist
D&AD Awards announces its full shortlist

The D&AD Awards has announced its full shortlist with 25 shortlisted pieces for SA, putting us at 12th for country ranking based on finalists...

20 May 2019

Pictured are Paul Holmes of The Holmes Report and Regine le Roux, managing director of South Africa’s Reputation Matters. Reputation Matters scooped up two SABRE Africa awards, one for superior achievement in measurement and evaluation and the other for the industry sector category.
All the 2019 SABRE Awards Africa winners

The 2019 SABRE Awards Africa winners were handed out following on the annual African Public Relations Association (AFPRA) conference in Kigali, Rwanda, last week...

20 May 2019

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Rwanda plans to regulate social media content

Rwanda is working on strategies to regulate social media content to stop misinformation...

20 May 2019

D&AD Awards announces its first shortlist
D&AD Awards announces its first shortlist

The D&AD Awards has announced its first shortlist with 144 entries being shortlisted after stage one of D&AD judging...

20 May 2019

Nigerian journalist Oluseyi Awojulugbe.
Nigerian journalist wins trip to AfDB annual event

Nigerian journalist Oluseyi Awojulugbe wins APO Group invitation to attend the African Development Bank's 2019 Annual Meetings...

20 May 2019

The human factor: a top insight from a CX Masterclass
The human factor: a top insight from a CX Masterclass

Companies, from legacy to startup, multi-national to local, are all grappling with how to meet steeply rising customer experience (CX) expectations...

20 May 2019

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