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Ecobank named ‘Best Retail Bank in Africa’ at African Banker Awards. (Source: Ecobank)
African Banker Awards names Ecobank 'Best Retail Bank in Africa'

Ecobank has been named Best Retail Bank in Africa 2019 at the prestigious African Banker Awards...

1 hour ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Digital Impact Awards Africa.
Digital Impact Awards Africa entries open

HiPipo is the organiser of the annual Digital Impact Awards Africa which will take place on 20 September 2019 at the Kampala Serena, Uganda...

3 hours ago

HEALTHCARE

Health workers from Bwera hospital prepare to transport the body of a fifty-year-old woman who died of Ebola to the burial site in Bwera, Uganda. MELANIE ATUREEBE/EPA
How Africa's porous borders make it difficult to contain Ebola

More than 2,000 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since last August. Now, despite authorities' efforts - such as screening millions of travellers moving between the DRC and its neighbours - the disease has spread...

By Mosoka Fallah 4 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

The Uganda High Court is in Kampala on May 14, 2018. CPJ today called for Ugandan authorities to intervene and end the criminal case against editor Pidson Kareire. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Isaac Kasamani.
Ugandan editor charged with criminal libel

Authorities in Uganda should end the criminal proceedings against Pidson Kareire, managing editor of privately-owned news website, The Drone Media...

5 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Dr Corrin Varady, CEO of IDEA Digital Education.
How South African businesses are making it in Africa

Disruptors and innovative businesses are using technology, among other innovations, to expand into territories previously fraught with countless barriers to entry....

7 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Steps to regional integration for Africa's prosperity

The African Development Bank Annual Meetings concluded with consensus on ways to fast-track regional integration...

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

'To integrate Africa, bring down the walls'
'To integrate Africa, bring down the walls'

"To integrate Africa, bring down the walls," African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina urged at the 2019 AfDB Annual Meetings Open in Malabo...

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Who will take home this year's Cannes Lions Glass: The Lion for Change awards?
#FairnessFirst: #CannesLions2019 roars for gender equality

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is officially underway, with awards being announced nightly from 17 to 21 June 2019. But keep your eyes peeled until the end, as The Glass Lion for Change, announced in the final ceremony of the week, is one of the most hotly contested awards - here's why we're hoping to see Caster Semenya and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka shine...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Africa Women in Media Award launched

Call for entries: APO Group African Women in Media Award to recognise support of female journalists for women's entrepreneurship in Africa...

14 Jun 2019

RETAIL

Kids are becoming more active adopters of e-commerce sites
Kids are becoming more active adopters of e-commerce sites

Children are becoming more active adopters of e-commerce sites. Their interest in online shopping has more than tripled in the last 12 months - from 2% to 9%...

14 Jun 2019

ICT

MEST Africa hosts tech summit in Nairobi
MEST Africa hosts tech summit in Nairobi

Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, and incubator MEST Africa, this week closed its fourth successful MEST Africa Summit, in partnership with Microsoft...

14 Jun 2019

AGRICULTURE

Sweet potato 'ideal dual-purpose crop' for smallholders
Sweet potato 'ideal dual-purpose crop' for smallholders

Sweet potato could solve nutritional deficiencies and aid food security in poor households...

By Munyaradzi Makoni 14 Jun 2019

HEALTHCARE

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The three big studies pushing at the frontiers of HIV prevention

There are an estimated 5,000 new HIV transmissions every day. Around 70% of the 37-million people living with HIV globally are in sub-Saharan Africa...

By Glenda Gray 14 Jun 2019

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

New social commerce app launched focusing on saving the oceans
New social commerce app launched focusing on saving the oceans

The JET8 Foundation, in partnership with the Lewis Pugh Foundation, has launched a social commerce mobile application, called OceansCam, that focuses on saving the oceans...

14 Jun 2019

HEALTHCARE

Fruit bats can pass Ebola on to humans. Jeffrey Paul Wade/Shutterstock
Ebola outbreaks may be more common than we think

The best defence against Ebola outbreaks is early detection. If detected early enough, an outbreak can be prevented with targeted, low-tech interventions, such as isolating infected people and their contacts...

14 Jun 2019

ICT

Report reveals 5G uptake even faster than expected
Report reveals 5G uptake even faster than expected

According to the Ericsson Mobility Report for June 2019, 5G subscriptions are now expected to reach 1.9 billion in 2024...

14 Jun 2019

TOURISM

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Cape Town Air Access to promote New York/Newark-Cape Town route

As a mark of a collaborative effort between United Airlines and Cape Town Air Access, Cape Town and the Western Cape will be represented at the annual United Airlines Global Sales Conference in Anaheim on 17 June 2019...

14 Jun 2019

AGRICULTURE

AGCO expands footprint in Africa with new office in Morocco
AGCO expands footprint in Africa with new office in Morocco

The new premises are to serve as the company's regional sales office for West and North Africa...

14 Jun 2019

RETAIL

Manufacturing Indaba 2019: Embracing the 'Amazon Effect'
Manufacturing Indaba 2019: Embracing the 'Amazon effect'

The Manufacturing Indaba will host esteemed economists, policymakers, academics and industrialists who together, can carve out a regional and international strategy to explore Africa's untapped potential in its manufacturing sector...

14 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Canal+ International to launch Canal+ University in Africa

Canal + International launches Canal + University to provide professional training to audiovisual actors in Africa...

14 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Dee Chetty, Accenture Interactive Lead for Africa.
The future of customer personalisation lies with AI

Laying the foundation for a future where personalisation platforms can architect previously unimagined customer experiences...

By Dee Chetty 14 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

CPJ joins call for UN to scrutinise human rights situation in Eritrea
CPJ joins call for UN to scrutinise human rights situation in Eritrea

The Committee to Protect Journalists and 29 other civil society organisations yesterday sent a letter to the UN HRC, urging them to scrutinise the human rights situation in Eritrea...

14 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Boomplay sealed deal with Apprise Music in Ghana

Apprise Music becomes the first Ghanaian Music distributor to partner with leading music streaming platform, Boomplay.

13 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

#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

MARKETING & MEDIA

Five skills to help you connect with your social media audience
Five skills to help you connect with your social media audience

With the continued increase of the prosumer, many brands are struggling to control messaging around who they are and what they offer. By having a savvy social media strategy, a brand is able to better communicate with and understand who their audience is, what it is they want and how to engage with them positively, while still building resonance.

By Zubeida Goolam 13 Jun 2019

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Circular economy: Driving sustainable economic development
Circular economy: Driving sustainable economic development

The UN has estimated that the global population will near 11.3 billion by 2060, with Africa expected to experience just as much exponential growth (2.5 billion by 2050), which will represent about 26% of the world's total population.

By Kate Stubbs 13 Jun 2019

ICT

IBM expands quantum computing program to Africa
IBM expands quantum computing program to Africa

IBM announced the expansion of its' quantum computing efforts to Africa in a new collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand...

13 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Claudi Potter, creative director at Joe Public United, is serving on this year’s Cannes Lions Direct category, and will judge the Young Lions Digital competition in Cannes.
#CannesLions2019: "Reinvent the medium to make the message a winner" - Claudi Potter

The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity for 2019 kicks off next week, with winners announced at nightly awards from 17 to 21 June. We caught up with this year's SA contingent of judges for a preview of what to expect. Next up, Claudi Potter...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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D&AD releases Regional Rankings and announces Network of the Year

D&AD has released the final results for the 57th D&AD Awards which sees DDB Worldwide recognised as D&AD Network of the Year 2019...

13 Jun 2019

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