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  • E-sports grow a following in sub-Saharan Africa
    E-sports grow a following in sub-Saharan Africa
    Throughout the world, e-sports are taking off as an alternative to traditional video games, heightened by the steep increase in digitisation that the world is currently witnessing. E-sports began in the late 2000s as amateur engagements and have risen to popularity in the last decade; transitioning into professional, organised multiplayer tournaments with huge followings. Issued by Borderless Access
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    Midem and Trace team up to support African music industry
    Midem and Trace team up to support African music industry

    Midem has announced the launch of its High-Potential Markets Programme with the Trace channel, to support the African music industry...

    15 Mar 2018

    #FreeShawkan
    Do not criminalise media workers - UN

    UN experts condemn decision to seek death sentence against Egyptian photojournalist Abou Zeid...

    15 Mar 2018

    Africa's smartphone market expected to reverse declines
    Africa's smartphone market expected to reverse declines

    Economic recovery in Nigeria and South Africa, two of Africa's biggest markets for smartphones, is expected to have a positive impact on consumer confidence and sales...

    14 Mar 2018

    Facebook launches Trip Consideration tool
    Facebook launches Trip Consideration tool

    Facebook recently rolled out a new ad-optimisation programme called Trip Consideration. The new tool is only applicable to travel-related companies and offers an opportunity to turn travel intention into conversion...

    14 Mar 2018

    Zimbabwe's economic recovery presented to investors
    Zimbabwe's economic recovery presented to investors

    President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, will present his economic recovery project at the Africa CEO Forum hosted by Jeune Afrique Media Group, later this month...

    13 Mar 2018

    Consumer confidence in Africa reaches an all-time high in February
    Consumer confidence in Africa reaches an all-time high in February

    Africa's first monthly consumer confidence index (KIC Score) rose 1% in February to +13, its highest level since the inception of the measure in June 2016...

    13 Mar 2018

    Demand for Pay-TV services from Africa's middle class
    Demand for Pay-TV services from Africa's middle class

    Zee TV Africa's Harish Goyal to speak at Satellite 2018 In Washington DC on Pay-TV services in Africa...

    13 Mar 2018

    African Development Bank and its East and North African Governors.
    Africa's growing youth population is a global 'growth engine'

    The African Development Bank and its East and North African Governors have stressed the need for urgent measures to match the continent's growing population and youth unemployment...

    12 Mar 2018

    Short and sweet - Storytelling for digital marketers
    Short and sweet - Storytelling for digital marketers

    Storytelling in branding is not a new concept. It is something that brands have mastered and failed at, left impressions and created legacies through. The best campaigns have been identified through their storytelling and connecting with their consumers...

    Romi AdlerBy Romi Adler 12 Mar 2018

    Film tourism profitable to cultural, creative economy
    Film tourism profitable to cultural, creative economy

    With film contributing R5.4bn to the GDP and providing 25,000 full-time equivalent jobs, film tourism can become a lucrative part of the creative industries and can play an important role in advancing other creative sectors.

    12 Mar 2018

    Daniel Munslow is a director of MCC Consulting.
    The role of communicators in the SDGs in Africa

    How Africa's communicators can aid the United Nations in communicating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

    Daniel MunslowBy Daniel Munslow 9 Mar 2018

    Gordon Ray and Jacques Burger of M&C Saatchi Abel.
    M&C Saatchi Abel on the power of creativity to change the world

    M&C Saatchi Abel's founding partner and ECD Gordon Ray shares the power of work "rich with local insight and executed with heart," while founding partner and chief executive Jacques Burger explains how M&C Saatchi Abel is motoring ahead in 2018...

    Leigh AndrewsBy Leigh Andrews 9 Mar 2018

    #SeamlessAfrica: An Afrocentric approach to store design
    #SeamlessAfrica: An Afrocentric approach to store design

    In the search to become 'more than a store', retailers in Africa need to put their customer at the heart of the operation, says Frans van der Colff...

    Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 9 Mar 2018

    Nomfundo Dlamini, Tank Research founder.
    Marketing is key in medicines distribution in Africa

    The media is a key platform for dissemination of information around medications on the continent in Africa, where virtual spaza shops for drugs proliferate...

    By Nomfundo Dlamini 8 Mar 2018

    Kenya's A24Media launches $1m media tech investment fund
    Kenya's A24Media launches $1m media tech investment fund

    Kenyan independent news channel A24Media has announced the launch of a US$1 million investment fund to back innovative media technology developers from around the world...

    By Gabriella Mulligan 8 Mar 2018

    Rob Shuter, group president and CEO of the MTN Group.
    Building a business for the long-term in Africa

    A successful business in Africa, like MTN, has a number of key principles that underpin the success of businesses in Africa, including building a strong market position while maintaining a challenger mindset, a strong brand, modern technology and great people...

    8 Mar 2018

    Three applications for video in channel communication
    Three applications for video in channel communication

    Wynand Smit takes a fresh look at how video can be used in the channel environment, like how AI-enabled video screens can "learn" from the data you create when interacting with them...

    Wynand SmitBy Wynand Smit 7 Mar 2018

    Special African energy report launched
    Special African energy report launched

    EnergyNet and African Business have joined forces to produce the annual Africa Energy Yearbook and a special energy report on African energy for global distribution...

    7 Mar 2018

    Alexi Wheeler, vice president, animation production and development, Nickelodeon.
    Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler on entering the age of content

    Nickelodeon's Alexi Wheeler shares about the talk he presented at the 2018 CTIAF, how he feels about the role of women in the animation industry and elaborates on what he thinks the industry as a whole can still improve on...

    Juanita PienaarBy Juanita Pienaar 7 Mar 2018

    Discovery rebrands after Scripps Networks Interactive acquisition
    Discovery rebrands after Scripps Networks Interactive acquisition

    Discovery Communications has rebranded to Discovery Inc after completing its acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive...

    7 Mar 2018

    Dustin Homer is director of client solutions, Fraym.
    Africa Rising: How Geospatial data analytics is transforming governance on the continent

    In Africa, the potential of data to improve governance is just beginning to make itself felt...

    By Dustin Homer 6 Mar 2018

    New website launched for investors in Africa
    New website launched for investors in Africa

    Ecobank has launched an African markets website to provide key facts for businesses and investors on the economies of Sub-Saharan Africa...

    6 Mar 2018

    Image Supplied by Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town
    Carlson Rezidor rebrands to leverage international brand equity of the Radisson name

    "The creation of the Radisson Hotel Group is an evolution of our long-term partnership with the Rezidor Hotel Group. Together, we are clarifying and executing a new brand architecture to create more value for our guests and owners."

    6 Mar 2018

    Orange and OpenClassrooms have combined forces to train young Africans in digital technology.
    Critical need for digital skills for Africa's youth

    By 2050, the African population will double, to reach 2.5 billion - half of whom will be under the age of 25. Investing in education, in particular e-education, and digital skills, has to be a priority...

    6 Mar 2018

    Loeries Africa Middle East partners with AB InBev Africa on creative networking function in Nigeria
    Loeries Africa Middle East partners with AB InBev Africa on creative networking function in Nigeria

    The Loeries, in partnership with AB InBev Africa, will host a networking function for creatives in Lagos on Thursday, 8 March 2018...

    Issued by Loeries 5 Mar 2018

    Barclays Africa Group Limited appoints Dentsu Aegis Network across 10 sub-Saharan Africa markets
    Barclays Africa Group Limited appoints Dentsu Aegis Network across 10 sub-Saharan Africa markets

    Dentsu Aegis Network will be taking over media planning and buying duties across 10 sub-Saharan African BAGL markets including Absa and the Barclays Africa network...

    Issued by Dentsu 5 Mar 2018

    AUC endorses APRA conference

    The African Union Commission, (AUC), has endorsed the 30th edition of the African Public Relations Association Conference...

    5 Mar 2018

    #DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital
    #DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital

    Catherine Grenfell, ex-5FM presenter who co-founded and manages The Eye radio station, opened this year's IAB Digital Summit sharing her experience of digital and what she predicts for the industry...

    Jessica TennantBy Jessica Tennant 5 Mar 2018

    Nairobi, Kenya. © John Wollwerth via
    Creating safer cities to help drive greater economic growth

    The majority of the world's citizens reside in urban areas and when cities are managed effectively, they can provide their inhabitants with vital opportunities for economic development...

    By Roy Alves 5 Mar 2018

    Spotlight on Africa's disruptive technologies
    Spotlight on Africa's disruptive technologies

    The Africa CEO Forum, which is holding its 6th edition on 26 and 27 March 2018 in Abidjan, will turn the spotlight on Africa's disruptive technologies...

    2 Mar 2018

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