Get ready for next World Cup
Get ready for next World Cup

Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011), being held in New Zealand for the first time since the inaugural event in 1987, opened for tickets on 27 April 2010. Teams representing 20 nations will compete in 48 matches across 13 host cities between 9 September...

28 Apr 2010

Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants
Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants

The early bird deadline for entries into The 2010 Loerie Awards is 16 April 2010. Entries before this date will receive a 5% discount. The Loeries is open to work conceived and produced anywhere in Africa and the Middle East, including island states...

8 Apr 2010

Women photojournalists called to enter international competition

Since 2000, the Association des Femmes Journalistes and Canon France, in partnership with the international Visa pour l'Image festival, and with the support of Figaro magazine, have awarded an annual prize for women photojournalists. Women...

12 Mar 2010

Prestige boards Air Seychelles
Prestige boards Air Seychelles

click to enlargePrestige Magazine, a South African luxury lifestyle magazine has expanded its regional coverage and distribution. The magazine will be placed on-board all Air Seychelles flights between OR Tambo and Mahe in the Seychelles....

24 Jul 2009

Ethiopia orders press shake-up

The Ethiopian Broadcasting Agency has ordered all newspapers and magazines to re-register within three months. The regulatory body has also banned proprietors from holding editorial positions in their media establishments. The deputy director of the...

6 Mar 2009

Cellphone company launches BlackBerry in Tanzania

Research In Motion (RIM), a designer, manufacturer and marketer of wireless solutions, and Vodacom Tanzania, have announced that the BlackBerry solution is now available to Vodacom Tanzania subscribers throughout the country. The BlackBerry solution...

7 Nov 2008

Gambian cinema on the African Movie Channel

The African Movie Channel features its first ever Gambian film this October, "Arrou" (Prevention), an award-winning film from the stables of Vinasha Productions of The Gambia. Directed by Segun Oguntola, and starring Modou Musa Ceesay, Awa Gassama,...

20 Oct 2008

Anfield Communications, Uganda's first sports marketing agency
Anfield Communications, Uganda's first sports marketing agency

click to enlargeIn March this year, Anfield Communications, a marketing agency owned and established by a team of Ugandans was established. Aldrine Nsubuga, Anfield's chief executive officer took advantage of this gap in the sports industry in Uganda...

23 Jul 2008

Kenyan agency receives international award
Kenyan agency receives international award

click to enlargeKenyan marketing and public relations agency, Exclamation Marketing, received the International Star Award for Leadership in Quality and Excellence at a ceremony in Salons, Concorde of the Palais des Congres of Paris on 21 April 2008....

7 May 2008

Take a number

Warid Telecom, which open its doors to the general public on Monday has received an overwhelming response from all Ugandans across the country as they flocked to service centres to pre-register their preferred numbers in a bid to join the Warid...

18 Jan 2008

Connecting commuters in Tanzania
Connecting commuters in Tanzania

click to enlargeThe latest Vodacom campaign in Tanzania creates high impact using airport walkways at Dar es Salaam International Airport, Tanzania's premier airport. “Vodacom have increased their visibility to great effect, targeting high-end local...

3 Sep 2007

Somaliland reporter freed after three days

Abdirahman Musse Omar of the privately-owned television station SLTV was released on 1 July 2007 after appearing before a court in Hargeisa, the capital of the northern breakaway territory of Somaliland. The authorities are not pressing any charges...

5 Jul 2007

Journalists in exile

Over the past six years, the Committee to Protect Journalists has documented 243 cases of journalists who have been forced to flee their home country to avoid harassment and imprisonment. On average, three journalists a month make this escape, with...

20 Jun 2007

Kenyan farmers connect to better prices

Africa's small farmers often fall victim to local traders who dictate prices below market rates. But in rural Kenya farmers now have technology in hand that cuts out the middleman. Gretchen Wilson reports...

25 Apr 2007

A truly mobile ad campaign for Z-Connect
A truly mobile ad campaign for Z-Connect

click to enlargeTanzania's fourth cellular communications provider, Z (pronounced 'zee') has recently launched a new ad campaign, produced by through-the-line advertising agency, Roots Marketing Communications. The first campaign for Z's new CDMA...

5 Apr 2007

Journalists attacked in Somalia

On 29 March 2007, five journalists were ambushed by armed men while on their way to cover a story in the region of Hiran, according to reports from the National Union of Somali Journalists. Mohammed Sheik Nur (stringer for Associated Press), Mohammed...

3 Apr 2007

Ugandan SME exhibition

Guest speakers will offer advice and solutions for key concerns of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) at an interactive exhibition, to be held at the Uganda Manufacturers Association’s Show Ground, from 3 - 5 April 2007. Discussion topics will...

30 Mar 2007

Uganda to host 21st FAPRA conference in 2007

The Public Relations Association of Uganda (PRAU) has confirmed that it will be hosting the All African Public Relation Conference in Kampala in June 2007. The theme and programmes for the conference will be communicated in due course, and updates...

10 Nov 2006

Standard Chartered sending SA team to Greatest Race on Earth

International bank Standard Chartered South Africa recently announced its sponsorship of a South African women's team to compete in the third Standard Chartered Greatest Race on Earth 2006/7, a four-leg relay marathon contested over a period of five...

13 Oct 2006

R1 million giveaway marks end of Africa tour

Metro FM celebrated its twentieth birthday last week by giving R1 million to lucky listener Neelen Jeffries from Eesterus in the east of Pretoria at Maropeng, The Cradle of Humankind. The party brought to a close the station's "I Am An African" tour,...

27 Sep 2006

24/7 Pan African TV channel coming soon

Journalism.co.za reports that a proposed 24-hour Pan African television channel, to be known as A-24, could be set up by next year. Kenyan-based company Camerapix says it will follow the format of pan-Arabic television channel, Al-Jazeera, and is...

17 Aug 2006

SABC Africa backs Pan African Show at Nokia Cape Town Fashion Week

SABC Africa is the main broadcast sponsor for this year's Pan African show at the annual Nokia Cape Town Fashion show this week. "We are particularly excited that people in the African continent will get a chance to witness what is being showcased in...

11 Jul 2006

Exclusive internet distribution partner selected

General entertainment channel Star TV, which broadcasts in English and Swahili from Tanzania, has selected JumpTV as its exclusive Internet broadcast partner for the online distribution of its content. For a monthly subscription of US$9.95, JumpTV...

4 May 2006

Vodacom passes 21 million mark

The Vodacom Group recorded 21.5 million customers across its networks operating in South Africa, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique and Lesotho, as at 31 December 2005, reflecting a 12.4% increase in the previous three months....

25 Jan 2006

It's a sign! Uganda goes large

Nokia in Kampala have, through Clear Channel Independent's Uganda office, secured the advertising rights for the face of the Postal Building in Kampala. Measuring a massive 200 square meters or 20 x 10 m, it is the largest billboard face in Uganda....

17 May 2005

"Celtel... this is your control tower"

Clear Channel Independent Africa have been awarded the rights to brand the control tower at Zanzibar International Airport. The site has been sold to Celtel, the biggest cellular phone company in East Africa. It dominates the area from all sides -...

10 May 2005

Joe Louw laid to rest

Joe Louw, former SABC producer and veteran journalist, was buried in Johannesburg this weekend after succumbing to colonic cancer last Friday. He was famous for photographing the assassination of Martin Luther King junior in 1968. Louw, who worked...

11 Jul 2004

7th International Design Indaba Early Bird Offer

Book your three-day Design Indaba pass before 16 January 2004 and you will receive 10% off the standard price of R3 000 with the Early Bird Special. The 7th International Design Indaba will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on...

11 Jan 2004

Kenyan wins Natali Prize

Investigative journalist Ken Opala of Kenya has been awarded the gold medal in the 2003 Natali Prize, one of the world's leading journalistic awards. Opala, who has received acclaim for his reporting on death row convicts, was also the winner of the...

31 Oct 2003

South African Cannes entries

There is a total of 531 South African entries to this year's Cannes Lions Festival: 133 – Film; 316 – Print & Outdoor; 29 – Cyber; 35 – Media; Direct Marketing – 18. This year's entries are 5% below that of 2002. Other African entries include 14 from...

16 Jun 2003

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