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Data costs are preventing African consumers from taking full advantage of the crypto economy

Cryptocurrencies offer a financial lifeline to people excluded from the formal financial economy and to those living in oppressive political or economic regimes. Digital private currencies allow individuals to move their money across national borders with minimal interference from confiscatory states.

By Bronwyn Williams 2 hours ago

Jury for Global Young Guns 17 announced
Jury for Global Young Guns 17 announced

The One Club for Creativity has announced the jury for the Young Guns 17 program, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger.

3 hours ago

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Media continues to tell the 'Forbidden Stories'

The Namibian and 14 media organisations around the world have partnered with Forbidden Stories - a non-profit project founded by the Freedom Voices Network investigative newsroom - to launch Green Blood: a series of stories which detail the deliberate silencing of journalists in various parts of the world.

19 hours ago

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Infront Media secures Olympics TV rights in Africa

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Olympic movement's governing body, has inked a six-year contract with international sports rights agency Infront Media for the sub-Saharan Africa area.

21 hours ago

Global Out of Home Media 'goes green' with solar site in Cameroon
Global Out of Home Media 'goes green' with solar site in Cameroon

Global Out of Home Media has launched a number of initiatives in its drive toward reducing its carbon footprint and supporting its environmentally-responsible stance. Within this approach, the company recently unveiled the first of its solar-powered gantry billboards in Cameroon's largest city and economic capital, Douala.

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Digital Impact Awards Africa.
Digital Impact Awards Africa entries open

Under the theme, Include Everyone, Digital Impact Awards Africa is a platform that promotes digital inclusion, financial inclusion and cybersecurity. The Awards seek to recognise, celebrate and appreciate the different individuals and organisations that are spearheading the use of digital mediums to better serve their communities in Africa.

2 days ago

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

South African disruptors and innovative businesses are using technology, among other innovations, to expand into territories in Africa previously fraught with countless barriers to entry. They are acting local, but thinking global.

2 days ago

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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 towards a new phase in African prosperity. Around 2,000 delegates gathered in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, to discuss regional integration after the milestone African Continental Free Area (AfCFTA) was endorsed earlier this year.

2 days ago

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina.
'To integrate Africa, bring down the walls'

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina urged African governments to work toward the elimination of non-tariff barriers at the 2019 African Development Bank Annual Meetings Open session last week.

3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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Africa Women in Media Award launched

The APO Group African Women in Media Award has been launched to recognise support of female journalists for women's entrepreneurship in Africa. The winner will receive a USD 2,500 cash prize, an all-expenses paid trip to a prestigious International Women's Forum, and online courses from one of the most respected international universities.

14 Jun 2019

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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. This initiative aims to encourage the transfer of skills on the African continent in the media sector.

14 Jun 2019

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

As we move to the digital world, which offers an explosive number of options, many companies have lost the personalisation that customers appreciate in their offline world; personalisation where a merchant recognises them by name, remembers their preferences, and uses that understanding to help them make decisions.

By Dee Chetty 14 Jun 2019