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African startups can thrive in informal markets

African tech startups can thrive by finding solutions that work for informal markets, yet most are continuing to ignore the opportunities in this space...

By Tom Jackson 13 hours ago

Africa needs export diversification

Will headline GDP growth translate into qualitative development across the continent..?

12 hours ago

Somali tech accelerator supports entrepreneurs

Innovate Ventures re-runs successful tech accelerator for Somali startups, to support and invest in the next wave of tech start-ups in Somaliland and Somalia...

13 hours ago

Nigeria to welcome 4G network after Airtel partners with ZTE

Airtel Networks Limited and ZTE have announced a strategic partnership to launch 4G (fourth generation wireless mobile telecommunications technology) in Nigeria...

13 hours ago

African Property Skyline magazine launched

API Events has launched African Property Skyline magazine. The publication covers real estate investment and development on the continent...

9 hours ago

‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'

Between East and West: Africa's economic transformation will create a third centre of global power, according to a new ‘Afro-Optimism' series...

By Brett Parker 1 day ago

Unleashing Africa 4.0 through innovation

How to unleash the potential of Africa 4.0 and the potential of emerging technologies to benefit the continent, through innovation and co-creation...

By Saidah Nash Carter 2 days ago

MTN SA, Huawei launch the first LTE LAA network in Africa

MTN and Huawei have partnered to bring the first LTE Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) network in Africa...

1 day ago

World Malaria Day: $1million raised

Goodbye Malaria recently sold its one millionth Goodbye Malaria bracelet, raising $1million for malaria elimination programmes in Africa...

1 day ago

Opening of Decathlon's first store in Accra

French sport equipment and sportswear company, Decathlon, has opened its first shop in Ghana, now the largest store in West Africa...

1 day ago

Tanzania gets first Tigo call centre

A new Tigo call centre has been launched in Tanzania, complete with embedded data security measures to protect customer information and identity, to offer Tigo customers dedicated worldclass service...

1 day ago

#Newsmaker: Mpange Chapeshamano makes an Avatar comeback

Politics aside, integrated marketing agency Avatar has done a management reshuffle with co-founder Zibusiso Mkhwanazi stepping down as CEO to take on a bigger role as group CEO of Avatar Investment Holdings and the Avatar360 Group, which owns the agency's Johannesburg and Cape Town offices...

By Jessica Tennant 2 days ago

Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021

Home-grown African brand Dangote is on track to becoming the world's largest exporter of rice in five years time...

2 days ago

World Bank support for Africa's entrepreneurs

World Bank group launches new program to support Africa's top digital entrepreneurs...

2 days ago

Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon

Internet access restored in anglophone Cameroon after three months, following a widely-criticised government shutdown...

2 days ago

SA heads to Zimbabwe trade fair

The dti to showcase South Africa's best in goods and services at Zimbabwe International Trade Fair...

2 days ago

IMF forecasts modest pickup in sub-Saharan Africa growth

The International Monetary Fund has forecast 2.6% growth in sub-Saharan Africa this year, aided by a modest recovery in large economies South Africa, Nigeria and Angola...

2 days ago

Four key trends of African design in 2017/18

WGSN, a London trend forecasting company for fashion, unveils four key trends of African design in 2017 and 2018...

1 day ago

Delivering on African Excellence 2017

Engage Joe Public, the PR and communications offering of Joe Public United, entered the 2017 African Excellence Awards and succeeded in winning two awards this past week...

Issued by Joe Public United 1 day ago

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International

Puma ups forecast after sales leap in first quarter

FRANKFURT, Germany - German sportswear maker Puma said Tuesday it set a new quarterly record for sales between January and March, springing over the €1bn-barrier and upping its forecasts for the year.

5 hours ago

The postcard is never the place

I had been walking with my new friend Alexander Kalchev through Chinatown in San Francisco. I had visited these streets before in my head.

By Damon Stapleton 7 hours ago

All the winners: Second day of D&AD 2017

The second set of D&AD Pencil winners have been announced, with an additional 10 South African entries making the grade in the final categories!

7 hours ago

LIA announces new competition, Social Influencers, chaired by Phil Ranta

London International Awards (LIA) has announced a new competition to validate the importance of the Social Influencer. Phil Ranta, chief operating officer at Studio71, will chair the inaugural jury for Social Influencers.

8 hours ago

UK advertising passes £21bn in 2016

Following a record Q4 of advertising activity, the UK enjoyed a seventh consecutive year of market growth, as adspend grew 3.7% to reach £21.4bn. The Advertising Association/Warc Expenditure Report, a measure of advertising activity in the UK, has just published the full year figures for 2016.

11 hours ago

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