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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

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

Amarula launches phase two of conservation campaign

Amarula's efforts to save the African elephant has stepped up another gear by releasing 400,000 bespoke Amarula bottles to communicate that there are now only 400,000 elephants left in the wild...

13 Apr 2017

Why the exhibition industry ISN'T dying - and never will!

Justin Hawes, MD of exhibition, events and retail display company, Scan Display...

By Justin Hawes 7 Apr 2017

Manufacturing East Africa launches this month

The inaugural Manufacturing East Africa conference will be hosted in Nairobi, Kenya from 19-20 April 2017...

3 Apr 2017

Payments in Africa - the tipping point

In its current format, point of sale (POS) technology stands to exclude the mass market, say FinTech experts from mobile banking innovator, WIZZIT International...

29 Mar 2017

#BrandManagerMonth: Building a whiskey brand that's #3xBetter

The export numbers for Irish whiskey are predicted to double to 12 million cases by 2020, with Africa seen as a key growth market for the category...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Mar 2017

Free Wi-Fi brings marketing returns for retailers

Free Wi-Fi is more than just keeping clients longer at a coffee shop or charging for every megabyte of usage for retailers' ISP to collect revenue...

By Prashil Gareeb 24 Mar 2017

#SeamlessAfrica: A masterclass in millennial engagement and retention

Millennials are known to be tech-savvy, socially engaged, have zero tolerance for delays and are always on the go...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Mar 2017

Ringier, Silvertree end JV - Silvertree gets DealDey

Silvertree has taken full ownership of Nigerian discount online shopping platform DealDey after Ringier exit…

By Gabriella Mulligan 15 Mar 2017

Smarter banking solution for East African millennials

A mobile solution gives millennials in East Africa access to banking services, transfers and payments…

15 Mar 2017

Engen Zambia partners to add chicken to offering

Engen's partnership with Corner Bakery provides Zambians with fast food chicken on the go…

14 Mar 2017

East African online payment platform expands to Southern Africa

East African online payment service provider, The Direct Pay Online Group, expands further afield in Africa with acquisitions…

13 Mar 2017

Egyptians protest over new bread subsidies system

Dozens of Egyptians protested across the country because they were unable to get their share of subsidised bread, police said…

9 Mar 2017

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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.

9 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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