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Episode 171: Agency focus - The Fixer Company

Date: 21 Apr 2016
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Corruption rampant in North Africa

New Transparency International report shows MENA governments failing to stop corruption as they suppress citizens' voices...

22 hours ago

Deloitte releases African Powers of Retailing report

The top 25 African retailers have a presence in 21 countries on a continent where strong economic progress over the past decade is reflected by the fact that 10 of these leading retailers now come from countries outside the traditionally dominant South African market...

4 Nov 2015

Freedom! Al-Jazeera TV journos pardoned

The world is rejoicing over the news that Egypt's Sisi pardoned 100 prisoners earlier today, including the al-Jazeera TV journalists Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, Egyptian Baher Mohamed and Australian Peter Greste...

23 Sep 2015

For women, by women - Pink Taxi Egypt

The streets of the sprawling Egyptian capital will soon also add female taxi drivers, catering to female passengers only, to the traffic mix. Pink Taxi Egypt will offer women an alternative in an industry dominated by men...

By Priya Pitamber 5 Aug 2015

77% of Egyptian Facebook users browse for news

The recently compiled survey titiled "eMarketing Egypt insights 5th Edition 2014 Report" pointed out that 60% of Egypt Facebook users have Google+ accounts, and 54% of them have also twitter accounts...

14 Jul 2015

Egypt plans smart village in Uganda

Egypt plans to build a smart village in Uganda, which will attract a number of investments, from IT to hospitality...

By Zurah Nakabugo 29 Jun 2015

Africa, the final frontier... in luxury

Hennessy is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year with a rapidly growing market in Africa, built on its understanding that the only possible way to be successful in Africa was to adopt and adapt to the tradition of the continent...

6 May 2015

The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015

J. Walter Thompson MENA releases region's Future 100 Trends and Change to Watch in 2016

J. Walter Thompson's Innovation Group MENA has released its Future 100 Trends and Change to Watch in 2016, which provides insight into the 100 latest trends across the Middle East and North Africa...

Issued by JWT 18 Apr 2016

MENA creativity shines on regional stage at Dubai Lynx

Arabic Day, at the Dubai Lynx, progresses to a full three-day programme from 6-8 March 2016 on the new Regional Stage, following its successful debut in 2015...

25 Feb 2016

Algeria to close private TV over 'subversive' interview

ALGIERS, ALGERIA: Algeria on Monday ordered the closure of a private television station after it broadcast an interview with an Islamist figure accused of "subversive" remarks, the communications ministry said...

13 Oct 2015

Nielsen launches world-first prospects ranking of sub-Saharan Africa

Global measurement company Nielsen's African Prospects Indicator provides investors in Africa with insights across a range of indicators, culminating in an unambiguous ranking of sub-Saharan African countries...

Issued by Nielsen 23 Sep 2015

Mediatech Africa: next gen features and new tech

The largest media and entertainment technology trade show for southern Africa, Mediatech Africa, is taking place this week from...

14 Jul 2015

Egypt court sets trial date for Al Jazeera journalists

Cairo's criminal court set the verdict date for the retrial featuring three Al Jazeera journalists to July 30, in a trial that has brought Egypt plenty of international attention.

30 Jun 2015

Morocco website fined for defaming king's private secretary

RABAT: A Casablanca court ordered a Moroccan website on Monday to pay 46,000 euros in damages for defaming the king's private secretary, Mounir El Majidi, media reports said.

23 Jun 2015

Tunisia: PM committed to free, independent media, says SNJT's B'ghouri

President of the National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT) Néji B'ghouri said Prime Minister Habib Essid pledged to uphold freedom of press and equip media with the means needed to accomplish their mission independently.

15 Jun 2015

Launch of mobile app "Zoomi" to report environmental abuses

TUNIS, TUNISIA: The mobile application "Zoomi" to report environmental abuses and violations was launched, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development Nejib Derouiche announced Wednesday...

28 May 2015

African Free Trade Area - new era for Africa

Negotiations around the establishment of a single free trade area, spanning across 26 nations known as the Tripartite Free Trade Area have been finalised, with the launch expected in May 2015...

20 May 2015

Charlie Hebdo takes disciplinary action against Moroccan journalist

The French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo has started disciplinary proceedings against an outspoken Moroccan-born woman journalist, amid a row over how the paper is run following January's murderous attack...

18 May 2015

Egypt launches WhatsApp service for metro users

CAIRO: Metro commuters in Egypt will now be able to make complaints and suggestions about their metro experiences by directly messaging videos or pictures to the metro's management over WhatsApp...

18 May 2015

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