Social media: is it really to blame for young people being lonelier than any other age group?

Young people are lonelier than all other age groups, according to recent findings from the BBC Loneliness Experiment...

By Rebecca Nowland 5 Oct 2018

Facebook Africa launches third-party fact-checking w/ Africa Check, AFP

Facebook Africa has launched third-party fact-checking in partnership with Africa Check and AFP to help assess the accuracy of news in South Africa and reduce the spread of misinformation...

4 Oct 2018

Facebook rewards community leaders

Facebook introduces Community Leadership Programme winners for Africa...

25 Sep 2018

How digital is driving media growth in Africa

Affluent consumers in Africa are at the forefront of adopting new technologies and social media is now considered the first port of call for news...

14 Sep 2018

Celebrating Africa's digital heroes in 2018

AfricaCom will once again reward the success and innovation of those companies and individuals in Africa that are leading Africa through the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

14 Sep 2018

Detailed 'PR value' media monitoring service for Africa

APO Group launches enhanced press release monitoring service for Africa and the Middle East...

10 Sep 2018

Nigerian WhatsApp chatbot launched for UBA bank

Clickatell Transact enables United Bank for Africa (UBA) to launch Chat Banking on WhatsApp in Nigeria...

7 Sep 2018

African research dominated by mobile, social media

There is a demand for insight into African markets and much of the data collection is done via mobile, social media and CRM...

By Danette Breitenbach 6 Sep 2018

The spread of digital connectivity in Africa

Africa's largest technology, media and telecommunications conference and exhibition, AfricaCom 2018, held in Cape Town, 13-15 November 2018, will cover the most strategic digital issues affecting the continent...

3 Sep 2018

Twitter Lite now available in over 45 countries

Twitter announced this week that it has expanded Twitter Lite to 21 more countries, including five countries in Africa...

16 Aug 2018

Fak'ugesi Digital Africa Residency expanded

The Fak'ugesi African Digital Residency programme goes trans-continental in 2018...

15 Aug 2018

New pan-African news agency launched

African Daily Voice (ADV) will provide comprehensive coverage in text, photo, video and computer graphics of African news...

14 Aug 2018

Google to provide free high speed Wifi in Nigeria

In a bid to make the internet more easily accessible to people in Nigeria, Google announced the launch of Google Station: a program to provide high quality, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots...

7 Aug 2018

Outrage at Nigerian media bill

Media rights groups in Nigeria are condemning a bill that will regulate the practice of journalism in the West African country...

By Louise Marsland 3 Aug 2018

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