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Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa kicks off this week

The Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2017 (FIFAfrica2017) is set for 27-29 September 2017. The event convenes various stakeholders from the internet governance and online rights arenas in Africa...

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Nigerian journalist wins BBC World Komla Dumor Award

Each year the BBC awards an outstanding African journalist with the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award...

20 Sep 2017

Africa's film industry gets a boost

Structures endorsed by the African Union have been finalised to promote the audiovisual and cinema industry in Africa which accounts for US$5 billion in continental GDP...

20 Sep 2017

Unilever's brand plan to grow business across Africa

Unilever launches an Africa hub in Johannesburg in its drive to grow its business of iconic brands across the African continent...

19 Sep 2017

Top African business leaders to follow on Twitter

Here's a list of some of the top African business leaders to follow on Twitter...

22 Sep 2017

Digital Africa innovation programme launches

A new edition of Digital Africa, an innovation competition to take up the challenge of digital transition in Africa, has launched...

22 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: How to really save money on production costs

Angelika Kempe, executive consultant at AdOps Value, shares what to look out for when assessing production cost estimates, as well as the impact of the ANA's recent report that advertising agencies and their holding companies are less-than transparent regarding production costs and the risk associated with it...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Sep 2017

Somalia is getting its first tech incubator

The doors are set to open at iRise, the first ever tech incubator and co-working space to be established in the Somali capital of Mogadishu...

22 Sep 2017

Cameroon uses anti-terror law to silence critical press

Cameroon's broadly worded anti-terror law is being used by authorities to arrest and threaten local journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in a report released this week...

21 Sep 2017

Engen opens its first pharmacy concept in Kenya

In partnership with Payless Pharmacy, Engen has launched its first pharmacy-service station concept at its Hurlingham branch in Nairobi, Kenya...

20 Sep 2017

The power of exhibitions in the tourism and travel industry

WTM Africa 2017 saw $365,950,813 of business generated, proving that exhibitions remain a powerful marketing tool for business...

20 Sep 2017

Partnerships provide a lifeline for cash-strapped countries

Governments are reforming to woo private capital, according to the UN, in this third and last part of the partnership in Africa series...

By Kingsley Ighobor 20 Sep 2017

Ethiopia's Meda Messenger combining chat with payments

Ethiopian startup Meda Messenger is hoping for swift uptake after rolling out its cross-platform social app that allows users to chat and make payments...

By Tom Jackson 19 Sep 2017

East African free trade negotiations in SA

Tripartite Free Trade Area market access negotiations between the Southern African Customs Union and the East African Community...

19 Sep 2017

Partnerships giving Africa a new look

The private sector in Africa is working with governments to fund mega development projects, according to the UN, in this second part of the partnership in Africa series...

19 Sep 2017

Partnerships at work in Africa

In this three-part series from the United Nations, we look at how partnerships in Africa spearhead growth across various industry sectors...

18 Sep 2017

QNet boosts direct selling operations in Tanzania

Asian direct selling company, QNet, is expanding its operations into East Africa. The company forms part of the $200 billion global direct selling industry...

22 Sep 2017

Publishers share greatest threats, fears for 2018 media industry

‘World News Publishers Outlook 2017, the new report from World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra), examines what are the world's top media executives' priorities in profitable news media businesses around the world...

21 Sep 2017

Purpose must come before profit... and before anything else too

Building a business or working in a job is meaningless unless it is done with purpose, knowing that making money is not the purpose, it is a result...

By Mike Freedman 19 Sep 2017

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