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Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba - Part 1

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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Euronews to launch pan-African multilingual news channel

In 18 months time, Euronews, in partnership with the national television channel of the Republic of the Congo, will bring to Africa its unique know-how as a multi-lingual and multi-cultural news channel, Africanews, broadcasting around the clock.

Search for bravest women journalists

WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mahindra Comviva, MTN announces mobile broadband solution

MTN will now be able to offer an unrivalled number of personalised data plans to its subscribers in Congo B due to mobility solutions provider, Mahindra Comviva's Mobile Data Platform (MDP) that went live with MTN in the country.

Etisalat aquires stake in Maroc Telecom, Airtel aquires Warid Congo SA

Etisalat has signed a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of Vivendi's 53% stake in Itissalat Al Maghrib (Maroc Telecom), and Airtel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Warid's Congo Brazzaville Operations.

UN protests suspension of Radio Okapi

The United Nations has expressed "deep disappointment" at a 30 November 2012 decision of the Congolese media regulatory body to suspend transmissions of Radio Okapi. Broadcasts of Okapi, a partnership between the UN and Fondation Hirondelle, have been scrambled since Saturday in some parts of the country.

Free expression groups ask Congolese rebel leader to protect journalists

Reporters Without Borders and Journalist in Danger (JED), its partner organisation in Democratic Republic of Congo, wrote to Jean-Marie Runiga, the political coordinator of the M23 rebel movement, voicing concern about the dangers for journalists working in M23-controlled territory, especially Rutshuru, in the eastern province of Nord-Kivu, and asking him to take action to stop the threats and guarantee their safety.

The brain behind Africa's first tablet

Verone Mankou (@verone), is the brain behind the first African tablet to rival the iPad. At the age of 26, Mankou designed the tablet known as "Way-C" in his hometown, Brazzaville, Congo. "Way-C" means "the light of the stars" in a northern Congolese dialect.

Mobile News for Africa Grant Scheme launched

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has launched its 2012 Mobile News Grants and Training Scheme, providing newspaper companies in Sub-Saharan Africa an opportunity to develop or expand their mobile platforms.

Red Cross steps up assistance for explosion victims

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is continuing its efforts together with the Congolese Red Cross to help people affected by the Brazzaville blasts which took place on Sunday, 4 March 2012.

Warid Mobicash launches in Congo

Warid Congo S.A, a telecommunication operator in Congo, on Wednesday, 15 February 2012, announced the launch of Warid Mobicash across its network. This offer is based on the Mobile Money technology from Mobicash.

Congolese inventor puts African tablet on sale

BRAZZAVILLE, REPUBLIC OF CONGO: Africa has its first handheld tablet, Way-C, to rival the iPad and similar western inventions, which went on sale in the Republic of Congo on Monday, 30 January 2012, its inventor Verone Mankou said.

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

Vodacom exit from Congo will be messy

History could be repeating itself for Vodacom, which left Nigeria seven years ago under a cloud of controversy over a shareholder dispute with Vee Networks, now called Bharti Airtel Nigeria.

By Sure Kamhunga

Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence

NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.

CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative

ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.

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