Otema Yirenkyi has been appointed as Microsoft's first country manager for Ghana, which reportedly remains one of company's critical investment markets in Africa.
3 Dec 2013 08:45
The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25
A report on Ventures Africa states that Times Media Group (TMG) has acquired a 32.26 % stake in Ghana's Multimedia Group for $14.6m.
17 Sep 2013 10:03
Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42
In a tiny sweltering tin-roofed shack inside one of Mogadishu's bullet-riddled neighbourhoods, two brothers, Ali Hassan and Mustafa Yare, sit hunched over one of eight humming desktop computers. Together they show Nasteexo Cadey, a young veiled student at Mogadishu University, how to set up her Facebook account, browse YouTube videos and check her e-mail.
By Jonathan Kalan 28 Jun 2013 10:21
Dr. Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation, on Monday, 13 May 2013, launched a new foundation initiative that will focus on Africa's youth and employment, Digital Jobs Africa.
14 May 2013 11:02
As part of its strategy to increase its local content, MTN Ghana has launched an apps challenge which, according to a report on Humanipo, will also aim to "generate relevant applications for subscribers and make it possible for the company to engage the developer community."
19 Aug 2013 13:26
Cowbell, fat-filled milk produced by Promasidor, is sold in small affordable sachets across Africa, using a family of animated characters. The company has engaged South African animation studio, Luma to extend the brand with a 45-sec TVC.
16 Aug 2013 10:40
MTN on Wednesday (14 August) reported a 22% rise in headline earnings per share to 654c for the six months to June‚ up from 536c a year ago. Diluted headline earnings rose to 649c from 532c.
14 Aug 2013 13:05
A successful pilot of Pinpoint, a media consumption and audience tracking tool for the African continent, has recently been conducted in Ghana, with plans to move into Nigeria, Tanzania, Angola and Uganda.
18 Jul 2013 16:03
E-commerce in Africa has grown dramatically over the past year‚ and is poised to support the massive consumer boom on the continent‚ according to Robin Philip of payment services provider PayGate.
By Thabiso Mochiko 4 Jul 2013 09:26
The first private television station in the north, Discovery TV, has commenced test transmission on the multi-TV channel 18 and other free-to-air digit-box.
28 Jun 2013 10:41
"Africa's current environment is ripe for gaming to take off," says Michael Szymanski, the director of Business Development for the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), an incubator that manages the MEST seed fund in Accra.
By Michelle Atagana 24 May 2013 11:32
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