The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.
18 Jul 2014 09:05
Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.
By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014 06:29
WASHINGTON, USA: Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks, said a study released Wednesday, 14 May.
15 May 2014 07:29
According to ZenithOptimedia's new Advertising Expenditure Forecasts, global adspend will be boosted this year by the three 'semi-quadrennial' events...
9 Apr 2014 10:03
Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.
26 Mar 2014 06:23
Net1 Mobile Solutions (N1MS) and Supa Pesa has expanded its Advance Airtime African footprint with the launch of TeleKom Networks Malawi ("TNM") airtime credit service, Pasavute.
17 Mar 2014 11:22
Despite challenges stemming from a lack of information, Malawi is one of the most promising mobile money markets in Southern Africa, due both to an enabling regulatory environment and the potential for commercial scale in a country with 15 million people.
By Kenneth Mbewe 3 Mar 2014 10:22
Gregory Gondwe, writing on BizTech Africa, says that Malawi rushing into digital migration prematurely has led to the country having to switch off the digital broadcasting network within a week.
21 Jan 2014 14:02
A report from Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) highlights the unaffordable cost of broadband for the two billion people who live on less than US$2/day.
11 Dec 2013 09:42
In an aim to provide rural communities with internet connections at affordable cost using the identified gaps (White Spaces) in the TV UHF Band, a television white spaces (TVWS) pilot project is being run in Malawi.
4 Dec 2013 10:15
Airtel Malawi announced late last week that it has entered into a partnership with Total, offering Malawians the option to purchase fuel, lubricants or groceries in the service shop using Airtel Money services.
20 Nov 2013 10:28
The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.
By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33
South Africa launched an online, 24-hour radio station on Thursday, 17 October that aims to showcase its foreign policy and shore up its position as a continental economic and political powerhouse.
18 Oct 2013 09:08
Internet and mobile phone services were first introduced in Malawi in the late 1990's, though after decades of flagging economic development, the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has been limited for most Malawians compared to other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
By Gregory Gondwe 14 Oct 2013 11:02
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
Malawi, on Saturday, 29 June 2013, hosted a day-long annual board meeting of directors of Southern Africa Broadcasting Association (SABA) at Livingstonia Beach Hotel in Salima. The meeting, among others, discussed issues of digital migration and the beaming of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
1 Jul 2013 12:08
The Government of Malawi announced that it is joining the Better Than Cash Alliance, committing to transition government cash payments to electronic disbursements.
1 Jul 2013 10:54
WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.
22 Feb 2013 10:33
The government of Malawi has pledged to further support media freedoms after meeting with an international delegation of press freedom organisations, which is campaigning for the repeal of criminal defamation and insult laws across the African continent.
11 Feb 2013 10:54
As the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire in 2015, The ONE Campaign, an international grassroots advocacy backed by more than 3 million members worldwide, is launching an initiative to make sure the world's poorest people have a say in the development of the next set of goals to eradicate extreme poverty.
31 Jan 2013 10:34
Microsoft has announced the opening of 21 web stores for apps and games across several African countries.
18 Dec 2012 12:19
Once again Malawi finds itself in a tight spot. A food crisis set off by erratic rains, rising food prices and economic hardships is slowly unfolding. Sadly and unexpectedly, Malawi has lost its hard-earned status as an agricultural success story. Many are now wondering what went wrong and whether there could be lessons for other African countries.
By Masimba Tafirenyika 18 Dec 2012 10:56