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Episode 146: Global insights from Effective Measure CEO

Date: 27 Aug 2015
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Malawian journalists dominate 2015 SADC Media Awards
Malawian journalists dominate 2015 SADC Media Awards

Journalists from Malawi dominated the 2015 SADC Media Awards that were presented Monday at the opening of the 35th SADC Summit heads of state meeting.

By Chikondi Chimala 19 Aug 2015 08:56

Joyce Banda keynote speaker at 2015 Businesswoman of the Year Awards
Joyce Banda keynote speaker at 2015 Businesswoman of the Year Awards

The first female president of Malawi, Joyce Banda, will deliver the keynote address at the 2015 Businesswoman of the Year Awards (BWASA) on 3 September 2015...

9 Aug 2015 07:39



Malawi artists to benefit from Facebook video platform
Malawi artists to benefit from Facebook video platform

No one ever imagined that the battle between two multinational technology giants could directly benefit the music industry in Malawi by providing it with the platform to penetrate the global industry...

By Mike J. Kangwele 3 Aug 2015 09:28

African ICT Infrastructure Fund closes at $200 million
African ICT Infrastructure Fund closes at $200 million

Convergence Partners announced the successful close of its Convergence Partners Communication Infrastructure Fund (CPCIF), with capital of over $200 million, making it one of the largest funds dedicated solely to ICT infrastructure in Africa...

29 Jul 2015 14:00

Facebook's Internet.org free basic services are bringing African people online
Facebook's Internet.org free basic services are bringing African people online

Facebook celebrated the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Internet.org app by hosting a Developer Day at iHub in Nairobi, Kenya on 27 July 2015 and introducing new services...

28 Jul 2015 11:18

Facebook ignores Malawi
Facebook ignores Malawi

A decision by Facebook which has opened its first office in Africa suggests Malawi is not a conducive environment for stronger social network investment.

By Temweni Nga'mbi 30 Jun 2015 13:10

Business journalists body in Malawi introduces awards
Business journalists body in Malawi introduces awards

As a way of building interest of writing business and economic news stories among journalists and improving best services for consumers, Association of Business Journalists - ABJ is to introduce Annual Business Awards...

By Geoffrey Banda 15 Jun 2015 13:57

Malawi to meet the June 17 digital migration deadline - Minister
Malawi to meet the June 17 digital migration deadline - Minister

LILONGWE: Malawi will meet the June 17 digital migration deadline in phases with the first phase covering Mzuzu and Zomba and the remaining parts...

By Stanley Nkhondoyachepa 15 Jun 2015 13:53

Malawi: Govt revives media gagging law! Bill to regulate Facebook, Twitter and online media
Malawi: Govt revives media gagging law! Bill to regulate Facebook, Twitter and online media

As if to prove to the country that the DPP has learnt nothing from their tragic legacy on poor governance, this week, the Peter Mutharika administration has announced that it will be introducing a new media gagging law...

By Nyasa Times 12 Jun 2015 09:28

Malawi: Government calls for massive awareness on digital migration
Malawi: Government calls for massive awareness on digital migration

ZOMBA: Government has emphasised the need for massive awareness on digital migration in order to provide a smooth transitioning of the initiative...

By Memory Kutengule and Sungeni Nyoni 1 Jun 2015 12:42

Airtel Malawi partners Facebook's Internet.org
Airtel Malawi partners Facebook's Internet.org

In a bid to promote penetration, affordability and accessibility to internet services in the country, Airtel Malawi has partnered with Facebook on its internet.org initiative...

14 May 2015 10:44

Airtel, Nexva to launch Malawi's mobile app store
Airtel, Nexva to launch Malawi's mobile app store

Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Malawi, has announced a strategic partnership with neXva to launch Airtel branded mobile app stores in Malawi...

8 May 2015 11:31

The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015 15:25

Calling Africa's journalists...
Calling Africa's journalists...

CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards...

17 Apr 2015 06:41

MRA releases Anchor Magazine
MRA releases Anchor Magazine

BLANTYRE: The Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) has released its Anchor Magazine to keep the nation abreast with tax issues being undertaken by the Authority...

By Joseph Mtingwi 16 Apr 2015 15:25

Government to train journalists in economic reporting
Government to train journalists in economic reporting

Government plans to train journalists in economic reporting to improve their data interpretation skills...

By Gladys Kamakanda 26 Feb 2015 09:15

SADC Media Awards entries now open
SADC Media Awards entries now open

Entries to the 2015 South African Chapter of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition are officially open...

28 Jan 2015 09:13

Louise Marsland
[TrendTalk] The future of work

Do you remember work before the internet? When did we become so wired and connected to everything that work no longer has set working hours?

By Louise Marsland 7 Nov 2014 12:38

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014 10:12

Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa
Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa

The Social Media Awards Africa (SMAA) is a premier continental initiative, launched to recognise and celebrate excellence, creativity and the impact of social media...

22 Oct 2014 08:13

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies
Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014 08:27

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed
Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

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

Laine Barnard
The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard 3 Jun 2014 08:59

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa
Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

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

Social media is a key for terror groups
Social media is a key for terror groups

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

SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth
SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth

SABMiller's (SAB) fourth-quarter revenue growth fell short of analysts' expectations‚ sending the global brewing company's share price down by 2.21% on the JSE on Tuesday (15 April).

By Nick Hedley 17 Apr 2014 07:58

Danette Breitenbach
Bottom line: It's about Africa

Africa is the story, actually the big story is Africa*. This was the message from Malcolm Horne, of Broll at the fourth South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annual research conference.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Apr 2014 09:35

ZenithOptimedia releases its 'Global Adspend' forecasts
ZenithOptimedia releases its 'Global Adspend' forecasts

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 messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa
Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa

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

Airtime credit service launched in Malawi
Airtime credit service launched in Malawi

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

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