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Pum Lefebure
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#Loeries2017: Design Army's Pum Lefebure on how to master the art of seduction

Pum Lefebure, co-founder and CCO of Design Army, based in Washington DC was the last speaker of the day at the DStv Seminar of Creativity, where she explained how marketing is a lot like dating, and how similarly falling in love with a brand goes from flirting to romance to seduction...

By Jessica Tennant 19 Aug 2017

Weera Saad
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#Loeries2017: Be the popes, the geeks and the rock and rollers, says Creative Shop's Weera Saad

First up at today's DStv Seminar of Creativity was Facebook's head Creative Shop: MEA, Weera Saad, who spoke about how things have changed over time and how we need to change to ride this new wave that's arrived. “It's a brave new world, the big wave is here and it's perfect, and it's staring you in the face.” We need to surf it, she said...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Aug 2017

Rikki Stein, Afrima international advisor
All Africa Music Awards receives nearly 5,000 entries

The All Africa Music Awards has received 4,816 entries for 2017 submission with Eastern Africa having the highest entries as screening and adjudication processes follows...

20 Jul 2017

Akon, whose real name is Aliaune Badara Thiam, announced in Dakar he would become the majority shareholder in the service, describing Musik Bi as 'the platform of the future' | ©
Rapper Akon to buy 50% of African music download service

DAKAR - Senegalese-American rapper Akon announced Saturday he would purchase 50% of African music download service Musik Bi, as the platform struggles to gain a foothold after its launch 18 months ago...

17 Jul 2017

The Economist Events
Focus on future of Nigeria's economy

The Economist's Nigeria summit in 2017 shifts focus onto the future of Nigeria's Economy....

12 Oct 2016

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Agribusiness congress comes to Kampala

Focus on 'agripreneurs' for economic growth as Agribusiness Congress East Africa comes to Kampala in November...

22 Sep 2016

AU, AFRIMA release full nominees list for public vote
AU, AFRIMA release full nominees list for public vote

The All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) released the full list of continental nominees this week ahead of public voting, which opens on 12 September 2016...

9 Sep 2016

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The main drivers of investment in Sub Saharan Africa

Converging technologies, expanding connectivity and telecom mergers and acquisitions are predicted to be the main drivers of investment and deal activity in Sub Saharan Africa in 2016...

25 Aug 2016

Director, Brand and Communications, AFRIMA, Matlou Tsotsesi, unveils Lagos State as the Host City for the 2016 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA 3.0)
African Union declares Lagos as the official host city of AFRIMA 2016

The African Union Commission has announced Lagos State as the official Host City of the third edition of the All Africa Music Awards...

19 Aug 2016

Dr Nick Hughes
M-Pesa pioneer for Digital Impact Awards Africa

M-Pesa pioneer; Dr Nick Hughes will deliver the keynote speech at the third Digital Impact Awards Africa, in Kampala, Uganda on 17 August 2016...

2 Aug 2016

Kelly McGillivray
What I learned from working in Nigeria

TheSQUAD recently had the opportunity to pitch on doing an event in Abuja, Nigeria, and Kelly McGillivray talks about her key learnings...

By Kelly McGillivray 26 Jul 2016

Kigali hosts 27th African Union summit
Kigali hosts 27th African Union summit

The AU passport to facilitate trade across Africa is expected to be launched at the African Union summit this week...

11 Jul 2016

#HackAgainstEbola set to hold in Dakar, Senegal
#HackAgainstEbola set to hold in Dakar, Senegal

On 14 and 15 January Senegal's capital city of Dakar will host the third edition of #HackAgainstEbola, organised by OSIWA, UPF, Code for Africa and the Global Editors Network. The event is supported by Google...

By Paul Adepoju 13 Jan 2015

Innovation prize for Africa extends deadline
Innovation prize for Africa extends deadline

Due to the high demand from African innovators, The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) have extended the deadline for submitting entries to the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) to Friday, 30 November 2012.

30 Oct 2012

Sixth Africities Summit to be held in Dakar
Sixth Africities Summit to be held in Dakar

United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), the city of Dakar and the Association of Mayors of Senegal (AMS) are organising the sixth Africities Summit in Dakar, Senegal from 4-8 December 2012.

23 Oct 2012

African Creative Economy launches website
African Creative Economy launches website

Arterial Network have officially launched the African Creative Economy website, www.africancreativeeconomy.org, in the run up to the opening of the 2012 African Creative Economy (ACE) Conference by Hon. Youssou N'Dour in Dakar, Senegal.

17 Oct 2012

Senegal to host 2012 Creative Economy Conference
Senegal to host 2012 Creative Economy Conference

The Arterial Network, organisers of the second annual conference on the African Creative Economy, which aims to provide practical analysis and reflective overview of the current status of African creative economy, recently announced that Senegal has won the bid to host the conference. The conference will be held in Dakar from 14-16 November 2012.

23 Aug 2012