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Right to Information Act could benefit many

Local people and reporters in Zanzibar have always shared their experiences of how difficult it has been in getting information they need. They insist that several leaders at village to national level remain reluctant to release information, even when it is important to the public.

By Issa Yussuf 19 Sep 2012 13:37

Tanzanian journalist killed in political rally

A Tanzanian journalist was killed while reporting on a political rally on 2 September 2012. Daudi Mwangosi was a correspondent for the television station Channel Ten and the chairperson of the Iringa Press Club.

6 Sep 2012 09:56

CNBC Africa to open bureau in Rwanda
CNBC Africa to open bureau in Rwanda

CNBC Africa is expected to open its ninth African bureau in Rwanda as it continues to widen its African reporting footprint. The bureau in partnership with Rwanda TV and the Rwanda Development Board, will be based in the Rwandan capital, Kigali and opens for business in September 2012.

4 Sep 2012 13:07

Craig Wilson
Zim's Econet forced to reconnect NetOne

TechCentral wraps up the major technology news from around the African continent.

By Craig Wilson 27 Aug 2012 11:09

Barclays, Absa to combine African operations

Barclays Bank and its subsidiary, Absa, say they are engaged in negotiations to combine the majority of the Barclays Africa operations.

21 Aug 2012 11:41

Duncan McLeod
Nigeria frets over Kenya ICT

TechCentral wraps up the week's major technology news from around the African continent.

By Duncan McLeod: @mcleodd 21 Aug 2012 10:24

Vodacom pledges support to media profession

Vodacom Tanzania has pledged to continue supporting various media platforms to increase media competence in the country.

20 Aug 2012 10:28

Gregory Gondwe
Banda engages media over border dispute with Tanzania

President Joyce Banda last week engaged media managers to try to reason with them to project positive reporting over the border dispute that has ensued between Malawi and Tanzania.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 17 Aug 2012 12:54

Walter Wafula
EAC media firms rallied to invest in new markets

Proprietors of media companies in East Africa have been urged to invest in all the five East African partner states to benefit from the region's economic and political integration.

By Walter Wafula 14 Aug 2012 11:55

Telecom revolution positions Tanzania as a powerhouse
Telecom revolution positions Tanzania as a powerhouse

The arrival of new submarine telecommunications cables starting in 2009, paired with government investment in the national telecommunications backbone, has spurred a revolution in Tanzania that has seen the cost of internet connectivity drop to as little as US$0.15 a day on a prepaid service.

7 Aug 2012 14:26

15th IACC calls for young journos from sub-Saharan Africa
15th IACC calls for young journos from sub-Saharan Africa

Transparency International and the hosts of the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (15th IACC) invite young journalists working in the sub-Saharan Africa region to be part of the anti-corruption conference to be held in Brasilia, Brazil from 7-10 November 2012.

7 Aug 2012 10:52

Kasunda elected as MISA regional chair
Kasunda elected as MISA regional chair

Anthony Kasunda, the chairperson of the Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) has been elected chairperson of the MISA Regional Governing Council (RGC) at the 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 29 July 2012, at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre in Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 31 Jul 2012 11:38

SEACOM helps to fund app for Tanzanian farmers

SEACOM has provided funding towards the development and piloting of a new Swahili and English language application for farmers in Tanzania. This falls in line with SEACOM's commitment towards fostering the use of ICT for economic development across Africa.

13 Jul 2012 12:03

Inner city circles transformed into 'works of art'
Inner city circles transformed into 'works of art'

Traffic calming circles in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, have been tranformed into 'works of art' as part of that city's urban regeneration and beautification initiative. Continental Outdoor Media worked in conjunction with local artists to beautify this road infrastructure.

12 Jul 2012 13:45

African inner city rejuvenation begins with traffic circles - Continental Outdoor
African inner city rejuvenation begins with traffic circles

Traffic calming circles in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, have been upgraded to 'works of art' as part of that city's urban regeneration and beautification initiative. Continental Outdoor Media worked in conjunction with local artists to beautify this road infrastructure.

Issued by Continental Outdoor 11 Jul 2012 11:11

New media law on horizon

DODOMA, TANZANIA: The Cabinet is close to endorsing the proposed Bill on Media Law, the National Assembly was told on Thursday, 5 July 2012.

9 Jul 2012 14:23

HKLM Nairobi opens its doors
HKLM Nairobi opens its doors

Strategic brand and communication design consultancy, the HKLM Group, has taken a step towards cementing its position as sub-Saharan Africa's leading brand consultancy with the opening of its new Nairobi office recently.

22 Jun 2012 10:55

VIMN Africa announces pay-tv deal for BET

Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) has announced that the general entertainment network BET is set to expand its African TV footprint following the signing of a new distribution deal that will see BET distributed on the My TV pay-TV platform.

5 Jun 2012 15:41

Debate on solving Africa's problems
Debate on solving Africa's problems

A selection of high level speakers that will sit on a panel for the televised AFC Debate "Africa Transforming Africa" organised by the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and the African Development Bank took place on today, Wednesday 30 May 2012 at the Arusha International Convention Centre, Arusha, Tanzania.

29 May 2012 10:01

ABLA 2012 takes place this week
ABLA 2012 takes place this week

The fourth edition of the African Business Leadership Award (ABLA 2012) will take place on Wednesday, 30 May 2012, at the Frangipani Gardens in Arusha, Tanzania. The award dinner ceremony, held in collaboration with a group of African private sector institutions, is part of the agenda of this year's African Development Bank (AfDB) annual meetings.

28 May 2012 10:54

Broadband satellite connects inland, rural Africa

Satellite services continues to fulfil an important role in providing the telecommunications infrastructure for Africa's inland and remote rural areas, while the dozens of optic fibre cable networks now reaching the continent's shores will - at least initially - have limited penetration inland.

24 May 2012 10:01

Register now for The Africa CEO Forum
Register now for The Africa CEO Forum

The Africa CEO Forum is reportedly the first international conference for leaders of top African companies, high-level executives of large African. This conference is expected to bring together, for two days, entrepreneurs, investors, financial decision-makers, and policy-makers to promote the success of the African private sector, providing a platform for public-private dialogue and high-level strategic solutions to support the development of company and its African markets.

21 May 2012 12:54

CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 finalists announced
CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 finalists announced

The finalists in the 17th CNN MultiChoice African Journalist competition were announced on 18 May 2012, by Ferial Haffajee, chair of the independent judging panel. This year the competition received entries from 42 countries across the continent, including French and Portuguese speaking Africa.

18 May 2012 11:49

Catherine Nambi wins invite to 2012 AfDB Annual Meetings
Catherine Nambi wins invite to 2012 AfDB Annual Meetings

Following a call by the African Press Organisation (APO) to African journalists to apply to win an invitation to the 2012 AfDB Annual Meetings, set to take place in Arusha, Tanzania from 28 May to 1 June 2012, Ugandan news reporter Catherine Nambi was selected as the winner and will participate in the meetings.

9 May 2012 12:54

HTT awarded 'Africa Loans Deal of the Year' by The Banker
HTT awarded 'Africa Loans Deal of the Year' by The Banker

Helios Towers Tanzania (HTT), a subsidiary of Helios Towers Africa (HTA) and reportedly the first tower company in Tanzania, has been awarded 'Africa Loans Deal of the Year' by The Banker magazine. The award follows the completion in December 2011 of HTT's US$85 million equivalent deal.

3 May 2012 14:03

2012 African Banker Awards shortlist announced
2012 African Banker Awards shortlist announced

The African Banker Awards has released the shortlist of nominees for the 2012 competition. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 30 May 2012, which makes its debut in Africa. This year's event coincides with the annual African Development Bank (AfDB) meetings in Arusha, Tanzania

24 Apr 2012 16:14

Arusha takes lead in Africa's image

The African Development Bank (AfDB) plans to bring more than 300 international journalists to Arusha where the AfDB intends to launch new efforts to re-brand the image of the African continent.

23 Apr 2012 14:30

APO, AfDB partner to promote AfDB annual meetings

The African Press Organisation (APO) yesterday, 19 April 2012, announced a new contract with the African Development Bank (AfDB) under which APO will provide media relations services to promote the AfDB Annual Meetings to be held in Arusha, Tanzania, from 28 May to 1 June 2012.

20 Apr 2012 09:49

African Banker Awards debuts in Africa
African Banker Awards debuts in Africa

Organisers of the African Banker Awards have announced that the awards ceremony will make its debut appearance in Africa.

18 Apr 2012 10:35

Can you hear your brand?
Can you hear your brand?

Audio Branding comes to Africa... Audio branding, also known as sound branding or sonic branding, is the use of sound to reinforce brand identity. Sound branding is increasingly becoming a vehicle for conveying a memorable message to consumers by taking advantage of the powerful memory sense of sound.

By Lars Deutsch 16 Apr 2012 12:08

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