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#Mandela100: Using the spirit of Ubuntu to address knowledge gaps on Wikipedia

Wikimania 2018, held in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time from 18 to 22 July 2018, highlighted clear links to Nelson Mandela's legacy and how we can all help put African knowledge on top as Wikipedia aims to create greater knowledge equity into 2030...

By Leigh Andrews 13 hours ago

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A brief guide to creating powerful hashtags

If you've ever wondered what fuels social media these days, the answer is the hashtag. No longer the currency of gum-chewing, pre-teen girls, a powerful hashtag can circle the world faster than Superman can change into tights...

By Steven Slotow 16 hours ago

5 expectations of the African millennial consumer
5 expectations of the African millennial consumer

As the largest consumer group in the world today, it is impossible to ignore the impact millennials have had - and will continue to have for decades to come as they settle into their prime spending years...

1 day ago

Alain Ebobissé is the CEO of Africa50.
The recipe for long-term growth in Africa

Improved infrastructure is a prerequisite for long-term sustainable growth and development in Africa...

By Alain Ebobissé 2 days ago

Call for African animation talent
Call for African animation talent

Cartoon Network is looking for new animation talent in Africa in the first ever Cartoon Network creative venture run in Africa...

2 days ago

#Mandela100: 'We have no choice but to move forward' - Obama
#Mandela100: 'We have no choice but to move forward' - Obama

"Let me tell you what I believe. I believe in Nelson Mandela's vision, I believe in a vision shared by Gandhi and King..."

2 days ago

Superpower investment in Africa
Superpower investment in Africa

How superpowers, the United States and China, are investing in Africa, according to new research...

2 days ago

How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future
How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future

AI is expected to create 2.3 million new jobs by 2020. Five ways to prepare for a future with artificial intelligence...

By Zoaib Hoosen 2 days ago

The ZIFF Ladima Adiaha Award for New Moon.
Developing Africa's women filmmakers

The development and recognition of women within the film industry was a reoccurring theme throughout both ZIFF and the inaugural DISCOP Zanzibar, as African women topped the winners lists...

3 days ago

Africa.com buys iAfrica
Africa.com buys iAfrica

The acquisition by Africa.com of iAfrica.com is set to increase news coverage and enhance user experience of the brand across the continent...

3 days ago

Chris Garbutt started his advertising career in SA and is now global chief creative director of TBWA group.
"The world needs creativity now, more than ever" - Chris Garbutt

I caught up with Chris Garbutt of TBWA Global this Mandela Day for his views on the South African advertising industry, from the 'rainbow nation advertising' he experienced under Madiba's rule to the 'hackvertising' of today...

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Secrets of a successful digital marketing strategy
Secrets of a successful digital marketing strategy

If your company strategy is not complemented by a coordinated digital marketing strategy it is unlikely to generate the results you are looking for...

By Roy Morrison 3 days ago

Brands encouraged to rebrand to dotAfrica domain names
Brands encouraged to rebrand to dotAfrica domain names

As major brands like Absa register, use and promote .africa (dotAfrica) domain names, the effect on commerce, education, health and other sectors could be profound...

16 Jul 2018

Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards
Startups invited to apply for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

Startups have been invited to apply for the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, which celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa...

By Tom Jackson 16 Jul 2018

AfricaCom.
AfricaCom 2018 launches conference, expos

Shaping Africa's digital future - AfricaCom launches free headliner conference tracks with worldclass speaker lineup...

16 Jul 2018

AGOA must support AfCFTA
AGOA must support AfCFTA

Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) remains critical in developing regional value chains in Africa and in support of AfCFTA...

16 Jul 2018

Africa needs to build its statistical capacity
Africa needs to build its statistical capacity

High quality data crucial for success of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, says the Economic Commission for Africa...

13 Jul 2018

The future of retail: Clicks, bricks and data-driven insights
The future of retail: Clicks, bricks and data-driven insights

Over the last 15 years, technology has reshaped the face of global retail. With billions of people spending more time online each day, the way we buy things has evolved...

By Sarah Quinlan 13 Jul 2018

President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron and founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation and chairman of UBA Group, Tony O. Elumelu.
Encourage young African entrepreneurs

Tony Elumelu Foundation hosts interactive session with Macron and 2000 young African entrepreneurs...

12 Jul 2018

Google AI centres coming soon to Nigeria
Google AI centres coming soon to Nigeria

For Nigeria, the Google Next Billion Users plan is expected to provoke innovation on an unprecedented scale...

11 Jul 2018

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APO in exclusive Getty Images partnership

APO Group announces exclusive partnership with Getty Images for the Rugby Africa Gold Cup 2018...

11 Jul 2018

Absa embraces Africa with new brand
Absa embraces Africa with new brand

Reclaiming its African roots, the Absa Group, formerly Barclays Africa, has started trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange with a new share code (ABG) and a new corporate identity...

11 Jul 2018

Peace Hyde joins Essence Festival media panel in US
Peace Hyde joins Essence Festival media panel in US

African media entrepreneur represented at annual Essence Festival in New Orleans...

10 Jul 2018

NEPAD to transform into new AU Development Agency
NEPAD to transform into new AU Development Agency

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) transforms into the African Union Development Agency...

10 Jul 2018

Impact of technological advancement in African countries
Impact of technological advancement in African countries

The following are some of the key technological advancements improving lives in African countries today...

10 Jul 2018

Donald Duke, Nigeria leader.
Driving trade to Africa

Driving trade and investments to African markets on a global scale at ATIGS...

9 Jul 2018

CMO Council Report - CMOs committed to doing more with data
CMO Council Report - CMOs committed to doing more with data

New research highlights AI's emerging role as catalyst for harvesting and unifying disparate data essential to customer engagement...

9 Jul 2018

African Women in Business Network launched
African Women in Business Network launched

The Africa CEO Forum launches the Women in Business Network to develop women leaders on the continent...

9 Jul 2018

The crucial role of client service excellence in agencies
The crucial role of client service excellence in agencies

Developing client service excellence in order to properly service clients' campaigns is imperative for client retention, writes Mpho Nkomonde...

By Mpho Nkomonde 9 Jul 2018

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