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SABMiller taking Chibuku beer to rest of Africa
SABMiller taking Chibuku beer to rest of Africa

SABMiller has taken its traditional African beer brand‚ Chibuku - which is manufactured using either maize or sorghum - into ten other continental countries‚ a move the company says is motivated by its "affordability" and "product innovation" strategies.

By Billy Tawanda Karombo 11 Oct 2012 10:35

Tighten ICT laws, ZICTA Urged

Government has challenged the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) to strengthen laws pertaining to the use of various forms of technology such as internet in the country.

13 Sep 2012 14:57

AgriBusiness Congress highlights investment opportunities
AgriBusiness Congress highlights investment opportunities

The recent AgriBusiness Congress in Zambia gathered the country's business and political leaders, including the Zambian vice president, Dr Guy Scott, the deputy minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Luxon Kazabu, as well as representatives of agri stakeholders Standard Bank, Shoprite, John Deer, Cargill and CHC Commodities.

12 Sep 2012 15:29

Zambia's largest free-standing billboard installed by Alliance Media - Alliance Media
Zambia's largest free-standing billboard installed by Alliance Media

Alliance Media Zambia, Zambia's largest outdoor advertising company has installed Lusaka's largest free-standing billboard structure in the capital city's upmarket area of Kabulonga. The billboard was taken up by Samsung who is using the medium to promote the newly released Galaxy S III and the Smart TV.

Issued by Alliance Media 10 Sep 2012 11:12

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

Napers forecasts digital TV growth

South African technology firm, Naspers, projects the uptake of digital terrestrial television, GoTV to increase in the coming months in Nigeria and Zambia.

By Mthulisi Sibanda 27 Aug 2012 13:30

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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

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

CNBC Africa opens bureau in Zambia
CNBC Africa opens bureau in Zambia

CNBC Africa has opened its eighth African bureau in Zambia as it continues to widen its African reporting footprint. The bureau, a joint venture with Zambia's national broadcaster, ZNBC, will be based in the Zambian capital, Lusaka.

25 Jul 2012 10:42

CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 winners announced
CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 winners announced

Tom Mboya and Evanson Nyaga, from Kenya, have been awarded the top prize at this year's CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 Awards Ceremony which took place on Saturday, 21 July 2012, in Zambia.

23 Jul 2012 15:12

Angolan social communication minister to attend CNN/Multichoice Awards

The Angolan social communication minister, Carolina Cerqueira, left Luanda on yesterday, 18 July 2012, for Zambia, to witness the awards ceremony of the CNN Multichoice African Journalism Awards on Saturday, 21 July, in Lusaka.

19 Jul 2012 13:40

Zambian newspaper staff strike over pay

LUSAKA: About 270 journalists and other workers at the state-run Times of Zambia went on strike on Monday, 16 July 2012, to demand their unpaid salaries from last month, a union official said.

17 Jul 2012 12:34

Seminar tackles youth employment in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) hosted a High Level Policy Dialogue Seminar on Youth Employment in Lusaka, Zambia, focusing on the challenges and opportunities faced by countries in the Southern Africa Region.

10 Jul 2012 15:05

AfDB to hold dialogue on youth employment in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is organising a High Level Policy Dialogue Seminar on Youth Employment in Africa in Lusaka, Zambia, on Monday, 9 July 2012, which will focus on the challenges and opportunities faced by the following countries in the Southern Africa region: Angola, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique and Zambia.

2 Jul 2012 10:50

Arsenal F.C partners with Airtel

Arsenal Football Club and mobile network operator Airtel have signed a three-year partnership agreement. The deal provides Airtel with the opportunity to utilise the football club's merchandising, hospitality and content rights in five countries: Nigeria, Zambia, Ghana, Uganda and Rwanda.

2 Jul 2012 08:49

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

MINI sponsors crew to rally through Africa
MINI sponsors crew to rally through Africa

MINI has announced that it will be the official vehicle sponsor of the 2012 Put Foot Rally crew, Shake & Bake, for their 17 day adventure through Africa.

28 May 2012 13:47

CNBC Africa opens office in Mozambique
CNBC Africa opens office in Mozambique

CNBC Africa, a CNBC International franchise owned by Africa Business News, has entered into a joint venture with Mozambique's state broadcaster, Televisão de Moçambique (TVM), and will open a bureau in Maputo. CNBC Africa's country bureau representative will be Sunnyboy Mshengu.

24 May 2012 11:35

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

CNBC Africa celebrates five years of broadcasting
CNBC Africa celebrates five years of broadcasting

CNBC Africa, the pan-African financial and business channel, will celebrate five years of continental business broadcasting across Africa on 1 June 2012.

16 May 2012 11:42

Botswana benefits from sub-sea connectivity
Botswana benefits from sub-sea connectivity

Gateway Communications, the supplier of pan-African telecommunications services, continues with its plans to bring sub-sea connectivity inland across the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The most recent country to benefit from this initiative is Botswana, with capacity from SAT-3 being brought into Gaborone securely via South Africa.

14 May 2012 12:09

Across Africa with two smartphones
Across Africa with two smartphones

When two friends decided to go on a motorcycle tour around Southern Africa, they filmed it on their Apple iPhone 4 and Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphones and produced a documentary of their adventure.

By Craig Neill 14 May 2012 10:23

ITWeb Africa launches new website
ITWeb Africa launches new website

South Africa's technology publisher, ITWeb on wednesday, 9 May 2012, launched its new ITWeb Africa website which will provide news, insight and analysis for Africa's ICT sector, at the Hyatt Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa.

9 May 2012 13:41

Forbes Africa welcomes Kalusha Bwalya
Forbes Africa welcomes Kalusha Bwalya

Africa Business News (ABN360), home of CNBC Africa and Forbes Africa, has announced that Zambian football legend Kalusha Bwalya will join the Forbes Africa team as a columnist for its sport pages.

3 May 2012 14:32

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

Worldwide, society says media not always responsible - WEF's Cherilyn Ireton
Worldwide, society says media not always responsible - WEF's Cherilyn Ireton

Cherilyn Ireton, a highly respected journalist and manager from titles such the Sunday Times and Business Day, took over as the executive director of the World Editors Forum that falls under WAN-IFRA, in January 2012. She tells Bizcommunity.com of the challenges of the Parisian-based job, the biggest problems and opportunities facing editors across the globe and how she wants to connect editors to try find solutions.

By Gill Moodie: @grubstreetSA 20 Mar 2012 11:12

Mobile News for Africa Grant Scheme launched
Mobile News for Africa Grant Scheme launched

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has launched its 2012 Mobile News Grants and Training Scheme, providing newspaper companies in Sub-Saharan Africa an opportunity to develop or expand their mobile platforms.

13 Mar 2012 10:17

New distribution channel for MTN Mobile Money
New distribution channel for MTN Mobile Money

The MTN Group last week announced that its MTN Mobile Money service will now be available through the MTN agent network and BancABC branch network in Zambia, improving accessibility to financial services via mobile telephony for thousands of customers in Zambia.

Masterclass in documentary photography in Cape Town

Noor, Nikon and the Cape Town School of Photography invite photographers to submit their portfolios for selection for the 2012 Noor-Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography to be held 26-30 March 2012. Applications will close today, 22 February 2012.

22 Feb 2012 10:22

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