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Date: 4 Feb 2016
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[21 Icons Season 3] Siya Xuza
[21 Icons Season 3] Siya Xuza

Siya Xuza was selected for 21 ICONS South Africa Season 3 to demonstrate that through hard work and dedication individuals can overcome barriers and adversity and strive to be the best possible version of themselves...

16 hours ago

Six guaranteed ways to become a social media influencer
Six guaranteed ways to become a social media influencer

Since the entry of social media into the Nigerian space, many people have explored it to their advantage in various ways. One interesting way is becoming social media influencers...

By Adeniyi Ogunfowoke 19 hours ago

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Global crowdfunding portal launched to fund African entrepreneurs

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are the primary job creation engine in Africa, accounting for over 95% of firms and 60%-70% of employment...

12 hours ago

MTN Nigeria's legal battles pile up
MTN Nigeria's legal battles pile up

Abu Dhabi headquartered telecoms company Etisalat is suing MTN for the second time in under a year in Nigeria. Etisalat confirmed to Bloomberg that it is suing MTN...

15 hours ago

Mwale calls for provision of entrepreneurship skills, startup capital to African youths
Mwale calls for provision of entrepreneurship skills, startup capital to African youths

Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development Vincent Mwale has called for the provision of entrepreneurship skills and startup capital to youths to create employment and wealth...

1 day ago

Two TV stations ordered off the air in DRC
Two TV stations ordered off the air in DRC

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the decision by the Democratic Republic of Congo's government to close two privately owned news channels...

1 day ago

Entries open for 'The Bobs - Best of Online Activism'
Entries open for 'The Bobs - Best of Online Activism'

Entries for the 2016 'Bobs - Best of Online Activism' are now open until 3 March 2016. The Deutsche Welle (DW) awards honour exemplary efforts to promote online freedom of expression and civil society...

1 day ago

Al Jazeera's audio app provides access to a live audio stream
Al Jazeera's audio app provides access to a live audio stream

To reach new audiences, where low Internet speeds limit access to video, Al Jazeera Media Network has launched a new audio web app that will give users access to a live audio stream of the network's TV broadcast...

1 day ago

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Five tips to write an SEO-friendly blog post for Nigerians

Blogging is big in Nigeria at the moment, so many Nigerian bloggers publish posts on a daily basis, however, not all of them understand the concept or importance of SEO in online writing...

By Nkem Ndem V 1 day ago

Facebook announces 16 million people come to Facebook every month on mobile
Facebook announces 16 million people come to Facebook every month on mobile

Facebook announced 16 million people in Nigeria visit Facebook every month with 100% of them coming on mobile. Each day, 7.2 million people visit Facebook with 7 million on mobile...

1 day ago

Ugandan 'Feed a Child' initiative made possible by MTN Mobile money
Ugandan 'Feed a Child' initiative made possible by MTN Mobile money

Following the MTN-Hellofood 2015 Christmas party in Kampala for 230 children from orphanages, the two companies have launched a 'Feed a Child' initiative...

5 Feb 2016

Tigo Tanzania announces free WhatsApp messaging service
Tigo Tanzania announces free WhatsApp messaging service

Tanzania's leading telecommunication company renown for driving digital lifestyle transformation, Tigo (Tigo.co.tz), has announced free WhatsApp services for its 10 million users...

5 Feb 2016

Facebook helps West African SMEs connect with customers
Facebook helps West African SMEs connect with customers

Facebook hosted a roundtable with small and medium sized enterprises from Ghana and Nigeria on Tuesday this week as part of its effort to support entrepreneurship in West Africa...

5 Feb 2016

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Call to enter pan-African reinsurance Journalism Awards

Journalists from across Africa have until 29 February 2016 to submit their entries for the inaugural pan-African reinsurance Journalism Awards...

5 Feb 2016

Rwanda gets CNBC Africa studio at new East African headquarters
Rwanda gets CNBC Africa studio at new East African headquarters

On 4 February 2016, CNBC Africa officially opened its East African headquarters and studio in Kigali, Rwanda, just ahead of the World Economic Forum on Africa taking place from 11-13 May 2016 in Kigali...

5 Feb 2016

Social marketing
Social marketing

It is a type of internet marketing that uses various social media networks so that it can archive branding goals and marketing connection. It involves social sharing of videos, content and images for the purpose of marketing...

By Eric Kyalo 5 Feb 2016

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 161: A look at BizTrends 2016
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 161: A look at BizTrends 2016

On the first episode of Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show in 2016, host Warren Harding focused on the recently launched BizTrends 2016...

4 Feb 2016

#DesignMonth: Fashion forward with Leah Misika
#DesignMonth: Fashion forward with Leah Misika

Leah Misika is the founder and managing director of La Mode Fashion. She's a design creative whose love for fashion and background in retail management makes for a well-balanced integration of disciplines...

By Beverley Klein 4 Feb 2016

Joint AAXO/SAACI conference scheduled for June in Bloemfontein
Joint AAXO/SAACI conference scheduled for June in Bloemfontein

The Association of African Exhibition Organisers' (AAXO) 2016 Conference has been arranged to coincide with two other significant industry events, the 30th SAACI Congress and the first UFI 'Global Exhibitions Day'in June 2016...

4 Feb 2016

eCommerce Africa Confex returns in February to Cape Town
eCommerce Africa Confex returns in February to Cape Town

The second eCommerce Africa Confex takes place 17 - 18 February 2016 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. With eCommerce forecasted to grow by 40% annually...

4 Feb 2016

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 161: Biz Takeouts is back with BizTrends 2016
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 161: Biz Takeouts is back with BizTrends 2016

On the first episode of Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 4 February 2016, from 9-10am, show host Warren Harding looks at the trends and opportunities affecting you in 2016.

3 Feb 2016

Malawi's Star Radio rebrands to Timveni Radio
Malawi's Star Radio rebrands to Timveni Radio

One of Malawi private radio stations, Star Radio has re-branded to Timveni Radio following the purchase of the financially struggling radio station by Timveni Child and Media Organizations...

By Chancy Namadzunda 3 Feb 2016

Ghana to celebrate World Safer Internet Day 2016
Ghana to celebrate World Safer Internet Day 2016

The Ghana Internet Safety Foundation (GISF), in partnership with Facebook Incorporated, YMCA and Hapaweb Solutions, will this year celebrate the World Safer Internet Day on 9 February...

By Sebastian R. Freiku 3 Feb 2016

[21 Icons Season 3] Terry Pheto
[21 Icons Season 3] Terry Pheto

Pheto has been selected for 21 ICONS for the strides she has made in her career in recent years as well as the impact and contribution she has made to the South African film and television industry...

3 Feb 2016

Three ways Nigerians can use Snapchat for building brand and business marketing
Three ways Nigerians can use Snapchat for building brand and business marketing

Nigeria is still in the process of embracing Snapchat. With over 100 million active users and 400 million snaps per day, the social media platform is one of the fastest-growing social networks in the world...

By Nkem Ndem V 3 Feb 2016

Bringing recruitment to NGOs in Africa
Bringing recruitment to NGOs in Africa

NGO Recruit Africa is a leading recruitment firm in the non-profit and development sector in Africa. Working with a wide range of clients, the agency aims to recruit across various sectors...

By Beverley Klein 2 Feb 2016

Meetings Africa: A collaborative affair
Meetings Africa: A collaborative affair

It is imperative for the continent's countries to work together to secure business events. Yet in 2014 out of the 124 meetings hosted as a country only 13 were association meetings from Africa...

By Danette Breitenbach 2 Feb 2016

Malawi's Mutharika outraged at social media
Malawi's Mutharika outraged at social media

Malawian President Peter Mutharika's recent remarks against the country's use of social media could be an indication he is planning to regulate social media in the country, a social commentator says...

2 Feb 2016

Sweet FM goes on air in Ogun
Sweet FM goes on air in Ogun

A private radio station, Sweet FM, established in Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital, went on air on Saturday...

By Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji 1 Feb 2016

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