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5 African blockchain companies to watch
5 African blockchain companies to watch

Blockchain is more than just a new payment system, it can potentially revolutionise transactions over the internet…

By Dean Workman 2 days ago

Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees
Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees

UNHCR and WFP are concerned that sustained cuts to food assistance will have severe nutrition and protection-related consequences for refugees…

2 days ago

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Social media tips for businesses

Jared Koning, CSO at Fatality, shares ten social media tips for businesses...

By Jared Koning 2 days ago

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Telecoms to take advantage of virtual reality

Traditionally, telecoms companies have struggled to build an ongoing relationship with their customers…

By Mark de Groot 2 days ago

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Paratus Telecom brings Radwin Jet wireless broadband to Zambia

Paratus Telecom has installed cutting-edge wireless broadband technology in Zambia…

2 days ago

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Sage launches enterprise fund to inspire African innovation

The new $1 million fund is open to non-profits in Africa with enterprising ideas to help improve the lives the marginalised…

3 days ago

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Why your content strategy has nothing to do with you

My house has been on the market for four months. In this time, not one person has come to view it, not even when it was on show. Not even a nosy neighbour. It's almost as bad as if no one comes to your birthday party...

By Tarryn Giebelmann 3 days ago

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Mobile weather platform unveiled for emerging markets

A weather app, designed for developing countries to assist users in predicting severe weather events or disasters, has been launched…

3 days ago

Online gaming offers new markets to brands
Online gaming offers new markets to brands

As more gamers play sports online, major brands, such as Gillette, are capitalising on this multi-million dollar industry...

3 days ago

Ugandan youth researcher Sarah Bafumda (right) shares information from the research with Hamidah Nyanzi, a respondent in the study.
Research calls for new approach to youth strategies in Africa

Innovative research released by The MasterCard Foundation is making the case for a new approach to youth employment training strategies in Africa…

3 days ago

NBA Africa game will be televised across continent
NBA Africa game will be televised across continent

The NBA Africa Game returns to Africa in August and will be televised across the continent by Kwesé TV…

3 days ago

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Famine declared in South Sudan

Famine has been officially declared in South Sudan; and warnings issued for other parts of the Horn of Africa. Five million people are at immediate risk, including 1.4 million children across Africa…

By Louise Marsland 22 Feb 2017

KFC Africa account goes to O&M
KFC Africa account goes to O&M

Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town has been appointed lead agency for KFC's New Africa Markets…

22 Feb 2017

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Global online shopping made easier in Africa

DHL's On Demand Delivery service in Sub-Saharan Africa is making online shopping easier in Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Mauritius and Tanzania, with more countries being added…

22 Feb 2017

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Significant growth in money transfers to Tanzania

Digital money transfer service hits 10,000 in unique transactions per month in Tanzania, via WorldRemit…

22 Feb 2017

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African startup using AI to produce news stories

Tech startup, Controvert Media has implemented the use of artificial intelligence robots to automatically write and post news articles on the internet…

21 Feb 2017

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5G optimisation technologies - an emerging priority for service providers

5G will pave the way for a new era of digital transformation and the next generation of ultra-high broadband infrastructures…

21 Feb 2017

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Zuckerberg envisions Facebook as a 'global community'

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has offered a vision for the social network as a force in building a "global community”…

21 Feb 2017

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New brand force in Africa hospitality and marketing

Main rivals Savanna Sunrise and HotelOga have signed an agreement to merge, creating an African giant in hospitality marketing technology…

21 Feb 2017

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New insurance brand launched in Botswana

New Bryte Insurance launches in Botswana with plans to expand into other African countries…

By Hanna Ziady 21 Feb 2017

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Drought pushing food prices up sharply in East Africa

Soaring cost of basic staples is an extra challenge for pastoralists as livestock prices fall…

21 Feb 2017

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Top tips for face-to-face selling

It is common for salespeople to seek a path that offers least resistance. For example, a salesperson may prefer sending an email or making a quick phone call rather than meeting up with the customer. What the majority of salespeople don't know is that customers ignore emails and calls, which means selling products and services becomes more difficult...

By Jared Koning 20 Feb 2017

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.Africa domain will finally be available after legal victory

After years of legal battles, the domain name .Africa will be available to the general public to apply for domain names from 4 July 2017…

20 Feb 2017

Brands tune into music streaming networks
Brands tune into music streaming networks

Brands can benefit from tuning into the trend of music streaming networks to differentiate themselves from their competition, as consumers change they way they listen and acquire music...

20 Feb 2017

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Africa pays for fragmented cities, study finds

The study finds that while African cities are crowded with people, they are not dense with investment, said World Bank lead economist Somik Lall...

By Hilary Joffe 20 Feb 2017

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Six awesome SMS marketing tips for businesses

Short message service (SMS) marketing is becoming increasingly popular with many businesses all over the world. Text messaging in business is not only fast and convenient, but also very cost-effective compared with other forms of communication. When done properly, a text marketing campaign can improve your business' reputation and boost your profits...

By Charles Mburugu 20 Feb 2017

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ECA, AfDB ploughing together for Central Africa's development

Cooperation is needed at strategic and practical levels to help member States in Central Africa get round major macroeconomic challenges…

20 Feb 2017

Africa travel industry on show in April
Africa travel industry on show in April

Africa Travel Week will be held in Cape Town from 19-23 April 2017...

20 Feb 2017

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World must act now to save lives in Somalia, UN agencies warn

The drought that the northern regions have struggled with for the last year has now spread throughout Somalia, threatening an already fragile population battered by decades of conflict…

20 Feb 2017

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