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Pierre Branco, vice president and general manager of Southern Europe and Africa for Turner.
Cartoon Network corners kids' TV on any device

It's no secret that TV viewers have changed their consumption habits. Luckily, some broadcasters have changed with their audience and are now embracing all new digital channels...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

Prepaid payment solutions drive cash out of Africa's economies
Prepaid payment solutions drive cash out of Africa's economies

The latest prepaid solutions are being made available across Africa to government institutions, financial services and corporate sector and consumers...

2 days ago

Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations
Health brands use Instagram to become part of new cultural conversations

The rise of visual social sharing via platforms such as Instagram has provided brands with a new way to examine their complex relationships with people. Here's why social watching is so important and a handful of health and wellness brands using Instagram to become part of the new cultural conversations...

By Marilyn Dutlow Munga 2 days ago

Ghana hosts filmmaker Rachel Perkins
Ghana hosts filmmaker Rachel Perkins

Award-winning Australian filmmaker Rachel Perkins in Accra to hold workshops and discussions on storytelling, film-making and rights and activism with Ghanaian film producers and students...

2 days ago

African Property Skyline magazine launched
African Property Skyline magazine launched

API Events has launched African Property Skyline magazine. The publication covers real estate investment and development on the continent...

26 Apr 2017

Eskinder Nega
Media freedom award winners announced

Ethiopia's Eskinder Nega is named IPI Press Freedom Hero; and the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee is honoured as Free Media Pioneer...

26 Apr 2017

Africa needs export diversification
Africa needs export diversification

Will headline GDP growth translate into qualitative development across the continent..?

26 Apr 2017

African startups can thrive in informal markets
African startups can thrive in informal markets

African tech startups can thrive by finding solutions that work for informal markets, yet most are continuing to ignore the opportunities in this space...

By Tom Jackson 26 Apr 2017

Somali tech accelerator supports entrepreneurs
Somali tech accelerator supports entrepreneurs

Innovate Ventures re-runs successful tech accelerator for Somali startups, to support and invest in the next wave of tech startups in Somaliland and Somalia...

26 Apr 2017

Nigeria to welcome 4G network after Airtel partners with ZTE
Nigeria to welcome 4G network after Airtel partners with ZTE

Airtel Networks Limited and ZTE have announced a strategic partnership to launch 4G (fourth generation wireless mobile telecommunications technology) in Nigeria...

26 Apr 2017

WGSN press event in Cape Town
Four key trends of African design in 2017/18

WGSN, a London trend forecasting company for fashion, unveils four key trends of African design in 2017 and 2018...

25 Apr 2017

‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'
‘Africa is where others will look for the best in new innovation'

Between East and West: Africa's economic transformation will create a third centre of global power, according to a new ‘Afro-Optimism' series...

By Brett Parker 25 Apr 2017

MTN SA, Huawei launch the first LTE LAA network in Africa
MTN SA, Huawei launch the first LTE LAA network in Africa

MTN and Huawei have partnered to bring the first LTE Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) network in Africa...

25 Apr 2017

Opening of Decathlon's first store in Accra
Opening of Decathlon's first store in Accra

French sport equipment and sportswear company, Decathlon, has opened its first shop in Ghana, now the largest store in West Africa...

25 Apr 2017

Tanzania gets first Tigo call centre
Tanzania gets first Tigo call centre

A new Tigo call centre has been launched in Tanzania, complete with embedded data security measures to protect customer information and identity, to offer Tigo customers dedicated worldclass service...

25 Apr 2017

World Malaria Day: $1million raised
World Malaria Day: $1million raised

Goodbye Malaria recently sold its one millionth Goodbye Malaria bracelet, raising $1million for malaria elimination programmes in Africa...

25 Apr 2017

Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon
Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon

Internet access restored in anglophone Cameroon after three months, following a widely-criticised government shutdown...

24 Apr 2017

Mpange Chapeshamano
#Newsmaker: Mpange Chapeshamano makes an Avatar comeback

Politics aside, integrated marketing agency Avatar has done a management reshuffle with co-founder Zibusiso Mkhwanazi stepping down as CEO to take on a bigger role as group CEO of Avatar Investment Holdings and the Avatar360 Group, which owns the agency's Johannesburg and Cape Town offices...

By Jessica Tennant 24 Apr 2017

World Bank support for Africa's entrepreneurs
World Bank support for Africa's entrepreneurs

World Bank group launches new program to support Africa's top digital entrepreneurs...

24 Apr 2017

Unleashing Africa 4.0 through innovation
Unleashing Africa 4.0 through innovation

How to unleash the potential of Africa 4.0 and the potential of emerging technologies to benefit the continent, through innovation and co-creation...

By Saidah Nash Carter 24 Apr 2017

Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021
Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021

Home-grown African brand Dangote is on track to becoming the world's largest exporter of rice in five years time...

24 Apr 2017

SA heads to Zimbabwe trade fair
SA heads to Zimbabwe trade fair

The dti to showcase South Africa's best in goods and services at Zimbabwe International Trade Fair...

24 Apr 2017

IMF forecasts modest pickup in sub-Saharan Africa growth
IMF forecasts modest pickup in sub-Saharan Africa growth

The International Monetary Fund has forecast 2.6% growth in sub-Saharan Africa this year, aided by a modest recovery in large economies South Africa, Nigeria and Angola...

24 Apr 2017

African developers celebrated at F8 developer conference
African developers celebrated at F8 developer conference

At the annual F8 developer conference, held in San Jose, California, African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world...

22 Apr 2017

Seedstars
Africa region poor performer for startup revenues, funding, jobs

African startups perform poorly in comparison to their global counterparts when it comes to revenues, fundraising, and job creation, according to data released by startups pitching competition Seedstars World...

By Gabriella Mulligan 21 Apr 2017

Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas
Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas

In a dazzling splash of lights, big screens and booming sound, Adobe hosted over 12,000 attendees at their 2017 Summit in Las Vegas...

By Jay Smith 21 Apr 2017

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Five ways for health and wellness brands to win on Instagram

A new generation of celebrities are teaching brands a great deal about how to generate content consumers engage with.

By Annabel Porter 21 Apr 2017

African film database launches
African film database launches

The Africa in Motion Film Festival has announced the launch of its new African Film Database with a catalogue of over 1,500 films...

21 Apr 2017

Director of connectivity programs, Yael Maguire at F8 event
F8: Connectivity, artificial intelligence and more from day two

Day two of Facebook's annual event...

21 Apr 2017

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