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Bringing the best of African cinema to African audiences

The inaugural Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF) will run in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 7-11 November 2012, introducing the best of African cinema to African audiences.

25 Oct 2012 12:50

Sustain Our Africa kicks off

The inaugural Sustain Our Africa kicked off in Cape Town, South Africa on 24 October 2012. The three-day summit, reportedly Africa's 'first annual integrated sustainability summit focused on inspiration and tools for change'.

25 Oct 2012 08:23

Digital Solutions Group brings a digital wallet experience to Africa

Digital Solutions Group (DSG) has partnered with CardMobili to bring Digital Cards - a mobile app-based loyalty programme offering to Africa. This digital solution enables better service to loyal customers by issuing loyalty cards, coupons, promotional material, and payment options straight to their phones, resulting in an improved brand experience for the customer.

24 Oct 2012 14:04

Free expression groups ask Congolese rebel leader to protect journalists

Reporters Without Borders and Journalist in Danger (JED), its partner organisation in Democratic Republic of Congo, wrote to Jean-Marie Runiga, the political coordinator of the M23 rebel movement, voicing concern about the dangers for journalists working in M23-controlled territory, especially Rutshuru, in the eastern province of Nord-Kivu, and asking him to take action to stop the threats and guarantee their safety.

23 Oct 2012 16:49

AABLA to include Forbes Africa AdAwards

The All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) 2012 finale, set to take place at the Vodadome on 25 October 2012, will now include two categories from the Forbes Africa AdAwards.

23 Oct 2012 16:30

A stormy frequency

Unlike his predecessor, the current executive vice chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr Eugene Ikemefuna Juwah, is a taciturn man. Though friendly and brilliant, the NCC boss does not address journalists every now and then except on occasions when serious industry issue crops up. On such occasion, a different Juwah is seen blowing hot, invoking NCC Act to buttress his stance.

By Zakariyya Adaramola 23 Oct 2012 15:54

Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2012 nominees announced

The Forbes Africa Person of the Year has announced the top five candidates for this years title. The winner of this award would have had an influence on the events of the year gone by on the African continent.

23 Oct 2012 12:58

Journalists trained on reporting election, health

An international media institution, Radar Media Development, has concluded a two-day training for journalists on reporting election issues, health and international news at the Leonard Cheshire LRC, Congo Cross.

By Victoria Saffa 23 Oct 2012 12:13

Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism, The Analyst row resolved

The Media Complaints Committee (MCC) has successfully arbitrated the apparent stand-off between the Government of Liberia and The Analyst newspaper, relative to the publication of a damning criticism of the government by former TRC chairman, Jerome Verdier, without a response from the government.

23 Oct 2012 12:00

Sixth Africities Summit to be held in Dakar

United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa), the city of Dakar and the Association of Mayors of Senegal (AMS) are organising the sixth Africities Summit in Dakar, Senegal from 4-8 December 2012.

23 Oct 2012 11:02

CNN features Tourism Radio on Marketplace Africa

In an effort to showcase entrepreneurship in South Africa, CNN recently featured Cape Town-based travel technology company Tourism Radio on their Marketplace Africa programme.

23 Oct 2012 10:35

Bharti Airtel named fourth largest mobile operator globally

Bharti Airtel, a telecommunications service provider with operations in 20 countries across South Asia and Africa is reported to have moved up one notch in the world wide ranking to be the fourth largest mobile operator in the world in terms of subscribers.

22 Oct 2012 13:23

MTV Networks Africa debuts new name at DISCOP Africa

MTV Networks Africa, will make its first appearance at DISCOP Africa under its new name, Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa.

22 Oct 2012 12:14

Octéa Diamond Group boosts learning in Kono District

The Octéa Diamond Group, owners of the Koidu Diamond Mine in the Kono District of Sierra Leone, last week launched an educational programme with South African publishing company Times Media, owners of The Sunday Times newspaper, to promote reading and learning in Koidu schools and the surrounding Kono communities.

22 Oct 2012 11:49

AFAI hosts UNESCO cultural experts this week

The African Arts Institute (AFAI) will welcome 17 African experts on the cultural and creative industries in Cape Town, South Africa this week. The experts, representing 12 African countries, will attend a UNESCO training workshop facilitated by AFAI executive director and UNESCO appointed cultural expert Mike van Graan.

22 Oct 2012 11:31

2012 AABLA finalists announced

CNBC Africa in partnership with ABN Productions has announced the finalists of the 2012 All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA). The awards were rolled out regionally this year on the continent; including West Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa respectively. The final ceremony will take place at the Vodadome in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa on Thursday, 25 October 2012.

22 Oct 2012 10:52

Digital pay TV eyes more Kenyan towns

Digital pay TV company, StarTimes Media in Kenya is now in eight regions after adding five towns to its list last week. The service is now also available in Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Webuye and Kakamega.

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 22 Oct 2012 09:43

Kenyan filmmaker awarded fund for film development

The lettera27 foundation, in collaboration with the African Film Festival of Cordoba-FCAT, on Thursday, 18 October 2012, granted a €25 000 fund to a project titled Djin (The wind of destiny) from Kenyan filmmaker Hawa Essuman.

19 Oct 2012 14:17

Burundi's push for universal education

Offering free education, making it compulsory and supporting it politically has been the winning strategy behind Burundi's successful bid to ensure that virtually all children get a primary school education. In an interview with Africa Renewal, UNICEF's representative in Burundi, Johannes Wedenig, expatiates on government's positive role in this development.

By Jocelyne Sambira 19 Oct 2012 13:05

African peace journalists receive awards

Three journalists from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana were, on Wednesday, 17 October 2012, recognised for their high quality programs that contribute to peace in Africa. The competition was organised by Search for Common Ground's Radio for Peacebuilding Africa Project (RPBA).

By Caesar Abangirah 19 Oct 2012 10:56

Howzit MSN, Ad Dynamo partner to extend reach in Nigeria

Howzit MSN has partnered with Ad Dynamo to monetise its growing traffic in Nigeria, following the extension of its brand from South Africa into the rest of sub-Saharan Africa.

19 Oct 2012 10:33

Safaricom eyes growth of SMS

As the battle in Kenya's telecom industry continues to get fierce, mobile operator Safaricom has launched a short messaging service (SMS) promotion aimed at boosting its revenue ahead of a government proposal to increase tax on the mobile money transfer services.

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 18 Oct 2012 16:33

Liquid Telecom lays Zimbabwe's fibre optic cables

Liquid Telecom would have laid down in excess of 8 500km of fibre optic cables after completing the three phased national and international connectivity throughout Zimbabwe and the southern African region, a representative from the company has said.

By Paul Moyo 18 Oct 2012 16:18

Airtel Nigeria offers free Nano SIM cards with new iPhone

As Nigerians await the delivery of the newly launched iPhone 5, Airtel has announced the availability of the special Nano SIM cards specially made for latest iPhone at its stores countrywide.

By Henry Ifeanyi 18 Oct 2012 14:59

Five reasons to be at Tech4Africa 2012

Tech4Africa is the premier mobile, web and emerging technology event in Africa, bringing global perspective to the African context. Culminating in an annual event over two days, which brings together attendees and speakers from around the world, Tech4Africa's vision is that technology can catalyse economic and social change in Africa.

Issued by Liviserver 18 Oct 2012 13:43

Have PR companies killed objectivity?

A call from a public relations company is every editor's nightmare. Gone are the days when an invite would be sent to your desk and that would be the only communication from a PR agency. These days, an invite (on email or hardcopy) is followed by a phone call seeking confirmation as to whether you will attend the event or you will send a reporter.

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 18 Oct 2012 12:58

Reasons to attend Tech4Africa 2012

Tech4Africa, the mobile, web and emerging technology event in Africa brings a global perspective to the African context. The annual event, taking place over two days at the Indaba Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa from 31 October - 1 November 2012, brings together attendees and speakers from around the world. Tech4Africa's vision is that technology can catalyse economic and social change in Africa.

18 Oct 2012 11:55

CEO of iROKO to open DISCOP Africa 2012

Basic Lead, the Los Angeles based organisers of DISCOP Africa, the digital content market and co-production forum targeting Africa, taking place from 31 October to 2 November 2012 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, have announced Jason Njoku, CEO and co-founder of iROKO, as the opening keynote speaker of the 2012 edition.

18 Oct 2012 11:03

Government differs with MISA on arrested journo

The government of Malawi have reacted to the arrest of Justice Mponda, an online journalist, saying it is becoming increasingly concerned with the false publication by Malawi Voice where the journalist worked for. Mponda has since been released on bail by the Lilongwe Senior Magistrates Court.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 17 Oct 2012 16:05

Exset chooses the African Press Organisation

The African Press Organisation (APO), a press release wire in Africa, have announced the agreement with Exset, pioneers of TV ecosystems for emerging markets, to distribute all press releases issued by Exset.

17 Oct 2012 14:38

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