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Lagos, Nigeria.
Irvine Partners opens up shop in Lagos

Integrated marketing and PR agency Irvine Partners has expanded to Nigeria, opening up an office in Lagos...

22 hours ago

Angola is emerging as a growing tech hub on the continent
Angola is emerging as a growing tech hub on the continent

An Angola-based internet exchange point (IXP) is now top-three in Africa, as Angola emerges as a growing tech hub on the continent...

1 day ago

Gambia: three journalists arrested as election campaign begins
Gambia: three journalists arrested as election campaign begins

Intimidation and threats against the media need to stop for voters to be able to make informed decisions...

17 Nov 2016

5G subscriptions to total half a billion in 2022
5G subscriptions to total half a billion in 2022

The latest Ericsson Mobility Report predicts there to be 550 million 5G subscriptions in 2022. North America will lead the way in uptake of 5G subscriptions...

17 Nov 2016

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Opportunities on continent for pharma companies

East African pharma companies missing out on fast growing $5 billion opportunity...

17 Nov 2016

Lipton launches world's first raining dancefloor
Lipton launches world's first raining dancefloor

Lipton's Refreshtival featured a tweet-activated raining dancefloor that kept festival-goers refreshed in the most unique way...

By Amahle Madlala 16 Nov 2016

Twitter rolls out tool to curb online abuse, bullying
Twitter rolls out tool to curb online abuse, bullying

Twitter on Tuesday said it was rolling out a new tool to help users filter out harassment and abusive conduct on the messaging platform...

16 Nov 2016

Justin B. Smith
Bloomberg Media launches Africa edition

Bloomberg has announced the launch of Bloomberg.com/Africa, a regional edition of Bloomberg's flagship media service...

16 Nov 2016

Michele McCann
ShowMax announces peering agreement with NAPAfrica

ShowMax, an internet-based subscription video on demand service, has announced that it is now connected to NAPAfrica Johannesburg, the largest internet exchange point (IXP) in Africa...

16 Nov 2016

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East Africa conference on burgeoning content industry

Broadcast, film and music professional meeting opens next week in Nairobi...

16 Nov 2016

Making complaints work for your business
Making complaints work for your business

No matter how brilliant your business is, at some stage someone is going to complain. It's how you deal with it that counts...

16 Nov 2016

Ogilvy Africa named most creative agency in Kenya
Ogilvy Africa named most creative agency in Kenya

Ogilvy Africa agency bags 20 prizes in Kenya's APA Awards, strengthening its position as the most creative integrated agency in Africa...

16 Nov 2016

Understanding video on demand content windowing
Understanding video on demand content windowing

One of the biggest gripes about video on demand (VOD) is that of outdated or old content. However, there is a reason for this which many consumers are not aware of...

16 Nov 2016

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Africa plays a crucial role in global geopolitical balances

Africa is a primary interlocutor in managing the migration crisis, in settling local conflicts and is a fundamental point of reference in promoting the coexistence of different religions...

16 Nov 2016

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Shifting focus from success to significance

I remember sitting in a conference in Morocco listening to the Ogilvy MD, Matthieu Plassard, as he shared that marketing in Africa was less about selling products and more about solving problems...

By Mike Saunders 16 Nov 2016

#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers
#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers

Disrupt Africa, an independent news portal with a keen eye on the African tech startup scene, released its first industry funding report...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Nov 2016

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#AfricaCom Kirusa's InstaVoice service surpasses 100 million monthly active users

Kirusa yesterday announced at AfricaCom, that its InstaVoice service has reached the remarkable landmark of 100 million monthly active users.

16 Nov 2016

#Africacom Eutelsat unveils 'Konnect Africa' brand for satellite broadband venture
#Africacom Eutelsat unveils 'Konnect Africa' brand for satellite broadband venture

A new identity for Eutelsat's satellite broadband venture in advance of commercial launch of services in 2017...

16 Nov 2016

Somchai Jongmeesuk © –
#INMAAfrica: How mobile fits into the publishing puzzle

"We're a print publication, we don't need mobile." While this may be true for now, current trends indicate that you can't afford to keep your head in the sand about the changing publishing model a moment longer, particularly in Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Nov 2016

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A new era for African media

In Africa the media plays an even more critical role, that of deepening and institutionalising democracy...

By Zipporah Musau 15 Nov 2016

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DW launches multi-media migration focus for West Africa

"The Migration Dilemma" is a new multi-media project from DW, investigating Africa's migration crisis...

15 Nov 2016

TB social mobilisation campaign in southern Africa
TB social mobilisation campaign in southern Africa

A social mobilisation campaign to reach over 50 000 high-risk mineworkers and ex-mineworkers who may have contracted TB, has been launched in Southern Africa...

15 Nov 2016

Getting to know Design Indaba's creative director - Selly Raby Kane
Getting to know Design Indaba's creative director - Selly Raby Kane

Design Indaba has been blowing the minds of creatives for the past 21 years. Next year (2017) they'll be taking the awe-inspiring initiatives to the next level with the help of Selly Raby Kane, Design Indaba's very first external creative director...

By Beverley Klein 15 Nov 2016

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Africa presents united front and calls for action at COP22

At COP22, the Africa Pavilion featured a dynamic program of round-tables, conferences and bilateral meetings to discuss key issues...

15 Nov 2016

Online freedom hit by pressure on social media, apps
Online freedom hit by pressure on social media, apps

Internet freedom declined for a sixth consecutive year in 2016 as governments around the world cracked down on social media and messaging applications used to express dissent, a watchdog group said on Monday...

15 Nov 2016

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Botswana to host leading ITU symposium

Top international speakers for the launch of the annual global ITU report on the latest information and communication technology data and trends...

15 Nov 2016

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TV operators need to look beyond piracy

TV Connect Africa: security expert Conax is warning operators to "look beyond piracy - content protection not enough"...

15 Nov 2016

Lorelyn Medina © –
#INMAAfrica: Digital doesn't trump print... yet.

Speakers at the first day of the INMA Global Media Summit Africa were that rare mix of funny, knowledgeable and approachable. Here are some of my favourite moments from the day, all highlighting the fact that we need not panic and become 'jack-of-all-trades' publishers...

By Leigh Andrews 14 Nov 2016

Facebook buys social media buzz tracker
Facebook buys social media buzz tracker

Facebook on Friday announced it has bought startup CrowdTangle, which specializes in tracking hot content on social networks for media agencies and others...

14 Nov 2016

Mobile internet trends in Africa
Mobile internet trends in Africa

Opera reaches 100 million users in Africa, releases State of Mobile Web Report, Africa 2016...

14 Nov 2016

Save the date for PAMRO 2017
Save the date for PAMRO 2017

Save the date for next year's edition of the Pan African Market Research (PAMRO) conference, which will be held from the 27 - 30 August 2017, at the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town...

14 Nov 2016

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Investment trade show comes to Kenya

Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2017 to take place in Nairobi, Kenya for the first time...

14 Nov 2016

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