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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...

9 hours ago

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...

31 minutes ago

Big winner at the inaugural African SABRE Awards
Big winner at the inaugural African SABRE Awards

Burson-Marsteller Africa is a big winner at the first-ever African SABRE Awards in public relations...

19 Apr 2017

African governments that shut down the internet could lose it
African governments that shut down the internet could lose it

In an unprecedented policy suggestion, some members of the AFRINIC community have proposed denying internet to African governments that shut it down in their respective countries...

By John Walubengo 19 Apr 2017

Kenyans still confident, but not as high as before
Kenyans still confident, but not as high as before

Kenya's consumer confidence has dropped 11 points however this is still a positive result as it is above the 100-point level and is despite the drought situation in the country, which has resulted in rising food prices...

Issued by Nielsen 19 Apr 2017

Bamako, Mali. © Thomas Dutour via
Private radio stations protest Mali crackdown

Private radio operators in Mali on Sunday denounced a state crackdown on pirate broadcasters, with 47 stations threatened with closure for failing to obtain licences...

19 Apr 2017

Fei Wong © –
Real-time advertising can catapult newspapers to greater revenues

Publications can improve advertising revenues if they take advantage of real-time print adverts and that will help not only their ailing fortunes but the ailing fortunes of publishing printers, too...

By Vaughan Patterson 18 Apr 2017

#OrchidsandOnions: The power of a still image trumps lazy copywriting every time
#OrchidsandOnions: The power of a still image trumps lazy copywriting every time

I was having an interesting discussion last week with someone who is in the image processing business and he was lamenting the fact that there is so much video around these days - in all areas of life, not just in the marketing sector - that it is becoming like wallpaper and in danger of losing its impact...

By Brendan Seery 18 Apr 2017

Upturn in West Africa consumer confidence levels
Upturn in West Africa consumer confidence levels

The latest Nielsen Africa Prospects Indicator (APi) points to the fact that predictions are that the worst is over and it will not take much to drive the Nigerian economy into positive growth levels in 2017...

Issued by Nielsen 18 Apr 2017

Namibia
New mobile payment system for fuel in Namibia

Bank Windhoek has embraced mobile technology to launch the first mobile fuel payment system in Namibia...

18 Apr 2017

Casablanca © philipus via
Top African cities for Fortune 500 business HQ

Casablanca and Nairobi rank as leading destinations for Fortune 500 companies establishing international headquarters in Africa...

18 Apr 2017

Media: Dark art or science?
Media: Dark art or science?

Let's face it, 2017 is already tougher than 2016, which was in turn was tougher than the previous year. The advertising industry is under pressure, and media agencies are not excluded from this...

By Quinton Jones 17 Apr 2017

Marije Gould, Verint VP of marketing EMEA.
Customers still like personal interaction in a digital world

A new study from Verint and Opinium Research reveals that customer experience (CX) is considerably more nuanced than many businesses realise and they should focus on both traditional and digital interactions...

17 Apr 2017

Five social good innovations
Five social good innovations

Added Value highlights five social good innovations from around the globe...

14 Apr 2017

Safrea unravels the fake news phenomenon
Safrea unravels the fake news phenomenon

Here's what Herman Wasserman, professor of media studies at UCT and Lauren Green, senior analyst at BrandsEye mentioned at Safrea Cape Town's recent fake news event...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Apr 2017

Zain Verjee, aKoma co-founder.
First team of Amplify storytellers graduate in East Africa

Amplify, a paid fellowship for content creators launched in 2016, has seen its first graduates qualify. Three teams of young storytellers from Rwanda, Kenya and Nigeria presented their final projects to a judging panel, comprising Professor Bitange Ndemo, Pamela Sittoni of Nation Media Group, Patricia Obozuwa of GE Africa and Google Kenya's Charles Murito...

13 Apr 2017

CEO of Monash South Africa Sharad Mehra and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Reigniting Africa

A few years ago, there was a sense of hope and optimism around Africa. Today that sense has faded and so we need to work to get back to that. Despite this, Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, says he is optimistic about the continent...

By Danette Breitenbach 13 Apr 2017

PrideTV switches to online lifestyle destination
PrideTV switches to online lifestyle destination

PrideTV has made the switch from pure streaming television to online lifestyle destination by continuing to tell the stories of Africa's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, while offering curated and free content from a variety of local and overseas sources...

13 Apr 2017

Amarula launches phase two of conservation campaign
Amarula launches phase two of conservation campaign

Amarula's efforts to save the African elephant has stepped up another gear by releasing 400,000 bespoke Amarula bottles to communicate that there are now only 400,000 elephants left in the wild...

13 Apr 2017

Abel Sithole
MBA students encouraged to view Africa from a new perspective

Addressing attendees at a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Africa, Abel Sithole, senior research associate at the Institute of Futures Research (IFR) of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), asked “What is Africa to you?”

13 Apr 2017

BBC Worldwide licenses 400 hours of programming across Africa
BBC Worldwide licenses 400 hours of programming across Africa

At MipTV in Cannes, BBC Worldwide announced it has licensed over 400 hours of programming across Africa in the first part of 2017...

12 Apr 2017

A Unicef team creating a collaborative paper plane.
Photo credit: Unicef
How learning empathy can help build better community projects in Africa

Empathy is one of the most important skills any leader can have. A huge 2015 research project across 38 countries found that empathy makes leaders more effective and their businesses more successful...

By Keneilwe Munyai 12 Apr 2017

Africa faces need to improve enterprise infrastructure
Africa faces need to improve enterprise infrastructure

At this year's WAN Summit in New York City, Michele McCann, business development manager at Teraco stated that the amount of businesses embracing an online strategy is driving an urgent review of legacy infrastructure...

12 Apr 2017

An employee at the Shell Agbada 2 flow station looks at the station from behind a gate in Port Harcourt on September 30, 2015.
Watchdogs allege Shell knew about Nigeria oil kickbacks

LAGOS, Nigeria: Corruption watchdogs alleged on Monday that Shell executives knew that money earmarked for a controversial oil deal was being used to bribe senior Nigerian officials, a claim rebuffed by the petroleum giant...

12 Apr 2017

Ugandan academic charged over Museveni 'buttocks' jibe
Ugandan academic charged over Museveni 'buttocks' jibe

KAMPALA - A prominent female academic and activist was charged on Monday with cyber-harassment for calling President Yoweri Museveni a "pair of buttocks" in a Facebook post...

11 Apr 2017

Alex Acton, WWC head of Business in Africa.
World Wide Creative expands into Africa

Innovation Agency, WWC is quickly becoming recognised as an agency that understands a continent with very unique business challenges. Through its partnerships with global brands, they have provided digital services in Ghana, Cameroon, Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda, Egypt, Zimbabwe and Namibia...

11 Apr 2017

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Does leadership matter in nation brand building?

It may not be immediately apparent about why, and indeed whether, leadership matters in brand building. After all, at first glance, it may seem that a successful brand can be built through the technical application of principles of brand building and management...

By Manusha Pillai 11 Apr 2017

SouthAfricaIn3Words: one complex country, one complex hashtag
SouthAfricaIn3Words: one complex country, one complex hashtag

South Africa. Another large, populous country in Southern Africa that harbours a wealth of promise, but hasn't yet lived up to it this century...

By Andy Walker 10 Apr 2017

Corporate Communications Awards, Nigeria
Nigeria PR Awards launched

The first awards event aimed at acknowledging members of the PR community in Nigeria, took place last week...

10 Apr 2017

Digital investment in Africa accelerates
Digital investment in Africa accelerates

Africa telecom and finance leaders assess accelerating digital investment opportunities...

10 Apr 2017

Why the exhibition industry ISN'T dying - and never will!
Why the exhibition industry ISN'T dying - and never will!

Justin Hawes, MD of exhibition, events and retail display company, Scan Display...

By Justin Hawes 7 Apr 2017

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