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Naija Lyrics Wiki takes Nigeria by storm
Naija Lyrics Wiki takes Nigeria by storm

Naija Lyrics Wiki is reported to have taken over the Nigerian music and entertainment industry by increasingly attracting an average of over 100 000 downloads in average statistics. That is apparently over 2000 downloads daily.

15 Oct 2012

Three media houses still closed

Three media houses, Taranga FM, Daily News and The Standard have remained closed since their closures - on 14 August 2012 in the case of Taranga FM, and 14 September in the case of Daily News and The Standard.

By Abdoulie G. Dibba 9 Oct 2012

Journalists urged to collaborate with health workers

The rector of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), David Newton has entreated health reporters to establish a cordial relationship with health workers, as a means of gathering accurate information for their reports.

By Maame Agyeiwaa Agyei 4 Oct 2012

Reviewing Liberian journalism

Journalism is considered a noble profession, and those in such practice are expected to be responsible, truthful, and transparent and balanced in their reportage. Owing to the fact that journalists may also be considered as researchers and serve as medium through which information is exchanged, they are the mirror of society.

By Edwin G. Genoway 3 Oct 2012

Bloomberg calls for freelance journos
Bloomberg calls for freelance journos

Bloomberg, the site for business and financial market news, is calling on freelance reporters with English-language capabilities to cover business and general news.

2 Oct 2012

Social Media - a double-edged sword

In the aftermath of the killing of a Nigerian lady by 'online friends', educationists engage in a robust debate on the dangers of an unrestricted internet amongst the youth.

By Tosin Omoniyi 1 Oct 2012

Alcatel-Lucent extends e-government services to rural regions
Alcatel-Lucent extends e-government services to rural regions

Alcatel-Lucent and the National Information Technology Agency (NITA), the information and communications technology (ICT) policy arm of Ghana's Ministry of Communications, are expected to expand communication links between central and regional administration offices in support of 'e-Ghana', a national initiative to develop local IT services and improve the transparency and efficiency of government functions.

1 Oct 2012

Nokia/Co-Creation Hub Growth Academy calls for applications
Nokia/Co-Creation Hub Growth Academy calls for applications

Phone manufacturing company, Nokia in partnership with Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), a social innovation centre in Nigeria, have embarked on an academy program called 'Nokia/CCHub Growth Academy' which is aimed at accelerating Nigerian mobile software companies in growing their companies on regional and international levels.

27 Sep 2012

Nigeria's LASAA boosts stakeholder engagement with Skype
Nigeria's LASAA boosts stakeholder engagement with Skype

Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency, reportedly Nigeria's first structured outdoor media regulator, is set to introduce Skype video as part of steps to improve customer engagement and delivery of its services to stakeholders.

26 Sep 2012

What trends will take African tech to the next level?

Three years ago I decided to bring a major tech conference to Africa - Tech4Africa. The incredible personal journey that I have been on since the conference's inception has tested my resolve to the limits as there have been many obstacles to overcome and it would have been so easy to have compromised my ideals or given up altogether.

By Gareth Knight 25 Sep 2012

Internet-based education introduced to high schools in Ghana

In an effort to improve Ghana's technology education system, a pilot internet-based software has been introduced to 15 high schools across the country's four key regions.

By Masahudu Kunateh 25 Sep 2012

Ellen's office hit with indefinite media blackout

The Executive Mansion Reporters Association (EMRA) has with immediate effect placed an indefinite blackout on the office of president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. The EMRA took the decision on Tuesday, 18 September 2012, at a news conference held on the ground floor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia.

19 Sep 2012

Reality of the Freedom of Information Act

Since president Goodluck Jonathan signed the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act sometime this year, the excitement it elicited among members of civil society, the media and human rights groups, is being replaced with frustration and disappointment.

17 Sep 2012

Airtel wins big at Nigerian Telecoms Awards
Airtel wins big at Nigerian Telecoms Awards

Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria on Saturday, 8 September 2012, clinched three industry awards at the 8th edition of the Nigerian Telecoms Awards. Airtel Nigeria beat competitors to emerge as the industry's Most Innovative Telecom Company of the Year, Telecom Brand of the Year and Customer Friendly Operator of the Year.

10 Sep 2012

Edo NUJ Council dissolved

National leadership of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has set up a four man caretaker committee to run the affairs of the union in Edo State for three months, pending the election of a new state executive.

5 Sep 2012

CNBC Africa to open bureau in Rwanda
CNBC Africa to open bureau in Rwanda

CNBC Africa is expected to open its ninth African bureau in Rwanda as it continues to widen its African reporting footprint. The bureau in partnership with Rwanda TV and the Rwanda Development Board, will be based in the Rwandan capital, Kigali and opens for business in September 2012.

4 Sep 2012

Inaugural African Cristal Festival set for October
Inaugural African Cristal Festival set for October

The African Cristal Festival, reportedly the first 'Summit for Media and Communication' dedicated to the African continent, will take place from 25-27 October 2012 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. This event aims to bring together the media and communication industry to promote regional culture through competitions that will showcase and reward creativity with a local approach that will celebrate the different languages, dialects and formats of advertising specific to the region.

31 Aug 2012

Napers forecasts digital TV growth

South African technology firm, Naspers, projects the uptake of digital terrestrial television, GoTV to increase in the coming months in Nigeria and Zambia.

By Mthulisi Sibanda 27 Aug 2012

Ivory Coast papers suspend publication after arson attack

ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST: Opposition newspapers in Ivory Coast that once supported ousted president Laurent Gbagbo, on Friday [24 August 2012] suspended publication for two days following an arson attack on a press group.

27 Aug 2012

iROKING hits 100 000 registered users
iROKING hits 100 000 registered users

iROKING, the legal distributor of Nigerian music, has announced that it has reached 100 000 subscribers in just seven months, following its launch in January this year.

27 Aug 2012

NBC unveils 5th Edition of Broadcasting Code

The 5th Edition of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code was on Friday in Abuja formally presented to operators and other stakeholders in the industry.

27 Aug 2012

RIM trains Nigerians on BlackBerry apps
RIM trains Nigerians on BlackBerry apps

Research In Motion (RIM), maker of BlackBerry smartphones has trained 70 Nigerian youth enterprenuers on how to develop mobile applications in its BlackBerry 10 developer training forum.

By Henry Ifeanyi 21 Aug 2012

Duncan McLeod
Nigeria frets over Kenya ICT

TechCentral wraps up the week's major technology news from around the African continent.

By Duncan McLeod: @mcleodd 21 Aug 2012

Journo beaten after photographing hospital staff

On Thursday, 9 August 2012, a photojournalist with the independent daily, Leadership, Benedict Uwalaka, was attacked and brutalised on the premises of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) by persons believed to be mortuary attendants.

13 Aug 2012

Gov't risks media blackout

The Publishers Association of Liberia (PAL) says the undue withholding of payments for legitimate media services rendered to government constitutes gross violations of international media rights, warning that the Liberian Government would risk being declared as media enemy number one.

13 Aug 2012

Ahmed flays foreign media over Nigeria's image

Governor Abdulfatal Ahmed of Kwara State has warned that the way Nigeria's image was being portrayed by the international media would not do the country any good. He noted that unless Nigerians join hands to address the trend, the much desired investors may be scared away from the country.

10 Aug 2012

Donna Rachelson
Branding lessons from the Olympics

The world has caught Olympic fever and South Africans are glued to their TV screens thanks to the likes of Chad Le Clos, Cameron van der Burgh and the lightweight men's four rowing team, who have bagged three gold medals at the London 2012 Games.

By Donna Rachelson 8 Aug 2012

IT News Africa launches African Innovator magazine
IT News Africa launches African Innovator magazine

The publishers of IT News Africa have launched African Innovator magazine, a quarterly magazine dedicated to the coverage of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and its impact on Africa.

8 Aug 2012

15th IACC calls for young journos from sub-Saharan Africa
15th IACC calls for young journos from sub-Saharan Africa

Transparency International and the hosts of the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (15th IACC) invite young journalists working in the sub-Saharan Africa region to be part of the anti-corruption conference to be held in Brasilia, Brazil from 7-10 November 2012.

7 Aug 2012

New YJAG Board inaugurated

The new board of advisers of the Young Journalists Association of The Gambia (YJAG) was on Thursday last week inaugurated at the Gambia Press Union secretariat in Fajara.

25 Jul 2012

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