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Deutsche Welle broadcasts live to Africa via Facebook
Deutsche Welle broadcasts live to Africa via Facebook

Deutsche Welle launches its Africa programming as Live Radio on Facebook...

28 Sep 2017

Talking about Africa's reputational narrative
Talking about Africa's reputational narrative

Africa Business Radio launches new show to unpack Africa's reputational challenges and opportunities...

11 Sep 2017

Kui Kariuki
#Pamro2017: The challenges in changing media consumption habits

How does ‘going digital' in the television market affect content and viewership patterns? Kui Kariuki from Ipsos Kenya looked at what happened with Kenya's digital migration...

By Louise Marsland 28 Aug 2017

The ruins of Breeze FM. Credit: mfwa.org/bellanaija.com.
Demolition of Nigeria's Breeze FM an "open attack on the press"

On May 22, 2017, security operatives and officials of the Nasarawa State Urban Development Board stormed the premises of privately-owned Breeze FM and razed the building.

25 May 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

54 Nigerian stations shut down
54 Nigerian stations shut down

The licences of 54 broadcast stations in Nigeria have been revoked over failure to pay mandatory fees, according to the Media Foundation for West Africa...

22 Mar 2017

Ghanaian startup AF Radio launches playback app
Ghanaian startup AF Radio launches playback app

Ghanaian startup AF Radio has launched its free Android app after months of testing in partnership with local station 3FM 92.7...

By Tom Jackson 21 Oct 2016

Abdiasis Mohamed Ali
Radio Shabelle reporter shot in Somalia

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) and National Union Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) urge authorities in Somalia to investigate the murder of a journalist working with Radio Shabelle...

13 Oct 2016

African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission established
African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission established

The African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) will be responsible for the promotion of the rapid development of the African audiovisual and cinema industry...

23 Jun 2016

Image by 123RF
Empowering women to use tech

Intel's radio show in Nigeria aims to encourage women to utilise IT...

15 Jun 2016

Kenyan journalist wins at Sanlam Awards
Kenyan journalist wins at Sanlam Awards

Kenya's Business Daily journalist, Allan Odhiambo, wins at Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism...

10 Jun 2016

License-free Chinese content for African broadcasters
License-free Chinese content for African broadcasters

BON Cloud debuts license-free content for African broadcasters seeking China-related stories...

31 May 2016

Vuma FM team with celebs
Times Media Radio's newbies mint new listener numbers

According to SAARF's latest Commercial Radio Listening RAMS figures, all three Times Media Radio stations have increased their listenership. Tony Mallam, Head of Radio: Times Media Limited tells us how they got this right through differentiating their offering...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Oct 2015

Calling Africa's journalists...
Calling Africa's journalists...

CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards...

17 Apr 2015

Nigerian military releases Al Jazeera journalists
Nigerian military releases Al Jazeera journalists

Al Jazeera has confirmed that its two journalists held by the Nigerian military since 24 March 2015 have been released...

7 Apr 2015

Media analysts sceptical over launch of third news agency
Media analysts sceptical over launch of third news agency

The launch of a third commercial newswire agency to replace the nonprofit independent South African Press Association (Sapa) has led to criticism...

11 Mar 2015

The images we were allowed to see... Zuma speaking before an orderly house. (Image: GCIS)
One step forwards, one back for democracy

If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

By Anton Harber 2 Mar 2015

When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study
When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study

WASHINGTON, US: It's true. Don't believe everything you read on the Internet...

17 Feb 2015

Gambia radio station censored, MD harassed
Gambia radio station censored, MD harassed

An independent radio station that Gambian authorities ordered to stop broadcasting from 1-4 January 2015 after a failed coup attempt in the country has been allowed back on air...

9 Jan 2015

Shuga gets new life as radio drama
Shuga gets new life as radio drama

Sex and relationships drama series, Shuga, has now been developed by MTV Base and MTV Staying Alive Foundation into a radio drama, ShugaRadioNaija.

19 Jun 2014

EDGE53 unveils new branding, services
EDGE53 unveils new branding, services

After a campaign that built up excitement around its rebranding, EDGE53, an events production and management company, finally revealed its new look, tagline and twist to its name earlier this week.

16 May 2014

AFEX network highlights need for protection of journalists
AFEX network highlights need for protection of journalists

The newly established freedom of expression network, African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has deplored the current state of attacks, arrests, detentions, incarcerations and harassments meted out to journalists while on the job in many countries on the continent.

13 Feb 2014

(Image: NASA, via Wikimedia Commons)
'Beyond Retail' for Africa

Professional services firm, Deloitte was a title sponsor of the inaugural World Retail Congress Africa, held last month in Sandton. I spoke to Ilse du Toit, a manager within the Strategy & Innovation practice at Deloitte Consulting.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Dec 2013

State TV, radio relaunched in Malian rebel stronghold
State TV, radio relaunched in Malian rebel stronghold

Public radio and television has restarted after nine months off the airwaves in Mali's northeastern rebel bastion of Kidal, the state broadcaster said on Wednesday, after separatist militants handed back its local headquarters.

13 Dec 2013

Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards winners honoured
Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards winners honoured

The Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Awards, which recognises broadcasters who have distinguished themselves as role models, mentors, and propagators of social change in the society, announced its 2013 winners earlier this week.

11 Dec 2013

December declared Entrepreneur and Investment month
December declared Entrepreneur and Investment month

Management of Zaa Radio 99.3 FM, based in Tamale, have declared December as the Entrepreneur and Investment Month (EIM), reports Modern Ghana.

10 Dec 2013

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice
Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice

The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.

By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013

Olisa Adibua to host new show on The Beat 99.9fm
Olisa Adibua to host new show on The Beat 99.9fm

The Beat 99.9fm launched a new show, 'The Spinlet Digital Radio' hour, on 15 October 2013. Nigeria's 'Godfather of Music', Olisa Adibua, is set to host the new show.

18 Oct 2013

SA launches radio to broadcast foreign policy
SA launches radio to broadcast foreign policy

South Africa launched an online, 24-hour radio station on Thursday, 17 October that aims to showcase its foreign policy and shore up its position as a continental economic and political powerhouse.

18 Oct 2013

Broadcast journalist held without charge in Gambia
Broadcast journalist held without charge in Gambia

Gambian authorities should immediately release Fatou Camara, a journalist who has been held incommunicado since 17 September, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The government has not disclosed Camara's whereabouts or any charges against her, according to news reports.

4 Oct 2013

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