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Episode 99: Best Marketing International and a jam packed show

Date: 25 Jul 2014
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Episode 98: FastCompany SA magazine, The Lean Startup methodology and Buying Cutomers with Brad Suga

Date: 18 Jul 2014
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Date: 10 Jul 2014
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Kenya, Nigeria to polish up on digital security

Kenya's Daily Nation and the Nigerian Tribune have both reported some digital security blunders...

By Anna Polonyi 24 Jul 2014 08:01

BoxOffice launched in Kenya

MultiChoice has officially launched its digital movie rental service, BoxOffice, in Kenya. The service will allow subscribers to conveniently rent and watch the latest blockbuster movies in...

21 Jul 2014 11:18

Newspaper hopes to lure young readers by cutting political coverage

A newspaper publisher in Kenya is targeting young Africans as it seeks to expand its business throughout the continent's main cities. Despite perceptions that 20-somethings don't read newspapers, Paul Marshall...

By Dinfin Mulupi 21 Jul 2014 10:28

USIU-Africa Digital Media Bootcamp kicks off Thursday

Kenya's USIU-Africa will be hosting its inaugural Digital Media Bootcamp with international speaker, Erik Qualman, on campus in Nairobi from 24-25 July 2014. Organised in conjunction with Globetrack International...

21 Jul 2014 09:44

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014 09:05

Enter the 2014 AfricaCom Awards now

Entries are now open for the 2014 AfricaCom Awards, which celebrate the breakthroughs and most influential players shaping the telecommunications and ICT industry in Africa.

18 Jul 2014 08:51

Bloggers and journalists held without charge beyond 80-day deadline

The six Zone9 bloggers and three journalists held arbitrarily since 25 and 26 April have not been formally charged within the 80-day limit allowed by Ethiopia's draconian terrorism law...

17 Jul 2014 09:25

Startimes to set up Sh6.9bn Africa hub in Nairobi

StarTimes Media has revealed plans to set up a Sh6.9bn complex in Nairobi, which will serve as its Africa headquarters and a dubbing centre for film and broadcast television...

By Margaret Wahito 15 Jul 2014 12:38

Windows apps now available through Safaricom airtime

Microsoft has partnered with Safaricom to introduce a service that allows customers to buy mobile phone applications using their airtime. The Mobile Operator Billing services will target the growing number...

14 Jul 2014 09:42

Kenya to save Sh3bn annually through digital advertising

Victoria Kioko, writing on CapitalFM, says that the Kenyan government aims to reduce advertising costs from Sh4bn per year to Sh1bn following the state directive on online advertising...

11 Jul 2014 07:33

ScanGroup to buy majority stake in marketing company EMPL

Ventures Africa reports that advertising and communications services company, ScanGroup will acquire majority stake in EMPL, a South African marketing company, as it aims to...

10 Jul 2014 16:24

Research shows Facebook dominates Kenya's social media

Published on 8 July 2014, research by The Digital Rand on The State of Social Media in Kenya, shows that Facebook dominates Kenya's social media with 3.8 million users...

9 Jul 2014 10:57

Microsoft pilots 4Afrika IP Hub in Kenya

In an aim to give developers and independent software retailers the means and expertise necessary to grow, protect and monetise their products and services, Microsoft has launched the...

4 Jul 2014 07:59

Starting a business cheapest in East Africa

Recent research by Savannah Fund shows that East Africa is the easiest place to launch a startup due to the cost of setting up a business in the region being...

2 Jul 2014 09:45

33 students join MTN Uganda internship programme

MTN Uganda is giving 33 students an opportunity to work with the organisation as part of their course/degree completion requirement with varying disciplines ranging from Marketing, Engineering, Finance, Sales...

1 Jul 2014 12:41

Bank on change in Africa

I have been part of the 'banked' segment of civilization since I was five years old. I have tried it all, from savings to home-loans, vehicle finance to credit card...

By Cobus van Zyl 1 Jul 2014 11:49

Garmin calls for buyers in East Africa

The Africa team for Garmin sub-Saharan Africa will be hosting meetings in Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania from the 8-15 July 2014 to meet with buyers, potential resellers and business partners.

26 Jun 2014 10:36

University of Djibouti unveils Oracle e-campus

Sponsored by the Ministry of Higher Education, the University of Djibouti has implemented a software system to help it achieve its ambition to deliver tertiary education to students in...

26 Jun 2014 07:16

PIVOT East 2014 kicks off in Nairobi

Mobile startups competition PIVOT East 2014 kicked off yesterday in Nairobi, bringing together the best upcoming startups in the region, industry experts and investors for a competition that will...

By Susan Mwenesi 25 Jun 2014 11:08

Superbrands Tribute Event recognises 86 top brands

The recent Superbrands Tribute Event 2014 in Kampala, Uganda, saw Superbrands East Africa, an affiliate of London-based Superbrands UK, recognise 86 brands across the region.

25 Jun 2014 08:08

Kenya's PesaPoint to launch expansive agent network

Similar to the PesaPoint ATM network, PesaPoint is set to launch an expansive network, 'super Agent Network', composing over 1200 agents countrywide.

24 Jun 2014 17:07

[BizCareers] The power of your LinkedIn profile

In this week's BizCareers column we look at how to use your LinkedIn profile effectively, as well as the pitfalls of job-hopping.

By Juliette Attwell 17 Jun 2014 10:20

Internet speed increased in Mombasa, Nairobi

Internet service provider iWayAfrica Kenya says the increase of submarine cables on the East African coast has enhanced internet speed in Mombasa and Nairobi but the inland region remains underserved.

11 Jun 2014 09:29

Eskinder Nega awarded 2014 Golden Pen of Freedom

The 2014 Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom prize of WAN-IFRA has been awarded to Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega, who is serving an 18-year jail sentence.

10 Jun 2014 12:53

SMEs benefit from Business Skills Training Program

The MTN Uganda Business Skills Training Program which took place late last week attracted small business owners in Eastern Uganda from Jinja, Mbale, Tororo, Soroti, Busia and other surrounding districts.

10 Jun 2014 10:45

iKaaz moves into Kenya

iKaaz Software has partnered with Family Bank in Kenya to provide the bank's customers with its NFC and Bluetooth-powered contactless payment solutions through Tap and Pay method, reports Mobile Money Africa.

9 Jun 2014 12:17

Zanzibar International Film Festival 2014 announces lineup

The 17th edition of the Zanzibar International Film Festival, which kicks off on 14 June 2014, will screen 79 films in the 10-day festival foregrounding films from Africa and the Dhow Countries.

9 Jun 2014 08:19

The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard 3 Jun 2014 08:59

BBC calls on authorities to stop jamming broadcasts

Acting Director of the BBC World Service Group, Liliane Landor, has called on the Ethiopian authorities to stop jamming BBC broadcasts in the Middle East and North Africa.

2 Jun 2014 11:48

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