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Date: 29 Jan 2015
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Tanzania shuts major East African newspaper
Tanzania shuts major East African newspaper

Arusha - Tanzania has suspended the publication of a major regional newspaper, the East African, with diplomats voicing concern at a possible crackdown on press freedom ahead of elections in October...

28 Jan 2015 13:00

Kenya: Three new stations set to join local TV scene
Kenya: Three new stations set to join local TV scene

Three Nairobi-based companies have applied for licensing to join the rapidly growing commercial free-to-air television broadcasting industry as the country migrates from analogue transmission to digital...

By Constant Munda 27 Jan 2015 09:40

M-Pesa takes East Africa by storm
M-Pesa takes East Africa by storm

M-Pesa, the mobile-phone wallet has provided new financial options to places where banks and credit cards are scarce and cash has long been king...

26 Jan 2015 08:34

Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI
Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI

WASHINGTON, US: An email scam, which targets businesses with bogus invoices, has netted more than $214m from victims in 45 countries in just over one year...

23 Jan 2015 10:33

Former Apple CEO to launch Obi Mobiles in Kenya
Former Apple CEO to launch Obi Mobiles in Kenya

Former Apple CEO, John Sculley, is preparing to launch Obi Mobiles in Kenya as well as other countries located in East Africa...

By Darryl Linington 21 Jan 2015 12:20

Andrea Mitchell
DigiChat with Andrea: Content Marketing

Anyone can create and distribute content. The key differentiator lies in creating and distributing content that's relevant, consistent; and attracts and acquires a clearly defined audience...

By Andrea Mitchell 21 Jan 2015 05:10

Uber finally comes to Kenya, African expansion to be tested
Uber finally comes to Kenya, African expansion to be tested

It's only been a matter of time before Uber unleashes its East African chapter. The $40-billion worth taxi company is finally about to show face in Kenya's Nairobi...

By Nur Bremmen 20 Jan 2015 07:56

GOtv, StarTimes to take TV stations to court for misleading ad
GOtv, StarTimes to take TV stations to court for misleading ad

GOtv Kenya and StarTimes Kenya have come out to castigate four TV stations - NTV, KTN, QTV and Citizen - for an advert carried on their channels which has been advising people against purchasing decoders from the two firms...

By Michael Ouma 19 Jan 2015 12:22

How to react when making market research mistakes
How to react when making market research mistakes

WASHINGTON DC, US: In each stage of the market research process, there are common mistakes that can be made. So how should you handle them?

By Caitlin Stewart, courtesy Ashlan Bonnell 9 Jan 2015 14:20

Kenya suffers digital migration setback after ruling
Kenya suffers digital migration setback after ruling

Despite the deadline for digital migration that was set for December 31, 2014, Kenya's Supreme Court has empowered the country's major media houses, Nation Media Group, Royal Media Services and Standard Group, to continue to legally broadcast on analogue frequencies

9 Jan 2015 08:40

Communication gets collaborative with SACOMM
Communication gets collaborative with SACOMM

Ever get the feeling that the South African communication industry is just too disjointed and there's no common ground? Not so, explains Dr Julie Reid of SACOMM...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jan 2015 14:00

Tough year ahead for Somalian media
Tough year ahead for Somalian media

Somali Independent Media Houses Association is concerned about increasing crackdown by the federal government of Somalia against the media in the country...

7 Jan 2015 10:06

Baa-a-d-d sheep... Egypt slammed for 'sham trial'
Baa-a-d-d sheep... Egypt slammed for 'sham trial'

NEWSWATCH: Three Al Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt are to be retried. Their original trial (the 'evidence' included footage of sheep and horses) has been slammed as a sham by international media and the international community...

2 Jan 2015 07:44

Five struggles of a market researcher
Five struggles of a market researcher

WASHINGTON DC, US: The process of conducting market research isn't always easy, nor is the job of a market researcher. Here are five factors you should consider when gatthering data...

By Caitlin Stewart, courtesy Ashlan Bonnell 31 Dec 2014 06:40

Public urged to join Gift of Light campaign for festive season
Public urged to join Gift of Light campaign for festive season

Philips has launched its 'Gift of Light' campaign during the festive season, enabling the public to make a donation from as little as R300 to provide a healthier and safer home environment for impoverished communities...

19 Dec 2014 08:06

Digital OOH displays promote social interaction in Tanzania
Digital OOH displays promote social interaction in Tanzania

Samsung Electronics Tanzania, in partnership with one of Tanzania's outdoor players, Continental Outdoor Media, has embarked on an innovative campaign to share experiences among technologically empowered and social media-connected audiences...

17 Dec 2014 12:41

Take a walk on the wild side
Take a walk on the wild side

The opportunity to create memorable and effective advertising has never been greater, says Chris Thomas, chair and CEO of the BBDO network in Asia, the Middle East and Africa...

15 Dec 2014 07:04

Orange retail store set for 2015 launch

Following the success of the Orange Online Store, introduced to South Africa earlier this year, telecommunications services provider Orange will launch its first branded retail store in South Africa...

12 Dec 2014 14:23

Call for chapters for new book on Digital Kenya
Call for chapters for new book on Digital Kenya

The editors of Digital Kenya | The new generation for entrepreneurs said they are seeking to enhance and invigorate together with practitioners and scholars the dialogue surrounding business environments and entrepreneurship in Kenya...

5 Dec 2014 14:05

Anton Harber
Depth of Africa coverage improves

Coverage of the rest of Africa in our media provides an interesting gauge of our relationship with the continent since our borders opened up 20 years ago...

By Anton Harber 5 Dec 2014 04:53

iWayAfrica managed service solution launched in Kenya
iWayAfrica managed service solution launched in Kenya

Gondwana International Networks (GIN) has announced that its iWayAfrica business has launched a managed infrastructure and services solution in Kenya...

3 Dec 2014 11:43

Tigo Pesa pays out $1.8m profit to users
Tigo Pesa pays out $1.8m profit to users

Three months after Tigo paid a profit of TZS 14.25 billion ($8.64m) accumulated in the Tigo Pesa Trust Account to its users, the company has announced the first of its regular quarterly payments worth $1.8m to Tigo Pesa users...

1 Dec 2014 10:52

First 4G service launched in Seychelles
First 4G service launched in Seychelles

Airtel has launched Africa's first 4G service on a network based on FD-LTE in the Seychelles, making it amongst the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to commercially deploy this technology...

28 Nov 2014 10:43

Gemalto's African mobile marketing win-win plan
Gemalto's African mobile marketing win-win plan

If your African mobile marketing plan comprises mass messages not tailored to specific areas, people or times, you're off to a poor start. Nadia Gonzalez, vice president of mobile marketing for Gemalto, reveals the secrets to getting it right...

By Leigh Andrews 27 Nov 2014 14:00

Final call for topic proposals, speaker applications for East Africa Com 2015
Final call for topic proposals, speaker applications for East Africa Com 2015

East Africa Com, taking place from 6-7 May 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya, has announced its final call for submissions of topic proposals or papers to become a speaker at the event...

26 Nov 2014 10:01

SkyVision provides Seychelles with viable communications
SkyVision provides Seychelles with viable communications

In an effort to provide viable communications between the main island of Seychelles (Mahe) and 12 neighbouring islands, Cable & Wireless Seychelles (CWS) required a reliable and efficient network solution...

21 Nov 2014 10:32

#MyDressMyChoice, #NudityIsNotMyChoice goes viral in Kenya
#MyDressMyChoice, #NudityIsNotMyChoice goes viral in Kenya

Twitter has been abuzz in Kenya with news about a woman being attacked and stripped at a bus stop because she was "inappropriately dressed". Subsequently the #MyDressMyChoice hashtag has been trending in Nairobi...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Nov 2014 12:24

[AfricaCom 2014] Connected cars, IoT and the data revolution
[AfricaCom 2014] Connected cars, IoT and the data revolution

Ever wish you could locate your car in a packed parking lot by checking on your phone? With the Internet of Things, everyday household products are about to become a whole lot smarter...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Nov 2014 08:30

Mahindra Comviva enables domestic interoperable mobile financial service
Mahindra Comviva enables domestic interoperable mobile financial service

A new service, powered by Mahindra Comviva, allows Airtel Money and Tigo Pesa customers in Tanzania to send and receive money directly between the mobile money accounts of these two service providers...

14 Nov 2014 10:16

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