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Episode 186: PR chat with Marcus Brewster and the new on-demand PR service.

Date: 26 Aug 2016
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Kenyan startup to launch 'Uber for ambulances' app

'Uber for ambulances' app, Flare, launches in Kenya to address healthcare issues...

By Tom Jackson 3 hours ago

Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Ethiopia
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The United States announced nearly US$35 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the people of Ethiopia face the impacts of the worst drought in 50 years...

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Using art to drive Africa's economic agenda

African arts are a language to drive and integrate Africa's economic and development agenda...

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The main drivers of investment in Sub Saharan Africa

Converging technologies, expanding connectivity and telecom mergers and acquisitions are predicted to be the main drivers of investment and deal activity in Sub Saharan Africa in 2016...

1 day ago

Source: IT News Africa
Seacom to connect UbuntuNet in East Africa

Seacom will provide point to point connectivity services to the National Research and Education Networks of Eastern and Southern Africa...

2 days ago

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African film content classification and online child protection

Kenyan Film Classification Board conducts reciprocal visit to South Africa...

3 days ago

Addis Ababa to host 10th African Development Forum
Addis Ababa to host 10th African Development Forum

Preparations are underway for the 10th African Development Forum to be convened by the Economic Commission for Africa, the African Union and the African Development Bank...

3 days ago

Director, Brand and Communications, AFRIMA, Matlou Tsotsesi, unveils Lagos State as the Host City for the 2016 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA 3.0)
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The African Union Commission has announced Lagos State as the official Host City of the third edition of the All Africa Music Awards...

19 Aug 2016

SITA Introduces fast, secure connectivity to Kenya Airways
SITA Introduces fast, secure connectivity to Kenya Airways

High-speed communication infrastructure underpins airline's modernisation program...

18 Aug 2016

Source: Africa Renewal
The impact on Africa after Brexit

African economies may be severely affected by Britain's exit, according to analyst Amelia Tan, writing for the UN's Africa Renewal...

By Amelia Tan 17 Aug 2016

L-R: First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Markus Gemuen and Andre Mendoza.
Partnership campaign to improve breast cancer care in Kenya

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta inaugurates partnership between government of Kenya and Roche to improve care of women with breast cancer...

17 Aug 2016

Applications for 2017/2018 Chevening scholarships open
Applications for 2017/2018 Chevening scholarships open

Chevening scholarships are awarded to exceptional individuals who wish to study for Master's degree at any British university starting from September 2017...

17 Aug 2016

Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things
Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things

With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent...

By Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016

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Measures towards zero hunger in Africa

Slow Food's Carlo Petrini, FAO special ambassador 'Zero Hunger for Europe' visits Kenya to build networks in Africa towards hunger eradication...

16 Aug 2016

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Why KPMG doubts that SA has overtaken Nigeria again

KPMG disagrees with reports that SA has overtaken Nigeria as Africa's largest economy in dollar terms, saying the calculations behind this assertion are methodologically incorrect...

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 16 Aug 2016

Source: Youth Dynamix
Getting to know Kenyan youth

Kenyan youth account for roughly 32% of the population and 60% of the labour force and are major influencers in driving marketing strategy in Kenya...

15 Aug 2016

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Africa is ripe for disruption

The Africa rising narrative is not wholly dead, says Graham Cruikshanks, TBWA\ Africa's Director of Africa Operations...

By Graham Cruikshanks 15 Aug 2016

'This is Africa' launches English and French content offering
'This is Africa' launches English and French content offering

This week, African news and content website, 'This is Africa', launches a brand new site, featuring content in both English and French...

11 Aug 2016

Three tips to help your brand avoid getting eaten for breakfast on Twitter
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Making your brand an interesting voice to listen to on social media is a mixture of intuition and trial and error. The Telkom social media accounts lack of both of these was exposed...

By Skhumbuzo Tuswa 11 Aug 2016

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Zimbabwe government controls over social media criticised

The government of Zimbabwe's Computer Crime and Cyber Crime Bill would severely limit citizens' access to information...

11 Aug 2016

WorldRemit founder and CEO, Ismail Ahmed.
WorldRemit calls for urgent restoration of money transfers to Nigeria

Hundreds of global remittance companies forced to cease transfers while Western Union, MoneyGram and Ria continue...

10 Aug 2016

Tigo Tanzania General Manager, Diego Gutierrez (left), at the Global System Mobile Association (GSMA) Mobile 360-Africa Conference, Tanzania; with discussion moderator, Bradley Shaw, founder, Continuum Consulting. Credit: Tigo.
Tigo outlines strategic priorities and social investment

Tigo Tanzania showcases transformative financial inclusion, innovative services at the M360 Africa GSMA Conference...

10 Aug 2016

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Kenya Airways: 'Pride of Africa' tries to stop a long fall

Kenya Airways restructures to offset major losses...

9 Aug 2016

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UK-funded youth report launched in Tanzania

'Next Generation Youth Voices Tanzania' is a research study by the British Council to uncover the attitudes and aspirations of Tanzania's young population...

8 Aug 2016

African Movie channel series arrives on Azam TV
African Movie channel series arrives on Azam TV

International Pay TV broadcaster, African Movie Channel, has launched its second channel, AMC Series, on Azam Pay TV's television platform...

4 Aug 2016

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Vodacom to expand video service in Africa

Vodacom plans to expand its video-on-demand (VOD) service, Video Play, to the African continent...

2 Aug 2016

Dr Nick Hughes
M-Pesa pioneer for Digital Impact Awards Africa

M-Pesa pioneer; Dr Nick Hughes will deliver the keynote speech at the third Digital Impact Awards Africa, in Kampala, Uganda on 17 August 2016...

2 Aug 2016

Ringleader behind thousands of online scams arrested in Nigeria
Ringleader behind thousands of online scams arrested in Nigeria

The ringleader behind a global network responsible for thousands of online scams, has been arrested in Nigeria...

2 Aug 2016

Building your brand, one BRIC at a time
Building your brand, one BRIC at a time

Emerging markets are without a doubt the new frontier. Consumers in emerging markets are encountering marketing environments that are as complex and ever changing as their counterparts in developed countries...

By Johan Hanekom 1 Aug 2016

Professor Ernest Aryeetey
Trans-continental university research strengthened

African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) appoints first Secretary General, Professor Ernest Aryeetey...

1 Aug 2016

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