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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Episode 81: Conn Bertish and Cairo

Date: 14 Feb 2014 | Time: 44:44min
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Kenya's internet market recovers lost ground

Kenyan internet subscriptions increased by 1.2 million to 13.1 million between October and December last year, recovering from losing almost one million subscribers during the previous quarter, according to the latest figures from the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK).

By Tom Jackson 18 Apr 2014 13:37

SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth

SABMiller's (SAB) fourth-quarter revenue growth fell short of analysts' expectations‚ sending the global brewing company's share price down by 2.21% on the JSE on Tuesday (15 April).

By Nick Hedley 17 Apr 2014 07:58

Majority phones sold in Kenya are smartphones

IT News Africa reports that, according to mobile operator Safaricom, 67% of mobile phones sold in Kenya are smartphones.

16 Apr 2014 11:35

Times Media Group acquires 49% stake in Radio Africa

Times Media Group of South Africa has bought a 49% stake in Radio Africa Limited. TMG acquired the minority stake in Radio Africa for $18.62m (Sh1.58 billion).

14 Apr 2014 10:37

Zuku launches new channels in Uganda

Wananchi's pay-TV provider, Zuku, has expanded its subscription satellite bouquet in Uganda by adding Bukedde 1 and TV West to its platform as a part of its ongoing efforts to broaden its consumer offering.

By Abdirizaq Hussein 14 Apr 2014 10:01

Send, receive contact details through ContactXchange

MTN Uganda has launched a new SIM based service, ContactXchange, which enables customers to share contacts after making calls with the aim of helping them to easily stay connected.

14 Apr 2014 08:38

[BizCareers] The job application rut

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By Juliette Attwell 14 Apr 2014 06:52

Famous Brands "establishes platform for growth" in MENA

Famous Brands on Wednesday, 9 April 2014, said it had established a strong platform for growth in the Middle East and North Africa regions with the signing of a master license agreement for Saudi Arabia‚ Lebanon‚ Morocco‚ Iran and Egypt.

By Zeenat Moorad 11 Apr 2014 11:32

Bottom line: It's about Africa

Africa is the story, actually the big story is Africa*. This was the message from Malcolm Horne, of Broll at the fourth South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annual research conference.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Apr 2014 09:35

Imperial Health Sciences 'adopts' Kenyan children's home

Imperial Health Sciences recently 'adopted' Saidia Furaha, a non-governmental organisation that runs the small children's home situated in Kitengela, just on the outskirts of Nairobi, as well as a number of community outreach programmes.

10 Apr 2014 14:44

ZenithOptimedia releases its 'Global Adspend' forecasts

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9 Apr 2014 10:03

Newspapers shut down by Somaliland authorities

CPJ reports that police in Somaliland raided the Hargeisa offices of the independent Somali-language paper Haatuf and its sister English-language weekly, Somaliland Times, and suspended them indefinitely.

9 Apr 2014 07:48

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By Juliette Attwell 8 Apr 2014 08:53

Loeries Africa Roadshow highlights in Nairobi

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31 Mar 2014 13:44

Madonna to direct film in Kenya

American singer, actress and entertainer, Madonna is set to direct a screen adaptation of the novel Ade: A Love Story, based on real life events set in Kenya. The novel is authored by Rebecca Walker and it is reportedly based on her life.

By Grace Kerongo 31 Mar 2014 11:23

Safaricom, Airtel purchase of yuMobile approved

The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) has approved the applications of Safaricom and Airtel to acquire yuMobile, just a few hours shy of the deadline for approval and after Safaricom had accused the regulator of delaying the process.

By Susan Mwenesi 31 Mar 2014 10:06

Submissions open for feature-length Swahili films

Zuku TV is inviting submissions for feature-length Swahili films for broadcast on Zuku Swahili Movies, described as 'a premium movie channel tailor made for all audiences within the East African region'.

28 Mar 2014 07:38

The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014 14:00

Airtel announces new bosses in Kenya and Seychelles

Airtel Kenya has appointed Adil El Yousseffi as its new managing director, while Amadou Dina takes over the Seychelles office in the same capacity.

By Susan Mwenesi 26 Mar 2014 12:59

Philips to establish research and innovation hub in Kenya

Philips has announced the establishment of its Africa Innovation Hub in Nairobi, which is to work both on the creation of new inventions, as well as bringing them to the market.

26 Mar 2014 08:00

Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa

Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.

26 Mar 2014 06:23

MTN's Women In Business Awards honours Uganda women leaders

Late last week saw MTN's Women In Business Awards highlight and honour women leaders in Uganda who are making a difference through innovation and inspiration in their respective industry sectors.

25 Mar 2014 14:56

Loeries African Roadshow "momentous occasion" in Dar es Salaam

The second stop of the Loeries African Roadshow took place in in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at the Best Western Coral Beach Hotel with a crowd of around 70 representatives from the brand communications industry.

24 Mar 2014 12:05

[BizCareers] Career U-turn

This week we look at how to make a complete change in your career direction for the better, and notice period obligations without the signing of an employment contract.

By Juliette Attwell 24 Mar 2014 09:48

Smart Telecom promises cheaper calls

Smart Telecom, launched earlier this week, is expected to intensify the competition in the market. Company officials say the company's strength lies in offering cheaper calls.

19 Mar 2014 11:29

Winning advertising creative - you get what you brief

A brand manager's dream: Produce a TV advert showcasing the benefits of a product whilst bringing a tear to the consumer's eye and galvanising them to rush out to purchase it.

By Dina Saffer-Myers 18 Mar 2014 15:51

Virtual trading simulation laboratory launched

The University of Technology, Mauritius (UTM) and Bourse Africa have jointly launched a virtual trading simulation laborotory with the aim of fostering financial talent and further development of Mauritian financial markets.

18 Mar 2014 09:08

Old TV sets soon to be phased out

Analogue television sets could reportedly soon be phased out as the 17 June 2015 deadline for migration to digital broadcasting approaches.

17 Mar 2014 13:19

Discovering how technology can revolutionise learning, training

This year's eLearning Africa, 28-30 May in Kampala, Uganda, will explore how technology is revolutionising learning and training across the continent, under the theme "Opening Frontiers to the Future".

17 Mar 2014 10:52

Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan

MTN Business‚ is set to open more data centres in key markets where it operates as it rolls out its cloud services and video-conferencing to more markets.

By Thabiso Mochiko 17 Mar 2014 07:39

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