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Episode 133: VMA Group expansion, Exceptional Customer Experience and RayBan #campaign4change

Date: 29 May 2015
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Sudan security seizes print-runs of ten newspapers, suspends four
Sudan security seizes print-runs of ten newspapers, suspends four

Agents of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) halted the distribution of ten newspapers today. Four newspapers were suspended indefinitely...

27 May 2015 09:22

Five African Bitcoin startups to watch
Five African Bitcoin startups to watch

Bitcoin is gaining traction worldwide, with the first quarter of 2015 seeing record levels of investment pumped into Bitcoin startups globally. Africa is no exception to the trend...

By Gabriella Mulligan 26 May 2015 13:26

Uganda: And the 2015 ICT gurus are...
Uganda: And the 2015 ICT gurus are...

The fifth edition of the Annual Communications Innovation Awards (ACIA) took place last Friday evening at the Sheraton Kampala hotel...

By Samson Baranga 25 May 2015 12:09

African Free Trade Area - new era for Africa
African Free Trade Area - new era for Africa

Negotiations around the establishment of a single free trade area, spanning across 26 nations known as the Tripartite Free Trade Area have been finalised, with the launch expected in May 2015...

20 May 2015 14:38

'Most Kenyans' in internet job hunt
'Most Kenyans' in internet job hunt

Kenyan internet users spend most of their time online looking for jobs, a study has revealed...

By Francis Oduor 20 May 2015 11:18

Networks Unlimited opens Kenya office
Networks Unlimited opens Kenya office

Networks Unlimited has opened its first cross border office in Nairobi, Kenya, encouraged by the growing demand for its products in East Africa...

18 May 2015 16:52

TNT journalists scoop EAC Awards
TNT journalists scoop EAC Awards

Two journalists with The New Times were yesterday recognised for playing a major role in promoting public awareness about the East African Community (EAC) integration process...

18 May 2015 11:50

S.Sudan security given key role in new media regulation bodies
S.Sudan security given key role in new media regulation bodies

JUBA: South Sudan formed two new media regulation bodies Thursday placing national intelligence officials on the boards of both, a decree on state radio said...

15 May 2015 11:25

Tanzania: Zantel launches real time news service
Tanzania: Zantel launches real time news service

Zantel mobile phone subscribers will start to get real time entertainment news through their smart phones under a new product code named, Zuninga television...

14 May 2015 10:27

Tanzania: E-commerce continues to win hearts
Tanzania: E-commerce continues to win hearts

Convenience, variety and at times an easy diversion from unforeseen circumstances have been highlighted as some of the contributing factors to increased retail in e-commerce in the country...

By Masembe Tambwe 11 May 2015 10:59

Kenya: Safaricom launches its digital TV boxes
Kenya: Safaricom launches its digital TV boxes

NAIROBI: Safaricom is the latest firm to enter the highly competitive digital TV sphere. The company launched its Set Top Boxes, which will enable subscribers to view TV content and also access the Internet...

By Margaret Njugunah 11 May 2015 10:29

Chris Roper's 'night, Knight' announcement gets social media buzz
Chris Roper's 'night, Knight' announcement gets social media buzz

Social media is buzzing with the news that Mail & Guardian Online's editor-in-chief of six years, Chris Roper, has resigned...

7 May 2015 08:01

Africa, the final frontier... in luxury
Africa, the final frontier... in luxury

Hennessy is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year with a rapidly growing market in Africa, built on its understanding that the only possible way to be successful in Africa was to adopt and adapt to the tradition of the continent...

6 May 2015 10:23

Silvia Njoki scoops Blogger of the Year 2015 at Bake Awards
Silvia Njoki scoops Blogger of the Year 2015 at Bake Awards

The annual BAKE (The Bloggers association of Kenya) awards took place Saturday night at Hotel Intercontinental. Silvia Njoki of the fashion and style blog Silvianjoki.com was awarded the blogger of year title...

By Lilian Mutegi 5 May 2015 09:59

Tigo launches bid to become biggest 4G network in Tanzania
Tigo launches bid to become biggest 4G network in Tanzania

TIGO Tanzania has launched a brand new 4G LTE technology that will make it the biggest and fastest Internet network in the country...

28 Apr 2015 08:59

CGMAs to speak at ACOA 2015
CGMAs to speak at ACOA 2015

Africa's foremost CGMAs, Chartered Global Management Accountants, will be presenting at the Africa Congress of Accountants from 12-14 May in Mauritius...

24 Apr 2015 14:23

Eritrea most censored country in the world
Eritrea most censored country in the world

With journalists often facing a choice of life in exile or prison, Eritrea secures its place as the most censored country in the world, with secretive North Korea coming in close second...

23 Apr 2015 15:21

Giving Africa's medical innovations a global audience
Giving Africa's medical innovations a global audience

What do the realms of TV, medical issues and Africa have in common? The Med in Africa show says Alex Jakana, Executive Producer, Editorial Partnerships for BBC Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Apr 2015 14:00

Vodafone Uganda gets new CEO
Vodafone Uganda gets new CEO

KAMPALA: Allan Richardson has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Uganda. He takes over from Tage Rasmussen who has been acting in the position since earlier this year...

21 Apr 2015 13:16

The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015 15:25

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 06:41

Authority seeks to regulate ads on TV and radio
Authority seeks to regulate ads on TV and radio

NAIROBI: Advertisements on radio and television will be restricted to a maximum seven minutes in every 30 minutes of broadcasting, in proposed code of conduct for radio and TV services...

By Kennedy Kangethe 17 Apr 2015 05:31

African tourism opportunities become more tangible
African tourism opportunities become more tangible

The Rezidor Hotel Group's Global Director of Sales and Marketing tells us about destination marketing, the first five-star hotel in Sierra Leone, and the challenges of marketing to/in Africa compared to the rest of the world...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Apr 2015 08:00

Dar to host 7th East African Media Summit
Dar to host 7th East African Media Summit

Dar es Salaam city has been chosen to host this year's instalment of the East African Media Summit being organised by the EAC Secretariat together with the East African Business Council (EABC)...

By Marc Nkwame 10 Apr 2015 09:26

MTN Uganda and Marathon donate UShs.450m to Karamoja Water Project
MTN Uganda and Marathon donate UShs.450m to Karamoja Water Project

Following the 2014 MTN Kampala Marathon which attracted over 20,000 participants, MTN Uganda and its partners including Huawei Uganda, New Vision, Rwenzori Water and Stanbic Bank handed over the UShs. 450 million...

9 Apr 2015 11:27

PAMRO meeting on Media Research for One Continent
PAMRO meeting on Media Research for One Continent

The 16th PAMRO meeting and All Africa Media Research Conference will take place from 23 - 26 August 2015 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at the Best Western Coral Beach Hotel...

9 Apr 2015 11:15

Ethiopian Airlines goes mobile
Ethiopian Airlines goes mobile

Ethiopian Airlines has announced the commencement of mobile payment for online ticket purchases in Ethiopia. The new service is powered by the payment service provider, FloCash...

7 Apr 2015 09:43

How to create a killer logo
How to create a killer logo

A logo is often the first step towards developing your company's visual identity so you need to get it right... This is how you can do that...

1 Apr 2015 10:47

The eight criteria that distinguish B2B markets from B2C markets
The eight criteria that distinguish B2B markets from B2C markets

WASHINGTON DC, US: The B2B market is different in fundamental ways from the B2C sector. This article discusses the eight key criteria that distinguish B2B markets with implications that directly affect market research...

By Priority Metrics Group, via Ashlan Bonnell 28 Mar 2015 12:21

TCRA for developmental oriented radio content
TCRA for developmental oriented radio content

Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) Director General, Prof John Nkoma has stressed on the need for communication service providers to serve the public with content that will foster development...

By Nelly Mtema 27 Mar 2015 10:47

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