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Zuku Bongo Movie awards nominees announced
Zuku Bongo Movie awards nominees announced

Zuku Bongo Movie awards represents the regions best in Directing, Cinematography, Editing, Producing and Acting. The nominations were announced at the Mini ZIFF event on Friday, 12 June in Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo...

1 Jul 2015 10:39

MOBOfree launches ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda
MOBOfree launches ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda

LAGOS, NIGERIA: MOBOfree, the African social marketplace, announced the launch of the first-of-a-kind ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda, further strengthening its position as Africa's safest social marketplace...

30 Jun 2015 12:41

BBC Pop Up heads to Kenya in July
BBC Pop Up heads to Kenya in July

Ahead of President Obama's visit to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, taking place on 25 & 26 July, BBC's travelling news bureau BBC Pop Up will be heading to Kenya...

30 Jun 2015 12:25

Egypt plans smart village in Uganda
Egypt plans smart village in Uganda

Egypt plans to build a smart village in Uganda, which will attract a number of investments, from IT to hospitality...

By Zurah Nakabugo 29 Jun 2015 08:43

Kenya meets global digital migration deadline
Kenya meets global digital migration deadline

Kenya joined the community of nations that have successfully migrated from analogue to digital television broadcasting, whose deadline was 17 June 2015...

26 Jun 2015 07:55

Uganda's 'Uber for motorcycle taxis' shows it pays to be safe
Uganda's 'Uber for motorcycle taxis' shows it pays to be safe

KAMPALA: When Silver Tumwesigye, a sharply-dressed Ugandan motorbike taxi driver known by his nickname 'Silverstone,' had an accident six years ago it was a double blow...

25 Jun 2015 16:09

The celeb PR way with CSA
The celeb PR way with CSA

CSA (formerly Celebrity Services Africa) communications director, Davin Phillips lets us in on the power of the Instagrammer and what PR and communications is actually all about...

By Leigh Andrews 25 Jun 2015 12:00

Sudanese newspaper El Akhbar ceases publication
Sudanese newspaper El Akhbar ceases publication

KHARTOUM: The management of El Akhbar newspaper has announced that it will cease publication indefinitely from Sunday onwards, over what it called "a financial crisis"...

24 Jun 2015 10:40

ZIFF 2015 launches European African Film Festival Award
ZIFF 2015 launches European African Film Festival Award

The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) will feature an inaugural European African Film Festivals Award, a special prize dedicated to East African filmmakers...

19 Jun 2015 11:19

Sudan security agents seize print runs of two newspapers
Sudan security agents seize print runs of two newspapers

KHARTOUM: Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Service seized the Thursday editions of two newspapers, their editors said, a week after allowing them to resume publishing following a temporary ban...

19 Jun 2015 08:38

New app to connect Kenyan farmers with climate-smart seeds
New app to connect Kenyan farmers with climate-smart seeds

A new app launched in Kenya on Wednesday could help millions of farmers adapt to climate change by offering information on...

By Chris Arsenault 17 Jun 2015 08:40

Kenya leads EAC in mobile money accounts
Kenya leads EAC in mobile money accounts

Kenya leads the EAC in mobile money accounts with 58 per cent of adults having an account, World Bank report has revealed...

By Ronald Ndungi 15 Jun 2015 14:04

Two newspaper print-runs seized in Sudan's capital
Two newspaper print-runs seized in Sudan's capital

KHARTOUM: The print-run of Al Ayam newspaper in Khartoum was confiscated on Saturday. Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services also seized copies of Al Youm Al Tali newspaper on Friday...

15 Jun 2015 13:47

Tanzania: E-commerce boosts entrepreneurship
Tanzania: E-commerce boosts entrepreneurship

More entrepreneurs are being aroused through online retail platforms, stakeholders say...

12 Jun 2015 13:24

Court rules mobile money in Uganda illegal
Court rules mobile money in Uganda illegal

A Ugandan Court has pronounced that mobile money business operated by the five major telecommunication companies in the country is illegal...

By Lilian Mutegi 8 Jun 2015 10:39

Kenya: Millicom buys 85% stake in Zantel
Kenya: Millicom buys 85% stake in Zantel

Millicom, has agreed to buy an 85% stake in Tanzanian operator Zanzibar Telecom (Zantel) from the Etisalat Group...

By Lilian Mutegi 8 Jun 2015 10:26

Tiso Blackstar renames, acquires Times Media Group and Kagiso Tiso Holdings share
Tiso Blackstar renames, acquires Times Media Group and Kagiso Tiso Holdings share

The board of Tiso Blackstar Group SE (Tiso Blackstar) has announced the completed acquisition of Times Media Group Limited and 22.9% of Kagiso Tiso Holdings...

8 Jun 2015 09:34

Levanter Africa joins PROI Worldwide
Levanter Africa joins PROI Worldwide

Levanter Africa in Kenya has been added to the PROI Worldwide partnership. This augments the group's existing operations in South Africa, Morocco and Egypt...

4 Jun 2015 08:57

MasterCard becomes first international payment network to enter Somalia
MasterCard becomes first international payment network to enter Somalia

As a result of the partnership, Premier Bank will now issue and accept the first MasterCard-branded payment cards in Somalia, a country which hasn't had any form of formal banking service since the collapse of the government...

3 Jun 2015 13:48

ZIFF offers screenwriting opportunities for East Africa scriptwriters
ZIFF offers screenwriting opportunities for East Africa scriptwriters

Applications are open for entries to Maisha Lab for its Screenwriting Laboratory during the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) 2015...

3 Jun 2015 09:03

Pan-African magazine, Ogojiii launches at WEF Africa
Pan-African magazine, Ogojiii launches at WEF Africa

The pan-African design and global affairs magazine, Ogojiii launches today at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Africa in Cape Town...

3 Jun 2015 08:54

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

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