Smartphone use in high growth markets like India and Africa differs from developed markets. This is because there are a very different set of constraints in operation...
GE Africa President/CEO, Jay Ireland appointed as Chair of President Obama's Advisory Council on Business Priorities for Africa...
Njeri Kabeberi has been appointed as Greenpeace Africa executive director...
Analysis of international air travel to East Africa this year reveals strong growth of 11.2% compared with the same period last year...
Over 300,000 Somali children under five are acutely malnourished, with more than 50,000 children who are severely malnourished...
Côte Ouest, an African content distributor, has announced that it is moving into production with its first comedy drama series, Inspector First Class.
9 Oct 2012
Higher advertising and circulation revenue helped Vision Group, a Ugandan multimedia company, post a 28% growth in profit after tax during the year ending June 2012.
Walter Wafula 9 Oct 2012
Organisers of the recent Nairobi International Trade Fair have recorded a 60% increase in revenue following the adoption of a crowd management and ticketing technology. The Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK), organisers of the trade fair were able to stop ticket losses after they adopted a system that uses 2D bar coding system.
Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 9 Oct 2012
The Global Telecoms Business magazine has released the 5th annual GTB Power 100 listing, that names the 100 most powerful people in the global telecommunications industry. Chris Wood, CEO of Nairobi-based WIOCC has been ranked at number 79.
3 Oct 2012
Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom has announced the completion of the switch off exercise for mobile handset owners with fake phones. A statement from the company says it had completed blocking of all counterfeit mobile phone handsets on its network.
Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 2 Oct 2012
Bloomberg, the site for business and financial market news, is calling on freelance reporters with English-language capabilities to cover business and general news.
2 Oct 2012
Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has revised earlier standards set for the importation of DVB-T2 set-top boxes to be imported in the country as Uganda prepares to migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting, paving way for free to air channels and other external.
Jude Bukenya 1 Oct 2012
For the first time in Kenya, corporate women met at a Women On Boards Seminar, organised by Pink Progress, to discuss the issue of women representation on corporate boards.
1 Oct 2012
Come 23 October 2012, on the eve of the upcoming AITEC East Africa ICT Summit scheduled for the 24-25 October at Oshwal centre, Kenya, leaders from the East Africa information and communication technology sector will gather for a celebration dinner and toast to 25 years of AITEC Africa's impact on the region's ICT industry.
28 Sep 2012
African heads of state, ministers, private sector representatives, the international community and farmers recently gathered at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Arusha, Tanzania to identify concrete actions for transforming Africa's agricultural sector.
28 Sep 2012
This year saw the introduction of a new category at The Loerie Awards - for the Rest of Africa and the Middle East, sponsored by the Mail & Guardian. The category gave non-South African work a chance to shine and the audience saw two Gold Loeries awarded, as well as three Silver statues and seven Bronzes.
27 Sep 2012
Reaffirming its commitment to the filmmaking industry, Canon Middle East, recently announced its support for young, aspiring filmmakers in Africa by backing the 'Youth Film Makers' organisation, an NGO registered in Kenya.
26 Sep 2012
Three years ago I decided to bring a major tech conference to Africa - Tech4Africa. The incredible personal journey that I have been on since the conference's inception has tested my resolve to the limits as there have been many obstacles to overcome and it would have been so easy to have compromised my ideals or given up altogether.
Gareth Knight 25 Sep 2012
The Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (CIC), an innovative model to accelerate locally owned, locally developed solutions to climate change, will launched in Nairobi tomorrow, Wednesday, 26 September 2012. Members of the media re invited to the opening ceremony and launch.
25 Sep 2012
Kenya is reportedly Africa's third largest beer market and a growing market for brewers. The East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL) has unveiled a new identity for its Pilsner Lager drink with a clear strategy to target the young adults market that forms a bulk of Kenya's growing middle class.
Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 25 Sep 2012
Journalists have been called upon to educate the public on the importance of including 3rd Generation Human Rights in the new constitution.
20 Sep 2012
Gerald Muhangi, head of publications and editor in chief Inspire Africa magazine speaks about the future of the magazine, entrepreneurship in Africa and the magazine environment.
Walter Wafula 20 Sep 2012
Local people and reporters in Zanzibar have always shared their experiences of how difficult it has been in getting information they need. They insist that several leaders at village to national level remain reluctant to release information, even when it is important to the public.
Issa Yussuf 19 Sep 2012
The National Union of Somali Journalists [NUSOJ] condemns the sustained deadly violence against journalists, following the killing of a young journalist in Mogadishu.
18 Sep 2012
Kenyan advertising firm Y&R Brands has terminated its relationship of more than two decades with its global partner Y&R Inc.
18 Sep 2012
SEACOM, the pan-African ICT enabler, has plans to expand its European connectivity to Amsterdam and will be the latest partner to join the AMS-IX reselling program. This opportunity makes the connectivity to the AMS-IX platform more easily available for internet companies in Africa.
18 Sep 2012
Integrated communications services provider Safaricom Ltd has announced that it will be investing KSh 25 billion into its network this financial year.
14 Sep 2012
Print, broadcast and online media editors have an opportunity to improve their understanding of critical issues in Uganda's oil and gas industry following the announcement of a new programme by the African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME).
Walter Wafula 12 Sep 2012
South African Tourism (SAT) plans to open a regional office in Nairobi during the 2013-2014 financial year, South African Tourism director for Domestic, Africa and Middle East, Phumi Ndlomo has disclosed.
11 Sep 2012
Kenyans are counting days before the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) switches off counterfeit phones at the end of September. According to the CCK, close to three million mobile phones in the Kenyan market are counterfeit - 10% of all the active mobile devices in the country.
Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 10 Sep 2012