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Alcatel-Lucent, Smile partner to expand availability of 4G services

Alcatel-Lucent is set to enable the African wireless service provider Smile to introduce 4G mobile broadband services to several more sites in Tanzania, and Uganda, extending the agreement signed earlier this year between the companies for the provision of lightning-fast LTE services in Tanzania.

19 Nov 2012 10:41

Motorola launches Enterprise Mobility technologies

Motorola Solutions has announced the launch of its Enterprise Mobility business in Kenya. Motorola Solutions will offer its portfolio of next generation enterprise mobility solutions including: ruggedized mobile computers and enterprise class smart-phones; advanced mobile scanning and imaging solutions and a robust line of barcode scanners and RFID readers.

19 Nov 2012 10:20

Alliance Media successfully launches airport advertising

After having been awarded the exclusive advertising rights for Botswana's SSK International airport in Gaborone, for another consecutive term, Alliance Media Botswana has successfully installed a number of key sites within the new airport.

Issued by Alliance Media 19 Nov 2012 10:10

Kenya PR firm awarded for social media campaign

Kenyan public relations firm, Gina Din Corporate Communications (GDCC) has won two global public relations awards for the 'Kenyan for Kenya' social media campaign.

By Carole Kimutai 16 Nov 2012 13:23

Shopping complex rewards Kenyan shoppers with Z-Card

The Village Market, a shopping and recreation complex in Nairobi, recently selected a Z-Card to target its loyalty shoppers and generate awareness around its Bonus Card reward programme.

14 Nov 2012 10:40

Fundamo reports mobile financial services growth

Fundamo, a Visa Inc. company and a global specialist mobile financial service provider, have reported accelerated growth of mobile financial services in Africa. In 2012, Fundamo has launched three new services - FirstMonie with First Bank Nigeria and Celpay with Celpay International in Uganda and Zimbabwe.

13 Nov 2012 10:50

Forum lines up top business minds in Uganda

Isabel Aguilera, one of the world's most influential women according to Forbes magazine, is set to give a keynote speech at this year's Monitor Thought Leaders' Forum in Uganda.

By Walter Wafula 12 Nov 2012 11:41

Just published: Dynamic Media Market in Kenya

Among all the world's media markets, the size and state of African media are least understood, due to a lack of viable data and research. A new report on media in Kenya, released on Thursday, 8 November 2012, by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the African Media Initiative, is a step toward filling this knowledge gap.

9 Nov 2012 11:59

NTV tops social media use in Uganda

Nation Television (NTV) is the savviest user of global social media networks in Uganda according to Top Corporate Brand on Social Media 2012, an online survey by, a social entertainment website in the country.

By Walter Wafula 9 Nov 2012 10:41

Expanding your brand across Africa

Many companies talk about expanding into Africa. It's the next obvious frontier. However, it would be wrong to assume that a week's visit to Nigeria for example, with a population of over 160 million and 350 ethnic groups with twelve languages, will give you a true understanding of how to operate your brand in that market.

By Nonye Mpho Omotola 8 Nov 2012 09:53

Mi-Fone appoints Kenya country manager

Mi-Fone has appointed Victor Odada as the country manager of Kenya to increase the presence of the mobile devices brand in Kenya. Odada will be in charge of developing customer and business relationships that will help meet the dynamic needs of the mass-market sector in Kenya.

7 Nov 2012 16:04

Think with Google

In the past, Google has had the "G-Day", a day set to display its various products and technologies to different industries. This year, this norm was changed with a series of workshops hosted at an incubation hub in Nairobi.

By Peter Nalika 7 Nov 2012 15:11

Lamu Homes & Safaris now using Z-Card

Kenyan-based Lamu Homes & Safaris, the organiser of trips to Lamu for local and international tourists, is now using a Z-Card to promote Lamu as a destination of choice.

7 Nov 2012 11:23

All set for 2012 PRAU Excellence Awards

Uganda's annual PRAU Excellence Awards, the event that recognises public relations and communications excellence in Uganda, is set to take place on 23 November 2012. This years event will coincide with the East African Public Relations Conference (EAPRC) which will take place in Kampala.

By Walter Wafula 6 Nov 2012 15:18

Short film competition offers African filmmakers US$100 000

The Afrinolly Shortfilm Competition, launched late last week, offers budding filmmakers and documentary/animation content creators the opportunity to win prizes in a competition valued at US$100 000.

6 Nov 2012 07:44

Television producers meet to improve creativity

Last week's workshop for television producers in Dar es Salaam's City Centre was proof that such gatherings do expand an individual's network. All 12 participants attested to this when asked at the end of the sessions on Thursday [1 November 2012].

By Iman Mani 5 Nov 2012 09:53

Nairobi Half Life with Mugambi Nthinga

Nairobi Half Life is a film about a young man going to the city to follow his dream and instead ends up in crime. The film was submitted for an Oscar award. Mugambi Nthinga, one of the cast members speaks to us about Kenya's growing film industry and what the submission means. [video]

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 2 Nov 2012 07:30

Nairobi Half Life with Tosh Gitonga

Nairobi Half Life is a film about a young man going to the city to follow his dream and instead ends up in crime. The film was submitted for an Oscar award. Tosh Gitonga, director of the film, speaks to us about Kenya's growing film industry and what the submission means. [video]

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 1 Nov 2012 14:36

MTN Uganda launches Data and Switching Centre, and MTN Business Unit

MTN Uganda, on Wednesday, 31 October 2012, launched a Data and Switching Centre in Mutundwe, just outside Kampala city centre, as well as a new MTN Business Unit. This launch goes hand-in-hand with that of the new MTN Business Unit which will be a provider of converged communications solutions.

1 Nov 2012 10:09

Business opportunities for Africa

Africa, previously the poster child for poverty, famine, disease, decaying infrastructures, corruption, conflict, crime and brutal violence, is now a continent where wise investments can offer high rates of return, as the 54 different nations that inhabit it enjoy a prolonged spurt of economic growth. Its vast mineral wealth, together with the infrastructural developments taking place, have made Africa increasingly attractive to foreign investment.

31 Oct 2012 09:53

DUO expands footprint into Nigeria, Kenya

Following an increased demand from its clients, specialist ICT marketing and PR agency, DUO Marketing + Communications has announced it will be expanding its presence into Nigeria and Kenya.

30 Oct 2012 16:06

MTN records 182,7 million subscribers

MTN reportedly delivered a satisfactory set of results for the quarter ended 30 September 2012, increasing subscriber numbers by 3.8% to 182,7 million. The company's performance was underpinned by solid operational management and the rollout of appealing value propositions despite aggressive pricing competition, regulations and economic challenges across the different markets in which the group operates.

30 Oct 2012 13:59

Telesis Tanzania gets help with 4G LTE mobile broadband service

Alcatel-Lucent is to enable Telesis Tanzania to offer affordable 4G LTE services by providing mobile broadband technology, potentially stimulating economic growth as well as business and cultural life in the east African country.

30 Oct 2012 10:45

Fantastic gazebo pricing

If you have ever considered purchasing a gazebo for your corporate event, now would be the best time to do so. With summer on its way and outdoor events becoming a regular occurrence, a sensible investment will go a long way toward promoting your corporate image. When it comes to branding, the more surface area and visibility, the greater the exposure!

Issued by Right Stuff 30 Oct 2012 10:38

Colours of the Nile Film Festival launches in Ethiopia

The inaugural Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF) will run in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 7-11 November 2012, and will introduce the best of African cinema to African audiences.

29 Oct 2012 15:32

2012 AABLA winners announced

CNBC Africa, on Thursday, 25 October 2012, hosted the second annual All Africa Business Leader Awards (AABLA) at Vodadome in Midrand, South Africa. Kenya's Equity Bank CEO, James Mwangi, was awarded the Business Leader of the Year prize. This is the second high profile recognition for the Kenyan businessman, after he won the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year in June.

29 Oct 2012 15:05

Growth from knowledge indeed!

GfK (SA) welcomes Joe Boniaszczuk to the team as head of the Marketing Sciences Division. Joe is considered quite the marketing sciences stalwart by both peers and clients alike, which makes him an abundantly obvious fit for the team at GfK (SA).

Issued by GfK South Africa 26 Oct 2012 10:43

Digital pay TV eyes more Kenyan towns

Digital pay TV company, StarTimes Media in Kenya is now in eight regions after adding five towns to its list last week. The service is now also available in Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Webuye and Kakamega.

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 22 Oct 2012 09:43

Safaricom eyes growth of SMS

As the battle in Kenya's telecom industry continues to get fierce, mobile operator Safaricom has launched a short messaging service (SMS) promotion aimed at boosting its revenue ahead of a government proposal to increase tax on the mobile money transfer services.

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 18 Oct 2012 16:33

Have PR companies killed objectivity?

A call from a public relations company is every editor's nightmare. Gone are the days when an invite would be sent to your desk and that would be the only communication from a PR agency. These days, an invite (on email or hardcopy) is followed by a phone call seeking confirmation as to whether you will attend the event or you will send a reporter.

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 18 Oct 2012 12:58

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