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How will Africa cope with its rising population challenges?

BBC News broadcasts a week of special programming on Africa's rising population...

3 days ago

Boost your brand through rapid response
Boost your brand through rapid response

How quickly and effectively marketers respond and adapt to ongoing consumer feedback has become a new determinant of brand performance, reports the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council in a survey report...

14 Aug 2017

Three African markets worst affected by spam calls
Three African markets worst affected by spam calls

Truecaller Insights reveals the top 20 countries affected by spam calls in 2017, including the top three African countries...

2 Aug 2017

Analytics is critical, but data is being left out
Analytics is critical, but data is being left out

Without incorporating data from all channels, organisations will rely on a level of assumption, allowing a disconnect between what customers want and what is being delivered...

By Danny Drew 27 Jul 2017

How brands can fight the negative impact of fake news
How brands can fight the negative impact of fake news

How to manage reputation damage in the wake of a fake news onslaught against your brand...

By Oresti Patricios 25 Jul 2017

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African data is not “user-friendly”

The role of open data in Africa was discussed at a recent open data conference in Nigeria...

24 Jul 2017

Sub-Saharan middle class: R1.3tn per month and growing
Sub-Saharan middle class: R1.3tn per month and growing

The African Lions project has uncovered a mass of invaluable information about a market that makes up more than 100 million people in sub-Saharan Africa - the urban middle class...

Issued by Ipsos 22 May 2017

Shifting prospects illuminated in Nielsen's fourth Africa Prospects Indicator
Shifting prospects illuminated in Nielsen's fourth Africa Prospects Indicator

Nielsen's latest APi report reveals seven of the eight markets have changed rankings with Kenya now in first place and Cote d'Ivoire second while Tanzania remains steadfast in third position...

Issued by Nielsen 18 May 2017

Kenyans still confident, but not as high as before
Kenyans still confident, but not as high as before

Kenya's consumer confidence has dropped 11 points however this is still a positive result as it is above the 100-point level and is despite the drought situation in the country, which has resulted in rising food prices...

Issued by Nielsen 19 Apr 2017

Centres of excellence transform Africa
Centres of excellence transform Africa

A world class ecosystem of pan-African transformation through mathematical sciences is launched in Rwanda...

7 Apr 2017

Ugandan youth researcher Sarah Bafumda (right) shares information from the research with Hamidah Nyanzi, a respondent in the study.
Research calls for new approach to youth strategies in Africa

Innovative research released by The MasterCard Foundation is making the case for a new approach to youth employment training strategies in Africa…

23 Feb 2017

Consumer insights agency raises seed capital
Consumer insights agency raises seed capital

Bamba, a boutique African data collection agency, raises $1.1 million USD in first seed round…

16 Feb 2017

Mixed optimism in latest SSA consumer confidence results
Mixed optimism in latest SSA consumer confidence results

The latest Nielsen Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) results for Q2, 2016 show that of the four sub-Saharan African countries measured by Nielsen, Nigeria's consumer confidence score (122) continued to rank highest...

Issued by Nielsen 6 Sep 2016

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ECA launches monthly Africa economic and social data

The Economic Commission for Africa has launched its newest product, the Africa 'Statistical Flash', with macro-economic and social data on Africa...

6 Sep 2016

AIMS students
Research funding for African scientists for climate change solutions

Canada commits $22.6 Million to support training of African Mathematical Scientists on climate change solutions...

5 Sep 2016

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UK-funded youth report launched in Tanzania

'Next Generation Youth Voices Tanzania' is a research study by the British Council to uncover the attitudes and aspirations of Tanzania's young population...

8 Aug 2016

Professor Ernest Aryeetey
Trans-continental university research strengthened

African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) appoints first Secretary General, Professor Ernest Aryeetey...

1 Aug 2016

Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of Mauritius and vice chairperson and trustee of Planet Earth Institute and Dr Alvaro Sobrhinho, chairman of the Planet Earth Institute (Source: Planet Earth Institute).
Investment in African researchers

Winners of the HE Ameenah Gurib-Fakim PhD Scholarship Programme announced...

27 Jul 2016

Variable consumer confidence scores across sub-Saharan Africa
Variable consumer confidence scores across sub-Saharan Africa

The latest Nielsen Consumer Confidence Index results for the first quarter of 2016 show that of the three sub-Saharan African countries measured by Nielsen, Nigeria's consumer confidence score (120) continued to rank highest...

Issued by Nielsen 15 Jul 2016

GeoPoll appoints head of Africa sales team
GeoPoll appoints head of Africa sales team

GeoPoll will add over 20 business development representatives in coming months...

7 Jul 2016

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Infrastructure development opportunities in Kenya

Africa House to fast-track business for SA enterprises in Lamu, LAPSSET Corridor...

29 Jun 2016

Harmonising media research across Africa
Harmonising media research across Africa

Beyond Babel: harmonising media research across Africa for a more prosperous future...

By Oresti Patricios 27 Jun 2016

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Youth employment trends in East Africa

Youth-led research shows young Africans still face many obstacles when entering the labour market...

21 Jun 2016

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Unlocking telecoms investment in Africa

World Telecom Labs unveils findings of 2016's only survey about African universal service funds...

20 Jun 2016

Independent TV audience measurement for Africa
Independent TV audience measurement for Africa

Kantar Media and partners will begin a pilot television audience measurement trial in Nigeria in a few months...

By Louise Marsland 9 Jun 2016

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Why it's time African researchers stopped working in silos

Even though most African countries face similar health and developmental challenges, researchers work in silos...

By Thomas Kariuki 26 May 2016

BrandsEye launches 360 media monitoring solution
BrandsEye launches 360 media monitoring solution

BrandsEye is now able to monitor traditional media, including print and broadcast, alongside its existing offering of tracking social media and online news...

22 May 2016

When the going gets tough, the tough do more research
When the going gets tough, the tough do more research

A recent downgrade in Africa's predicted growth reflects many of the difficulties facing sub-Saharan Africa...

22 May 2016

The six Africa youth trends you can't ignore
The six Africa youth trends you can't ignore

Six trends that reflect the new attitudes and changing priorities of African youth in 2016...

11 May 2016

Effective Measure expands into Africa
Effective Measure expands into Africa

Effective Measure has expanded its coverage of the African media market...

9 May 2016

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