As Kenya prepares to mark her Golden Jubilee on 12 December, we are still lagging behind in tackling some of the challenges we face as a country. Freedom of expression as stipulated in Article 34 of our Constitution is under threat. Corruption and cheap politics still reign supreme.
By Oscar Okwaro 9 Dec 2013 09:50
The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.
By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33
Journalists are invited to submit stories that highlight and explain development and humanitarian issues for the 2013 Somali Media Awards.
24 Oct 2013 11:31
Sudan is currently experiencing a complete internet blackout, writes Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai on Mashable. The country seems to have cut itself off from the internet on 25 September.
26 Sep 2013 10:51
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25
Africa is the final economic frontier and marketers are actively looking to market their brands on the continent.
By Danette Breitenbach 12 Sep 2013 14:57
Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.
By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42
The BBC is opening a new pan-Africa Business Unit in Johannesburg this month, director of BBC Global News, Peter Horrocks, announced yesterday, Sunday, 1 September.
2 Sep 2013 06:43
Finalists in the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards have been announced by Ferial Haffajee, chair of the independent judging panel.
15 Jul 2013 14:47
Although the recent government siege of the Red Pepper and Daily Monitor caused a lot of uproar, I would like to argue that it was not an unusual climax to the age-old sizing-up between the state and the media.
By Robert Atuhairwe 1 Jul 2013 12:37
In a tiny sweltering tin-roofed shack inside one of Mogadishu's bullet-riddled neighbourhoods, two brothers, Ali Hassan and Mustafa Yare, sit hunched over one of eight humming desktop computers. Together they show Nasteexo Cadey, a young veiled student at Mogadishu University, how to set up her Facebook account, browse YouTube videos and check her e-mail.
By Jonathan Kalan 28 Jun 2013 10:21
AdFu, the audience and display inventory network of sites owned by Kagiso Media, has extended its reach into the African online market by adding the Africa-born social network, Yookos, to its portfolio. This adds even more inventory to AdFu's African value proposition while also helping Yookos to drive revenue growth by maximising inventory yield.
14 Jun 2013 11:10
Dr. Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation, on Monday, 13 May 2013, launched a new foundation initiative that will focus on Africa's youth and employment, Digital Jobs Africa.
14 May 2013 11:02
Howzit MSN, reportedly one of Africa's largest portals with approximately 3.3 million unique browsers per month, is set to launch dedicated versions of its site for Nigeria and Kenya.
14 May 2013 09:20
The country that gave the world two groundbreaking innovations in technology: M-Pesa, a mobile banking system, and Ushahidi, a platform for crowdsourcing information during disasters, is now taking its technological talents to new heights.
23 Apr 2013 16:59
Loerie entries are now open, and those that get their work in by 15 April 2013; get 10% off their entry fee. The final deadline for entries is 31 May and agencies or marketers throughout Africa and the Middle East can enter their work.
4 Apr 2013 10:04
Uganda's annual PRAU Excellence Awards, the event that recognises public relations and communications excellence in Uganda, which was set to take place in November 2012, eventually took place on Friday, 22 March 2013 at Imperial Royale Hotel. This years event coincided with the East African Public Relations Conference (EAPRC) which took place from 20-22 March in Kampala, Uganda.
By Evan-Lee Courie 25 Mar 2013 11:17
Three TV correspondents and one online reporter will provide viewers with in-depth reporting and analysis from Kenya before, during, and after the Kenyan elections which takes place today, 4 March 2013.
4 Mar 2013 10:43
WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.
22 Feb 2013 10:33
Tigo Tanzania has been named among the top global socially devoted brands on Facebook in a report issued by SocialBakers on the 7 February 2013, covering a study on the world's top 10 socially devoted brands on Facebook in the last quarter of 2012. Tigo Tanzania is the only telecom company from central, eastern and southern Africa in the ranking among some of the world's biggest brands.
19 Feb 2013 10:48
This piece addresses the intersections between technology and culture that I identified while doing fieldwork. Therefore, this is not the result of strict data analysis, but rather the outcome of an immersion in each of these cultures.
By Marcela Ospina 7 Feb 2013 12:15
Microsoft Corporation on Tuesday, 5 February 2013, introduced the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative, a new effort through which the company will actively engage in Africa's economic development to improve its global competitiveness.
6 Feb 2013 11:40
4 September saw the launch of the MSN Kenya portal, similar to the portals already launched in South Africa and Nigeria, reports TechMtaa.
5 Sep 2013 10:19
The debut edition of the OLX Social Media Awards will be held on 9 August 2013 at the Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi.
29 Jul 2013 11:49
One Africa Media (OAM), previously named Private Property Holdings, has secured a US$25-million round of investment from Australian-listed jobs portal SEEK, for the expansion of its operations across Africa.
Issued by Private Property 28 Jun 2013 13:25
The 13th edition of the Card, ATM & Mobile Expo, taking place 11-13 June in Lagos, Nigeria, promises a superb learning experience where successful shared services implementations across the world can share their learning points with Africa.
Issued by Intermarc Consulting 27 May 2013 21:55
A number of Ugandan journalists were blocked by security forces from accessing the national airport at Entebbe to cover the return of an army officer, General David Sejusa (formerly Tinyefuza) who sparked off a controversial debate in an alleged ploy dubbed 'The Muhoozi project' in which the president's son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, would ascend to the presidency. However, General Sejusa - who is the coordinator of intelligence services did not return as expected, due to unknown reasons.
14 May 2013 14:20
Further to its plan of establishing a premier cloud services marketplace for Africa, SEACOM's Pamoja cloud services business has been officially launched in the strategic East African market of Kenya.
17 Apr 2013 11:06
In what is a step closer to establishing a premier cloud services marketplace for Africa, Pamoja, the cloud services business unit of Pan-African ICT enabler SEACOM, has launched its go-to-market strategy to partners and customers at a presentation recently held in Johannesburg, South Africa.
18 Mar 2013 10:42
Kenya's press on Sunday, 10 March 2013, called for reconciliation between the winners and losers in the presidential election, but calm prevailed in the country the day after results were declared, in striking contrast to the aftermath of the 2007 polls.
11 Mar 2013 10:01
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