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Social Edge Africa to launch social media clubs

With the growth of social media in the business and communication industries, Social Edge Africa has conceptualized and spearheaded the formation of social media clubs dubbed SocialPro clubs in universities across the country.

3 Sep 2012 10:39

[PAMRO 2012] Day 1: Ways of measuring media audiences

The 14th Pan African Media Research Organisation (PAMRO) and All Africa Media Research Conference is currently going on in Uganda's capital, Kampala. The opening day of conference involved engaging discussions on ways of measuring media audiences.

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 28 Aug 2012 10:18

Uganda names Top 50 Brands

As one of activities to commemorate Uganda gaining independence from the British in 1962, the Private Sector Foundation Uganda has identified and honoured its Top 50 Brands of the last five decades.

By Walter Wafula 23 Aug 2012 11:40

Branding lessons from the Olympics

The world has caught Olympic fever and South Africans are glued to their TV screens thanks to the likes of Chad Le Clos, Cameron van der Burgh and the lightweight men's four rowing team, who have bagged three gold medals at the London 2012 Games.

By Donna Rachelson 8 Aug 2012 13:09

15th IACC calls for young journos from sub-Saharan Africa

Transparency International and the hosts of the 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference (15th IACC) invite young journalists working in the sub-Saharan Africa region to be part of the anti-corruption conference to be held in Brasilia, Brazil from 7-10 November 2012.

7 Aug 2012 10:52

More ministers and universities confirmed for Cape Town Innovation Summit

AfricanBrains has announced that even more African Ministers of Education, ICT, Communications and Science & Technology have confirmed their attendance at the Innovation Africa Summit taking place in Cape Town this 5-7 October. The Summit promotes greater public private partnership in education, science and research in sub-Saharan Africa.

Issued by AfricanBrains 1 Aug 2012 11:14

Riek Machar to attend Business and Security Forum

It was announced on Monday, 30 July 2012, that the vice president of South Sudan, Dr Riek Machar will be attending the forthcoming Africa Forum on Business and Security along senior ministers from Kenya and other African countries. The forum will take place from 13-14 September at Nairobi's Laico Regency Hotel, Kenya.

31 Jul 2012 12:10

All set for PAMRO All Africa Media Research Conference

The 14th PAMRO All Africa Media Research Conference, under the theme "From Local to Global: Media Research in a Developing World", will take place from 26-29 August 2012 in Munyonyo, Lake Victoria, Uganda at the Speke Resort & Conference Centre.

27 Jul 2012 10:17

Banking sector goes digital with online event

The newly rebranded industry body Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) has turned to social media in a strategy aimed at creating a platform where members of the public can engage senior executives in the banking sector. The online event is part of a wider plan by the industry umbrella body to engage stakeholders and increase awareness and knowledge about the banking industry.

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 17 Jul 2012 11:33

[Executive Check] Social media marketing - a must in business

Many companies in Africa are embracing social media to reach their online customers like elsewhere in the world. Moses Serugo, an arts journalist, social media marketer and proprietor of spoke to Bizcommunity about the benefits of social media marketing in Uganda.

By Walter Wafula 12 Jul 2012 11:12

[BFMA 2012] Digital technology proves to be the next money maker

Day 1 of the Broadcast Film and Music Africa (BFMA) conference opened with a house full. The two day conference, under the theme "Innovation, investment and partnerships for local content and service excellence" takes place at the Oshwal Centre, located in the Nairobi Central Business District, Kenya.

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 11 Jul 2012 09:51

Senior media leadership to lead sessions at BFMA Conference

International news service BBC, SuperSport and AFP, will be among the over 30 active media houses that will participate in the fourth Broadcast, Film and Music Africa (BFMA) conference opening next week in Nairobi.

5 Jul 2012 12:46

Caine Prize 2012 awarded to Rotimi Babatunde

Described as Africa's leading literary award, the 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing has been awarded to Nigerian Rotimi Babatunde for his short story entitled Bombay's Republic published in the Mirabilia Review.

3 Jul 2012 08:15

BFMA Conference attracts venture capitalists

Kenya is preparing to host the fourth Broadcast, Film and Music Africa (BFMA) Conference from 10-11 July 2012. The conference is expected to attract filmmakers, broadcasters and other creative content firms from Africa.

By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 2 Jul 2012 11:21

AITEC roots for the promotion of Africa's creative industry

Broadcasters and filmmakers in Africa will gather in Nairobi, Kenya at the fourth annual Broadcast, Film & Music Africa (BFMA) conference from 10-11 July 2012. Sean Moroney, chairman of AITEC Africa, organisers of the BFMA Conference, answers questions about the role of BFMA in developing Africa's creative content industry.

By Walter Wafula 27 Jun 2012 10:56

AFAI calls for Cultural Leadership Training applications

The African Arts Institute (AFAI), a non-profit entity based in South Africa that supports the creative sector across the continent, calls for applicants from English-speaking African countries to participate in the 2012 Cultural Leadership Training Programme.

21 Jun 2012 10:41

BFMA Conference set for July in Nairobi

The fourth annual Broadcast, Film & Music Africa (BFMA) Conference, hosted by AITEC Africa is set to take place from 10-11 July 2012 at the Oshwal Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

19 Jun 2012 13:52

Advertising in Africa

After more than two decades of operating through independent affiliates, advertising group TBWA is preparing to buy equity stakes in East and West Africa.

18 Jun 2012 10:02

EAO Summit: event highlights and review

The inaugural East Africa Outsourcing Summit is said to have been an industry success. The event took place at the Crowne Plaza Nairobi Hotel from 5-6 June 2012. The outsourcing industry event was produced by international business-to-business conferencing company, Kinetic Events in association with the Kenya ICT Board and Kenya IT and Outsourcing Society.

12 Jun 2012 14:48

Loeries Ubuntu Award still open for entries

The deadline for work to be entered into the Loeries Ubuntu Award is 15 June 2012. This category recognises the positive influence of brands on the social and physical environment and rewards collective creative effort that has gone into promoting the long-term sustainability of environment and the upliftment of communities throughout Africa and the Middle East.

11 Jun 2012 11:52

Top businesses honoured at African Business Awards

Africa's top business figures gathered together last week at the fifth annual African Business Awards in London. The event for celebrating excellence and achievement in African business took place at the Grosvenor House with approximately 300 guests.

11 Jun 2012 11:13

DISCOP Africa announces intl initiative

Basic Lead, organisers of the annual DISCOP Africa which focuses on the film and television content market, has announced that they will subsidize the attendance of up to 100 international content buyers at the event. Acquisitions executives who are interested in the increasing range of quality content and formats created in Africa will be targeted.

4 Jun 2012 12:28

EAO Summit confirms lead sponsor speaker

The East Africa Outsourcing (EAO) Summit, set to take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya from 5-6 June 2012 has confirmed Anil Wadhwa, Spanco BPO's global business development director, as a speaker at the summit.

29 May 2012 14:36

Debate on solving Africa's problems

A selection of high level speakers that will sit on a panel for the televised AFC Debate "Africa Transforming Africa" organised by the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and the African Development Bank took place on today, Wednesday 30 May 2012 at the Arusha International Convention Centre, Arusha, Tanzania.

29 May 2012 10:01

ABLA 2012 takes place this week

The fourth edition of the African Business Leadership Award (ABLA 2012) will take place on Wednesday, 30 May 2012, at the Frangipani Gardens in Arusha, Tanzania. The award dinner ceremony, held in collaboration with a group of African private sector institutions, is part of the agenda of this year's African Development Bank (AfDB) annual meetings.

28 May 2012 10:54

Register now for The Africa CEO Forum

The Africa CEO Forum is reportedly the first international conference for leaders of top African companies, high-level executives of large African. This conference is expected to bring together, for two days, entrepreneurs, investors, financial decision-makers, and policy-makers to promote the success of the African private sector, providing a platform for public-private dialogue and high-level strategic solutions to support the development of company and its African markets.

21 May 2012 12:54

TedxMogadishu and its spiritual predecessor, Elman the Electrician

Many of the tweets joked about camel milk and the possibility of, perhaps next year, camel cheese, Insha'Allah. Others spoke of the "rebirth of hope", while one participant tweeted "TedxMogadishu event was not a success by itself. Poorly organised, no sound system, didn't follow the ted rules..." Wait a bit, did that tweet say TedxMogadishu? As in Somalia, Mogadishu?

By Greg Marinovich 21 May 2012 11:07

CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 finalists announced

The finalists in the 17th CNN MultiChoice African Journalist competition were announced on 18 May 2012, by Ferial Haffajee, chair of the independent judging panel. This year the competition received entries from 42 countries across the continent, including French and Portuguese speaking Africa.

18 May 2012 11:49

CNBC Africa celebrates five years of broadcasting

CNBC Africa, the pan-African financial and business channel, will celebrate five years of continental business broadcasting across Africa on 1 June 2012.

16 May 2012 11:42

AITEC Africa to host 2012 BFMA conference in Nairobi

The 2012 Broadcast, Film & Music Africa (BFMA) conference, hosted by AITEC Africa, is set to take place from 10-11 July 2012 at the Oshwal Centre in Nairobi. The conference is aimed at evaluating opportunities for growth in the industry.

14 May 2012 09:55

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