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Mortimer Harvey wins Western Union social media account
Mortimer Harvey wins Western Union social media account

Western Union, trusted by over 200 countries to send and receive money worldwide, has entrusted Mortimer Harvey with unifying the African segment of their global audience through one social media platform...

Issued by Mortimer Harvey 30 Jun 2017

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TBWA launches virtual entrepreneurship academy in Tanzania

Advertising agency, TBWA\ Khanga Rue has launched a free 12-class series on entrepreneurship for young people in Tanzania called “Noa Ubongo” or “Sharpen Your Brain” in Swahili…

7 Mar 2017

Facebook heads to Nigeria for a social call
Facebook heads to Nigeria for a social call

Facebook's chief product officer travels to Nigeria to meet local entrepreneurs and creatives…

1 Mar 2017

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#AfricaCom Kirusa's InstaVoice service surpasses 100 million monthly active users

Kirusa yesterday announced at AfricaCom, that its InstaVoice service has reached the remarkable landmark of 100 million monthly active users.

16 Nov 2016

Alex Stamos
Using social media to keep communities safe

Facebook worked with partners in Nigeria and Kenya to bring its safety resources to life and promote online safety and bullying prevention...

8 Nov 2016

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Social media persecution in Tanzania

Social media users arraigned for allegedly "insulting" Tanzanian president over social media platforms...

28 Sep 2016

Mark Zuckerberg live streamed address
Facebook CEO aims to connect the world

Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg aims to connect the entire world to the internet to make the world a better place...

By Danette Breitenbach

Eric Thimba and Porgie Gachui, co-founders of Mookh; Wandia Gichuru, CEO, and Makena Mutwiri, Head of Marketing of Vivo Active Wear; Mark Zuckerberg, Ime Archibong, Emeka Afigbo of Facebook; Edna Kwinga, Human Resource Officer, and Marie Amuti, UX designer of Twiga Foods.
Facebook CEO visits Nairobi to see Kenyan innovation in action

Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg is in Kenya to see how technology innovation is changing the country...

2 Sep 2016

Mark Zuckerberg meets Nigerian digital entrepreneurs
Facebook CEO in Nigeria to witness Africa's tech revolution

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Nigeria this week on his first trip to Africa, to visit the Yaba technology hub in Lagos, meet with developers and partners, and explore Nollywood...

31 Aug 2016

Three tips to help your brand avoid getting eaten for breakfast on Twitter
Three tips to help your brand avoid getting eaten for breakfast on Twitter

Making your brand an interesting voice to listen to on social media is a mixture of intuition and trial and error. The Telkom social media accounts lack of both of these was exposed...

By Skhumbuzo Tuswa 11 Aug 2016

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Zimbabwe government controls over social media criticised

The government of Zimbabwe's Computer Crime and Cyber Crime Bill would severely limit citizens' access to information...

11 Aug 2016

Leading brands in Africa compete for top social media spot
Leading brands in Africa compete for top social media spot

South African breakfast TV show Expresso and the weekly Top Billing show have both dethroned SuperSport to take first and second place on the Africa Brand Index...

Issued by Ornico 11 Jul 2016

Ethiopia blocks social media ahead of exams
Ethiopia blocks social media ahead of exams

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA: Ethiopia has blocked social media sites for the next few days, after questions from end-of-year exams were posted online last month, sparking a national scandal and leading to their annulment...

11 Jul 2016

Nicole Biondi
Six lessons in storytelling

As the world shifts to all things digital, our storytelling has adapted, but remains an effective tool for...

By Nicole Biondi 28 Jun 2016

Facebook 'hackathon' announced
Facebook 'hackathon' announced

Register for the Facebook Sponsored CyberXchange Hackathon...

13 Jun 2016

World leaders on Twitter
Best connected African leaders on Twitter

Five African leaders are in the top six most conversational leaders on Twitter...

2 Jun 2016

10 LinkedIn tips that can get you hired
10 LinkedIn tips that can get you hired

43% of recruiters use social professional networks as their key source of quality talent...

By Heidi Duvenage 23 May 2016

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Facebook expands video ads support

Businesses will be able to extend the reach of their videos on Facebook and Instagram...

23 May 2016

Twitter to free room for links and photos
Twitter to free room for links and photos

Twitter plans to let people fire off links or pictures without eating into the 140-character limit...

18 May 2016

Emojis take centre stage in TLC's new brand campaign
Emojis take centre stage in TLC's new brand campaign

TLC Entertainment has announced the launch of a new interactive Africa website and 360 brand campaign, including the use of emojis...

4 May 2016

Digital technology boosting Kenya's socio-economic fortunes
Digital technology boosting Kenya's socio-economic fortunes

Squad Digital, Kenya's leading digital advertising agency, is using this digital technology to rally citizens to be patriotic and peaceful in a bid to create cohesiveness...

30 Oct 2015

Virtual tourism in Uganda
Virtual tourism in Uganda

A new campaign codenamed Koikoiug has kicked off. It comprises a team of 'Instagrammers' who go out to capture sceneries of different towns...

By Edgar R. Batte 9 Oct 2015

Millions in Nigeria and Kenya embrace Facebook on mobile
Millions in Nigeria and Kenya embrace Facebook on mobile

Facebook has shared new statistics revealing that 2.2 million Kenyans use Facebook every day and 4.5 million each month, while 7.1 million Nigerians use Facebook daily and 15 million are active every month...

10 Sep 2015

New Kenyan social media network targets fans of Luo Culture
New Kenyan social media network targets fans of Luo Culture

A new Kenyan social media network has been launched with the target audience being Luos or fans of the Luo culture...

By Baraka Jefwa 5 Aug 2015

Facebook's Internet.org free basic services are bringing African people online
Facebook's Internet.org free basic services are bringing African people online

Facebook celebrated the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Internet.org app by hosting a Developer Day at iHub in Nairobi, Kenya on 27 July 2015 and introducing new services...

28 Jul 2015

Mobile survey informs Global Entrepreneurship Summit
Mobile survey informs Global Entrepreneurship Summit

GeoPoll the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the U.S. State Department released a survey of 1,000 business owners...

24 Jul 2015

#SomeoneTellCNN... Kenya isn't happy with them
#SomeoneTellCNN... Kenya isn't happy with them

American news broadcaster, CNN, is getting some heat from the Kenyan Twitter community. This is ahead of Barack Obama's visit to the country, which CNN reported as a "terror hotbed".

23 Jul 2015

Africa shows its beauty with #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou
Africa shows its beauty with #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou

Africans are taking to Twitter to show the world #TheAfricaTheMediaNeverShowsYou, a hashtag that's trending and bringing the continent together to celebrate the beauty of Africa...

8 Jul 2015

Social Media Awards 2015 call for nominations
Social Media Awards 2015 call for nominations

Social media enthusiasts now have a chance to nominate individuals and corporate organisations for this year's Olx Social Media Awards (Olx SOMA) following the recent launch of the call for nominations...

7 Jul 2015

Why Webfluential's wired as the SA start-up to watch
Why Webfluential's wired as the SA start-up to watch

So many start-ups, so few still thriving a few months down the line. It's sad but true. Luckily Webfluential falls into the 'still a success and steadily increasing' category - here's why...

By Leigh Andrews 6 Jul 2015

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