No, the concepts of "tribalism", "gamification" and "engagement" aren't a promo for the latest computer game, but are in fact the trends that will characterise the way companies and consumers interact in 2013. The branding industry is constantly developing and. while the following trends are evolutions rather than dynamic, short-term changes, we believe there are 10 areas that will define the brandscape over the next year.
By HKLM Exco Team 31 Jan 2013 12:33
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
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
MultiChoice Kenya has announced that it will be taking up lead sponsorship for Broadcast, Film and Music Africa (BFMA) conference, a creative content and electronic broadcasting event in East Africa that promotes knowledge sharing and networking among high-level electronic media professionals. BFMA 2013 is scheduled to take place in Nairobi at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre from 17-18 June 2013.
22 Mar 2013 11:23
In January, 60 young Tanzanian children began attending school for the first time, thanks to a project led by Michigan State University (MSU).
5 Mar 2013 11:41
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
The 2013 Mobile Web East Africa (MWEA) conference will take place at the Southern Sun Mayfair in Nairobi, Kenya from 20-21 February 2013. Registration is now open and the agenda has been made live on the event website.
23 Jan 2013 08:17
MTN Business training for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) aims at empowering the SME segment with the knowledge and skills required to run successful businesses. Over 80 participants from northern Uganda received their awards last week after completing the two-day training.
25 Nov 2013 12:55
Airtel's customers will now be able to access information available on Wikipedia free of data charges through their mobile phones thanks to a strategic partnership between Airtel and the Wikimedia Foundation.
25 Oct 2013 08:08
Everlytic will be hosting workshops in Nairobi, Johannesburg and Cape Town for digital marketers, agencies and start-ups to learn more about integrating social media and email marketing.
Issued by Everlytic Kenya 18 Oct 2013 12:55
Kenyan app development firm Thirst Interactive has launched an Android app, MyTichaa, to teach young children Swahili through a range of picture puzzles. (video)
By Gabriella Mulligan 2 Oct 2013 14:09
Leading private sector organisations met late last week at a breakfast meeting to discuss the African Virtual University curriculum for the Bachelor of Applied Computer Science program.
30 Sep 2013 11:41
Samsung Electronics Africa launched its Smart School solution, a fully integrated one-on-one learning platform, at the Ahfad University for Women in Khartoum, Sudan recently.
26 Sep 2013 14:53
NETCB, a local network collaboration and compliance management specialist company, invites technology specialists and experts to join an organised tour from South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania to GWAVACon 2013, taking place from 28-30 September in Düsseldorf.
16 Sep 2013 11:21
The Somali authorities launched a major nationwide education campaign to get one million children and youth into the classroom as part of an ambitious Go To School Initiative.
9 Sep 2013 11:50
MTN Uganda and Luzira Prison management has commissioned an ICT resource center with a fully connected internet hotspot at Murchison Bay Prison in Luzira, Uganda.
26 Aug 2013 09:41
The UCT Graduate School of Business will be repeating its highly successful annual open day for potential students in Cape Town next month.
Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 19 Aug 2013 11:23
The deadline to apply for the 2014 East Africa Fellows Program, a year-long leadership development program that focuses on developing the next generation of social change leaders, is 2 September 2013.
22 Jul 2013 10:43
The latest research by the African Management Institution (AMI) shows that the continent is severely lacking in managers with the skills to advance its economy.
Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 19 Jul 2013 13:06
A high-level workshop on a new "Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology in Africa" began on Friday, 12 July 2013, in Ethiopia. The three-day event organised by the World Bank and the Government of Ethiopia connects Ministers of Education and Training from nine African countries with a wide range of experts from Brazil, China, India and Korea.
15 Jul 2013 11:28
Are you a young Kenyan aged between 18 and 24 years? Are you passionate about the environment? Here is a chance for you to become a UNEP-Bayer Young Environmental Envoy.
9 Jul 2013 10:42
MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce, have announced the inaugural MEF Connects Kenya event for mobile industry leaders in Kenya. The pan-African business partnering event will be held at the Sankara Hotel on the fringes of East Africa Com on Wednesday, 22 May 2013.
20 May 2013 13:34
The Kenya section of the global Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) has confirmed continuity of a partnership with Microsoft under which a wide selection of software is provided to IEEE student members and graduate student members for free.
15 May 2013 15:22
International Monetary Fund (IMF) deputy managing director, Nemat Shafik and the authorities of Mauritius signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently on Mauritius' support for the IMF's new Africa Training Institute.
22 Apr 2013 12:45
Amid continuing calls to increase primary school enrolment in Africa, a new report urges greater emphasis on the quality of what students learn. The Africa Progress Panel, a policy think tank chaired by Kofi Annan, former UN secretary-general, noted in September that "many of the children in school are receiving an education of such abysmal quality that they are learning very little."
By Kingsley Ighobor 15 Apr 2013 09:37
MTV Base is set to launch the inaugural MTV Africa All Stars, a pan-African music and youth empowerment campaign saluting the star quality and widespread appeal of contemporary African musicians.
2 Apr 2013 12:18
MTN Uganda partnered with KPMG, for the second time in October 2011 to sponsor 12 months of professional training. The training was aimed at providing financial literacy for selected Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and is strategically aimed at improving and growing the economy of the country and was completed in October 2012.
10 Dec 2012 10:50
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