The creative economy is important as service industries lead the economy, and also support the wider economy in terms of progress and growth...
Mara Foundation, a Mara Group non-profit social enterprise on Monday, 23 July 2012, announced the formation and launch of a venture capital firm, Mara Launch Uganda Fund, and its first fund totaling UGX 100 million which is be scaled up to a billion shilling.
KHARTOUM, SUDAN: Administrators at Sudan's main university have partially shut down the campus, sources at the institution said on Sunday, 15 July 2012, after several Arab Spring-style student protests sparked by high inflation.
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.
More than 35 countries across Africa are represented at this year's National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) Best Practice Sharing Workshop, entitled 'Empowering Communities: The Heart of Malaria Control'. Convened by Novartis, this workshop brings together national and international malaria leaders to discuss key topics and challenges.
The Public Administration Leadership and Management Academy (PALAMA) has taken it upon themselves to up-skill government officials in South Africa with an overall aim to improve service delivery. In 2011, through a selection process, Regenesys Business School was sub-contracted to deliver such training.
Email is still the most cost-effective marketing tool, enabling you to reach people who have actually given you permission to communicate with them and who are therefore more likely to pay attention to your message and respond to your calls-to-action.
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.
Email marketing puts the ability to connect with potential and existing customers at the touch of a button. Despite this simplicity, however, deciding how to approach and manage the process of email marketing can still be a challenge for businesses looking to leverage the channel to communicate competently and achieve a high return on investment.
African Virtual University (AVU) and the iHub Research yesterday, 4 June 2012, signed an agreement to strengthen research on mobile learning in Africa. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Dr. Bakary Diallo, rector of AVU and Jessica Colaco, research lead and manager at the iHub Research.
With the assistance of generous sponsors, Google has announced the launch of a new US$1 million African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC) to help African journalism flourish in the digital age.
Following a call by the African Press Organisation (APO) to African journalists to apply to win an invitation to the 2012 AfDB Annual Meetings, set to take place in Arusha, Tanzania from 28 May to 1 June 2012, Ugandan news reporter Catherine Nambi was selected as the winner and will participate in the meetings.
Ugandans will be able to join the rest of Africa in an online session to discuss global internet standards in an effort aimed to obtain the continent's views on how the internet can be developed further.
The president of Kenya, Mwai Kibaki has challenged the media to demonstrate objectivity, balance and sensitivity in news coverage, particularly in the period of competitive politics in the country, in the countdown to the general elections, taking place in 2013.
Thomson Reuters, the global news and information company has made the final call for entries to the 2012 Kurt Schork Memorial (KSM) Awards which will take place in London in November, and made the announcement of a seminar on reporting on terrorism and global security.
The East Africa Outsourcing Summit, set to take place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi from 5-6 June 2012 has confirmed Jim McFie, the academic and research director at the School of Management and Commerce, Strathmore University in Nairobi, as a speaker.
An initiative of the African Arts Institute, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut, the Southern African Training Hub will host a three-year programme in cultural leadership, governance and entrepreneurship will be launched in Johannesburg, South Africa during May 2012. It will host candidates from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
One of Africa's largest ICT gatherings got underway in Ethiopia yesterday, 27 March 2012, with the kick-off of the Innovation Africa Digital Summit in the capital Addis Ababa.
There is a critical shortage of the technical skills needed to support the fast pace of telecommunications growth sweeping across the African continent. This is one of the main findings of the 2012 Telecommunications Survey, carried out by Landelahni Business Leaders, a member of the global Amrop executive search group.
African journalists in need of digital reporting skills have an opportunity to acquire them through the Intajour Fellowship Program which kicks off in September this year. This follows the call for applications for the fellowship programme by the International Academy of Journalism (IAJ) in Germany.
Cherilyn Ireton, a highly respected journalist and manager from titles such the Sunday Times and Business Day, took over as the executive director of the World Editors Forum that falls under WAN-IFRA, in January 2012. She tells Bizcommunity.com of the challenges of the Parisian-based job, the biggest problems and opportunities facing editors across the globe and how she wants to connect editors to try find solutions.
Michael Joseph, the former CEO of Safaricom, once described Kenyans as having peculiar calling habits. According to a recent media survey by Ipsos Synovate, Kenyans seem to have another peculiar habit, watching news. The quarter four Kenya Audience Research Foundation (KARF) report shows over 80% of Kenyans read and watch local news. That news is politics.
Corporate managers in Uganda have an opportunity to widen their understanding of the latest media buying trends and tactics through an upcoming media seminar in Kampala.
For some time now, there has been a growing body of anecdotal evidence to suggest that mobile telephony was having a significant impact on the quality and type of farming that is taking place in Africa. But a recent study conducted by global management consulting, technology and outsourcing services company, Accenture, is providing concrete proof and a deeper understanding of this impact.
Informa Telecom & Media and the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) have announced their partnership on a series of mobile marketing summits, to be held in association with the flagship series of digital events in Africa & the Middle East, Com World Series.
YoungAfricaLive, a mobile community that entertains and educates young people on topics of love, sexual health, gender and relationships affecting the youth, has launched in Kenya, adding to the mobile community portal's presence in East Africa which commenced when YoungAfricaLive launched in Tanzania in December 2011.
The Higher Education and Training Department says R886 million has been invested in connecting South African universities and public research organisations to each other at a minimum speed of 10 gigabits per second.