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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Episode 81: Conn Bertish and Cairo

Date: 14 Feb 2014 | Time: 44:44min
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26 Mar 2014 06:23

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3 Mar 2014 08:02

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17 Feb 2014 11:04

University of Zambia Language Centre receives Toshiba tablets

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12 Feb 2014 09:26

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Euronews to launch pan-African multilingual news channel

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28 Jan 2014 07:12

4G LTE rolled out in Zambia

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22 Jan 2014 13:35

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Zambia to reissue digital migration tender

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Mobile internet key in Africa

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By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01

'Go For It' youth campaign launched

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22 Nov 2013 07:09

Smallholder farming to be transformed through ICT, mobile

Michael Hailu, director of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), announced at ICT4Ag that smallholder farming is set to be transformed by a combination of investment and increasing access to ICTs, particularly mobile phones.

6 Nov 2013 08:08

4G LTE network set to launch in Rwanda this month

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23 Oct 2013 11:58

Rwanda rolls out free wireless in bid for business boom

KIGALI, RWANDA: It's a scene any visitor would be surprised to see deep in central Africa: a tech-savvy consumer sitting in a restaurant and surfing a broadband connection with a smartphone, tablet and laptop.

22 Oct 2013 07:23

Rwanda quickly expanding free Wi-Fi

In what is described as the first step to provide free Wi-Fi to schools, public buildings, markets, bus stations and hotels, Rwanda's government has announced that it has started to cover the capital with wireless hotspots, reports Times Live.

21 Oct 2013 11:59

The business of Africa

Africa is not for sissies, but it presents a land of opportunity for those who are prepared to invest in the growing economies that comprise the continent.

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The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

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The SpaceStation takes top honours at this year's MOST Awards

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Y&R: I have an agency...

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MTN on Wednesday (14 August) reported a 22% rise in headline earnings per share to 654c for the six months to June‚ up from 536c a year ago. Diluted headline earnings rose to 649c from 532c.

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Robert Sussman ranked amongst Top 20 Tech Influencers in Africa

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New channel for DStv

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