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Episode 138: Isilumko Activate and Agency Focus with 20Across looking at Influencer marketing.

Date: 2 Jul 2015
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Zambia: Mahtani's lawyer says online journalists are "evil"
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Online media discourse stole the show at the Media Institute of Southern Africa and Law Association of Zambia public discussion with Lusaka lawyer Marshal Muchende saying online journalists ride on anonymity...

By Peter Adamu 22 Jun 2015 09:30

Tiso Blackstar renames, acquires Times Media Group and Kagiso Tiso Holdings share
Tiso Blackstar renames, acquires Times Media Group and Kagiso Tiso Holdings share

The board of Tiso Blackstar Group SE (Tiso Blackstar) has announced the completed acquisition of Times Media Group Limited and 22.9% of Kagiso Tiso Holdings...

8 Jun 2015 09:34

RBA promises satellite broadcasting as Azam TV launches
RBA promises satellite broadcasting as Azam TV launches

Public broadcaster, Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA), will be on satellite by August this year, Arthur Asiimwe, RBA managing director, has said...

By Ben Gasore 28 May 2015 13:41

Rwanda: Govt looks to adopt new internet technology
Rwanda: Govt looks to adopt new internet technology

Rwanda could soon be making use of the latest Internet technology to develop low cost sustainable solutions for numerous sectors and to address various development challenges...

By Collins Mwai 27 May 2015 09:30

TLC Marketing Africa appoints new Partnership and Content Director - TLC Marketing Worldwide
TLC Marketing Africa appoints new Partnership and Content Director

Ntsiki Balfour will head up the Partnership and Content division of TLC Marketing, responsible for the strategic direction of TLC's partner relations, both for independent networks and key brand partnerships...

Issued by TLC Marketing Worldwide 8 May 2015 11:10

Four reasons to invest in DRC's digital economy
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Although the government of the DRC has included provisions for digital infrastructure development as part of their 2012-16 plans, the private sector is where the developmental race is really happening...

14 Apr 2015 11:25

Smart Rwanda initiative will drive ICT growth
Smart Rwanda initiative will drive ICT growth

Ericsson and The Rwanda Ministry of Youth and ICT have come together in an initiative called 'Smart Rwanda', geared towards connecting, innovating and transforming Rwanda into a knowledge economy to drive its global competitiveness and job creation...

5 Mar 2015 09:29

KPMG Global Africa Practice launches app to streamline business in Africa - KPMG South Africa
KPMG Global Africa Practice launches app to streamline business in Africa

The KPMG Global Africa Practice has launched their new Africa Business App, which provides businesses and investors with seamless access to the very latest Africa information about doing business across the continent...

Issued by KPMG South Africa 23 Feb 2015 10:20

Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2
Engaging with connected consumers - Part 2

It took 14 years to sell 40 million laptops, but only four years to sell 40 million tablets...

By Danette Breitenbach 12 Feb 2015 05:34

Danette Breitenbach
Engaging with connected consumers - Part 1

Yes, consumers are all in the digital space. Not all consumers are not the same, and no, not all digital consumers are same...

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Feb 2015 06:01

Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI
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WASHINGTON, US: An email scam, which targets businesses with bogus invoices, has netted more than $214m from victims in 45 countries in just over one year...

23 Jan 2015 10:33

Price a hindering factor to 4G uptake in Rwanda - retailers
Price a hindering factor to 4G uptake in Rwanda - retailers

Following the launch a few months ago of 4G in Rwanda, retailers have said the uptake of the service would be largely dependent on the price the providers and others are charging for the service...

9 Jan 2015 08:33

[AfricaCom 2014] FB's mission: to get Africa online
[AfricaCom 2014] FB's mission: to get Africa online

Consider how your life would change tomorrow if the internet was to be 'switched off'. Sure you could bear it for a week or so, but once the horrifying reality of, for instance, having to go into a bank kicks in...

By Sindy Peters 13 Nov 2014 12:38

Muvi TV increases channels through EUTELSAT 7B satellite
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Through the renewal and expansion of its satellite capacity requirements from Stellar, Zambian commercial broadcaster and satellite TV platform, Muvi TV, is doubling the range of quality channels from six to 12...

11 Nov 2014 09:57

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
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We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014 10:12

Winner of APO invite to AfricaCom 2014 revealed
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The African Press Organisation (APO) has announced that science journalist Aimable Twahirwa (@atwahirwa) from Rwanda has won the APO invitation to participate in the AfricaCom 2014.

24 Oct 2014 07:01

Smart Rwanda days returns with a focus on digitising the country
Smart Rwanda days returns with a focus on digitising the country

Under the theme 'Digitising Rwanda', the second edition of SMART Days Rwanda will take place in Kigali, Serena Hotel from 2-3 October 2014. The event comes as the country prepares to embark on the last five years of the 2020 vision...

1 Oct 2014 10:48

MTN, Skrill join forces to launch 'Pay by Skrill' service
MTN, Skrill join forces to launch 'Pay by Skrill' service

MTN Mobile Money users in Ivory Coast and Rwanda will be first to enjoy benefits of the new partnership between MTN and Skrill when the 'Pay by Skrill' service launches this month...

10 Sep 2014 09:32

Rwanda to switch off over 51,000 TVs as digital migration period elapses
Rwanda to switch off over 51,000 TVs as digital migration period elapses

The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (Rura) is set to switch off over 51,000 analogue TV sets as it concludes the migration process from analogue transmission to digital broadcasting...

By Baraka Jefwa 1 Aug 2014 08:21

Internet.org app launched in Zambia
Internet.org app launched in Zambia

Facebook has announced the launch of the Internet.org app in Zambia to make the internet accessible to more people by providing a set of free basic services...

31 Jul 2014 11:23

Tech incubator calls for African entrepreneurs
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'think', the technology incubator in Kigali, Rwanda, has opened applications to startups and developers from all over Africa. The incubator will aim to identify and support leading tech startups seeking to...

23 Jul 2014 11:06

Enter the 2014 AfricaCom Awards now
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Entries are now open for the 2014 AfricaCom Awards, which celebrate the breakthroughs and most influential players shaping the telecommunications and ICT industry in Africa.

18 Jul 2014 08:51

Big dreams for Rwanda's ICT sector
Big dreams for Rwanda's ICT sector

"The internet is a needed public utility as much as water and electricity," declared President Paul Kagame at the Transform Africa summit, held in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city, last October...

By Nirit Ben-Ari 14 Jul 2014 09:05

Kirusa, MTN introduce Celeb Connect, Sports Connect
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Celeb Connect and Sports Connect from Kirusa in partnership with MTN Rwanda, will enable fans to connect with their favorite celebs and to get updates about their favourite soccer clubs and...

24 Jun 2014 17:40

Social media is a key for terror groups
Social media is a key for terror groups

WASHINGTON, USA: Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks, said a study released Wednesday, 14 May.

15 May 2014 07:29

Why brand activations in Africa are evolving - Provantage Media Group
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Stephan Botha of PMG division ProActive explains that, in Africa, to rise above the clutter a fully integrated approach is key and this includes the ever-growing use of social media.

By Stephan Botha, Issued by Provantage Media Group 14 May 2014 10:18

MTN Rwanda partners Tele10 for mobile money payment of TV subscriptions
MTN Rwanda partners Tele10 for mobile money payment of TV subscriptions

MTN Rwanda has partnered with Tele10 to enable customers to pay their DStv, Canal+ and GOtv subscriptions using MTN Mobile Money.

By Paul Adepoju 5 May 2014 09:46

Public funds malaria tests, treatments through digital campaign
Public funds malaria tests, treatments through digital campaign

Malaria No More's Power of One campaign uses social, mobile, and e-commerce technologies, enabling the public to purchase treatments for children in Zambia. (video)

7 Apr 2014 07:52

Vijay Sai Pratap
The evolving business model for m-governance

A look at the evolving business model for (mobile governance) m-governance projects and the use of mobile technology as a catalyst for inclusive development.

By Vijay Sai Pratap 27 Mar 2014 14:00

Festival of Media announces tech start-up programme and UKTI backing
Festival of Media announces tech start-up programme and UKTI backing

The Festival of Media - the world's largest event dedicated to the $500bn media industry - has announced the launch of a new initiative designed to find the most innovative technology start-ups.

Issued by C Squared 26 Mar 2014 12:03

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