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More ministers and universities confirmed for Cape Town Innovation Summit

AfricanBrains has announced that even more African Ministers of Education, ICT, Communications and Science & Technology have confirmed their attendance at the Innovation Africa Summit taking place in Cape Town this 5-7 October. The Summit promotes greater public private partnership in education, science and research in sub-Saharan Africa.

Issued by AfricanBrains 1 Aug 2012 11:14

Seminar tackles youth employment in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) hosted a High Level Policy Dialogue Seminar on Youth Employment in Lusaka, Zambia, focusing on the challenges and opportunities faced by countries in the Southern Africa Region.

10 Jul 2012 15:05

Caine Prize 2012 awarded to Rotimi Babatunde

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.

3 Jul 2012 08:15

AFAI calls for Cultural Leadership Training applications

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.

21 Jun 2012 10:41

BFMA Conference set for July in Nairobi

The fourth annual Broadcast, Film & Music Africa (BFMA) Conference, hosted by AITEC Africa is set to take place from 10-11 July 2012 at the Oshwal Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.

19 Jun 2012 13:52

APO launches new website

The African Press Organisation (APO), a press release wire in Africa, and global media relations related to Africa, on Friday, 8 June 2012, unveiled its new website, www.apo-opa.org.

11 Jun 2012 11:30

PRB engage journos in IDEA Project

US based Population Reference Bureau (PRB) continues to engage the Malawi media in a project called Informing Decision makers to Act (IDEA), in an attempt to help journalists take part through media activities to help change Malawi's population projections which is set to hit 60 million people by 2050, if the current trend continues unabated.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 8 Jun 2012 10:10

Journos train in science and health reporting

Media practitioners in Malawi underwent a science and health reporting workshop in Blantyre over the weekend, as part of an initiative by Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust (MLW), to equip journalists to establish health as a regular journalism beat.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 23 May 2012 09:55

Govt to repeal oppressive media law

President Joyce Banda announced on Friday, May 18 2012, that her government will repeal a piece of legislation that was meant to oppress the media which was being championed by the late president Bingu wa Mutharika.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 21 May 2012 12:06

Google launches African News Innovation Challenge

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.

10 May 2012 14:26

BNL and ZBS win big at 2012 MISA Awards

Blantyre Newspapers Limited (BNL) and Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) triumphed over all other media institutions in Malawi to emerge as the Best Print and Electronic Media House of the Year respectively at the 2012 MISA-Malawi Annual Media Awards. The winners were announced at a ceremony marking this year's World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) commemoration in Lilongwe on Saturday, 5 May 2012.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 8 May 2012 13:24

Reuters makes final call for KSM Awards, announces seminar

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.

By Walter Wafula 3 May 2012 11:41

Future journos to cover Unesco World Press Freedom

Highway Africa's Future Journalists Programme (FJP) took 28 multi-national future journalists to Tunisia to attend the 2012 edition of the Unesco World Press Freedom Day Conference (WPFD), which takes place from 3-5 May.

2 May 2012 14:58

Ugandans get free access to Wikipedia

Ugandans who subscribe to Orange Uganda's network can now access Wikipedia for free, according to the company publicist, Patience Tindyebwa.

By Walter Wafula 4 Apr 2012 13:51

Cultural leadership training for Southern Africa

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.

3 Apr 2012 11:04

Telecoms skills stagnate while demand soars

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.

27 Mar 2012 14:19

German institute to equip journos with digital journalism skills

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.

By Walter Wafula 23 Mar 2012 09:51

Cartoonists protest as MISA announces new awards

Cartoonists and online publishers have cried foul after the Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) announced the inclusion of five more categories for the 2012 NAMISA Annual Media Awards. The media groups said MISA-Malawi should not have left them out because they are also at the heart of media products worldwide.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 7 Mar 2012 11:41

Masterclass in documentary photography in Cape Town

Noor, Nikon and the Cape Town School of Photography invite photographers to submit their portfolios for selection for the 2012 Noor-Nikon Masterclass in Documentary Photography to be held 26-30 March 2012. Applications will close today, 22 February 2012.

22 Feb 2012 10:22

The mobile farming revolution in Africa

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.

By Staff Reporter 16 Feb 2012 09:32

JUMA, Transparency International partner for training course

Journalists Union of Malawi (JUMA) has partnered with Transparency International (TI) to conduct a week-long 'Reporting Corruption Training Course for Malawian Journalists' to be held in Malawi on 12-16 March 2012.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 16 Feb 2012 08:14

Mobile marketing summits set for Com World Series

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.

31 Jan 2012 15:05

R886m invested in varsity ICT

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.

26 Jan 2012 12:25

Malawi-Zimbabwe twinning programme launches 'Brain Trust'

The Malawi-Zimbabwe Executive Twinning Programme, an innovative new WAN-IFRA project that matches two newspaper groups in Malawi with two newspaper groups in Zimbabwe for a series of exchanges including newspaper study tours, job shadowing and collaboration on business projects, entered a new phase with the launch of the Twinning Programme Brain Trust in Johannesburg, South Africa.

17 Nov 2011 15:26

Journos train to make news out of numbers

Around twenty journalists completed a daylong training course in Lilongwe, Malawi on Friday 11 November 2011, where they learnt skills to turn data and numbers into news stories. The training, funded by the Hewlett Foundation through the Population Reference Bureau (PRB), enables journalists to use research and data to find and strengthen stories.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 14 Nov 2011 10:56

How to contribute to Bizcommunity, from op-ed pieces to news

Bizcommunity.com has now expanded its operations into 16 new sectors and will soon venture into another 17, providing a whole new range of target audiences for advertisers. The most critical aspect of this is the quality of content and this is a formal invitation to you to become a recognised contributor on Bizcommunity.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 Oct 2011 14:57

Bizcommunity launches new dedicated sectors, newsletters

Bizcommunity.com - South Africa's largest online B2B publisher - is set to grow even more with the introduction of 16 new content channels, with weekly newsletters, as from last week Tuesday, 20 September 2011.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Sep 2011 15:45

2011 DStv Eutelsat Star Awards announce winners

MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat in collaboration with Mindset Learn saw the first edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards draw to an end last week with Ugandan student, Mary Musimire coming out top in the Best Entry Award category.

19 Sep 2011 14:46

MTN still supports African journalism after 10 years

While maintaining its decade-long relationship with the Highway Africa Conference, which starts in Cape Town, South Africa today, Friday, 16 September 2011, MTN has reaffirmed its commitment to the advancement of journalism and the media in Africa.

16 Sep 2011 11:22

Join the communication revolution at IABC Africa Conference

This years annual IABC Africa Conference, taking place 12-14 October 2011 at The Carousel Casino and Entertainment World, north of Pretoria, South Africa, will explore how local and international communicators are incorporating social media and digital tools into their communication strategies and campaigns.

15 Sep 2011 10:03

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