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Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014 09:05

African winner in 2014 IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards

As the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) celebrates its 25th year honouring courageous women journalists around the world, it has announced the recipients of its 2014 Courage in Journalism Award.

16 May 2014 09:13

Z-CARD chosen to market Rawbank prepaid debit card

My Africa Marketing Consulting has selected a Z-CARD as the marketing tool for its client, Rawbank, to launch its new prepaid debit card in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

1 Apr 2014 13:41

HTA achieves OSHAS 18001 standard in DRC

Independent telecoms towers company Helios Towers Africa (HTA), with operations in Ghana, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has achieved the internationally recognised OSHAS 18001 standard in the DRC.

26 Mar 2014 09:08

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

Regulator suspends four independent newspapers

Reporters Without Borders condemns a decision on 1 June by the High Council for Freedom of Communication (CLSC), the Republic of Congo's media regulator, to suspend three independent Brazzaville-based newspapers - L'Observateur, Talassa and Le Trottoir - for four months for publishing "seditious articles."

4 Jun 2013 16:48

Censorship reigns in areas controlled by Congolese rebel group

Fighting between M23 rebels and government forces has intensified near Goma, the capital of the eastern province of Nord-Kivu, since 20 May 2013. As well as causing new civilian casualties, the clashes and the actions of some rebels are endangering many journalists and the availability of diverse, freely-reported news and information.

28 May 2013 12:13

Search for bravest women journalists

WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

22 Feb 2013 10:33

Orange to launch in the DRC

Orange has announced the launch of its operations under the Orange brand in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, giving a new dynamic to operations marketed until now under the CCT brand.

6 Dec 2012 15:02

African peace journalists receive awards

Three journalists from Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana were, on Wednesday, 17 October 2012, recognised for their high quality programs that contribute to peace in Africa. The competition was organised by Search for Common Ground's Radio for Peacebuilding Africa Project (RPBA).

By Caesar Abangirah 19 Oct 2012 10:56

South African Tourism to open office in Nairobi

South African Tourism (SAT) plans to open a regional office in Nairobi during the 2013-2014 financial year, South African Tourism director for Domestic, Africa and Middle East, Phumi Ndlomo has disclosed.

11 Sep 2012 11:24

Tigo, Reach for Change partner to boost social entrepreneurship

Millicom International Cellular, operating under the Tigo brand, and non-profit organisation Reach for Change have agreed to join forces to improve the lives of children in Africa through social entrepreneurship.

4 Sep 2012 10:28

The cost of journalism in DR Congo

RNW [Radio Netherlands Worldwide] works together with correspondents around the world. Some of these journalists work in countries where press freedom is severely restricted. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, it's not just the state authorities who hamper reporters, but anyone who feels he/she has some sort of power. And a journalist is a good target for anyone wanting to fill his/her own pocket.

By Elles van Gelder 30 Jul 2012 11:59

Ugandan journalists held in DR Congo

Government authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have arrested three Ugandan journalists for allegedly entering the country without proper documents and permission.

17 Jul 2012 16:05

Tryphon Kin-Kiey Mulumba approves of Airtel DRC

Airtel, reportedly the largest telecom network in DRC, is the first operator to be visited by the newly appointed telecommunications and ICT minister in the country, Tryphon Kin-Kiey Mulumba. The visit was part of the minister's familiarisation program to understand the realities that the telecom operators are dealing with in the country.

31 May 2012 14:21

Radio Liberté journalist released after two weeks in detention

Journaliste en Danger (JED) welcomes the 26 May 2012 release of Radio Liberté journalist Pili Pili Kasaï. Military officials also returned the station's equipment, including its transmitter, in a move that signals the probable lifting of the station's suspension in the near future. Radio Liberté is a privately-owned Butembo-based station.

30 May 2012 12:10

Helios Towers Africa appoints country head for DRC

Helios Towers Africa (HTA), the independent telecoms towers operator in Africa, has announced the appointment of Philippe Loridon as CEO of its subsidiary in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

12 Apr 2012 14:46

Congo fixer wins success-fee claim against Vodacom

Vodacom has been been ordered to pay a politically connected fixer US$21m (R159m) this week by a court in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but the episode could end up costing the mobile operator almost twice that amount.

19 Mar 2012 13:22

Mobile News for Africa Grant Scheme launched

PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has launched its 2012 Mobile News Grants and Training Scheme, providing newspaper companies in Sub-Saharan Africa an opportunity to develop or expand their mobile platforms.

13 Mar 2012 10:17

Press freedom under fire

KINSHASA, DRC: Only two months after its creation, the Congolese media regulation body, CSAC, is already in the firing line of press freedom activists. The nongovernmental organisation, Journalist in Danger (JED) has called for its immediate abolition.

By Patou Nsimba 13 Jan 2012 10:49

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011 09:36

DRC journalists harassed in election build-up

As the Democratic Republic of Congo's 28 November election date draws closer, intimidation of journalists is escalating. NGOs Reporters Without Borders and Journaliste en Danger are sufficiently concerned about the situation to write an open letter to officials, asking them to secure the safety of journalists during the election.

By Theresa Mallinson 7 Nov 2011 13:48

Airtel launches 3G service in Central Africa

Airtel and the Republic of Congo, yesterday, 25 October 2011, took a step towards building, what is reported to be the largest 3G network across Africa, by announcing the launch of a 3,75G platform in the country.

26 Oct 2011 10:10

Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence

NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.

27 Jan 2011 11:00

CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative

ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.

16 Sep 2010 10:35

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