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Mobile telephone recycling facility launched in Côte d'Ivoire

Orange and Emmaüs International has launched its 5th African mobile telephone recycling facility in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. To mark the event, a first container loaded with 10 tonnes of mobile...

25 Jul 2014 07:21

Orange to improve internet connectivity in West Africa

Orange recently opened West Africa's first very large-capacity IP Point of Presence (PoP). The operational launch of this facility, which is located in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, is set to enhance...

17 Jul 2014 09:09

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014 06:29

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

SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth

SABMiller's (SAB) fourth-quarter revenue growth fell short of analysts' expectations‚ sending the global brewing company's share price down by 2.21% on the JSE on Tuesday (15 April).

By Nick Hedley 17 Apr 2014 07:58

YooMee launches operations in Côte d'Ivoire

After reportedly becoming the market leader of broadband internet in Cameroon, Swiss-based provider of mobile broadband internet in sub-Saharan Africa, YooMee Africa has launched its operations in Côte d'Ivoire.

11 Apr 2014 10:31

Bottom line: It's about Africa

Africa is the story, actually the big story is Africa*. This was the message from Malcolm Horne, of Broll at the fourth South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annual research conference.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Apr 2014 09:35

ZenithOptimedia releases its 'Global Adspend' forecasts

According to ZenithOptimedia's new Advertising Expenditure Forecasts, global adspend will be boosted this year by the three 'semi-quadrennial' events...

9 Apr 2014 10:03

MTN, Airtel form cross-border remittance partnership

MTN Group and Bharti Airtel has partnered to launch an international money transfer service that seeks to remove the hassles of transferring money between Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso for the operators' Mobile Money customers.

8 Apr 2014 14:14

Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa

Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.

26 Mar 2014 06:23

Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan

MTN Business‚ is set to open more data centres in key markets where it operates as it rolls out its cloud services and video-conferencing to more markets.

By Thabiso Mochiko 17 Mar 2014 07:39

CNN International launches 'Cocoa-nomics'

CNN has launched a new CNN Freedom Project documentary, 'Cocoa-nomics', from the cocoa plantations of the Ivory Coast presented by Richard Quest. The documentary highlights the fight against child labour.

28 Feb 2014 13:06

Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.

By Anton Harber 7 Feb 2014 05:23

SABMiller invests US%110m in Nigeria

Global brewing company SABMiller's Nigerian subsidiary‚ Intafact Beverages‚ is to expand its brewery in Onitsha‚ south-eastern Nigeria.

24 Jan 2014 10:22

Qash Mobile Banking now in Cote d'Ivoire

According to a report on Mobile Money Africa, Qash Services, one of four independent companies with a mobile money agreement from the Central Bank of the West Africa Monetary Union (BCEAO), has launched its mobile phone-based financial services in Cote d'Ivoire.

6 Jan 2014 13:20

Luxury goods firms taking the battle to Africa

Investment interest has grown in Africa's frontier markets this year and the region is set to become a key battleground for the luxury goods industry.

By Zeenat Moorad 27 Dec 2013 10:57

Mobile internet key in Africa

The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013 15:01

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice

The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.

By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33

Luxury brands turn attention to Africa

Africa's growing middle class has expensive tastes and research by Bain & Company suggests that luxury goods sales will increase by 11% this year - demonstrating the continent's potential for upmarket goods.

By Zeenat Moorad 5 Nov 2013 09:50

SA launches radio to broadcast foreign policy

South Africa launched an online, 24-hour radio station on Thursday, 17 October that aims to showcase its foreign policy and shore up its position as a continental economic and political powerhouse.

18 Oct 2013 09:08

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.

By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25

Y&R: I have an agency...

Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42

Carrefour forges into Africa

In partnership with distributor CFAO, French retailer Carrefour is making its entrance into the African market and will open shops in eight African countries by 2015.

23 Aug 2013 13:46

MTN's earnings up 22% to 654c

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.

14 Aug 2013 13:05

JUMIA expands its service to Ivory Coast

Leading African online retailer, JUMIA is now available in Ivory Coast. The company starts its services in the country providing their customers with a wide range of products online - including fashion, consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile devices. JUMIA is from now on operating in five African countries.

28 Jun 2013 14:57

Aggreko launches technical training programme in Ivory Coast

Aggreko, the global company in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has announced the launch of its inaugural 'Aggreko University' technical training programme at an event in Abidjan.

25 Jun 2013 09:52

Half of Ivory Coast's press suspended in 'clean up'

ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST: More than half of the Ivory Coast's press industry have been suspended, the regulatory authority announced on Monday as it promised to "clean up" the sector.

12 Jun 2013 09:16

Appy birthdays

Côte D'Ivoire may be one of the few places where birther conspiracies run hotter than in America. For decades, opponents of the president, Alassane Ouattara, have accused him of hailing from neighboring Burkina Faso. They successfully exploited the controversy to keep him off the ballot in the 1995 and 2000 presidential elections. When he triumphed in the 2010 election, supporters of the incumbent, Laurent Gbagbo, blamed their man's defeat on hordes of "non-Ivorian" Ouattara voters.

24 May 2013 12:03

Orange inaugurates a new campus in Dakar

With the creation of a new Orange Campus site in Senegal, the France Telecom-Orange Group, which is present across 20 African countries, reaffirms its commitment to strengthening its worldwide managerial community and to supporting managers in their daily responsibilities.

20 May 2013 11:46

Promoting access to low-carbon development in Africa

As part of their work to support African nations along a low-emission path to development, partner UN agencies, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and the World Bank group are hosting the fifth Africa Carbon Forum in Cote d'Ivoire, on 3-5 July 2013.

16 Apr 2013 11:01

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