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Episode 171: Agency focus - The Fixer Company

Date: 21 Apr 2016
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Orange and Ecobank launch a bank-to-wallet money transfer service
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This partnership, which is already operational in Mali since January 2015 and in Cameroun since August 2015, facilitates money transfers for both Ecobank and Orange customers...

23 Mar 2016

Is Africa ready for increased online shopping?
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Africa is increasingly migrating into online shopping, as its consumers continue to change their culture of shopping, indicating a massive migration and adoption of e-stores...

By Mthokozisi Ndlovu 19 Feb 2016

MTN Cote d'Ivoire secures local mobile services
MTN Cote d'Ivoire secures local mobile services

MTN Cote d'Ivoire has announced partial payment of the country's new telecommunications operators unified license cost to the Government of Cote d'Ivoire...

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Orange announces winners of 2015 AMEA Developers Challenge
Orange announces winners of 2015 AMEA Developers Challenge

Orange presented the "2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge" prize to FarmConnecta yesterday evening during the Cairo ICT event...

18 Dec 2015

I.Coast paper suspended after it calls for vote 'boycott'
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23 Oct 2015

Launch of African Economic Outlook 2015
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22 May 2015

The mobile revolution in Africa
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The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015

Calling Africa's journalists...
Calling Africa's journalists...

CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards...

17 Apr 2015

Gemalto opens regional office in Côte d'Ivoire
Gemalto opens regional office in Côte d'Ivoire

Digital security company, Gemalto, has announced that it will be opening an office in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, as part of the group's strategy of being a global player with a local presence...

16 Jan 2015

Give your brand a marketing boost with A-Listers
Give your brand a marketing boost with A-Listers

Looking to break into the lucrative African market? The key may lie in a new online directory with the power of social network functionality that links your brand to African celebrities...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Jan 2015

Africa United features new Ebola prevention communications for West Africa
Africa United features new Ebola prevention communications for West Africa

At yesterday's official draw for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015, the Confederation of African Football announced the launch of Africa United, a global health communications campaign aimed at preventing the spread of Ebola in West Africa...

4 Dec 2014

ekiosk mobile first Côte d'Ivoire news aggregator app
ekiosk mobile first Côte d'Ivoire news aggregator app

Brand Communications was appointed by I.LOG.S to create 'ekiosk mobile', a new Côte d'Ivoire news aggregator mobile application offering a broad range of Ivorian newspapers and magazines...

2 Dec 2014

Register now for the 2015 Africa CEO Forum
Register now for the 2015 Africa CEO Forum

The Africa CEO forum will take place from 16-17 March 2015 in Abidjan, at the Hotel Sofitel Ivoire. The event is an international meeting of top African business leaders...

3 Nov 2014

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

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

Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa
Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa

The Social Media Awards Africa (SMAA) is a premier continental initiative, launched to recognise and celebrate excellence, creativity and the impact of social media...

22 Oct 2014

Startup accelerator programme launched in Ivory Coast
Startup accelerator programme launched in Ivory Coast

Orange's network of startup accelerators has expanded to Ivory Coast with the launch of 'Orange Fab Ivory Coast'. Through the programme, Orange supports new digital players and helps them grow...

18 Sep 2014

Brand Communications appointed to strengthen Azito Energie brand
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In an aim to strengthen its brand and to develop communication materials in both English and French, Azito Energie, an electricity provider in Côte d'Ivoire, has appointed specialist pan-African agency...

22 Aug 2014

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies
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South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014

JUMIA partners with African entrepreneur for African Money event
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Today, Friday, 8 August 2014, JUMIA and African Money, founded by African entrepreneur Sékou Diawara, will come together for a special event in Abidjan, celebrating Africa as a vibrant and...

7 Aug 2014

Mobile telephone recycling facility launched in Côte d'Ivoire
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

Orange to improve internet connectivity in West Africa
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

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa
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

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

SABMiller's Africa sales slow growth
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

YooMee launches operations in Côte d'Ivoire
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

Africa is the youngest continent in the world in terms of its people and is expected to have the largest workforce in the world by 2035. Consumer-facing industries will grow significantly between now and 2010. (Image: NASA)
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

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

9 Apr 2014

MTN, Airtel form cross-border remittance partnership
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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

Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa
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

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

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