Jumia gets APO to voice its activities in Africa

APO (African Press Organization) (www.APO-opa.com), the sole press release newswire in Africa announced it has been selected as supplier for press release wire distribution in Africa by Jumia Nigeria (www.Jumia.com.ng), Africa's leading online shopping destination. Launched in June 2012, Jumia is...

17 Dec 2015

Al Yah Satellite Communications, Hughes Network Systems expand Ka-band to 18 African countries

UAE-based Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and Hughes Network Systems announced at AfricaCom that Hughes has a major contract to deliver its Jupiter System and related network operations services in support of Yahsat's planned expansion across Africa in early 2017, with the launch of...

19 Nov 2015

SES launces high-speed broadband service

Satellite operator, SES, announced at AfricaCom the launch of SES Broadband, a flexible and customised high-speed broadband service, in five African countries - South Africa, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. The two-way communications platform offers up to 1 Gbps for both customisable data...

19 Nov 2015

SES to distribute TV content across West Africa

SES announced that Canal Holdings, a media production company based in Benin, has signed a multi-year contract to distribute Canal 3 TV channels across West Africa. Under the agreement, SES will be providing broadcast capacity to deliver a Canal 3 pay TV channels bouquet in Hausa, Savanna, Wolof...

19 Nov 2015

Continental expands into Uganda

Tyre manufacturers and automotive suppliers, Continental, is expanding its operations in Uganda, and will officially launch the Continental brand through their strategic distribution partner, MOTORCARE Uganda Limited at an exclusive dealer networking event. Continental is setting new benchmarks...

19 Nov 2015

TBWA holds Disruption conference with its African partners

TBWA Africa, with its 20 partners/agencies throughout Africa, will gather for a three-day annual TBWA\ African Conference and immerse themselves in Disruption philosophy and processes, from 16-18 November 2015. For the first time, the Africa Conference will be a combined TBWA\, Magna Carta and HDI...

16 Nov 2015

MTN Nigeria fined USD5.2bn by NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has imposed a fine of $5.2bn on MTN Nigeria, MTN said in a statement on Monday. The fine relates to the timing of the disconnection of 5.1-million MTN Nigeria subscribers who were disconnected in August and September 2015, MTN said. It is based on a...

27 Oct 2015

TBWA\Africa extends to Tanzania

In its third affiliate agreement over the past few weeks, TBWA\Africa recently signed a partnership agreement with Tanzanian agency, Khanga-Rue Media. The agency has also confirmed a new partnership with Berry Advertising in Ethiopia and concluded an agreement with Optimum Communications in DRC.

20 Oct 2015

#freeajstaff wins another PR award for Al Jazeera

The Al Jazeera FreeAJStaff campaign has won another major PR award, the Global Sabre, following its Gold awards won earlier this year at both the EMEA and Asia-Pacific SABRE awards. The campaign was designed to secure the release of Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy, Mohamed Bader and...

19 Oct 2015

Ushahidi's launch event to be broadcast live

Ushahidi put crowdsourcing on the map and is changing the way information flows again. The Kenyan-born tech company will announce a total re-imagination of its flagship service on Wednesday 30 September from the Kenya National Theatre, and broadcast live video from the event at Ushahidi.com. The...

29 Sep 2015

Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2015 selects APO as official newswire

EMRC has named APO (African Press Organization) as official newswire of the Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2015 (AFIF) (www.emrc.be/en/events/afif-2015.aspx), the annual pan-African forum, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 24 to 26 November 2015. AFIF 2015 entitled "Access to Finance...

17 Sep 2015

Deadline extended for Nigeria Technology Awards 2015

Due to increase in demand/request, the Nigeria Technology Awards have extended the date for submission of Short-Listing & Nomination Forms to 14 September 2015. Voting will commence on 21 September, and close on 21 October 2015. For more, visit: Nigeria Technology Awards....

3 Sep 2015

Travelstart Kenya moves online

Travelstart Kenya is now available online only from 25 August 2015. The same travel deals, cheap flights and holiday packages will all be available through the www.travelstart.co.ke. While all your business and leisure travel booking needs will be made electronically, you will still have access...

26 Aug 2015

The doors close for Big Brother Africa

Multichoice Africa has confirmed that there will not be a season 10 of Big Brother Africa. The cancellation of the show comes amid various production problems. These include the original house burning down, a contestant being expelled for misconduct, and new visa restrictions that prevented...

30 Jul 2015

SouthernX and nugg.ad announce partnership

SouthernX has partnered with nugg.ad to provide real-time technology for audience targeting and data management. Powered by machine learning, the technology enables nugg.ad partners to deliver target group-specific digital advertising for display, video and mobile advertising for both direct sales...

24 Jul 2015

Jovago launches advertising campaign in Kenya

Jovago has launched its first advertising campaign in Kenya. The online hotel booking site displays the ease it takes to find a place to stay, as well as how to navigate their site. The campaign is also in the form of print in newspapers, as well as using out of home advertising in various areas...

16 Jul 2015

Nest opens office in Africa to support start-ups

Nest, Hong Kong's start-up and early stage investment firm has opened an office in Nairobi to give African startups access to funding, mentorship and its global network Nest is the first Hong Kong-based venture capital firm to establish itself in Africa and will be working to foster the region's...

16 Jul 2015

APO announced as newswire for Africa Hotel Investment Forum

APO has been named as official newswire of Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), the premier hotel investment conference in Africa, which takes place 30 September to 1 October 2015 at the Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. AHIF, now in its fifth year, expects to attract over 600 participants...

29 Jun 2015

Everjobs expands into East Africa

Starting with Uganda, the online job portal, Everjobs, is expanding into the East Africa region. "We see great potential in the East African markets. There is high demand for an online platform that helps people build careers," says Eric Lauer, co-founder of Everjobs Africa.

26 Jun 2015

Jovago launches first TVC in Nigeria

Jovago will launch a TV advertising campaign for the first time in Nigeria. The campaign highlights the ease with which a Jovago customer can book hotels and compare prices. It also describes the new and improved user interface all aimed at optimizing user experience. The advertising campaign...

11 Jun 2015

Media Fuse Dentsu Aegis Network launches in Lagos

Media Fuse Dentsu Aegis Network Limited has officially announced the launch of its services in Nigeria to a cross section of the media in Lagos. The investment will enable the provision of specialist services from Carat and Vizeum (both full service communications strategy and planning agencies)...

8 Jun 2015

East African expansion for TBWA Africa

TBWA Africa has signed an affiliate agreement with digital Ugandan agency, Kinaya, as part of the group's drive to grow its African network and strengthen its African digital offering. Kinaya, based in Kampala, was formed in 2009 and currently has 11 employees. It specialises in social media,...

5 Jun 2015

River Island to open first store in Namibia

WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA: It's a fashion announcement that all stylish Namibians in the know have been waiting for - Namibia will become the first African country outside of South Africa to experience Great British Fashion, when River Island's new flagship opens at The Grove Shopping Centre on 12 June...

4 Jun 2015

Brand South Africa participates at WEF on Africa

Closely underpinned to South Africa's NDP strategy, which will also be driving key discussion focus areas throughout the course of the WEF Africa 2015, is Agenda 2063 - which represents a collective effort and an opportunity for Africa to regain its power and determine its own destiny. Agenda...

3 Jun 2015

APO to distribute press releases for Ecobank in Africa

APO has announced it has been selected as exclusive supplier for press release wire distribution in Africa by Ecobank (www.ecobank.com), the independent pan-African banking group with a presence in 36 African countries. Commenting today, Richard UKU, Group Head of Corporate Communications of ...

2 Jun 2015

Adams & Adams win first Africa Award for Best IP Law Firm

South African law firm Adams & Adams has been awarded the 2015 Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) best IP law firm in Africa. The Africa Award was awarded for the first time in 2015 and was based on research conducted by independent researchers. The magazine is recognised as the global voice of...

28 May 2015

'Free Al Jazeera journalists' campaign wins award

The campaign #FreeAJStaff to release Al Jazeera journalists Peter Greste, Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Abdullah Elshamy has won a major PR award. The SABRE Awards EMEA, organised by PR publication The Holmes Report, gave the campaign a Gold Award for issues management at its annual ceremony in...

27 May 2015

DHL launch Match Ball Delivery competition across sub Saharan Africa

DHL announced the launch of the DHL Match Ball Delivery competition across sub Saharan Africa. This platform offers five children and their guardians to become a part of rugby history by delivering the official Match Ball onto the field at Rugby World Cup 2015 in London. Megan Collinicos, Head of...

22 May 2015

Register to network at SAITEX
Register to network at SAITEX

Those wanting to register for business networking opportunities at SAITEX can do so now, as delegate registration has opened on the show's convenient online business matchmaking facility, available on the web and via a new mobile/networking app, enabling visitors and exhibitors to pre-arrange...

18 May 2015

CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Competition closing date extended

Entries are still open for the 2015 CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Competition, honouring Africa's best journalistic talent. The entry closing date has been extended to 18 May. Register on the website and enter your best stories of 2014. Category information and full details on how to enter,...

13 May 2015

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