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Africa's TA telecom wins Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award

Competing with hundreds of innovative companies, TA telecom is the only African-headquartered tech company to win the Red Herring Top 100 Europe award - a prestigious list honouring the year's most promising private technology ventures from the European business region. The Red Herring Europe 100...

E-commerce site Jumia launches in Senegal

Following its recent successful launches in Angola and Tanzania, Africa's leading online retailer JUMIA announced its expansion to Senegal. This brings the number of countries in which the e-commerce site is active to twelve and marks its continuous expansion in Africa.

Next Generation Media launches Nomad TV

Next Generation Media (Pty) Limited has officially announced the launch of NomadTV - a digital (online) television channel in addition to the Nomad Africa Magazine brand. The video platform will further celebrate life on the African continent and promotes its vibrant pulse and continue to...

So... what do Africans do with their phones?

People speak about Africa as "the mobile continent" so frequently that it has become a cliché. People throw the phrase around as if it explains everything, without interrogating what Africans do with their mobile devices. Read Survey tells us what Africans do with their phones......

Rights, media freedom under attack in Swaziland

Human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko has again rattled the Swaziland government - this time from jail after he wrote a letter that appears to have upset the monarchy and resulted in solitary confinement as punishment. Sentenced to two years in prison, Maseko was accused of contempt of court...

Journalists, activists face mounting harassment in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standard bearers for free speech, reports BD Live. Civil rights in the small Great Lakes nation, they say,...

ITV Choice launches on DStv on 5 May

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has partnered with MultiChoice to bring great British entertainment and drama to African viewers. ITV Choice has a packed schedule lined up for its launch on Tuesday 5 May 2015 on DStv channel 123. Nic van Zwanenberg, Channel Director of ITV Choice, said,...

Waggener Edstrom Communications announces partnerships in Africa

Waggener Edstrom Communications (WE) have announced six new strategic partners in Africa. Core Public Relations, Corporate Talk Group, Exclamation Marketing Ltd., Hotwire PRC, Lift Consulting and XLR8 Limited reinforce WE's commitment to the fast-growing African continent and extend the agency's...

APO announces partnership with NewsBank

APO (African Press Organization), the sole press release newswire in Africa and the global leader in media relations relating to Africa, have announced an alliance with NewsBank, one of the world's premier information providers for more than 40 years, to provide Africa-related news releases to...

AIG launches office in Yaba

Africa Internet Group (AIG) has moved its office to Yaba, housing six of its ventures in Nigeria - Easytaxi, Lamudi, Carmudi, Hellofood, Kaymu and Jovago. Yaba has grown to become Nigeria's e-commerce hub attracting a nest of technology and start-up companies, earning it the name, Nigeria's...

Airtel DRC unveils new regional head office in Matadi

Bharti Airtel Africa, telecommunications service provider in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), unveiled its new regional head office in Matadi, Bas-Congo. While unveiling the new building to Jacques Mbadu, the Governor of Bas-Congo, Airtel DRC Managing Director Alain Kahasha said that the...

Forbes Woman Africa out now

The February/March 2015 issue of Forbes Woman Africa, a bimonthly pan-African magazine for the smart, successful and savvy African woman, is now on newsstands. This month features Miss World 2014 - Rolene Strauss. The magazine profiles powerful, wealthy, influential and inspirational African...

Jaco Cronje to leave EES Africa

EES Africa (Pty) Ltd has announced that Jaco Cronje, Operations Director based at the Johannesburg office, will be leaving the company, effective 28 February 2015, to pursue other business interests. EES Africa provides management, engineering and auditing services to a range of industries...

Africa Intelligence reveals new graphic identity

{{IMAGE}}African news portal Africa Intelligence (www.africaintelligence.fr) have unveiled its new graphic identity with revamped logos, colours, improved ergonomics and smoother navigation. This restyling marks the conclusion of an ambitious digital transition programme started nearly two years...

PR Newswire and Business Wire to lose most of their media reach in Africa

The South African Press Association (Sapa), the only strategic partner of PR Newswire and Business Wire for press release distribution in sub-saharan Africa, recently announced that it will cease all operations. Thanks to their partnership with Sapa, PR Newswire and Business Wire were able to...

HumanIPO shutting down on 15 January

Africa's tech news site will be publishing its last story on Thursday, 15 January 2015. HumanIPO wants to thank the thousands of readers that use the site weekly for their support.Unfortunately it has't been able to build sufficient traffic to make it an interesting business to continue. If there...

Ogilvy & Mather appoints new CCO Middle East, North Africa

Previously creative partner at Enter in London, Paul Shearer has been appointed chief creative officer at Ogilvy & Mather across the Middle East and North Africa. Shearer, who will be based in the Dubai office, has 25 years of experience in advertising including working on Nike at Wieden & Kennedy,...

Deloitte Digital (Africa) acquires Flow Interactive

As part of its Pan African digital expansion strategy, Deloitte Digital (Africa) has acquired the Cape Town-based Flow Interactive, a leading `user experience' design agency. The acquisition will reportedly boost Deloitte Digital's growing list of digital expertise. The company will also draw on the...

Mara Online challenges WhatsApp dominance in Africa
Mara Online challenges WhatsApp dominance in Africa

Mfonobong Nsehe (Forbes.com) reports that Ugandan businessman Ashish J. Thakkar's Mara Online aims to challenge the dominance of WhatsApp messenger in Africa with the launch of its own app dubbed Mara Messenger. According to the report, Thakkar said the new app "has been tailored to the needs of the...

Brand South Africa signs up with APO

Brand South Africa has signed up with African Press Organisation (APO) for media relations services across Africa and beyond, to implement its strategy. The scope of work includes press release distribution services and media monitoring in Africa, social media analytics, op-ed publications,...

MGM channel rebrands to AMC across sub-Saharan Africa

From 1 December 2014, the MGM channel will be rebranded as the AMC channel across sub-Saharan Africa as part of a global rollout of AMC, one of the most popular and award winning brands in television. Alongside the English language linear TV channel, it will offer AMC VOD, and "TV Everywhere"...

Workshop on how competitive African Nation brands contribute

Brand South Africa, in partnership with the Angolan Embassy and the Department of International Relations & Cooperation, will host a consultative workshop, 'Active Citizenship in Building Competitive African Nation Brands', on Friday 31 October 2014 at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg...

Internet.org app adds three services
Internet.org app adds three services

The Internet.org app has been updated with three news services: news, sports, and health information. Consumers can access three new services in the Internet.org app: 1. Zambiareports 2. SuperSport 3. Ebola Info by UNICEF...

Forbes Africa celebrates third anniversary

As Forbes Africa celebrates its third anniversary in October, the magazine was ranked the top read monthly publication among Africa's richest by the EMS Affluent Survey in Africa, from IPSOS in August 2014. Featured on the cover of the October edition is multimillionaire hotel magnate, Sol Kerzner,...

Tigo DRC appoints new GM
Tigo DRC appoints new GM

Uche Ofodile has been appointed GM of Tigo DRC as of 1 October 2014. Ofodile was previously with Vodafone Ghana where she held a number of senior management positions including the company's Chief Marketing Officer....

Kaymu expands into Abuja
Kaymu expands into Abuja

Nigerian online marketplace Kaymu.com.ng, will be expanding its operations to the nation's capital, Abuja. The new office will serve as a base for the entire northern region by providing more efficient customer service and a point of contact for business owners situated in the surrounding area....

Big Brother Africa finds new premises
Big Brother Africa finds new premises

M-Net and Endemol SA have found a new premises for the Big Brother Africa reality TV show, after a fire destroyed the previous house. According to a report on Screen Africa, all requirements including technical requests, logistics, technical crews and satellite link facilities have been met. The...

Win an invite to AfricaCom 2014
Win an invite to AfricaCom 2014

One journalist stands the chance to win an invitation to AfricaCom 2014. APO will offer transport, accommodation and perdiem to the event, to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 11-13 November 2014. AfricaCom 2014 will bring together individuals and companies to debate on how to embrace...

Swahili channel opens on StarSat

StarSat satellite Pay-TV platform has launched a Swahili entertainment channel, (channel 450), targeted at Swahili speaking people who live in South Africa and want to watch East African content. Its line-up of drama movies, music, comedy, celebrity news, events, art shows, Swahili cultural wedding...

Supreme Court asked to extend digital migration to June 2015
Supreme Court asked to extend digital migration to June 2015

For more: Standard Digital: Media owners want digital migration moved to June 2015... Kurian Musa, reporting on Standard Digital, says that Consumer Federation of Kenya (Cofek) and media owners have asked the Supreme Court to extend Kenya's digital migration date to June 2015 when the rest of the...

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