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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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)...

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,...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

'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...

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...

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...

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,...

Jovago partners with Ventures Africa

Jovago.com, Africa's online hotel booking portal, believes that the African tourism & travel industry is rapidly assuming a third "T" -Technology, as technology serves the needs of travellers, companies and destinations. Jovago has partnered with Ventures Africa, a Pan-African business magazine to...

Facebook's Internet.org to launch in Nigeria

After a successful roll out in Zambia, Kenya and Ghana, Facebook's internet project, Internet.org, is set to launch in Nigeria in May. The platform will include Facebook as well as providing basic internet services for information on health, finance, employment and more without data charges. This...

Pick n Pay opens second Kitwe store at Mukuba Mall

KITWE, ZAMBIA: Pick n Pay officially opened its 11th store in Zambia this morning at Mukuba Mall in Kitwe. The official opening of the store coincided with the official opening of the Mall, which was graced by President Edgar Lungu. Also in attendance at this festive event were government officials,...

African Photo Magazine debuts

By Patrick Vidija The House of Photography led by Teddy Mitchener and his wife Sharon unveiled the African Photo Magazine at Nailab Bishop Magua building on Ngong Road in Nairobi on Thursday Evening. The new conceptual magazine founder seeks to capture the new voice of Africa's journey and...

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...

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