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

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

Jovago expands into Ghana

Jovago has announced the opening of new offices in Accra, Ghana. The expansion across Africa shows consistency in covering the African continent with localised Jovago presence in order to reach and satisfy the needs of all our customers. Ghana's booming population provides a great opportunity for...

9 Jul 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

Jekalo launches in Lagos

The first ride-sharing platform has been launched in Nigeria. Jekalo.com allows you to share a ride with someone going the same route as you. Signing up can be done by logging in with your Facebook or LinkedIn account, and setting up a profile. Jekalo is of course very aware of the safety aspect...

29 May 2015

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,...

27 Mar 2015

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...

24 Feb 2015

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....

25 Sep 2014

Spinlet presents Industry Nite in Feb 2013

Industry Nite, presented by Spinlet, is a weekly event pulling together up and coming artists, established artists, record label execs, brand managers and fans in one venue for entertainment and networking. The next event takes place on 20 February 2013 from 9PM at The Oriental Hotel in Lagos,...

17 Jan 2013

Court grants Lonestar Cell MTN 'stay order'
Court grants Lonestar Cell MTN 'stay order'

Lonestar Cell MTN has welcomed a court decision granting the mobile operator a "stay order" against the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA)'s resolution to suspend its operating licence. The regulator recently advised Lonestar Cell MTN that it would suspend its operating licence for two weeks...

6 Jun 2012

Standard Bank appoints head of transactional products and services

Standard Bank Group has announced the appointment of Babatunde Macaulay as its new head of transactional products and services for West Africa. Hasan Khan, Standard Bank's head of transactional products and services in Africa, says Tunde, who will be based in Lagos, will have the core responsibility...

31 May 2012

Glo launches in Ghana
Glo launches in Ghana

Nigerian telecommunications company, Glo officially launched in Ghana on 30 April 2012. Glo's launch has been a long time coming and henceforth, all 1.5 million Ghanaians who successfully reserved 023-3 and 023-5 Glo numbers can go to any of the 25 GloWorld Shops across the country to activate them...

2 May 2012

Gambia Press Union secures project

The executive board of The Gambia Press Union (GPU) has announced that its request for the Media for Advocacy-Advocacy for Media Project from The Gambia Media Support Project (GAMES) was approved on 27 February 2012. The new project is a continuation of the Media Development Project-Professional...

29 Feb 2012

WAITEX 2012 - an export opportunity
WAITEX 2012 - an export opportunity

Following the success of the 2011 edition of Africa's Big Seven (AB7), Exhibition Management Services announced the launch of a new event, The West African International Trade Exhibition (WAITEX) which will take place from 8-10 May 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria. WAITEX follows a combined format of the AB7...

31 Aug 2011

Coca-Cola relaunches "Mystery Shoppers" in Lagos
Coca-Cola relaunches "Mystery Shoppers" in Lagos

Coca-Cola Nigeria has relaunched the Mystery Shopper campaign activation as part of its 125 years celebrations which was held recently. First held in 2010, the campaign uses experiential marketing tactics where several Mystery Shoppers around town surprise anyone found drinking Coca-Cola products...

20 Jun 2011

Looking for African women leaders

The Kuwa Ajabu Foundation ("be extraordinary") is a non-profit organisation which empowers and builds sustainable capacity in the form of job creation for young, unemployed people across Africa. Affiliate partners include the UN, Women In Finance, Menprow and the fully black-owned Blue Rain...

8 Apr 2011

DStv Ad Sales to host mini expo in Nigeria
DStv Ad Sales to host mini expo in Nigeria

DStv Ad Sales plans to host an exclusive mini expo for their clients in Nigeria on 1 February 2011 at the Sheraton Hotel in Lagos to showcase the various DStv channels, plus the commercial TV offerings available across the bouquet. DStv Ad Sales sells airtime on 30 Pay TV commercial channels across...

24 Jan 2011

Western Union, United Bank for Africa expand relationship

The Western Union Company and United Bank for Africa (UBA), a pan-African banking group with operations in 19 African countries, announced late last week that the Western Union Money Transfer service is now live across more than 500 UBA locations in Nigeria. This adds to their existing joint...

29 Nov 2010

Senegal to host 2011 PAMRO Meeting, All Africa Media Research Conference
Senegal to host 2011 PAMRO Meeting, All Africa Media Research Conference

The 13th PAMRO Meeting and All Africa Media Research Conference will take place from 21-24 August 2011 in the Francophone country of Senegal. The cost for the conference will be approximately R3300 excluding air travel and accommodation. For more information, go to www.pamro.org....

16 Nov 2010

New sales exec for DStv Ad Sales Nigeria
New sales exec for DStv Ad Sales Nigeria

Esther Odoh has been appointed sales executive at DStv Ad Sales Nigeria. Odoh was formerly at Optima Sports Management International before joining the DStv Ad Sales team. Says Odoh: "I look forward to sharing the wealth of knowledge and experiences gained, especially those from the media industry."...

2 Sep 2010

Firehouse Group signs Arik Air International account
Firehouse Group signs Arik Air International account

Communications agency, The Firehouse Group, has signed the Arik Air International account; the partnership begins in June 2010. Arik Air International is a Nigerian commercial airline that has been operating daily flights to Lagos from Johannesburg since launching the route on 1 June 2009. "The...

10 Jun 2010

Still time to enter Loeries
Still time to enter Loeries

click to enlargeThe deadline of 31 May 2010 for Loeries 2010 entries, other than 2010 FIFA World Cup entries, has been extended to 14 June 2010 but does carry a 5% late fee. This means that all work flighted between 1 June 2009 and 14 June 2010 is eligible for entry. World cup- related entries have...

21 May 2010

Get ready for next World Cup
Get ready for next World Cup

Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011), being held in New Zealand for the first time since the inaugural event in 1987, opened for tickets on 27 April 2010. Teams representing 20 nations will compete in 48 matches across 13 host cities between 9 September and 23 October 2011. MasterCard Worldwide, as a...

28 Apr 2010

Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants
Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants

The early bird deadline for entries into The 2010 Loerie Awards is 16 April 2010. Entries before this date will receive a 5% discount. The Loeries is open to work conceived and produced anywhere in Africa and the Middle East, including island states off the African coast like the Seychelles or...

8 Apr 2010

Women photojournalists called to enter international competition

Since 2000, the Association des Femmes Journalistes and Canon France, in partnership with the international Visa pour l'Image festival, and with the support of Figaro magazine, have awarded an annual prize for women photojournalists. Women photojournalists worldwide are welcome to enter the...

12 Mar 2010

Motherboard.TV documents chalkboard blogger
Motherboard.TV documents chalkboard blogger

click to enlargeMotherboard.TV, an online video network and community, recently travelled to Monrovia, Liberia to produce a five-minute documentary on Alfred Sirleaf, Liberia's blackboard blogger. Starting in 2000, Sirleaf's chalkboard blog has been going strong; readers line up in droves to read...

30 Oct 2009

US mobile operator gears up for 2010, Africa

Earlier this week, the US-based SMSStreamer.mobi brand by Cole Solutions began operating in the local market, with a promise to help make next year's FIFA World Cup a success by delivering quality 2010 content. It will soon launch a mobile service that is essentially the SMS version of social...

23 Oct 2009

Victoria N'dee Uwadoka, keynote speaker at BarCamp Nigeria

Victoria N'dee Uwadoka will be speaking at the BarCamp being hosted in Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday, 25 April, 2009. BarCamp is an international network of user-generated conferences open, participatory workshop events, with content provided by participants. Uwadoka works with Microsoft Nigeria as the...

24 Apr 2009

3bn Ivory Coast debt write-off

The International Monetary Fund will write off US$3 billlion of Ivory Coast's US$12.8 billion national debt. The decision comes after the fund agreed to lend another US$565 million to the country, on condition that the government reduces poverty and improves financial transparency. Ivory Coast...

2 Apr 2009

Justin Hartman to present at BarCamp Nigeria
Justin Hartman to present at BarCamp Nigeria

click to enlargeSouth Africa's Justin Hartman will be speaking at the BarCamp being hosted in Lagos, Nigeria. BarCamp is an international network of user-generated conferences open, participatory workshop events, with content provided by participants. BarCamps Nigeria will take place on Saturday, 25...

17 Mar 2009

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