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Uganda FM stations now live on the web

Ten Uganda FM stations are now live on the internet. The stations include CBS Radio Buganda, Simba, Capital, Radio One, Sanyu FM, Radio Sapientia, Super FM, Bukedde, Radio West, and Kaboozi. For more, go to www.radiouganda.net....

Register now for eLearning Africa 2014

eLearning Africa 2014 will take place in Kampala, Uganda from 28-30 May under the theme "Opening Frontiers to the Future". It will bring together policy experts, educational professionals and business leaders to tackle this and other topics. Register online at www.elearning-africa.com. ...

Joint bid from Safaricom, Airtel to buy Yu

Reuters reports that according to the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK), the country's two largest telecoms operators, Safaricom and Airtel, have made a joint bid of $100 million to buy smaller operator, Indian group Essar Coomunications' Yu. For more: Reuters: Airtel, Safaricom seek to...

Govt to revise media laws

Media laws will be revised to better regulate journalists. Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communications, Bitange Ndemo says this will ensure accreditation of journalists. He says there is also need for stringent rules for use of social media to curb hate speech. Source:...

Local media hailed for excellent election coverage

IEBC (The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission) has hailed the local media, security officials and other stakeholders for the role they played in ensuring a successful election. IEBC chairman, Isaak Hassan says he was specifically happy with the way journalists handled the election...

Media Council brief on elections

The Media Council of Kenya today, 21 February 2013, addressed media at a press conference on key issues regarding coverage of the ongoing electoral campaigns and expectations during the general elections. Haron Mwangi was expected to describe the critical role media will play in informing the public...

Nominations open for 2013 Kenyan Blog Awards

The inaugural BAKE (Bloggers Association of Kenya) Blog Awards was a surprise in terms of the immense interest it generated and the level of participation through blog submissions and voting. The awards also served as a discovery conduits for blogs. 300 blogs were submitted and an estimated 10 000...

mapIT develops interactive map for marathon

mapIT, powered by TomTom, developed an interactive mapping tool using the deCarta web mapping API (Application Programming Interface) to improve the experience of both participants as well as spectators at the Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon 2012, which took place on Sunday, 28 October 2012. The...

2012 AITEC East Africa ICT Summit releases event guide

The AITEC East Africa ICT Summit 2012, taking place from 24-25 October 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya, is a multi-faceted event that will draw together the many strands of a vibrant growth market, underpinning high-level business-to-business services with widespread consumer engagement in modern mobile...

BFMA Conference programme released

The fourth annual Broadcast, Film & Music Africa (BFMA) Conference, hosted by AITEC Africa set to take place from 10-11 July 2012 at the Oshwal Centre in Nairobi, Kenya has released the latest programme of the upcoming conference. Download the programme (Size: 864KB)....

A-EXIM set for Kenya in June 2012

A-EXIM, a trade fair focusing exclusively on the export and import industry will take place at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya, from 15-18 June 2012. The trade fair reflects the global market in every sector - from ICT to infrastructure, agribusiness, transport...

SatNav East Africa appoints MapIT

SatNav East Africa recently appointed South African digital mapping company, MapIT, as its Mapping Data Provider for East Africa. Established in 2011, the company is Uganda's pioneer in Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and GPS based consumer electronics. "We are very pleased to be working...

New communications manager at AccessKenya

AccessKenya Group, a corporate data and infrastructure provider in Kenya, has appointed Kevin Keya as the new group communications manager following the departure of Nancy Imunde a few months ago. Keya who brings over five years experience in media and public relations joined AccessKenya after...

Continental Outdoor Media, eighth best SME in Tanzania - survey

Continental Outdoor Media has been ranked eighth out of 100 SME's in Tanzania in a survey conducted by Synovate in East Africa. The survey, the brainchild of KPMG and The Citizen (in Tanzania), ranked Tanzania's businesses with a turnover of between Sh1 billion and Sh20 billion and was based on...

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...

New journalism, communications program offered in Kenya

The Presbyterian University of East Africa School of Communications Studies and The Centre for Art and Media Entrepreneurship in Africa (CAMERAFRICA) in Kenya have partnered to offer an Executive Diploma in Journalism and Communications Program starting March 2011. The curriculum is designed with...

Radio Uganda dot Net network provides online coverage for 2011 Ugandan elections

Radio Uganda dot Net have announced that it will be providing updated coverage of the presidential elections in Uganda taking place on Friday, 18 February 2011. Updates will be provided via its network of FM stations which includes CBS Radio Buganda, Radio Simba, Kaboozi and Sapientia among others....

Luvi Ogilvy wins at Indian Ocean Creative Awards 2010

Luvi Ogilvy, an Ogilvy Africa-affiliated agency was awarded seven gold awards at the Indian Ocean Creative Awards 2010 on Friday, 26 November 2010, with the Reunion Island branch picking up six and Mayotte winning one gold. Together they walked away with 10 awards in total. The awards ceremony was...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Prestige boards Air Seychelles

click to enlargePrestige Magazine, a South African luxury lifestyle magazine has expanded its regional coverage and distribution. The magazine will be placed on-board all Air Seychelles flights between OR Tambo and Mahe in the Seychelles....

Ethiopia orders press shake-up

The Ethiopian Broadcasting Agency has ordered all newspapers and magazines to re-register within three months. The regulatory body has also banned proprietors from holding editorial positions in their media establishments. The deputy director of the agency, Desta Tesfaw said the new guidelines would...

Cellphone company launches BlackBerry in Tanzania

Research In Motion (RIM), a designer, manufacturer and marketer of wireless solutions, and Vodacom Tanzania, have announced that the BlackBerry solution is now available to Vodacom Tanzania subscribers throughout the country. The BlackBerry solution is designed to bring together innovative...

Gambian cinema on the African Movie Channel

The African Movie Channel features its first ever Gambian film this October, "Arrou" (Prevention), an award-winning film from the stables of Vinasha Productions of The Gambia. Directed by Segun Oguntola, and starring Modou Musa Ceesay, Awa Gassama, Alagie Saihou Saar, Habibatou Jallow, "Arrou" won...

Anfield Communications, Uganda's first sports marketing agency

click to enlargeIn March this year, Anfield Communications, a marketing agency owned and established by a team of Ugandans was established. Aldrine Nsubuga, Anfield's chief executive officer took advantage of this gap in the sports industry in Uganda and were awarded the first Federation of Uganda...

Kenyan agency receives international award

click to enlargeKenyan marketing and public relations agency, Exclamation Marketing, received the International Star Award for Leadership in Quality and Excellence at a ceremony in Salons, Concorde of the Palais des Congres of Paris on 21 April 2008. The company received the award in the gold...

Take a number

Warid Telecom, which open its doors to the general public on Monday has received an overwhelming response from all Ugandans across the country as they flocked to service centres to pre-register their preferred numbers in a bid to join the Warid family. In total over 80,000 thousand potential...

Connecting commuters in Tanzania

click to enlargeThe latest Vodacom campaign in Tanzania creates high impact using airport walkways at Dar es Salaam International Airport, Tanzania's premier airport. “Vodacom have increased their visibility to great effect, targeting high-end local and international commuters”, comments Russell...

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