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,...

23 Apr 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

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....

1 Oct 2014

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

Vodacom exploring options for Congo business

Vodacom International Limited, which holds 51% of Vodacom Congo SPRL has agreed with Congolese Wireless Network SPRL (CWN), the holder of the other 49% of Vodacom Congo SPRL, to appoint NM Rothschild & Sons (South Africa) (Pty) Limited to explore options for the Vodacom Congo SPRL business, it was...

28 Dec 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

Journalists in exile

Over the past six years, the Committee to Protect Journalists has documented 243 cases of journalists who have been forced to flee their home country to avoid harassment and imprisonment. On average, three journalists a month make this escape, with less than 15% of them ever seeing home again....

20 Jun 2007

Activating future stars

Exp. Momentum Zambia, a leading brand activation and sponsorship agency, were asked to project manage the Celtel Star Search recording process under the leadership of project director, Justin Howard, and Evans Muhanga, marketing director of Celtel. The initiative is said to be biggest musical talent...

30 May 2007

Court sentences Ngady

On 2 April 2007, Michel Alkhaly Ngady, editor of Temps Nouveaux, was sentenced to two months' imprisonment and fined 300 000 CFA francs (US$636) on charges of "resistance and disobedience to public authorities and contempt for the laws". This is the ruling of a criminal court in Bangui, Central...

3 Apr 2007

Editor Michel Ngady charged with "obstruction"

Editor and media activist, Michel Alkhaly Ngady, has been charged with "obstruction of the law and the institutions of the Republic" for his critism of the Central African Republic's High Council of Communication's appointment of new members who did not meet its own standards for membership. Ngady,...

2 Apr 2007

African ICT Achievers Awards winners announced

Zambian Glory Mushinge of the Media ICT Network for Development (MIND) walked away with the Excellence in ICT Journalism in Africa award at the eighth Annual African ICT Achievers Awards held last week at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. South African Vinny Lingham of IncuBeta received...

29 Nov 2006

R1 million giveaway marks end of Africa tour

Metro FM celebrated its twentieth birthday last week by giving R1 million to lucky listener Neelen Jeffries from Eesterus in the east of Pretoria at Maropeng, The Cradle of Humankind. The party brought to a close the station's "I Am An African" tour, in which it broadcast from 11 countries in 20...

27 Sep 2006

Pepping up the board
Pepping up the board

click to enlargeFollowing the two recent appointments of Marcus Banga as marketing director and Louis Brand as commercial director, PEP Limited's new board of directors is now complete. PEP currently operates 1345 clothing stores in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia,...

25 Apr 2006

SABC CEO to head Saba

The group CEO of SABC, Peter Matlare, has been elected president of the Southern African Broadcasting Association (Saba). He will be taking the place of Duncan Mbazima, director general of the Zambian Broadcasting Corporation.

19 Nov 2001

RETOSA appoints public relations representative

New Cape Town communications consultancy Next Generation Communication has been ap­pointed the sole Public Relations Agency in Southern Africa for the Regional Tourism of Southern Africa (RETOSA). One of the essential duties of Next Generation will be to consistently update the travel trade and the...

26 Oct 2001

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