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#Mandela100: Using the spirit of Ubuntu to address knowledge gaps on Wikipedia

Wikimania 2018, held in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time from 18 to 22 July 2018, highlighted clear links to Nelson Mandela's legacy and how we can all help put African knowledge on top as Wikipedia aims to create greater knowledge equity into 2030.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

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A brief guide to creating powerful hashtags

If you've ever wondered what fuels social media these days, the answer is the hashtag. No longer the currency of gum-chewing, pre-teen girls, a powerful hashtag can circle the world faster than Superman can change into tights.

By Steven Slotow 1 day ago

5 expectations of the African millennial consumer
5 expectations of the African millennial consumer

As the largest consumer group in the world today, it is impossible to ignore the impact millennials have had - and will continue to have for decades to come as they settle into their prime spending years.

2 days ago

Never Ncube is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of Dandemutande.
Seizing opportunities in Zimbabwe's new era

Following the events of November 2017, there has been a seismic shift in the political and business environment underpinned by the new maxim 'Zimbabwe is open for business'. As a result of a PR offensive by President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe has seen an upsurge in investment conferences across various sectors as investors seek to understand the potential investment opportunities available.

By Never Ncube 2 days ago

Alain Ebobissé is the CEO of Africa50.
The recipe for long-term growth in Africa

Improved infrastructure is a prerequisite for long-term sustainable growth and development in Africa. Modern infrastructure will benefit individual countries and their citizens and promote regional integration and Africa's full participation in the globalised economy. Closing the infrastructure quantity and quality gap relative to the best performers in the world could increase per capita GDP growth in Africa by 2.6% a year (World Bank, 2017).

By Alain Ebobissé 3 days ago

Call for African animation talent
Call for African animation talent

Cartoon Network is looking for new animation talent in Africa and is inviting African creators to submit their short-form comedy projects in the first ever Cartoon Network creative venture run in Africa.

3 days ago

#Mandela100: 'We have no choice but to move forward' - Obama
#Mandela100: 'We have no choice but to move forward' - Obama

Former US President Barack Obama delivered the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, in partnership with the Motsepe Foundation, in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 17 July.

3 days ago

Superpower investment in Africa
Superpower investment in Africa

The China Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins University in the United States recently released research on how the two superpowers are investing in Africa and how increased collaboration would be beneficial to the continent.

3 days ago

How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future
How Africa can embrace an AI-enabled future

It's no longer news that artificial intelligence (AI) will be a driving force behind the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with the global economic returns of this revolution expected to be in the region of about $16 trillion.

By Zoaib Hoosen 3 days ago

The ZIFF Ladima Adiaha Award for New Moon.
Developing Africa's women filmmakers

The development and recognition of women within the film industry was a reoccurring theme throughout both ZIFF and the inaugural DISCOP Zanzibar, as African women topped the winners lists, dominating many of the top categories.

17 Jul 2018

Africa.com buys iAfrica
Africa.com buys iAfrica

The acquisition by media conglomerate Africa.com of South Africa's iAfrica.com news portal is set to increase news coverage and enhance user experience of the brand across the continent.

17 Jul 2018

Secrets of a successful digital marketing strategy
Secrets of a successful digital marketing strategy

What is your company doing to increase its revenue? Tweeting a few times, a day? Doing promotions? Improving your product? All of this is important and can contribute to increasing your company's revenue. However, if it is not complemented by a coordinated digital marketing strategy it is unlikely to generate the results you are looking for.

By Roy Morrison 17 Jul 2018

Brands encouraged to rebrand to dotAfrica domain names
Brands encouraged to rebrand to dotAfrica domain names

The .africa (dotAfrica) gTLD offers a unique opportunity to individuals, governments, companies and others to associate their products, services and information with the continent and people of Africa. As major brands like Absa register, use and promote .africa (dotAfrica) domain names, the effect on commerce, education, health and other sectors will no doubt be profound as Africans use their new domain to unite the continent's internet community.

16 Jul 2018