Reuters rolls out its news video service in Africa
Reuters rolls out its news video service in Africa

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is extending its African video offering with a mobile-first news video service, Africa Journal.

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 1 day ago

Five roots to Central Africa's industrialisation
Five roots to Central Africa's industrialisation

Four years after the oil boom ended and Central African countries faced a sudden reverse in their fortunes from the strong growth of the early 2000's, the subsequent oil glut and nose-dive of commodity prices have left a bitter taste of over-dependence on oil and other extractive industries in the mouths of many people in Central Africa.

By Antonio Pedro and Julian Slotman 1 day ago

TNT Africa launches rebranded entertainment channel
TNT Africa launches rebranded entertainment channel

Today, 21 September 2018, TCM - Powered by Movies, will reveal its slick new look which promises to be an immersive experience, providing creative and relevant programming specially tailored for African fans.

1 day ago

Beacons to steer Africa's development along the right pathways
Beacons to steer Africa's development along the right pathways

The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) address global challenges, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice, and the UN will continue to assist member States in their quest to align national development plans with the sustainable development goals to ensure their successful implementation.

2 days ago

The African innovation ecosystem
The African innovation ecosystem

The African innovation white paper series from Thomson Reuters Labs has released its first report which focuses on start-up/corporate partnerships, with proposals on how to solve broad innovation ecosystem challenges.

2 days ago

Call for entries for African Digital Media Awards
Call for entries for African Digital Media Awards

Registration for the prestigious 2018 African Digital Media Awards has opened and WAN-IFRA is calling for entries from African media ahead of the award ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa, later this year.

3 days ago

Vicki Myburgh, entertainment and media leader for PwC SA and
#PwCOutlook: Africa's entertainment, media industry experiencing Convergence 3.0

Africa's entertainment and media industry is experiencing a third wave of convergence due to the fact that the borders that once separated the entertainment and media (E&M), technology and telecommunications industries are blurring in the battle for the attention of the consumer in a world that is rapidly digitising.

3 days ago

New African Heritage TV channel launches on app
New African Heritage TV channel launches on app

A new African Heritage television channel, AfrikayaTV, will launch on Heritage Day in South Africa on the free Tuluntulu app.

3 days ago

WorldRemit launches digital money transfers within Africa
WorldRemit launches digital money transfers within Africa

Leading international money transfer company WorldRemit has launched a new digital service within Africa, making it easier to send and receive money across the continent.

3 days ago

Finalists announced for Africa women entrepreneurs awards
Finalists announced for Africa women entrepreneurs awards

Promoting excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation amongst women-owned businesses in all sectors and across all 54 African countries is the aim of the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards, which announced the finalists in the awards this week.

18 Sep 2018

The winning Eric Njiru photograph.
Top rugby photographer awarded

Kenyan sports reporter Eric Njiru wins the Rugby Africa Gold Cup Photo Award recognising sports photography excellence and rewarding photographers documenting the defining moments of Africa's premier rugby competition.

18 Sep 2018

How resilient are African countries?
How resilient are African countries?

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - The African Development Bank has released a new tool to assess resilience and fragility in countries on the continent. It will become an innovative, inclusive and powerful tool for dialogue between the Bank and its regional member countries.

18 Sep 2018

Challenges in the rapid digitisation of Africa
Challenges in the rapid digitisation of Africa

The rise of digital platforms and e-commerce will reshape the retail sector and in turn have deep implications for developing countries' industrialisation processes. African countries need to be ready and have a policy to take advantage of the digital economy and meet challenges head on.

18 Sep 2018