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Journalists honoured for courageous reporting

NEW YORK, US: Journalists from Cameroon, Mexico, Thailand, and Yemen were honoured last week at the Committee to Protect Journalists' 27th annual International Press Freedom Awards for courageous work amid risks such as imprisonment, threats, and exile.

20 hours ago

Media scholarships for women available in Africa
Media scholarships for women available in Africa

Aspiring media managers from Angola, Botswana, the DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe can apply for a scholarship.

20 hours ago

Meet Africa's startup stars
Meet Africa's startup stars

MAPUTO, Mozambique - The most promising startups in Africa will be pitching to investors at Seedstars Africa, December 12-14, 2017, in Maputo, Mozambique, in a showcase hosted by Seedstars World.

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Winner of AIM film competition
Winner of AIM film competition

The Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival 2017 winner of its annual short film competition, is Dem Dem! from Senegal, directed by Pape Bouname Lopy, Marc Recchia and Christophe Rolin.

3 days ago

Leles African Cuisine taps into virtual restaurant trend
Leles African Cuisine taps into virtual restaurant trend

The food industry is changing, with some restaurant owners forgoing physical retail spaces and instead opting to trade solely online. The business model of these 'virtual restaurants' often means reduced overheads and therefore increased chances of success.

3 days ago

Dramatic rise of African consumer power driving development
Dramatic rise of African consumer power driving development

Infrastructure investments are transforming and accelerating economic and social opportunities for millions of people across Africa, driven by the dramatic rise in African consumer power, especially within the continent's largest and most networked cities. Infrastructure lights up homes, spreads information, speeds up travel, and facilitates trade.

3 days ago

Zim news app sees spike in traffic
Zim news app sees spike in traffic

Zimbabwe's #datafree Zim News app spikes to more than 3 million daily page views as citizens seek information on crisis.

3 days ago

eSports gaming winners.
Africa embraces eSports with first mass event

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - Abidjan celebrates all gamers with the first and largest eSport event in Africa. Close to 30 000 people watched the event online with a peak of 8000 simultaneous viewers during the finals.

3 days ago

mSurvey launches first CX survey in Kenya
mSurvey launches first CX survey in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya - Telcos lead in Kenya as mSurvey reveals the first industry Net Promoter Score Benchmarking for Africa in an industry-first benchmarking metric. The survey is used by more than two thirds of Fortune 1000 Companies in the world.

16 Nov 2017

Award for dotAfrica's Lucky Masilela
Award for dotAfrica's Lucky Masilela

On the eve of the 5th AfICTA Summit taking place in Abuja, Nigeria this week, dotAfrica's Lucky Masilela has been elected as a co-recipient of the African ICT Champion Award 2017 by the African ICT Alliance (AfICTA).

16 Nov 2017

Three key trends for African economic growth in 2018
Three key trends for African economic growth in 2018

Digital innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa is being driven by the explosion in mobile phone usage, enabling African consumers to leapfrog existing business models and technologies. Ecobank Group Research reveals three key emerging trends for Africa which it believes are strong evidence that Africa is on track for improved growth in 2018.

16 Nov 2017

#NEWSWATCH: Zimbabwe uncertainty as state TV remains under control of military
#NEWSWATCH: Zimbabwe uncertainty as state TV remains under control of military

Zimbabwe remains on a knife edge as political uncertainty reigns and state television is under the control of the military after troops moved into the capital Harare overnight to secure key installations. A "coup" has been denied by military leaders in Zimbabwe, although there are reports that 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace, who was lobbying to be the next Presidential-candidate, are both under house arrest.

By Louise Marsland 15 Nov 2017

Contributing to a strong and vibrant media sector in Africa
Contributing to a strong and vibrant media sector in Africa

Mobile communications have brought enormous improvements to living standards around the world, and nowhere is the use of that technology spreading more quickly than in Africa. That promises great opportunities for the continent that partnerships between government, tech businesses, and media companies can help to seize.

By Michael Bloomberg 14 Nov 2017