Six guaranteed ways to become a social media influencer
Six guaranteed ways to become a social media influencer

Since the entry of social media into the Nigerian space, many people have explored it to their advantage in various ways. One interesting way is becoming social media influencers.

By Adeniyi Ogunfowoke 9 Feb 2016 07:43

Mwale calls for provision of entrepreneurship skills, startup capital to African youths
Mwale calls for provision of entrepreneurship skills, startup capital to African youths

Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development Vincent Mwale has called for the provision of entrepreneurship skills and startup capital to youths to create employment and wealth.

8 Feb 2016 07:23

Two TV stations ordered off the air in DRC
Two TV stations ordered off the air in DRC

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the decision by the Democratic Republic of Congo's government to close two privately owned news channels, and urges officials to allow the channels to resume broadcasting immediately.

8 Feb 2016 07:15

Entries open for 'The Bobs - Best of Online Activism'
Entries open for 'The Bobs - Best of Online Activism'

Entries for the 2016 'Bobs - Best of Online Activism' are now open until 3 March 2016. The Deutsche Welle (DW) awards honour exemplary efforts to promote online freedom of expression and civil society. It is also awarding the Freedom of Speech Award.

8 Feb 2016 07:07

Al Jazeera's audio app provides access to a live audio stream
Al Jazeera's audio app provides access to a live audio stream

To reach new audiences, where low Internet speeds limit access to video, Al Jazeera Media Network has launched a new audio web app that will give users access to a live audio stream of the network's TV broadcast on their devices. The primary markets being targeted are Africa, the Middle East, and South-East Asia.

8 Feb 2016 06:56

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Five tips to write an SEO-friendly blog post for Nigerians

Blogging is big in Nigeria at the moment, so many Nigerian bloggers publish posts on a daily basis, however, not all of them understand the concept or importance of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) in online writing. While blogging appears to be fun, it is important to keep in mind that it is a business and attention should be placed on driving web traffic, showing expertise, and generate leads.

By Nkem Ndem V 8 Feb 2016 06:42

Facebook announces 16 million people come to Facebook every month on mobile
Facebook announces 16 million people come to Facebook every month on mobile

Facebook announced 16 million people in Nigeria visit Facebook every month with 100% of them coming on mobile. Each day, 7.2 million people visit Facebook with 7 million on mobile.

8 Feb 2016 06:29

Ugandan 'Feed a Child' initiative made possible by MTN Mobile money
Ugandan 'Feed a Child' initiative made possible by MTN Mobile money

Following the MTN-Hellofood 2015 Christmas party in Kampala for 230 children from orphanages, the two companies have launched a 'Feed a Child' initiative. The campaign will run from 3 Feb 2016 to 3 April 2016 and proceeds will go to feed a child during the Easter season through the '40 days over 40 smiles Foundation', a Kampala-based independent youth-led, charity organisation.

5 Feb 2016 11:56

Tigo Tanzania announces free WhatsApp messaging service
Tigo Tanzania announces free WhatsApp messaging service

Tanzania's leading telecommunication company renown for driving digital lifestyle transformation, Tigo (Tigo.co.tz), has announced free WhatsApp services for its 10 million users.

5 Feb 2016 10:58

Facebook helps West African SMEs connect with customers
Facebook helps West African SMEs connect with customers

Facebook hosted a roundtable with small and medium sized enterprises from Ghana and Nigeria on Tuesday this week as part of its effort to support entrepreneurship in West Africa. The session focused on how Facebook can help small businesses reach exactly the right customers - for less money and with greater returns.

5 Feb 2016 10:52

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Call to enter pan-African reinsurance Journalism Awards

Journalists from across Africa have until 29 February 2016 to submit their entries for the inaugural pan-African reinsurance Journalism Awards.

5 Feb 2016 08:55

Rwanda gets CNBC Africa studio at new East African headquarters
Rwanda gets CNBC Africa studio at new East African headquarters

On 4 February 2016, CNBC Africa officially opened its East African headquarters and studio in Kigali, Rwanda, just ahead of the World Economic Forum on Africa taking place from 11-13 May 2016 in Kigali.

5 Feb 2016 08:51

#DesignMonth: Fashion forward with Leah Misika
#DesignMonth: Fashion forward with Leah Misika

Leah Misika is the founder and managing director of La Mode Fashion. She's a design creative whose love for fashion and background in retail management makes for a well-balanced integration of disciplines.

By Beverley Klein 4 Feb 2016 09:35