Mara Social Media acquires Nimbuzz
Mara Social Media acquires Nimbuzz

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Mara Social Media has acquired global platform Nimbuzz Assets. Through this multi-platform integration of Nimbuzz and Mara's current consumer facing platforms, the long-term play for Mara Social Media is to enable commerce by growing and amplifying the power of the user base and engagement.

2 hours ago

Minister for Constitutional Affairs, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe (L) presents a birth certificate to a parent during the launch of mobile birth registration campaign in Geita and Shinyanga Regions. Tigo Tanzania donated 1,200 mobile phones to support the exercise. Credit: Tigo.
Tigo supports mobile birth registration in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – A decentralised births and deaths registration system for under-fives, using mobile technology, benefits over 650,000 children in the Geita and Shinyanga regions of Tanzania.

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Marriott International launches Aloft Hotels in Mauritius
Marriott International launches Aloft Hotels in Mauritius

Marriott International, Inc. has announced plans to launch its Aloft brand in Port Louis, Mauritius, transforming a nine floor office building into a 150 room Aloft Hotel.

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Africa's demand for fibre surges in 2017
Africa's demand for fibre surges in 2017

The priority for the telecoms industry in 2017 in Africa should be to accelerate deployment of true broadband services so that African users can benefit from the full power of the internet.

22 hours ago

Kenya sells first ever mobile government bonds
Kenya sells first ever mobile government bonds

NAIROBI - Kenya, a pioneer in mobile money, on Thursday began selling the first ever government bonds via mobile phone, allowing anyone from teachers to shop owners to invest and fund infrastructure projects.

1 day ago

Too many agencies go over budget
Too many agencies go over budget

A recent Magnetic Agency Survey indicates that 45% of agencies cite lack of process as the most common reason for exceeding job budgets. Other reasons include over-servicing clients and having insufficient briefs in place. This means that almost half of the agencies surveyed feel they could have stayed within budget had there been better processes and project scope boundaries.

1 day ago

Super LED, Nairobi, Kenya
Creating transparency in outdoor in Africa

The importance of using data and being transparent in the outdoor media planning and buying process, has been outlined by Primedia Outdoor marketing services manager for Africa, Johan Haupt.

1 day ago

Outrage over killing of six aid workers in South Sudan
Outrage over killing of six aid workers in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan - At a time when humanitarian needs have reached unprecedented levels, it is entirely unacceptable that those who are trying to help are being attacked and killed, said the humanitarian coordinator for South Sudan, Eugene Owusu. He strongly condemned the killing of another six aid workers in an ambush on 25 March 2017.

1 day ago

AI technology advances African healthcare
AI technology advances African healthcare

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Medical institutions from Morocco, Cameroon and South Africa have chosen SOPHiA artificial intelligence to advance clinical genomics across Africa, it was revealed last week.

1 day ago

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A little less conversation, a little more action

Why an integrated data platform is the key to aligning marketing, sales and service.

By Michael Bornheim 3 days ago

Free Wi-Fi brings marketing returns for retailers
Free Wi-Fi brings marketing returns for retailers

Free Wi-Fi is more than just keeping clients longer at a coffee shop or charging for every megabyte of usage for retailers' ISP to collect revenue. Customer engagement via Wi-Fi allows retailers to reach customers without contravening personal information legislation, as customers are incentivised to offer data via their devices or social media profiles in return for high-performance internet.

By Prashil Gareeb 3 days ago

Halima Aliko Dangote
New York's Africa Center gets fundraising push

LAGOS, Nigeria – Fundraising efforts have been launched for The Africa Center in New York City, a non-profit, multidisciplinary institution that provides a gateway for engagement with contemporary Africa, and a platform for the most compelling content from the continent.

24 Mar 2017

First ever Africa regional internet development dialogue
First ever Africa regional internet development dialogue

KIGALI, Rwanda - The first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue to identify synergies and create opportunities for coordination and collaboration across the continent, will be held by The Internet Society from 8-9 May 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda, in partnership with UNESCO and Republic of Rwanda Ministry of Youth and ICT.

22 Mar 2017