Harmonising media research across Africa
Harmonising media research across Africa

Increasing the trade that takes place between African countries plays an important part in furthering Africa's economic growth. PAMRO (the Pan African Media Research Organisation) believes that it is able to contribute meaningfully to the stimulation of greater trade between African countries, by working towards the harmonisation of media research across Africa.

By Oresti Patricios 9 hours ago

Drofie drone
Egyptian drone startup Drofie raises funding

Egyptian drone startup Drofie has beaten off competition from 865 other applicants to win a place in the Switzerland-based Kickstart Accelerator, raising CHF25,000 (US$26,000) in funding in the process.

By Tom Jackson 9 hours ago

The winners (L-R): Albert Smith and Joachim ?Baumgaertner, Ages, Sierra Leone; Rayan Kassis, Menatach, Nigeria; Antoine Dubas, Stucky, Madagascar
African renewable energy projects win

Access Power, a developer, owner and operator of renewable power projects in emerging markets, has announced the winners of the 2016 US$7 million Access Co-Development Facility (ACF), a financial support mechanism for renewable energy projects in Africa.

9 hours ago

Dandemutande appoints new CEO
Dandemutande appoints new CEO

Dandemutande appointed Nhena Nyagura as the chief executive officer to lead the business, following its merger in 2015 with iWayAfrica Zimbabwe and Africa Online. His appointment was ratified at a recent Board meeting.

9 hours ago

Cardio Pad, Photo Credit: Media Club SA
Africa: the tech continent

Mobile technology is allowing tech-savvy Africans to leapfrog western developers, developing African solutions to African problems. Here is a short list of the more innovative companies operating in Africa today.

By Sulaiman Philip 10 hours ago

High school girls at GE Africa. Photo credit: GE Africa/All Africa.
Girls get coding with GE in Africa

GE recently welcomed 30 high school girls to its office in Lagos, Nigeria, for the fourth annual 'Girls in Technology Day'. This event is designed to show women and girls the exciting career opportunities offered by the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

3 days ago

Best practice for direct mail marketing
Best practice for direct mail marketing

Are you are stuck with new era digital marketing challenges like email deliverability, bounce rate, maximum opens or clicks, to CTAs? If yes, then just pause for a while and get back to the old school method of marketing that is 'Direct Mail'.

By Michael Lundberg 3 days ago

Innovation Prize for Africa winners: (L-R): Dr Imogen Wright, Dr Eddy Agbo, Dr Achidi Valentin Agon.
Innovation Prize for Africa winners

This year's winners of the Innovation Prize for Africa offer innovative responses to address malaria and HIV/AIDS, two of Africa's greatest disease burdens, showcasing African ingenuity at the same time.

3 days ago

YallaRead
Share books for free with Tunisian startup YallaRead

Launched in May, Tunisian startup YallaRead has gained quick traction by allowing users to share books for free. The idea behind YallaRead is simple. It is a book-sharing online platform that allows users to exchange books with other users for a limited period of time.

By Tom Jackson 23 Jun 2016

African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission established
African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission established

The African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) will be responsible for the promotion of the rapid development of the African audiovisual and cinema industry. The Ministers of Culture, Youth and Sports of African Union Member States have established the long awaited African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission as a specialised agency of the African Union.

23 Jun 2016

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 178: Short course - Building and maintaining a sustainable business
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 178: Short course - Building and maintaining a sustainable business

On Thursday, 23 June 2016, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizwazza) looked at 21C business solutions, a training and education company who will be piloting an eight week short course at Vega School in Cape Town from 2 July to 20 August 2016.

23 Jun 2016

Orange buys Airtel in Burkina Faso
Orange buys Airtel in Burkina Faso

Orange announced today, 23 June 2016, that, together with its subsidiary Orange Côte d'Ivoire, it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the mobile operator Airtel in Burkina Faso.

23 Jun 2016

Extreme innovation meets behavioural economics
Extreme innovation meets behavioural economics

If the best innovation is designed to meet real needs, nowhere are the opportunities more pressing than in humanitarian aid. Here's how the type and amplitude of innovation can have implications well beyond philanthropy.

By Leslie Pascaud 23 Jun 2016