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

Social marketing
Social marketing

It is a type of internet marketing that uses various social media networks so that it can archive branding goals and marketing connection. It involves social sharing of videos, content and images for the purpose of marketing.

By Eric Kyalo 5 Feb 2016 08:28

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 161: A look at BizTrends 2016
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 161: A look at BizTrends 2016

On Thursday, 4 February 2016, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizwazza) focused on the recently launched, highly anticipated annual Bizcommunity.com, BizTrends 2016.

4 Feb 2016 14:26

#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

Joint AAXO/SAACI conference scheduled for June in Bloemfontein
Joint AAXO/SAACI conference scheduled for June in Bloemfontein

The Association of African Exhibition Organisers' (AAXO) 2016 Conference has been arranged to coincide with two other significant industry events, the 30th SAACI Congress and the first UFI 'Global Exhibitions Day'in June 2016 in Mangaung, Bloemfontein.

4 Feb 2016 09:12

eCommerce Africa Confex returns in February to Cape Town
eCommerce Africa Confex returns in February to Cape Town

The second eCommerce Africa Confex takes place 17 - 18 February 2016 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. With eCommerce forecasted to grow by 40% annually, the two-day conference is designed to introduce the latest trends, technologies and industry developments and to facilitate networking, education and inspiration for ecommerce leaders and peers.

4 Feb 2016 08:55

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 161: Biz Takeouts is back with BizTrends 2016
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 161: Biz Takeouts is back with BizTrends 2016

On the first episode of Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show of the year on Thursday, 4 February 2016, from 9-10am, show host Warren Harding looks at the trends and opportunities affecting you in 2016. We focus on the highly anticipated annual Bizcommunity.com's BizTrends 2016.

3 Feb 2016 10:53

Malawi's Star Radio rebrands to Timveni Radio
Malawi's Star Radio rebrands to Timveni Radio

One of Malawi private radio stations, Star Radio has re-branded to Timveni Radio following the purchase of the financially struggling radio station by Timveni Child and Media Organizations.

By Chancy Namadzunda 3 Feb 2016 10:49

Six tools for generating perfectly sized images for social media
Six tools for generating perfectly sized images for social media

In today's social media world, you cannot do without pictures. This is because images add beauty to the layout of your webpage and can attract friends and followers. It is, therefore, essential to upload the correct picture sizes for your different accounts. As a matter of fact, using overlapping images does not make you appear professional.

By Adeniyi Ogunfowoke 1 Feb 2016 08:53