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.

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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 1 day 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.

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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 2 days ago

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.

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[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.

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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.

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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.

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How to market in Africa

With scores of SA businesses and multinationals looking to expand across Africa, SA-based marketing agencies are positioning themselves to pitch their clients to a vast African audience. But they need to be aware of unique African approaches to business, says pan-African marketing agency, Media Revolution.

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Energy investors merge to create pan-Africa power group
Energy investors merge to create pan-Africa power group

Two major investors in African power projects announced on Wednesday, 22 June 2016, a joint venture that they said would help boost electricity output across the continent.

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Michael Armstrong
Africa's productivity growth rate falls

Africa's average rate of productivity growth falls to 1.7%. Strong GDP growth in Africa has masked disappointing productivity, according to ICAEW's latest Economic Insight: Africa Q2 report.

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[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 178: "Build your Business" training and leadership development course
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 178: "Build your Business" training and leadership development course

On the next Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 23 June 2016, from 9-10am, show host Warren Harding takes a look at MI-Ashanti International (Pty) Ltd, a 21C business solutions, 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.

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The power shift of sales
The power shift of sales

While the marketing role has shifted and changed dramatically, it is the sales role that is most underestimated. It has had to evolve dramatically as a result of the connected world we live in, and adapt to the new customer that this has bred.

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