Africa 'Polio Free' campaign gains momentum
Africa 'Polio Free' campaign gains momentum

MSD, known as Merck & Co in the United States and Canada, has added its voice to the World Health Organization (WHO) campaign to promote the use of vaccines against some of the world's deadliest diseases, and for countries to strengthen immunisation services and systems. World Immunization Week, a global awareness campaign launched by WHO in 2012 and commemorated in the last week of April, aims to promote the use of vaccines to help protect people of all ages against disease.

2 days ago

Love in a time of war in the DRC
Love in a time of war in the DRC

Wits Theatre and the Wits School of Arts Theatre and Performance Studies are presenting the Pulitzer award-winning play Ruined written by Lynn Nottage and directed Megan Willson, about the civil war in the DRC.

2 days ago

MTN Foundation donates sh109m free medical service
MTN Foundation donates sh109m free medical service

MTN, through its social responsibility vehicle called 'MTN Foundation' has donated sh109 million to boost a Rotary health project designed to avail free medical treatment to needy communities. The project dubbed the 'Rotary Family Health Days' (RFHDs), was launched yesterday in partnership with Rotary Uganda, Centenary Bank and the Ministry of Health.

2 days ago

What makes great advertising?
What makes great advertising?

What makes advertising stand out amid the clutter of all the different channels and devices on offer to consumers today? It isn't just one thing, but a medley of virtues that have authenticity at the top of the list.

By Louise Marsland 2 days ago

One Show's Creative Week schedule released
One Show's Creative Week schedule released

The One Club has released the Creative Week schedule, taking place from 9-13 May 2016 in New York, and Ellie Kemper and Michael Ian Black will host The One Show. Creative Week partners include Pandora, Pinterest and American Printing Co.

2 days ago

The Guardian Nigeria launches online TV platform
The Guardian Nigeria launches online TV platform

Nigeria's The Guardian newspaper, launched its online TV platform, Guardian TV this week. Guardian TV will provide exclusive video interviews, as well as up-to-the-minute videos from across the world, and will be available on virtually any device that has an internet connection, including personal computers, tablets, smartphones, and Smart TVs.

3 days ago

Multi-million grant for research training for African scientists
Multi-million grant for research training for African scientists

Professor Sharon Fonn of the Wits School of Public Health, together with Professor Alex Ezeh, executive director for the African Population and Health Research Center in Kenya, have received over R100 million to produce postgraduates and support universities to lead world-class multidisciplinary research in public health.

3 days ago

New CNN Africa commercial head
New CNN Africa commercial head

Cathy Ibal has joined CNN International Commercial's executive team and taken on a wider remit, adding CNN's advertising sales across Middle East and Africa to her existing responsibilities in Southern/Central/Eastern Europe, Turkey and CIS.

3 days ago

AFRIMA pays tribute to Papa Wemba
AFRIMA pays tribute to Papa Wemba

The international committee of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) in partnership with the African Union Commission (AU) mourn the death of musician Papa Wemba (real name Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba).

3 days ago

Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 & Q4 2015 - Millward Brown
Millward Brown announces South Africa's Top 10 Best Liked Ads for Q3 & Q4 2015

Millward Brown's Best Liked Ads list celebrates South Africa's favourite TV commercials.

Issued by Millward Brown 3 days ago

Africa: the last big consumer story?
Africa: the last big consumer story?

Emerging markets around the world, including Africa, have seen an enormous amount of volatility over the past year, yet investment themes and opportunities do exist. Africa in particular presents growing opportunities for investors, and the continent should not be treated as being one homogeneous market.

26 Apr 2016

The state of media freedom in Africa
The state of media freedom in Africa

Over 40 journalists and media experts have assessed the state of media freedom and expression, access to information and media pluralism and diversity in sub-Saharan Africa - providing all articles for publication to all media at no charge on World Press Freedom Day.

26 Apr 2016

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Gannett bids for Tribune Publishing newspaper rival

WASHINGTON - Gannett on Monday announced a bid for Tribune Publishing for $815 million, in a deal that would consolidate the owner of USA Today with the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.

26 Apr 2016