Ericsson, Grundfos launch drinking water 'ATMs'
Ericsson, Grundfos launch drinking water 'ATMs'

Scandinavian company, Grundfos, have come with a solution that will improve access and payments for drinking water. The collaboration ensures easy connection of mobile wallet providers and water service providers, to simplify access for the end consumer.

2 days ago

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, Janet Museveni and Sicily Kariuki of Kenya.
Kenya's 'Making Every Woman and Girl Count' campaign

Kenya's government has pledged to support the newly established public-private partnership to support UN Women's 'Making Every Woman and Girl Count' campaign.

2 days ago

H.R.H Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and Professor Anna Tibaijuka.
Tanzanian Professor wins sustainable development award

Former executive director of the United Nations Human Settlement Programme, UN HABITAT, Professor Anna Tibaijuka, has been awarded the 'His Royal Highness H.R.H Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Award for Sustainable Development', becoming the first woman to receive the award now in its third anniversary.

2 days ago

Support entrepreneurs to create digital disruption
Support entrepreneurs to create digital disruption

A new EY report calls for G20 leaders to better support young entrepreneurs through policies that ensure digital disruption enables rather than hinders their business development plans.

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[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 190: Mike Wronski on the top five social media platforms in SA
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 190: Mike Wronski on the top five social media platforms in SA

On Thursday, 22 September 2016, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizwazza) chatted to Mike Wronski (@mikewronski), director of Digital Flow, straight from presenting some of his research findings at the Social Medial Landscape Briefing 2016 in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

3 days ago

African Media Agency launches US-Africa business distribution
African Media Agency launches US-Africa business distribution

On the occasion of the second US-Africa Business Forum, the African Media agency (AMA) announced the launch of a new press release distribution channel that will enable African companies and governments to efficiently and effectively communicate with the media in the United States, while giving American reporters access to the most influential media on the continent.

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Ericsson partners with Google to produce electronic pay TV
Ericsson partners with Google to produce electronic pay TV

Ericsson's MediaFirst TV Platform will integrate with Google's Android TV to expand the range of set-top box options available for Pay TV operators. Operators will get access to the Android TV ecosystem, opening up a range of functionality benefits and new revenue opportunities; and consumers get one-stop-shop for Pay TV and OTT content, and a more seamless and integrated experience.

3 days ago

Paul Muhato, Managing Director of Engen in Tanzania shakes hands with the Prime Minister of Tanzania.
Engen Tanzania pledges support for disaster recovery

Following on the devastation caused by an earthquake in Tanzania on 10 September 2016, Engen has pledged Tshs.10 Million in a show of support. The donation was made in response to a call for help from government for funds to drive a disaster recovery project.

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Agribusiness congress comes to Kampala

Preparations are underway for the fourth Agribusiness Congress East Africa conference that is taking place in Kampala from 29-30 November 2016. It is the first time that the event is taking place in Uganda.

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India, Africa rekindle trade ties

Until she travelled abroad when she started college, Zara Mwanzia had thought that chapati - the delicious bread she ate while growing up, which most Kenyans still eat - was a local delicacy. "I was surprised to find out that chapati actually originated from India," she said.

By Pavithra Rao and Franck Kuwonu 3 days ago

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New UK visa application centre for Mombasa

NAIROBI, Kenya - UK Visas and Immigration's global commercial partner for UK visa services, TLScontact, will open a Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Mombasa. This is a new centre, in addition to the TLScontact VAC already operating in Nairobi, and its launch will extend the range of services the UK offers to customers across Kenya, including increased access to premium and priority products.

3 days ago

What the loss of Falcon 9 and Amos-6 means for African connectivity
What the loss of Falcon 9 and Amos-6 means for African connectivity

On 1 September 2016, international space exploration company SpaceX suffered a failure during the static test fire of the Falcon 9 rocket. Designed to transport satellites, Falcon 9 was scheduled to haul the Amos-6 satellite into geostationary orbit. The rocket suffered an unspecified failure in the second stage's LOX tank during the test, and both rocket and satellite were destroyed.

By Dr Dawie de Wet 21 Sep 2016

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 190: The Marketing Mix Social Media Landscape Briefing findings
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 190: The Marketing Mix Social Media Landscape Briefing findings

On the next Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 22 September 2016, from 9-10am, show host Warren Harding chats to Mike Wronski (@mikewronski), director of Digital Flow.

21 Sep 2016