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Action needed to avert Africa foreign debt crisis - report

Africa's external debt, about one-third of gross national income, is higher than the average for all African countries and exceeds the value of the country's exports, according to the 2016 UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) Africa economic development report.

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Social entrepreneurship key to maternal and child health in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya - The Healthymagination Mother and Child Programme, launched in March 2016 by GE and Santa Clara University's Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship to address maternal and child mortality - by supporting African social entrepreneurs operating in the health sector - has taken the first big step toward achieving its objective: selecting the first group of social enterprises that will receive training and mentoring.

13 hours ago

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New documentary seeks to stop spread of HIV

A new documentary has been launched at the International AIDS conference to support treatment expansion and stop the spread of HIV.

16 hours ago

Brands and influencers - the struggle is real
Brands and influencers - the struggle is real

Brands in South Africa are slowly but surely starting to understand the influencer landscape. They are largely dependent on their public relations teams to educate them on this matter. But if the PR teams themselves don't understand it, there is a problem.

By Anne Dolinschek 18 hours ago

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New innovation centre spearheads L'Oréal research for African continent

L'Oréal has inaugurated its new research and innovation centre to study African hair and skin specificities, as well as the beauty routines and expectations of sub-Saharan consumers.

19 hours ago

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Southern Africa is experiencing the worst El Niño-induced drought in 35 years

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar - Winding up a nine-day visit to the UK, Malawi and Madagascar, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha Kang called for urgent action by governments and donors to assist millions of people affected by severe drought in the southern Africa region.

20 hours ago

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FMCG sector in sub-Saharan Africa is set to boom

Sub-Saharan Africa is developing fast, with infrastructure roll-out across the region, unprecedented urbanisation and a fast-growing middle class.These developments set the scene for huge FMCG sector growth in the short to medium term, says Adam Molai, southern African FMCG entrepreneur, who is positioning his business holdings to capitalise on the coming boom.

3 days ago

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Aquila's first flight: A big milestone toward connecting billions of people

Facebook is accelerating its efforts to bring internet connectivity to the four billion people around the world who are not yet online, with the goal of contributing to prosperity, progress and development around the globe. The company's Connectivity Lab has reached a major milestone in this ambition with the first full-scale test flight of Aquila, an unmanned solar-powered airplane that can be used to bring affordable internet to hundreds of millions of people in the hardest-to-reach places.

3 days ago

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The rise of Afrilennials and how to communicate with them

The topic of Millennials is widely discussed and one that centres on understanding those 18-34 year olds and their needs, how they take in information, how they communicate and where exactly they are communicating.

By Nandi Zambodla 3 days ago

Fix, don't fight ad blocking crisis, says new report
Fix, don't fight ad blocking crisis, says new report

Fighting the ad blocking companies and consumers is like blaming the messenger writes John Wilpers, editor of FIPP's Innovation in Magazine Media 2016-2017 World Report. Publishers should fix their user experience to stop abusing readers with ads that slow browsers, assault readers' eyes and ears, secretly harvest personal data, and dump malware on their computers.

3 days ago

South Sudan arrests Juba Monitor editor
South Sudan arrests Juba Monitor editor

Authorities in South Sudan should immediately and unconditionally release South Sudanese journalist Alfred Taban, the Committee to Protect Journalists said this week. Taban, editor-in-chief of the independent English-language daily Juba Monitor, has been held without charge since July 16, according to colleagues and media reports.

3 days ago

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 182: AR and VR & Native VML and Y&R SA partnership
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 182: AR and VR & Native VML and Y&R SA partnership

On Thursday, 21 July 2016, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizwazza) took a closer look at VR, AR, ARG, Pokemon Go, gamification and the Pick n Pay Super Animals app, with Sea Monster Entertainment, an animation, gaming and augmented reality business.

21 Jul 2016

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Cape Town International Airport scoops Routes Africa Marketing Award

Routes 2016 Marketing Awards has announced Cape Town International Airport in South Africa as the overall winner of the Routes Africa edition of the awards for its network development initiatives in the Western Cape.

21 Jul 2016