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Famine declared in South Sudan

Five million people are at risk of famine in South Sudan and humanitarian aid is urgently needed for food, agriculture and nutrition. A formal famine declaration means that people have already begun dying of hunger.

By Louise Marsland 19 hours ago

KFC Africa account goes to O&M
KFC Africa account goes to O&M

KFC's New Africa Markets account has been awarded to Ogilvy Cape Town. KFC has extensive expansion plans for Africa.

19 hours ago

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Global online shopping made easier in Africa

DHL Express has launched On Demand Delivery service in Sub Saharan Africa, making online shopping easier in Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Mauritius and Tanzania. It plans to add more countries in Sub-Saharan Africa throughout 2017.

20 hours ago

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Significant growth in money transfers to Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – A new record number of unique transactions were recorded in December 2016 in digital money transfers in Tanzania, according to WorldRemit. This is a 150% year on year growth, driven by the rapid expansion of mobile money accounts.

20 hours ago

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African startup using AI to produce news stories

Tech startup, Controvert Media has implemented the use of artificial intelligence robots to automatically write and post news articles on the internet.

1 day ago

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5G optimisation technologies - an emerging priority for service providers

Service providers need to pull out all the stops to ensure the game-changing impact of 5G is optimised. According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, there will be 550 million 5G connections by 2022. There will also be 29 billion connected devices in use – 18 billion associated with the Internet of Things (IoT).

1 day ago

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Zuckerberg envisions Facebook as a 'global community'

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday offered a vision for the social network as a force in building a "global community", as more people become disillusioned with troubled political institutions.

1 day ago

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New brand force in Africa hospitality and marketing

Main rivals Savanna Sunrise and HotelOga have signed an agreement to merge, creating an African giant in hospitality marketing technology.

1 day ago

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New insurance brand launched in Botswana

The Southern African operation of Zurich Insurance, which used to be listed on the JSE, rebranded itself Bryte Insurance on Thursday. Its Swiss parent recently sold the company to Canada-based Fairfax Financial Holdings.

By Hanna Ziady 1 day ago

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Drought pushing food prices up sharply in East Africa

Drought throughout East Africa has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a heavy burden to households and special risks for pastoralists in the region.

1 day ago

Muslims in Seychelles - A Historical Appraisal of their Legacy
Muslims in Seychelles - A Historical Appraisal of their Legacy

Muslims in Seychelles is a fascinating account of the history of Seychelles, taking the reader back in time when the Arabs and pirates used to frequent the islands, the French established a settlement, the British annexed the islands, the road to independence, the period during independence, the coup d'état, introduction of a one-party state and re-introduction of a multi-party democracy.

Issued by Regent Business School 2 days ago

Last call for entries: the second edition of the African Excellence Awards
Last call for entries: the second edition of the African Excellence Awards

The second round of the pan-African competition in PR and HR is open for submissions until 22 February 2017.

Issued by African Excellence Awards 2 days ago

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Top tips for face-to-face selling

It is common for salespeople to seek a path that offers least resistance. For example, a salesperson may prefer sending an email or making a quick phone call rather than meeting up with the customer. What the majority of salespeople don't know is that customers ignore emails and calls, which means selling products and services becomes more difficult.

By Jared Koning 2 days ago