Media rights for sub-Saharan Africa awarded by FIFA
Media rights for sub-Saharan Africa awarded by FIFA

ZURICH, Switzerland - FIFA has granted media rights to five major broadcasting entities in the sub-Saharan Africa region for all 2017-2018 FIFA events, after an open tender process for 42 territories*, launched on 21 October 2016. This includes the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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Diversity dialogue with FCB Global CEO Carter Murray

FCB's leaders from across the globe were recently in Cape Town for their Global Leadership Conference, held at the Belmond Mount Nelson at the end of February. Key among these was FCB Global CEO Carter Murray.

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Lagos is Africa's most valuable startup ecosystem
Lagos is Africa's most valuable startup ecosystem

Lagos has the most valuable startup ecosystem in Africa, with the local entrepreneurship scene worth US$2 billion, according to a new report.

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(L-R): Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz, Medical Director, Department of Applied Tumor Biology, Institute of Pathology,Heidelberg University Hospital; Elkanah Omenge Orang'o of Moi University, Nairobi; and Hermann Bussmann, Research Associate, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
How design thinking can save lives

NAIROBI, Kenya – Design thinking and technology were applied to solve one of Africa's most pressing medical problems. In no other sector does technology hold such potential to save and improve the lives of African citizens than healthcare.

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Demand for executive hotel managers in Africa

The significant rise in the African middle class across the continent is giving more exposure to the hotel industry and creating rising demand for employment in the sector.

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Business Traveler magazine awards SAA
Business Traveler magazine awards SAA

Business Traveler magazine in the United States has awarded South African Airways (SAA), two prestigious awards. For the tenth consecutive year, the airline has been voted by readers to be the Best Airline in Africa and has received top honours for the Best Business Class to Africa.

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#In2SummitSA: The African era of communications

The Holmes Report's 2017 In2 Innovation Summit took place at The Maslow in Sandton on 29 March. Opening the event, Tim Sutton, chairman, EMEA and Asia-Pacific at Weber Shandwick, facilitated a panel discussion on ‘The African Era'.

By Jessica Tennant 23 hours ago

Life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'
Life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'

The English-speaking regions of Cameroon have been facing a government-ordered internet shutdown since 17 January. This shutdown was imposed in the wake of ongoing strikes, violence and protests against the continued marginalisation of English-speakers.

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Through the looking glass: Consumers on Instagram

The first digital photograph dates back to 1957. Today, more pictures are taken every two minutes than throughout the whole of the 1800s. And the vast majority of those are by people recording their lives and experiences, not brands or organisations.

By Izzy Pugh 1 day ago

Professor Mark Graham, 4th UNI Africa Conference in Dakar, Senegal. Credit: UNI Africa.
Africa's digital workers challenged by ‘Gig Economy'

DAKAR, Senegal – The Gig Economy presents challenges for digital workers, particularly those from developing regions such as Africa.

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Overcoming fake news with credible news brands
Overcoming fake news with credible news brands

Fake news is a big issue for news brands, whose credibility matters more than ever before. It is time to sort the wheat from the chaff before the trustworthiness of the media industry as a whole is brought into question.

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10 ways publishers can increase and sustain website visitors

After almost a decade in the marketing and publishing industry, Greg Mason shares the common mistakes publishers make and how they can sustainably grow their audience...

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New York's Africa Center gets fundraising push

LAGOS, Nigeria – Fundraising efforts have been launched for The Africa Center in New York City, a non-profit, multidisciplinary institution that provides a gateway for engagement with contemporary Africa, and a platform for the most compelling content from the continent.

24 Mar 2017