Digital transformation in East Africa
Digital transformation in East Africa

Digital Transformation is both the challenge and opportunity of our generation. The rise of computers is creating the most seismic shift in society since the Industrial Revolution over a century ago. Data is increasingly the currency by which future success - and the decisions to reach that success - is funded.

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USAID announces $127 million drought aid to Southern Africa

WASHINGTON D.C., USA - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced $127 million in additional humanitarian and recovery assistance to people affected by severe drought in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Madagascar, Lesotho, and Swaziland.

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[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 183: Evolution of CEM and the CEM Africa Summit
[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 183: Evolution of CEM and the CEM Africa Summit

On Thursday, 28 July 2016, Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding (@bizwazza) took a closer look at customer experience management and the annual CEM Africa Summit taking place on 17 and 18 August in Cape Town.

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Global Media Summit for Cape Town in November
Global Media Summit for Cape Town in November

The International News Media Association (INMA) has unveiled plans for a Global Media Summit 14 - 15 November 2016, in Cape Town, featuring a high-impact programme of top media executives from around the world.

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Cigarettes and smuggling claims: turning around negative perceptions
Cigarettes and smuggling claims: turning around negative perceptions

In a no-smoking era, promoting a cigarette manufacturer is not an easy task at the best of times. But when the client is engaged in a market showdown with a global monopoly and finds itself the victim of a smear campaign on top of it, turning around perceptions can be a challenge.

By Dharmesh Nagar 4 hours ago

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Ad networks vs Ad exchanges - what's the difference?

The current online advertising environment can be confusing and seemingly fragmented with native advertising, premium display advertising and now programmatic advertising being thrown in the mix. Added to this potentially confusing selection of media available are ad networks and ad exchanges - elements that can confuse even the most seasoned media buyer. This article intends to simplify the difference between the two.

By Paula Raubenheimer 1 day ago

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Sub-Saharan Africa remains one of fastest growing regions in the world

Africa stays the course despite a relative slowdown, according to EY's '2016 Africa attractiveness program, Staying the course', and Sub-Saharan Africa remains one of the fastest growing regions in the world. This is reflected in the foreign direct investment (FDI) levels in 2015, where FDI project numbers increased by 7%.

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Emergency food aid for drought-ravaged Malawi

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun a new round of life-saving relief operations in Malawi where as many as 6.5 million people - nearly 40% of the population - may require emergency assistance in coming months. This is set to become the largest ever emergency food relief operation in the country's history.

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Reducing the mobile gender gap in Africa by 2020

Dar es Saalam, Tanzania - At Mobile 360 Africa, GSMA announced a further nine signatories to the Connected Women Commitment Initiative, which focuses on reducing the gender gap in mobile internet and mobile money services.

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Savanna Tobacco acquires Remington Gold

Fast-growing Zimbabwean tobacco firm Savanna Tobacco has acquired the Remington Gold brand from local manufacturer Cut Rag Processors.

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Going viral: a digital marketing myth
Going viral: a digital marketing myth

One of the biggest myths in digital marketing today is the belief that you can purposefully create content with the intention of it going viral. The truth is there is no method, formula or recipe to create viral content.

By Michelle Jones 1 day ago

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Global body urges Africa to increase spectrum offering

The rapid uptake of digital services across the continent requires that the region's governments urgently release more spectrum for mobile broadband services.

By Thabiso Mochiko 1 day ago

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Explosion in smartphone video in Africa predicted

As the cost of smartphones and mobile data decreases and free Wi-Fi becomes more commonplace, watching video content on mobile devices is finally becoming more affordable for most Africans, and Tuluntulu says the stage is set for Africa's mobile video to finally take off.

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