Facebook cements investment in Nigeria
Facebook cements investment in Nigeria

Facebook announced a new nationwide initiative in Nigeria to further cement its commitment and investment in the country, and across the continent. Incorporating a series of high profile partnerships, training programmes and a physical space that will serve as a centre for learning and skills development.

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Zanzibar's famous Stone Town. © mirco1 via
Focus on Africa's film industry grows

DISCOP Zanzibar will take place alongside the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) that will run from the 7-15 July 2018, for its 21st edition. The inaugural DISCOP Zanzibar event will run from 11-13 July at the Verde Hotel outside Stone Town, Zanzibar.

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#NEWSWATCH: Singing and dancing on the streets of Zimbabwe and on social media
#NEWSWATCH: Singing and dancing on the streets of Zimbabwe and on social media

Harare became one big street party as the resignation of President Robert Mugabe was announced yesterday. Much of the party was streamed live to the Zimbabwean diaspora via social media.

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(From Left to Right) - Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO Group and Abdelaziz Bougja, Chairman of World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa during the signing ceremony of the agreement under which APO Group becomes the main Official Sponsor of Rugby Africa, at Royal Garden Hotel on November 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for APO Group).
APO partners with Rugby Africa

APO Group and Africa's rugby governing body, Rugby Africa, sign a ground-breaking strategic partnership to develop the sport across Africa.

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MEST expands in key African markets
MEST expands in key African markets

NAIROBI, Kenya - Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, and incubator Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), intends increasing its expansion on the African continent and launching more incubators in key African markets later in 2017.

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Arsenal welcomes WorldRemit as official online money transfer partner
Arsenal welcomes WorldRemit as official online money transfer partner

Leading digital money transfer company WorldRemit and Arsenal partner to use the power of football to find a better way to connect communities.

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Journalists honoured for courageous reporting

NEW YORK, US: Journalists from Cameroon, Mexico, Thailand, and Yemen were honoured last week at the Committee to Protect Journalists' 27th annual International Press Freedom Awards for courageous work amid risks such as imprisonment, threats, and exile.

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Media scholarships for women available in Africa
Media scholarships for women available in Africa

Aspiring media managers from Angola, Botswana, the DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe can apply for a scholarship.

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Meet Africa's startup stars
Meet Africa's startup stars

MAPUTO, Mozambique - The most promising startups in Africa will be pitching to investors at Seedstars Africa, 12 - 14 December 2017, in Maputo, Mozambique, in a showcase hosted by Seedstars World.

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Winner of AIM film competition
Winner of AIM film competition

The Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival 2017 winner of its annual short film competition, is Dem Dem! from Senegal, directed by Pape Bouname Lopy, Marc Recchia and Christophe Rolin.

17 Nov 2017

Leles African Cuisine taps into virtual restaurant trend
Leles African Cuisine taps into virtual restaurant trend

The food industry is changing, with some restaurant owners forgoing physical retail spaces and instead opting to trade solely online. The business model of these 'virtual restaurants' often means reduced overheads and therefore increased chances of success.

17 Nov 2017

Dramatic rise of African consumer power driving development
Dramatic rise of African consumer power driving development

Infrastructure investments are transforming and accelerating economic and social opportunities for millions of people across Africa, driven by the dramatic rise in African consumer power, especially within the continent's largest and most networked cities. Infrastructure lights up homes, spreads information, speeds up travel, and facilitates trade.

17 Nov 2017

Zim news app sees spike in traffic
Zim news app sees spike in traffic

Zimbabwe's #datafree Zim News app spikes to more than 3 million daily page views as citizens seek information on crisis.

17 Nov 2017