Sub-Saharan middle class: R1.3tn per month and growing
Sub-Saharan middle class: R1.3tn per month and growing

Groundbreaking study on the world's fastest-growing middle class

Issued by Ipsos 22 hours ago

Orange launches in Liberia.
Orange becomes market leader in Liberia after acquisition

MONROVIA, Liberia - Orange launches its brand in Liberia and continues to build on its strong presence in West Africa. And with over 1.6 million customers at the end of February 2017, Orange Liberia is now the leading mobile operator in Liberia in terms of customers...

1 day ago

First place winner 2016, Angel Adelaja of Fresh Direct NG.
Support launched for female African entrepreneurs

LAGOS, Nigeria - Applications have opened for the She Leads Africa 2017 Accelerator, a three-month program designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria's brightest female entrepreneurs.

19 May 2017

Shifting prospects illuminated in Nielsen's fourth Africa Prospects Indicator
Shifting prospects illuminated in Nielsen's fourth Africa Prospects Indicator

If 2016 proved to be the year of change due to the volatile nature of Africa's variable markets, then 2017 will be the year for a reshuffling of opportunities and focus. This insight stems from the latest Nielsen Africa Prospects Indicator (APi) report which delivers proprietary data, trending the country-level prospects of pan-African countries based on Macro, Business, Consumer and Retail dynamics. The latest results reveal seven of the eight markets have changed rankings with Kenya now in first place and Cote d'Ivoire second while Tanzania remains steadfast in third position. Nigeria's overall deterioration in prospects has seen it experience a significant drop.

Issued by Nielsen 18 May 2017

Cobus van Zyl, COO (right) and Rashid Tenga, CEO, of Aggrey & Clifford.
East Africa agency named as one of world's best

Tanzanian-based agency, Aggrey & Clifford, has been recognised as one of the world's leading independent agencies in an accolade bestowed by Campaign magazine in London, in association with thenetworkone.

17 May 2017

Côte d'Ivoire's new media bill criminalises press offences
Côte d'Ivoire's new media bill criminalises press offences

On May 5, 2017, authorities in Cote d'Ivoire introduced to the country's parliament a new media bill containing provisions that criminalise press offences. The introduction of the bill occasioned spontaneous protests and condemnation by the media and press freedom community in the country.

16 May 2017