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Africa at risk from cyber-attacks

Check Point Research shows corporate-targeting malware families continue to grow, while African countries demonstrate volatility in threat rankings. Threat research for May 2016 also found that banking or financial malware families are both increasing.

10 hours ago

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Nigeria takes lead with online shopping via mobile devices

Nigerian consumers are increasingly comfortable with online shopping - both from local retailers and foreign online stores - and are some of the world's most prolific users of mobile devices to do this shopping.

11 hours ago

MTN Nigeria wins 2.6 GHz auction
MTN Nigeria wins 2.6 GHz auction

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has declared MTN as winner of its latest auction for a 10-year frequency spectrum licence for the 2.6GHz band, which guarantees superior performance for wireless networks, especially 4G LTE services.

11 hours ago

Smart cities for Africa
Smart cities for Africa

The convergence of infrastructure, analytics and communications to enable smart city development has no greater potential than in Africa, where a focus on resource efficiency and productivity will guide the continent's current and future growth.

By Webb Meko 1 day ago

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Intra-African broadband terrestrial infrastructure

The African Union Commission (AUC), through the Infrastructure and Energy Department, in collaboration with the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology of Kenya, has launched the Kenya Internet Exchange Point of Presence in Mombasa.

2 days ago

Humanitarian media journal for Africa
Humanitarian media journal for Africa

Perspective Publications, a South African company, has launched the first in a global series of quarterly journals covering humanitarian-related news on issues impacting the continent of Africa.

2 days ago

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Six lessons in storytelling

Storytelling as an art form is ancient, part of what makes us human. As the world shifts to all things digital, our storytelling has adapted, but remains an effective tool for marketing and building brands. For tourism professionals, storytelling can be incorporated all the time as a means of reaching visitors and potential visitors. Here are some pointers for creating productive narratives:

By Nicole Biondi 3 days ago

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Content strategy for the future

Melissa Attree, director of content strategy at Ogilvy & Mather SA, recently took time out of her busy schedule to host an informal training session with Bizcommunity's content team on content strategy for the future.

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

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Green shoe brand helps Ethiopia walk tall

Brightly coloured shoes, boots and sandals, handmade in Ethiopia, nestle in tyres and wooden pallets hung with ropes on the white walls of this former butcher's shop in GrĂ cia, a fashionably bohemian district of Barcelona, Spain.

By Megan Rowling 3 days ago

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Ecobank launches new consumer campaign

The Ecobank Group has launched a new fully integrated consumer advertising campaign, 'Move On Up', centred on the bank's drive to ensure that consumers have world-class accessible and convenient digital banking solutions across Africa.

3 days ago

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Uganda must investigate human rights violations

The Uganda Police Force (UPF) should promptly, thoroughly, and transparently investigate a series of attacks on Ugandan non-governmental organisations, the media and human rights defenders, and hold suspects accountable, 31 Ugandan and international human rights groups said in a letter to the police inspector general.

3 days ago

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Over 350 African startups apply to move to Korea

Startups from 26 African countries applied to scale their startups to South Korea under the K-Startup Grand Challenge, which aims to attract foreign entrepreneurs to Korea and transform the country into an entrepreneurial hub.

By Gabriella Mulligan 3 days ago

Harmonising media research across Africa
Harmonising media research across Africa

Increasing the trade that takes place between African countries plays an important part in furthering Africa's economic growth. PAMRO (the Pan African Media Research Organisation) believes that it is able to contribute meaningfully to the stimulation of greater trade between African countries, by working towards the harmonisation of media research across Africa.

By Oresti Patricios 27 Jun 2016