African countries from South Africa to Ethiopia to Nigeria are pinning some of their hope for economic growth and job creation on industrialisation. With its young population, dynamic growth and rapidly improving infrastructure, sub-Saharan Africa has the potential to become a manufacturing powerhouse in the years to come.
Matthew Kibby 17 hours ago
Airbnb has released 21 new accessibility filters to aid disabled guests in find accessible travel accommodation. Previously, guests on Airbnb were only able to search for ''wheelchair accessible' listings, which did not always meet travellers' individual needs. The filters now allow guests to find listings with specific features including step-free entry rooms and more.
18 hours ago
The deadline has been extended for international festival of craft awards, Ciclope Africa, held in Africa for the first time ever. The Zeitz MOCCA Museum of Contemporary Art in Cape Town, South Africa, will be the venue on 10 April 2018 to showcase Africa's production talent.
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LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's mobile trends are highlighted in a report by Jumia Nigeria on key industry patterns, ahead of the start of Mobile Week. Smartphone use is up, driven by more Nigerians accessing social media sites; as well as the availability of cheaper smartphone brands from Asia.
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Private media outlets in Cameroon are defying a ban on political programs imposed by the country's National Communication Council. The council had ordered the ban, insisting political debates may cause conflict ahead of senatorial elections on March 25.
16 Mar 2018
The proliferation of e-commerce essentially means that retailers are now more than ever competing in a global marketplace. In South Africa, online may account for less than 2% of total retail sales, but online spend has been predicted to top R53 billion this year.
Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Mar 2018
Nielsen 15 Mar 2018
Midem, home to the global music community, has announced the launch of its High-Potential Markets Programme, including an Africa Forum with the Trace channel, to support the African music industry.
15 Mar 2018
UN experts have condemned the decision to seek the death sentence against Egyptian photojournalist Abou Zeid, who was arrested in August 2013 while covering clashes between Egyptian security forces and supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
15 Mar 2018