#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges
#AfricaMonth: Beware - Africa's brand growth comes with counterfeiting challenges

Africa Day is celebrated on 25 May 2018 and marks the formation of the African Union. Africa has seen a vast increase in investment and growth over the past 50 plus years and many companies have already mobilised to capture this emerging demand.

By Vanessa Ferguson 25 minutes ago

#AfricaMonth: Will you be part of the quarter-of-a-billion-hustle?
#AfricaMonth: Will you be part of the quarter-of-a-billion-hustle?

On a recent visit to Uganda, I was stuck in the customary two hours' worth of deadlock traffic on the way from the airport to the hotel. With time to kill I looked on in amazement as the local hawkers used the traffic jam as an opportunity to sell their wares to a captive (captured?) audience. On offer was everything you can imagine and a number of things you can't, like a man selling a fish tank, complete with fish swimming around, plants, and a functioning pump.

By Cobus van Zyl 15 hours ago

Barbara Kaija, group editor-in-chief of New Vision Press and Publishing Company and Noura al Hourani, lead Arabic editor at Syria Direct.
Wan-Ifra reveals 2018 Laureates of Women in News Editorial Leadership Award

Wan-Ifra has announced the 2018 Laureates of the Women in News Editorial Leadership Award.

16 hours ago

Africa's top 50 innovators announced
Africa's top 50 innovators announced

KIGALI, Rwanda - The Africa Innovation Summit has announced Africa's top 50 innovators, selected from across the continent to exhibit at the innovation forum next month.

19 hours ago

97 percent of Kenyans use online video services
97 percent of Kenyans use online video services

The latest study from GfKshows that 97% of Kenyan adults with internet access are using some form of online video service, with nearly two-thirds paying to view digital online content.

23 hours ago

DISCOP Markets.
More than 500 content producers from Africa heading for DISCOP Johannesburg

More than 500 film, television, digital and video gaming content producers from all over Africa will converge at DISCOP Johannesburg for the vibrant three-day market and co-production forum expected to welcome 1,500 plus delegates from 70 countries.

1 day ago

Taazima Kala-Essack, lead consultant, Hotwire PRC, Botswana.
How to implement those big ideas

Is overthinking one of the problems plaguing the communications industry and, especially, the public relations sector of that industry?

By TAAZIMA KALA-ESSACK 1 day ago

The misconceptions about public relations and how to spot a good PR practitioner
The misconceptions about public relations and how to spot a good PR practitioner

"Public relations (PR) is all glitz and glamour," said no PR practitioner (PRP) ever who is worth their salt. I've been working in the PR industry since 2009 and to date I still hear this common misconception.

By Jennilee Peremore 1 day ago

Where will GDPR and PoPIA leave digital marketing?
Where will GDPR and PoPIA leave digital marketing?

2018 is officially the year of privacy: The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will officially come into force on 25 May, followed by its local cousin, PoPIA in the second or third quarter of the year. You may be feeling this already - who hasn't received a flood of Privacy Policy and Data Protection Policy updates from around the world.

By Elizabeth de Stadler 1 day ago

Facebook hub, Lagos, Nigeria.
Facebook launches Africa's first hub space in Nigeria

Facebook has launched its first hub space in Africa to bring together communities to collaborate, learn and exchange ideas in Lagos, Nigeria.

1 day ago

Zimbabwe applies to rejoin Commonwealth
Zimbabwe applies to rejoin Commonwealth

To re-join the Commonwealth, Zimbabwe must demonstrate that it complies with the fundamental values set out in the Commonwealth Charter, including democracy and rule of law, plus protection of human rights such as freedom of expression.

2 days ago

Uber launches data sharing portal in Kenya
Uber launches data sharing portal in Kenya

Taxi-hailing service, Uber has introduced Uber Movement in Kenya, a digital data-sharing website to help urban planners, city leaders, third parties and the public to better understand the transportation needs of Nairobi.

2 days ago

Kenya's cybercrimes law restricts media freedom
Kenya's cybercrimes law restricts media freedom

The Washingon-based thinktank, Freedom House, has strongly condemned Kenya's new cybercrimes law, saying it is a "step backward for media freedom and online expression" in Kenya.

3 days ago