Children gathered in Niger. Credit: BBC.
How will Africa cope with its rising population challenges?

BBC News is broadcasting a week of special programming on Africa's rising population and the continent's strategies to cope with the population explosion which will see the population of Africa double to two and a half billion in just 30 years.

15 hours ago

Africa's best documentaries are available to stream
Africa's best documentaries are available to stream

In an African first, AfriDocs Anytime is now available as a free streaming platform on www.afridocs.net with a catalogue that includes nearly 40 films available for viewing at any time.

23 hours ago

Tanzania Women of Achievement.
Mentorship app for young women, girls in Africa

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - A mobile app and online web portal designed to provide mentorship and learning on the go for girls and women in Africa has been launched by the Tanzania Women of Achievement (TWA).

1 day ago

AGOA needs to promote industrialisation in Africa
AGOA needs to promote industrialisation in Africa

The trade and investment relationship with the United States through AGOA should support the continent's efforts to industrialise in line with Agenda 2063; and contribute to regional integration and support the development of regional value-chains, Africa ministers of trade have emphasised in a joint statement.

1 day ago

15 African youth finalists in entrepreneurship prize
15 African youth finalists in entrepreneurship prize

Fifteen emerging young African entrepreneurs will put their talent to work on the continent after being chosen as finalists in the Anzisha Prize 2017.

1 day ago

#AfricaAchiever OMG Digital aims to reach Africa's millennials
#AfricaAchiever OMG Digital aims to reach Africa's millennials

Ghanaian tech startup, OMG Digital has been called the “Buzzfeed of Africa”, creating multi-media content aimed at Africa's 250 million millennials. It already has monthly aggregated content views of over 90 million on social media and 4.5 million website readers since its launch in 2016.

By Louise Marsland 2 days ago

Boost your brand through rapid response
Boost your brand through rapid response

How quickly and effectively marketers respond and adapt to ongoing consumer feedback is the new determinant of brand performance according to a new survey report, released by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council.

2 days ago

Rwandan entrepreneurs offer free app development training
Rwandan entrepreneurs offer free app development training

Three technology entrepreneurs, Ildephonse Mungwarakarama, Theogene Niyonsenga and Jerome Habimana, have launched a programme to teach app development skills to young Rwandans. Code for Good aims to bring technology to youth in order to improve academic outcomes.

2 days ago

Africa's youth bulge is an opportunity to transform the continent
Africa's youth bulge is an opportunity to transform the continent

RABAT, Morocco - The persistence of conflicts and wars on the continent continues to fuel uncertainty for the resolve of African leaders to strive and propose a better life for the youth and future generations.

By Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi 2 days ago

Police raid Congolese radio station for report on new tax
Police raid Congolese radio station for report on new tax

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should thoroughly and credibly investigate an August 5 police raid on Radio Télévision Chrétienne (RTC), return all seized equipment, ensure the protection of journalist José Mbuyi, and hold all those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said.

3 days ago

Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news
Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news

PARIS - Mozilla, the non-profit which runs the Firefox internet browser, said it was launching a drive against "fake news" as fact-checking software backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar got its first run-out in public.

11 Aug 2017

Challenges with being a PR agency exclusively to SMEs
Challenges with being a PR agency exclusively to SMEs

I made a decision a while ago when I started my PR agency to offer my services exclusively to SMEs. It was both an altruistic and strategic business decision. Though it provides a number of opportunities, it is definitely not without its challenges; some of which I have listed below:

By Thoriso Kolobe 11 Aug 2017

iflix raises $133m funding for expansion
iflix raises $133m funding for expansion

Since going live in May 2015, iflix rapidly established its brand in emerging markets for its streaming entertainment service, focused on local customer experiences. By securing further funding of $133m, it hopes to invest in its local content strategy across all the emerging markets it has launched in and secure the 'next 1 billion' customers.

10 Aug 2017