Ugandan youth researcher Sarah Bafumda (right) shares information from the research with Hamidah Nyanzi, a respondent in the study.
Research calls for new approach to youth strategies in Africa

KIGALI, Rwanda - Innovative research released by The MasterCard Foundation is making the case for a new approach to youth employment training strategies in Africa, as the research reveals the extraordinary lengths young people take to make a living.

8 hours ago

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African startup using AI to produce news stories

Tech startup, Controvert Media has implemented the use of artificial intelligence robots to automatically write and post news articles on the internet.

2 days ago

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New insurance brand launched in Botswana

The Southern African operation of Zurich Insurance, which used to be listed on the JSE, rebranded itself Bryte Insurance on Thursday. Its Swiss parent recently sold the company to Canada-based Fairfax Financial Holdings.

By Hanna Ziady 2 days ago

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African alliance to strengthen economic corridors

The Economic Commission for Africa, through the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) is holding a meeting in collaboration with the Walvis Bay Corridor Group and other Corridor management Institutions (CMIs) to establish the African Corridor Management Alliance. The Alliance is expected to coordinate the sharing of best practices and other strategies in support of the development and management of economic corridors on the Continent.

17 Feb 2017

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Lesotho government takes two radio stations off air

Four days ahead of the commemoration of the World Radio Day on 13 February 2017, the government of Lesotho cut the broadcasting signals of two local radio stations, Ts'enolo FM (104.6MHZ) and People's Choice FM (95.6 MHZ).

16 Feb 2017

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Customer centricity and collaboration for all

First came Marketing2020, then came Insights2020. In their latest industry shakeup, Kantar Vermeer has put the wheel in motion for the formation of a local South African CMO Council. Frank van den Driest, Kantar Vermeer's chief client officer, shares how this will strengthen the local marketing industry.

By Leigh Andrews 16 Feb 2017

Consumer insights agency raises seed capital
Consumer insights agency raises seed capital

NAIROBI, Kenya - African data collection startup Bamba has announced that it has closed its first seed investment round after raising US$1.1 million (Kes. 110 million) in investment funds, making it one of the largest and most successful seed rounds completed by an East African startup.

16 Feb 2017

Education campaign by Lesotho land administration
Education campaign by Lesotho land administration

The Lesotho Land Administration Authority (LAA), a parastatal which manages and monitors land distribution and division for public and commercial use, selected a pocket-sized Z-Card as an informative brochure to educate people about lease transfers, land deeds and all of its other services.

16 Feb 2017

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Improving climate change resilience in Madagascar

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar - In order to reduce the vulnerability of populations in Madagascar facing the adverse effects of climate change and severe weather events, the UNDP launched a new project on January 27, 2017, in Antsirabe, titled, ‘Improving Adaptation and Resilience to Address Climate Change in the Rural Communities of Analamanga, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy and Atsimo Andrefana'.

16 Feb 2017