Reaching Africa's most valuable consumer markets
Reaching Africa's most valuable consumer markets

The African consumer class is one of the largest remaining prizes for consumer-facing companies and investors in the world, according to geospatial data company Fraym. While country-level insights can be useful for prioritising market entry and expansion, the company asserts that understanding precise geographic concentrations of target consumers is essential for an effective go-to-market strategy.

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TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield heads for Nigeria
TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield heads for Nigeria

TechCrunch is returning to Africa with Startup Battlefield. The world famous startup competition will take place in Lagos in partnership with FBstart.

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BBC News Africa to launch new programme 'Smart Money'
BBC News Africa to launch new programme 'Smart Money'

BBC News Africa is launching Smart Money, an exclusive half-hour weekly programme available across the continent from next week.

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4KUniverse channel to roll out across EMEA
4KUniverse channel to roll out across EMEA

4KUniverse, a 4K, high dynamic range (HDR) general entertainment channel, will soon be available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa after bagging a deal with Eutelsat.

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ECA aims to be Africa's economic thinktank
ECA aims to be Africa's economic thinktank

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The Economic Commission for Africa is aiming to become Africa's premier think tank, executive secretary Vera Songwe told African Ambassadors recently at a retreat, as most African countries were facing similar issues in an ever-more challenging global context.

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Africa is on the rise - UN chief
Africa is on the rise - UN chief

Africa is "on the move and on the rise", with communities coming together to resolve their problems and offer mutual support, United Nations secretary-general António Guterres said.

19 Oct 2018

The rise of the digital-preneur
The rise of the digital-preneur

Humanity is living in the fourth industrial revolution, the age where we create more value using less effort within a wider scope with more reliance on technology. Evidently, all we do - basic living, communication and even trade - is being digitally disrupted.

By Anita Amorighoye 18 Oct 2018

AfDB releases economic report in three African languages
AfDB releases economic report in three African languages

For the first time, the African Development Bank has released summaries of the African Economic Outlook (AEO), its main flagship report, in the three African languages of Arabic, Hausa and Kiswahili. These three languages are among the most widely spoken by over 300 million Africans.

18 Oct 2018

Africa Halal Week film, media programme is unveiled at 2018 CTIFMF
Africa Halal Week film, media programme is unveiled at 2018 CTIFMF

This week saw the unveiling of the Africa Halal Week Film and Media programme during Cape Town International Film Market and Festival. The programme, tailored toward attracting more Muslim producers and filmmakers and fostering relationships between local producers and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions, is focused around joint discussions as to how Cape Town and the Western Cape can better position itself as a Muslim-friendly film and media destination.

18 Oct 2018

What Generation Z wants - how to attract the "next" generation to your brand and business
What Generation Z wants - how to attract the "next" generation to your brand and business

Generation Z: The generational cohort born between 1997 and 2010. In South Africa, Generation Z is also known as the "Born Free" generation.

By Bronwyn Williams 17 Oct 2018

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Cape Town nominated as world's leading festival, events destination

The City of Cape Town, recognised as the Events Capital of Africa, has been nominated as World's Leading Festival and Events Destination at the 2018 World Travel Awards, set to take place at the Pátio da Galé, in Lisbon, Portugal, on 1 December 2018.

17 Oct 2018

African brands are among fastest-growing globally
African brands are among fastest-growing globally

African nation brands advance in brand value, with six out of the world's 10 fastest-growing coming from the continent, according to the African Lions Roar Brand Finance Nation Brands report released last week.

16 Oct 2018

Digital catalogue launched by DISCOP
Digital catalogue launched by DISCOP

In response to the needs of both buyers and sellers of content from Africa and the Middle East, DISCOP Markets has launched a digital catalogue so trade in content can take place online.

16 Oct 2018