Africa's entertainment and media industry is experiencing a third wave of convergence due to the fact that the borders that once separated the entertainment and media (E&M), technology and telecommunications industries are blurring in the battle for the attention of the consumer in a world that is rapidly digitising.
3 days ago
Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika likened the run-away Malawi economy to that of the ‘Asian Tigers' of Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia in his state of the nation address when he opened the 41st parliament session on Tuesday, 23 June 2009.
Gregory Gondwe 25 Jun 2009
Recordings of rarely heard traditional African music collected over a period of 50 years by music historian Hugh Tracey are now available to anyone on earth via the internet. The International Library of African Music (Ilam), based at Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape, is in the process of digitising the music, which Tracey recorded in the southern, eastern and central regions of Africa.
Khanyi Magubane 23 Jun 2009
Malawi is now ranked world second from Qatar as the fastest growing economy. To achieve this it has, to an extent, been deaf to some of the dictates from the Bretton Wood Institutions; the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Gregory Gondwe 15 Jun 2009
Malawi is set to identify seven amazing wonders that will be used to promote its tourism industry, according to Access Communication Limited, a company which is developing the concept.
Gregory Gondwe 5 Jun 2009
Malawi's Director of Tourism Isaac Katopola has said the country stands a good chance to benefit from South Africa's hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He said, since Malawi is only two hours and ten minutes away by air from South Africa, it could host some of the 55,000 FIFA delegates.
Gregory Gondwe 4 Jun 2009
A new season of the reality show, Big Brother Africa will begin in September 2009, according to M-Net. Big Brother Africa: The Revolution has undergone a makeover with the prize money doubled, now standing at US$200,000. Open castings are planned for 18 cities in the 14 participating countries.
3 Jun 2009