Tigo managing director, Simon Karikari, (second left), and the general manager of Uber East Africa, Loic Amado, shake hands after announcing the partnership between Tigo and Uber Tanzania in Dar es Salaam. Others are: Uber country manager, Alfred Msemo and Tigo’s head of mobile financial services, Hussein Sayed. Source: Tigo.
Tigo and Uber partner up in East Africa

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - In an innovative partnership agreement, Tigo Tanzania and Uber have partnered up and all Tigo customers will now be able to use the Uber app for free.

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Africa CEO Forum.
Showcasing African startups and leadership

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - For the sixth consecutive year, the Africa CEO Forum will honour the economic performance of leaders, companies and investors in Africa, with awards for company of the year, CEOs, entrepreneurs and new startups.

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The actor Emilio Buale stands out in the official poster for the edition 2018 of the FCAT which has been presented in Madrid.
Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival launched

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Tarifa-Tangier African Film Festival (FCAT).

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Zeitz MOCAA Museum, Cape Town, South Africa.
Ciclope Africa deadline extended

The deadline has been extended for international festival of craft awards, Ciclope Africa, held in Africa for the first time ever. The Zeitz MOCCA Museum of Contemporary Art in Cape Town, South Africa, will be the venue on 10 April 2018 to showcase Africa's production talent.

19 Mar 2018

#ECMA18: Cracking e-commerce conversion
#ECMA18: Cracking e-commerce conversion

The proliferation of e-commerce essentially means that retailers are now more than ever competing in a global marketplace. In South Africa, online may account for less than 2% of total retail sales, but online spend has been predicted to top R53 billion this year.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Mar 2018

Facebook launches Trip Consideration tool
Facebook launches Trip Consideration tool

If you haven't already heard, Facebook recently rolled out a new ad-optimisation programme called Trip Consideration.

14 Mar 2018

Gordon Ray and Jacques Burger of M&C Saatchi Abel.
M&C Saatchi Abel on the power of creativity to change the world

M&C Saatchi Abel's founding partner and ECD Gordon Ray shares the power of work "rich with local insight and executed with heart," while founding partner and chief executive Jacques Burger explains how M&C Saatchi Abel is motoring ahead in 2018.

By Leigh Andrews 9 Mar 2018

#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital
#DigitalSummit2018: Championing diversity in digital

Catherine Grenfell, ex-5FM presenter who co-founded and manages The Eye radio station, opened this year's IAB Digital Summit sharing her experience of digital in the radio space in particular. "I've always believed that radio is the most personal, yet anonymous medium," she said. "I also believe that by telling personal stories and experiences, whether, through radio or podcast, you connect with your listeners, but you also connect your listeners to each other."

By Jessica Tennant 5 Mar 2018

Human rights activist Annie Raman on Fort Review.
#FortReview: "How creativity can save lives when put to good use" - Annie Raman

Here's how Fort Review is changing perceptions and giving a voice to issues of industry equality, like the welcome rise of purpose-driven marketing, and advertising that goes beyond just punting a product to actually solving a societal issue.

By Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2018

Gregory Gondwe
Malawi: NPL launches SMS facility

Nation Publications Limited (NPL) has launched a short message service (SMS) in order to reach out to its readers and advertisers.

By Gregory Gondwe 1 Jul 2009

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Mutharika likens Malawi economy to ‘Asian Tigers'

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.

By Gregory Gondwe 25 Jun 2009

African music goes digital
African music goes digital

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.

By Khanyi Magubane 23 Jun 2009

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US$1.2m cigarette company to open in Malawi

In a move to add value to Malawi's green gold, the tobacco crop, a local investor has said a cigarette manufacturing company is to go full throttle into manufacturing business in two months time.

By Gregory Gondwe 22 Jun 2009

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