Marketing & Media trends

Morocco: Market leader in less than a year

Even before celebrating its first birthday, the Moroccan daily Al Massae has received an unexpected gift.

14 Dec 2007

Egyptian tycoon plans new TV stations against radicals

Egyptian billionaire and telecoms tycoon Naguib Sawiris plans to launch new television channels to counter what he describes as increasing social and religious conservatism in the Arab Muslim country.

7 Nov 2007

Stellenbosch Business School brings its popular high-level Leader's Angle talk series to Gaborone

The University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) is bringing its countrywide and cross-border tour of its high-level talk series, Leader's Angle, to Gaborone in September – with a well-known South African chairman of companies and former South African ambassador to Belgium as speaker.

Issued by USB-ED 5 Sep 2007

Nigeria launches DVB-H mobile TV

Nigeria has beaten South Africa in the roll-out of the DVB-H mobile TV... Details Nigeria, MultiChoice Africa's local business partner in Nigeria, has launched Africa's first commercial mobile broadcast TV service in the city of Abuja.

30 Aug 2007

Major broadcaster selects Indian supplier for its DTH operations in Africa

MagnaQuest Technologies Pty Ltd, a global customer management and billing solution provider with its headquarters in Hyderabad, India, has announced that its flagship product MQSubscribe has been chosen by Gateway Broadcast Services.

28 Aug 2007

APEX awards now Cape to Cairo

The Advertising Performance Excellence (APEX) awards have just increased in magnitude following a decision by the custodians of the awards, the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA), to extend entry to the rest of the continent.

28 Aug 2007

Doing Business Report 2007 - Africa among top three reforming regions

Tanzania, Ghana are two of the top 10 global reformers for 2005-2006 and the continent as an entity moved up the rankings.

24 Aug 2007

Kenya's President rejects media law as threat to press freedom

President Mwai Kibaki has refused to sign a media bill into law on the grounds that a last-minute amendment limiting the confidentiality of sources posed a threat to press freedom.

24 Aug 2007

Covering Africa's elections and promoting press freedom by phone

Mobile phones have revolutionised communication in Africa - even during elections.

30 Jul 2007

Kenya retail supermarket among the best

Only one African retailer other than those out of South Africa has achieved a world ranking - and that retailer is in Kenya.

By Carole Kimutai 20 Jun 2007

Africa's most powerful business leaders

When Business in Africa set out to list the continent's top business leaders, they assumed the exercise would be fairly straightforward. Little did they know that top talent in the continent is not as obvious to us in Africa as, say, the captains of industry in Europe and the United States...

6 Jun 2007

Press freedom caged in 2003

Press freedom suffered a substantial worldwide decline in 2003, according to a major study released internationally today by Freedom House. Legal harassment, political pressure, and violence by state and non-state actors against journalists combined to worsen conditions in many countries, resulting in the second consecutive year of a global decline in freedom for news media.

6 May 2004

Africa supplement introduced by Business Day

The newest addition to the Johnnic Communications' stable, Business Day Africa, a weekly newspaper destined for the African continent, was published today, October 31, 2003.

Issued by PR Newswire 31 Oct 2003

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