Laine Barnard
The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard

MISA-Mozambique conducts media study

MAPUTO: MISA-Mozambique recently conducted a study on behalf of UNESCO on the landscape of media development in Mozambique. The findings were launched at a conference on 10 February 2010 in Maputo.

New team for insurance giant's Africa arm

The Liberty Group announces new team for Rest of Africa to drive strategic growth.

Zimbabwe's freight industry faces ‘collapse'

Zimbabwe's freight industry is operating at under 30% of its capacity - an unsustainable rate that could see the industry collapse. Observers say the main reason is for the low operational level is the currently crippling rate of exchange for the local currency.

Zimbabwe to launch international marketing campaign

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) is planning to launch an international marketing campaign in “the next few weeks” to counter what chief executive officer Karikoga Kaseke described as negative publicity on Zimbabwe.

Malian politician kicks reporter

Apparently upset over election coverage, a Malian politician has assaulted a journalist.

Sarkozy urged to push Egypt on media laws

France urged to link cooperation with Egypt to better respect for human rights.

Ugandan reporter takes top honours

Investigative reporter for the Weekly Observer in Uganda, Richard Kavuma outstripped more than 1500 other African journalists to lift CNN's/Multichoice's African Journalist of the Year in Cape Town at the weekend.

PAMRO announces early Malawi line-up

The Pan African Media Research Organisation (PAMRO) is holding its 9th annual meeting and All Africa Media Research Conference at Lake Malawi in August this year. The keynote address will be by Amandou Mather Ba, the president of All Africa Global Media in the USA. He will be discussing internet penetration in Africa, and its impact on social behaviour and business practice.

International newspapers flag press freedom restrictions

The World Association of Newspapers (WAN) currently meeting in Cape Town has issued a number of resolutions highlighting restrictions to press freedom around the world and how this could be dealt with.

VoIP goes mobile
VoIP goes mobile

Cape Town-based telecommunications company, Yeigo, is one of the first companies worldwide to have developed mobile Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), enabling it to offer cheaper and even free mobile calls.

Delegates from 81 countries to attend eLearning Africa

eLearning Africa, the Pan-African conference on ICT for development, education and training, expects more than 1200 participants to attend the second annual event which takes place from 28-30 May 2007 in Nairobi, Kenya.

PR partnership to promote Maputo Advertising Festival

South African PR company HMC Seswa Corporate Communications is the PR partner for the Associacao Mocambicana De Empresas De Marketing Publicidade (AMEP), organisers of the annual Maputo International Advertising Festival, based in Mozambique, it was announced last week. The purpose of this alignment is to highlight advertising creativity in South Africa and in Africa in general.

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