ICT sector drives Egypt economy

Reports have revealed that Egypt's overall economy expanded by 4.7% in the fiscal year through June, driven by the expansion of its ICT sector which grew by 14.6%.

31 Aug 2009

Al-Jazeera bureau forced to stop broadcasting Maghreb news programme

Moroccan authorities have decided to stop the pan-Arab satellite TV news station Al-Jazeera from broadcasting a daily news programme covering the Maghreb countries (Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria) from its studios in the Moroccan capital Rabat.

9 May 2008

MSN welcomes Maghreb

The new MSN Maghreb portal was launched at a press conference in Skhirat, Morocco, on Tuesday, 22 April 2008.

29 Apr 2008

ACP launches film production support programme

The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) presents the ACP-EU Support Programme for the ACP Cinema and Audiovisual Sector. The Secretariat of the ACP Group of States and the European Union have designed a new support programme for the ACP audiovisual sector, ACP Films (ie. cinema and television). ACP Films is managed by the ACP Secretariat and financed by the 9th European Development Fund (EDF).

25 Apr 2008

Egyptian authorities raid satellite communications supplier

The Egyptian government has initiated a drastic move to thwart satellite channels. It reportedly raided one of the most important companies offering satellite equipment for rent and confiscated five sets of its broadcasting equipment recently. This action may have serious consequences on the live broadcasting capacities of several satellite channels such as Al Jazeera, Dubai, Qatar and French TV.

23 Apr 2008

Scan Display Botswana moves and expands into printing
Scan Display Botswana moves and expands into printing

Scan Display's Botswana branch has moved to new offices in Broadhurst, Gaborone. The exhibition and display specialist has been operating in Botswana since 1999 and the company's recent growth was the motivation for the move to bigger premises.

Issued by Scan Display 15 Apr 2008

The tangled web we weave

By most accounts, 2007 marked a worldwide decline in information freedoms — and Egypt was no exception. Do two recent court decisions upholding freedom of expression signal change is in the air? Or will they be remembered as little more than ghostly blips a year from now?

14 Apr 2008

Walter Wafula
Safaricom taps Equity Bank for staff share loans

Safaricom, one of Kenya's leading mobile telephone service providers, has made a deal with Equity Bank to allow its staff to access loans for the acquisition of its IPO shares through the bank at a subsidised interest rate of 10%.

By Walter Wafula 11 Apr 2008

Can bread subsidies continue in their present form?

Some 500 political activists and textile workers were arrested and dozens of others injured during clashes with police in the Nile Delta city of Mahalla Al-Kobra on 6 April in protests over high bread prices, said eyewitnesses.

10 Apr 2008

Nilesat blocks transmission of Alhewar TV

Egyptian state-run satellite, Nilesat, stopped the transmission of Alhewar TV on 1 April 2008 without warning or giving clear reasons for their decision. Alhewar TV, which broadcasts from London, is viewed by thousands of people in the region via the Nilesat satellite. It is known for its credibility, courageous and critical coverage including on social and political issues in Egypt.

7 Apr 2008

Joining forces for cool-drinks, cool music

The Coca-Cola Company and music channel MTV base have entered into a major marketing alliance that will partner the two brands on air, on-the-ground and on pack.

17 Aug 2007

Kenya's new media law astounds industry

A controversial press Bill is on the way to being signed into law; it requires journalists to reveal sources.

8 Aug 2007

Yemeni journalist held for another month

A Yemeni security court has decided against releasing an opposition journalist, and he will be detained for at least another month.

2 Jul 2007

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