African Union member states endorse the draft statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) to boost the African cinema industry.
Africa's film industry gets a boost

NAIROBI, Kenya - Structures endorsed by the African Union have been finalised to promote the audiovisual and cinema industry in Africa which accounts for US$5 billion in continental GDP.

20 Sep 2017

The anatomy of a creative concept
The anatomy of a creative concept

The human body does not live in isolation. It is a well-oiled machine, consisting of intense streams of information relayed between muscles, veins, and nerves. A densely designed system, whether by the hand of science or a higher spiritual being, it is always moving forward in a perpetual flux of progress. Growth, procreation and survival are its main reasons for existence. It is designed to exist. It is designed to serve a purpose. It is designed to be unique and functional.

By Peter Barnard 15 Sep 2017

Free mentorship and training for Africa's entrepreneurs
Free mentorship and training for Africa's entrepreneurs

The VC4Africa Startup Academy is designed to empower founders and entrepreneurs in Africa to take their business to the next level, as a free digital learning resource.

14 Sep 2017

Arab newspaper wins international design awards

In tough competition with almost 14,000 other newspapers, the Gulf News of the United Arab Emirates recently became the most awarded paper from the Arab region in the international Best of Newspaper Design competition.

30 May 2007

No YouTube for Maroc Telecom subscribers

The Moroccan Internet server (ISP) Maroc Telecom has blocked access to video-sharing website YouTube. The blocking was initiated on 25 May.

29 May 2007

Blogger case presents last chance for Egyptian justice

Observers reckon that the revocation of blogger Karim Amer's verdict is the last chance for justice in Egypt.

17 May 2007

Indalo Yethu Activision Day: “Save Tomorrow, Today”
Indalo Yethu Activision Day: “Save Tomorrow, Today”

International Day of Biological Diversity on 22 May will usher in the launch of South Africa's primary environmental awareness initiative. Biological diversity and an unharmed environment are the cornerstones to sustainable development in support of poverty reduction.

17 May 2007

Egyptian judge wants websites blocked

Judge asks courts to block 29 additional websites, brings lawsuit against directors of HRinfo, Hisham Mubarak Law Centre and blogger Amr Gharbia.

14 May 2007

Afriville.com's pan-Africanism integration through segregation

Afriville.com, an online community of Africans at home and in diaspora, has recently been rebuilt to further bridge the gap between individual African nations and Africans abroad, whether African American, black British or African Latino. The new tools, content and forums are designed to bring the community even closer together.

2 May 2007

Addressing Africa's 'Missing Link'
Addressing Africa's 'Missing Link'

Making an international phone call or connecting to high-speed internet is beyond the reach of the average citizen of East and Southern African countries* in part because the region is not connected to the global optical fiber broadband infrastructure. The ‘missing link’ explains why the region accounts for less than one percent of the world’s international bandwidth capacity.

18 Apr 2007

A NEWAFRICA design perspective for Europe
A NEWAFRICA design perspective for Europe

NEWAFRICA, a travelling design exhibition showcasing the latest and most contemporary products from Africa, is said to be the first of its kind in the world, and aims to challenge the prejudices associated with design on this continent.

29 Mar 2007

Banking on Africa

African Banker, IC Publications’ new quarterly magazine dedicated to banking and finance in Africa, is to be launched in May 2007.

27 Mar 2007

Design is the new gold
Design is the new gold

The contingent of design devotees at the milestone 10th Design Indaba which opened at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in Cape Town yesterday, Wednesday 21 February, is this year encouragingly made up of 56% business decision-makers, with approximately 20% of delegates from destinations as far afield as the Netherlands and Nigeria.

By Terry Levin 22 Feb 2007

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