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 3 Jun 2014 08:59

CNN's "Inside Africa" in Ghana
CNN's "Inside Africa" in Ghana

"Inside Africa" on CNN International will be hosted on July 26, by Nkepile Mabuse who comes from Ghana, West Africa. The programme features special coverage of the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards, which took place on Saturday 19 July in Accra, plus there's an analysis and focus on where Ghana stands today, 50 years after independence.

24 Jul 2008 19:44

Globacom targets two million subscribers in one year

Ghana's 6th mobile phone license holder, Globacom, has projected that its outfit will hit a two million subscriber mark in the first year of operation.

24 Jul 2008 11:21

Ghana: Dumping ground for used gadgets
Ghana: Dumping ground for used gadgets

At one of the many busy roadside shops in the capital, Accra, John Nuagbe displays the used, rusty and mostly broken electrical gadgets he recently imported from the USA.

23 Jul 2008 09:30

Ministers cut own wages to end public sector strike

A week of strikes and protests in Cote d'Ivoire's economic capital Abidjan ended on Sunday following a government announcement that it would continue to subsidise fuel, and that government ministers would slash their own wages by 50% to help cover the cost.

21 Jul 2008 16:41

UBA launches tourism paycard in Nigeria

United Bank for Africa Plc, has introduced UBA Tourism Paycard in Nigeria.

27 Jun 2008 13:16

Cameroon: Brain drain hampers public services
Cameroon: Brain drain hampers public services

Highly qualified Cameroonian graduates are leaving for Europe and North Africa in unprecedented numbers, and unlike in the past no longer feel compelled to return, starving the professional classes of qualified workers, according to experts.

20 Jun 2008 07:09

Issa Sikiti da Silva
Four BBC Worldwide channels for DStv

BBC Worldwide Channels, in partnership with MultiChoice Africa, has said that it will launch four new channels - BBC Entertainment, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Knowledge and BBC CBeebies - from 1 September 2008 on the DStv platform to replace and build upon the success of its existing channels, BBC Prime and BBC Food. The announcement was made yesterday, Tuesday 10 June, at the Saxon Hotel in Sandhurst, Johannesburg.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva 11 Jun 2008 09:28

Tanzanian band takes on Europe
Tanzanian band takes on Europe

The Ngoma Africa band, a Tanzanian band based in Germany has released a new single CD Apache Wacha Pombe, which means, “Apache stop over drinking alcohol”. And by all accounts, it's a hit in Europe!

10 Jun 2008 08:07

Forum to focus on Africa's leading businesswomen
Forum to focus on Africa's leading businesswomen

Women are the key to African economic development and are increasingly driving the global economy.

27 Nov 2007 14:39

Africans access borderless mobile phone services

More than 400 million people in twelve African countries can now access borderless mobile phone services opened by Kenyan mobile telecommunications company Celtel International.

By Emmanuel Kola and Rose Kamau 23 Nov 2007 12:15

Music video project for Africa

Pan-African music entertainment network MTV Networks Africa and oil marketer Shell have partnered to boost Africa's contemporary music industry.

22 Nov 2007 14:43

A first for Kenyan retail chain - 24-hour shopping

Following the growing success of a round-the-clock shopping concept introduced by Nakumatt Holdings earlier this year, the supermarket chain has expanded the service to Nakumatt Downtown in Nairobi's city centre.

By Carole Kimutai 15 Nov 2007 13:06

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