The 2018 AfricaCom Awards were announced at a colourful and festive Mardi Gras themed event celebrating those trailblazers leading digital inclusion, connectivity and digital development on the African continent.
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Using the art of storytelling and the power of documentary filmmaking, AfriDocs, Africa's only free streaming platform for documentary films, will be focusing on the important issues and debates around irregular immigration.
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Muthoki Mumo and I are journalists turned press freedom advocates for the Committee to Protect Journalists. We embarked on a 10-day visit to Tanzania, primarily as a networking and fact-finding mission to gauge media freedom in Magufuli's Tanzania. We had nothing to hide, and even had a letter of invitation from the government-recognised press regulator. But then I heard a knock on my hotel room door...
Angela Quintal 2 days ago
My highlight of the second day of AfricaCom 2018 featured the morning's first headliner keynote session on customer experience in the digital frontier, where Indranil Das, VP and head of Ericsson digital services for EMEA explained the importance of anticipating customer needs on the path towards Africa 4.0.
Leigh Andrews 2 days ago
The Women of Influence session at DISCOP Joburg includes a panel of highly successful and influential women and aims to create a powerful and impactful dialogue where DISCOP delegates can directly engage with women from the entertainment and media industry who have reached the top of their fields.
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As the digital revolution remakes global businesses - creating new revenue streams, ways to deploy and monetise data, reach consumers and leverage business ecosystem players - Africa stands at an inflexion point.
Ntombi Mhangwani 2 days ago
Jennifer Thomas, an award-winning, veteran American broadcast journalist was invited by the United States Embassy (South Africa) to address the Cape Town Press Club on media coverage of elections in the age of fake news late last month.
Juanita Pienaar 2 days ago
The rapid pace of digital change is re-writing the rule book and forcing companies to innovate and exceed customer expectations to stay ahead - and afloat. Yet Accenture research finds that only 7% of brands are exceeding customer expectations and, even worse, 25% don't meet customer expectations at all.
Hans Zachar 12 Nov 2018
The 2nd Joburg Film Festival opened last week with Kenyan feature film, Rafiki, and will show over 40 curated films from 16 countries of the best of African and international cinema, from 9-17 November 2018, at various venues around Johannesburg.
12 Nov 2018
The Africa women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum annual AWIEF Awards took place this weekend honouring and celebrating the achievements of women entrepreneurs and innovators across the African continent.
12 Nov 2018
The definition of media freedom is closely linked to that of freedom of expression as per the Constitution, for individuals to impart information and ideas without fear or favour. Luckily, it's becoming harder than ever to 'kill the story' in these technologically advanced times.
Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2018
The women of Africa are our most valuable, untapped resource, said the founder and CEO of the Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF), Irene Ochem, in her opening speech at the start of the 2018 event yesterday.
Louise Marsland 9 Nov 2018
The Committee to Protect Journalists has welcomed the release of Angela Quintal, CPJ's Africa program coordinator, and Muthoki Mumo, CPJ's sub-Saharan Africa representative, from detention in Tanzania and called for Tanzanian authorities to halt their ongoing crackdown against a free press.
9 Nov 2018