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"Cowardly" Kenya terror attack condemned by the AU

Statement of the chairperson of the African Union Commission on the terrorist attack in Nairobi...

13 hours ago

#BizTrends2019: Top mobile trends for the 2019 consumer

"This is not the year of the mobile phone". The African consumer is tired of hearing this...

By Lynette Hundermark 21 hours ago

#BizTrends2019: Quick hit trends and the problem with competing giving behaviours

The social impact space is buzzing. Social entrepreneurship is the next "rock star" career, there's more investment flowing into social ventures...

By Andy Hadfield 21 hours ago

Digital transformation support for Rwanda from Alibaba

Alibaba is assisting the Rwandan government with enabling a digital economy...

21 hours ago

Nigerian government urged to review national broadband plan

The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) and telecommunication operators have called on the government to review the National Broadband Plan, which had penetration targets for both fixed and mobile broadband...

19 hours ago

#BizTrends2019: Africa will no longer be a victim of 'image'

Perceptions matter: reputation management trends in Africa 2019...

By Mimi Kalinda 1 day ago

Advertising is dead. Long live value-tising

As we begin 2019, our industry sits quaking in its ethically sourced vintage leather boots. Panic and anxiety around data, consultants, insourcing, etc. But has this all not been self-inflicted? Is this all the final acknowledgement of an industry with an identity crisis?

By Mike Silver 1 day ago

#BizTrends2019: From disappearing acts to dark social and digital wellness

Kalliebree Keynerd, head of social media at Joe Public Connect, predicts we'll see more of the following six trends over the coming months...

By Kalliebree Keynerd 1 day ago

#BizTrends2019: The rise of live communications and branded everything

When you study the world's most iconic work from recent times, you see patterns that may give you a direction of where everything is headed - at least in the short term. However, the world is extremely complex currently, and nothing is clearly defined, especially in the long term...

By Peter Khoury 1 day ago

Why the wall?

Chris Botha, group managing director of Park Advertising discusses why Wall Breakers will be the real change-makers in 2019...

By Chris Botha 1 day ago

CPJ joins call for Zimbabwe to restore internet and social media access

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined more than 20 rights organisations and the #KeepItOn Coalition to call for authorities in Zimbabwe to restore internet and social media services...

1 day ago

StarTimes to broadcast UNILAG TV in Lagos

StarTimes has agreed to broadcast the University of Lagos television station (UNILAG TV) as part of its bouquet of channels...

1 day ago

Euromonitor's top 10 global consumer trends for 2019

Euromonitor International has released its annual list of top emerging trends that provide insights into consumers' changing values and explores how their behaviour is disrupting business...

2 days ago

#BizTrends2019: Social marketing, and true word (of mouth) power

When Marian Salzman, one of the world's top trendspotters, invited me to discuss all things social marketing trend-related over coffee at the end of 2018, I jumped at the chance. This is the first of three overviews of our talking points...

By Leigh Andrews 2 days ago

#BizTrends2019: Digital, data-driven biometrics

The global biometrics market is growing rapidly. In fact, research indicates that the global market is growing a compounded growth rate of 22.9%...

By Pine Pienaar 2 days ago

StarTimes offers satellite TV access to 1000 Nigerian villages

About 1000 Nigerian villages will benefit from the 10,000 African Villages Project, an initiative of the Chinese Government to provide digital TV access to rural communities across Africa...

2 days ago

#BizTrends2019: Africa's consumers - connected, in control, and hungry for convenience

Shopping - love it or hate it, it's nearly impossible to escape the banality or adventure that competes for consumers' precious time. It takes us away from the things we would rather be doing...

By Ailsa Wingfield 3 days ago

Uprise.Africa scoops the award as the best crowdfunding platform

The first crowdfunding platform in South Africa, Uprise.Africa, was awarded the best crowdfunding platform at the Tropics Magazine 8th inaugural cohort Tropics Changemakers Awards...

3 days ago

In Nigeria, three journalists injured by gunfire while covering political rally

A shooting at a political rally in Nigeria injured three journalists - 15 people were arrested in connection with the incident. The investigation was ongoing...

3 days ago

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