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Empowering news organisations through technological innovation
Empowering news organisations through technological innovation

Google launched the Google News Initiative, followed by the GNI Innovation Challenge to aid publishers in Africa transition to digital. We speak to Google's Mich Atagana about the initiative...

By Louise Marsland 28 Aug 2019

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Mauritian mobile money launched

Mauritius Telecom introduces My.T Money for a secure alternative to cash transactions...

26 Aug 2019

Sphelele Mjadu, Unilever Personal Care Senior Public Relations Manager for Africa and Anne Githuku-Shongwe, representative of UN Women South Africa’s Multi-Country Office, in the UN Women-Dove masterclass panel at the Loeries. Image via Al Nicoll © via Gallo Images.
#Loeries2019: Our responsibility of better representation in advertising, media

The media and advertising industries play an important role in stirring the way society is portrayed. Here's why UN Women and Dove's masterclass session at Loeries 2019 called for the creative industry as a whole to take a stand and work actively towards better representation, particularly in terms of gender...

By Leigh Andrews 23 Aug 2019

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'Troubling' erosion of press freedom in certain SADC states

CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritise press freedom and the safety of journalists...

19 Aug 2019

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Africa's digital potential

Africa's young population could be its greatest asset in an age where many other regions in the world are aging as a result of declining birth rates...

By Ime Archibong 14 Aug 2019

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African Digital Media Awards 2019 finalists

WAN-IFRA has announced the 2019 finalists for the prestigious African Digital Media Awards...

13 Aug 2019

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How businesses can position Africa as a frontrunner in the globalisation race

The possibilities that this continent offers are endless and the time is right for businesses in Africa to showcase their capabilities...

By Mike Higley 7 Aug 2019

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Mobile money service launches in South Sudan

Zain and Trinity Technologies introduced mobile money service 'M-Gurush' in South Sudan...

29 Jul 2019

Gaming and edtech paradise opens in West Africa
Gaming and edtech paradise opens in West Africa

Touted as the 'largest video game venue in West Africa', the Paradise Game Centre officially opened its doors on the first floor of Cosmos Yopougon, the new shopping centre in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire on Wednesday...

25 Jul 2019

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New mobile-to-mobile digital payment service launched in Africa

WorldRemit users can now make instant, low-cost international mobile money transfers to 15 million accounts in Guinea, Malawi, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Niger...

25 Jul 2019

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Kenyan music start-up Smubu hits 200K users mark

Kenyan music streaming service considers expansion into other African countries...

24 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

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Fake news and the role of the ordinary citizen

Fake news is eroding trust in the media in Africa, fuelling hate speech and leading to violence in extreme instances...

12 Jul 2019

Sudanese protesters are seen with their smartphones in Khartoum on April 21, 2019. CPJ has called on South African telecommunications company MTN Group to end its role in Sudan’s internet shutdowns. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Ozan Kose.
MTN Group urged to end participation in internet shutdowns in Sudan

The Committee to Protect Journalists has joined 22 other organisations in calling on MTN Group, to end its role in Sudan's internet shutdowns...

By Justin Shilad 12 Jul 2019

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Two days left to enter African Digital Media Awards 2019

African Digital Media Awards 2019: Call for entries...

10 Jul 2019

Report shows average of 800 hours spent using mobile internet this year
Report shows average of 800 hours spent using mobile internet this year

An average of 800 hours will be spent using mobile internet this year - that's equivalent to 33 days without sleep or pause, according to Zenith's Media Consumption Forecasts...

5 Jul 2019

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MTN and Multichoice partner in Uganda

MultiChoice has partnered MTN Uganda to promote the DStv Now services...

1 Jul 2019

#AfricaLeads: African mobile marketing agency JustPalm ranked 4 at EMEA
#AfricaLeads: African mobile marketing agency JustPalm ranked 4 at EMEA

JustPalm.com, Africa's fastest growing mobile marketing agency, has been ranked among the top five EMEA Digital/Specialist Agencies at the annual Smarties awards...

By Louise Marsland 13 Jun 2019

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Music streaming app launched in Ethiopia

Ethio Telecom and Awtar Multimedia to roll out music streaming app in Ethiopia...

13 Jun 2019

Daniel Acton, regional tech lead, Google Cloud.
How Nomanini built its remote POS voucher platform

The World Bank estimates that 66% of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have bank accounts...

13 Jun 2019

MTN Group President and CEO, Rob Shuter.
MTN launches Africa's first AI service for Mobile Money

MTN Group has announced the launch of Africa's first Mobile Money artificial intelligence service or "chatbot"...

11 Jun 2019

Wayne Hull
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#IABSummit19: The digital transformation opportunity starts with you

Accenture Digital MD Wayne Hull presented a keynote on 'Leading in the new' at this year's IAB Summit, which took place on Thursday, 30 May at the Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, looking at digital transformation through three critical lenses...

By Jessica Tennant 4 Jun 2019

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#FairnessFirst: A picture tells a thousand words, but should it?

People are never just a means to your journalistic end, especially when it comes to children. Their stories are our work, and when you work to add their authentic voices, it automatically changes the angle of the story for the better. But what about images of children in news articles? Media Monitoring Africa and the UCT Children's Institute media workshop on 22 May at the Doubletree Hilton...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Jun 2019

#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 1
#AWE2019: Highlights from Day 1

The Augmented World Expo is underway in Silicon Valley, USA, and Johan Walters shares highlights from Day 1...

By Johan Walters 30 May 2019

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Boomplay to invest $1m in Kenya

Boomplay announced that the company will capitalise on the Kenyan market by investing $1 million...

28 May 2019

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Telecoming to expand its offering in the African mobile market

Telecoming has closed an agreement with African company Maliyo Games, a mobile gaming company in Nigeria, to distribute its offer in the region...

23 May 2019

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Innovative messaging app tailor-made for Malians

Lenali integrates local languages such as Bambara, Soninke, Songhai, Mooré and Wolof, as well as French, making the app accessible to people without formal education...

17 May 2019

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Safaricom introduces affordable 4G-enabled smartphones in Kenya

Safaricom has introduced a smartphone campaign to launch the cheapest 4G-enabled smartphones in Kenya...

15 May 2019

Do we need a digital detox?
Do we need a digital detox?

Digital is booming (and showing no signs of slowing down) in Africa, so is the global trend towards "detoxing" from technology and social media relevant to us in sub-Saharan Africa?..

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 14 May 2019

Africa's own 'Spotify' launches
Africa's own 'Spotify' launches

Playfre intends to be Africa's first real answer to Spotify, with over 40 million songs available to play for free...

10 May 2019

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