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Mauritius Telecom Launches my.t 4k smart box

The my.t 4K smart box was launched by the CEO of Mauritius Telecom, Sherry Singh, focusing on the company's mission to offer an extraordinary television experience to its customers...

12 hours ago

Regional integration remains low, according to African Regional Integration Index. Credit: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
More work needed on regional integration in Africa

Regional integration remains low, according to African Regional Integration Index...

1 day ago

(L-R) Zouhair Chorfi, Secretary general of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Morocco, newly elected Chair of the bureau of the committee of experts; HE Elsadig Bakheit Elfaki Abdalla, Chair of the outgoing bureau of the committee of experts; Vera songwe, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa. Credit: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).
Digital trade and the economy in Africa

Policy, trade and the private sector in the digital era dominated debate at the Conference of African Ministers in Marrakesh...

1 day ago

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UN journalism fellowship applications open

Applications to 2019 Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship now open...

1 day ago

Why science matters so much in the era of fake news and fallacies
Why science matters so much in the era of fake news and fallacies

Democracy and social progress die without science and fact-based knowledge. Science and facts are the foundational basis for rational and logical disputation and the possibility of reaching some truths. Fake news, on the other hand, is a calculated assault on democratic freedoms...

By Tawana Kupe 1 day ago

Africa's guide to sustainable development goals
Africa's guide to sustainable development goals

Africa must digitise its economies, broaden its tax base, prevent further deterioration of fiscal and debt positions, and aim for double-digit growth to achieve the UN 2030 global goals (SDGs), and the AU Agenda 2063...

1 day ago

#ECO19: Is your mobile commerce strategy excluding the mass market?
#ECO19: Is your mobile commerce strategy excluding the mass market?

When you design for mobile, consider who you're building for. For the small percentage with beautiful, high-end phones, or for 61% of the market?

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 Mar 2019

Buddah in Africa film.
'Buddha in Africa' addresses Chinese involvement in Africa

The documentary film, 'Buddha in Africa', is to have its world premiere at Hot Docs, Canada...

22 Mar 2019

South African teams on the ground in Mozambique, aided by the South African Air Force. Image credit: IPSS Medical Rescue/Paul Herbst.
#NEWSWATCH: Global relief effort after Cyclone Idai devastation

Cyclone Idai which hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi a week ago, has been described as probably the worst weather-related disaster to hit the Southern Hemisphere...

By Louise Marsland 21 Mar 2019

Prosumers key to addressing Africa's power challenges
Prosumers key to addressing Africa's power challenges

The rise of the prosumer - a trend that has been gathering momentum in Europe in recent times - could well be the answer to a multitude of challenges faced in Africa...

By Marleze van Loggerenberg 21 Mar 2019

Mike Joubert of the Billybo Group, in action on the eCommerce Africa 2019 stage.
#ECO19: Unpack why your brand story matters before you start telling it

In a talk titled 'Why your story matters', in the 'driving demand' track of the fifth eCommerce Africa conference, attendees heard from Mike Joubert, founder of the Billybo Group. Dubbed a godfather in SA brands and marketing, he walked us through the virtue of storytelling and why it matters, while shedding light through examples from some of the greatest commercial stories ever told...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Mar 2019

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Journalists aim to curb human trafficking

First network of journalists to combat trafficking in persons launched in Sierra Leone...

20 Mar 2019

Canal + to deploy its pay TV offer in Ethiopia
Canal + to deploy its pay TV offer in Ethiopia

Canal + will soon deploy its pay-TV offer in the coming weeks in Ethiopia...

20 Mar 2019

Ethiopian Negash Abdourahman, presents 'Cuba in Africa' at the Embassy of Cuba in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Cuba's history in Africa documented

Premiere in Africa of the documentary 'Cuba in Africa'...

20 Mar 2019

Chantel Botha of BrandLove in action at eCommerce Africa 2019.
#ECO19: Why brands need to create emotional experiences for Generation CX

The eCommerce Africa conference kicked off at CTICC on 19 March with a keynote session by Chantel Botha, founder of BrandLove, titled: 'More than a feeling, on why CX is the #1 competitive differentiator'. Here's what you missed...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Mar 2019

#HumanRightsDay: The human cost of journalism globally
#HumanRightsDay: The human cost of journalism globally

The Committee to Protect Journalists releases 'The Last Column' book to highlight the human cost of journalism around the globe. The book features the final articles and photographs of fallen journalists...

19 Mar 2019

The entrance to Fespaco’s main venue, Cinema Burkina. Credit: Pier Paolo Frassinelli.
Showcasing African films on the continent for 50 years

Africa's top film festival celebrates 50 years: what's to celebrate, and learn...

By Pier Paolo Frassinelli 19 Mar 2019

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Focus shifts to a mobile economy in Africa

Africa is set to be the next big mobile market and the mobile economy is expected to generate more than $150 billion by 2022 to Africa's GDP...

By Josephine Wawira 19 Mar 2019

The youth now have a future in both Ethiopia and Eritrea. Image source: Gallo/Getty
Time for development in Ethiopia, Eritrea

Hopeful of lasting peace, both countries now focus on restoring trade ties...

By Daniel Otieno 19 Mar 2019

Amazon Prime to offer African content to international audiences
Amazon Prime to offer African content to international audiences

With Netflix listing African content like Chief Daddy, Lionheart, Wedding Party and more, Amazon Prime is now offering Africa to its listings...

19 Mar 2019

Aerial view of Tengani, Nsanje, Malawi, affected by floods due to the incessant rains from March 5 to March 9, 2019.
UN and humanitarian agencies assessing impact of "horrifying" Cyclone Idai

United Nations teams plan to target around 650,000 with food assistance in Malawi and 600,000 in Mozambique as the devastation left by a tropical cyclone is tallied up...

18 Mar 2019

Zafari animated show promotes diversity and tolerance.
Zafari animated show promotes diversity and tolerance

Spacetoon TV has premiered Zafari, an animated series in the MENA region...

15 Mar 2019

Africa's heightened appeal as a trade and export destination
Africa's heightened appeal as a trade and export destination

Africa is open for business. With average annual growth for sub-Saharan Africa forecast at 8% until 2023, the continent is looking increasingly attractive as a trade and export destination...

15 Mar 2019

Boomplay has signed a licensing agreement with Warner Music
Boomplay has signed a licensing agreement with Warner Music

Boomplay, the largest music streaming and downloading service in Africa has signed a deal with Warner Music to bring the record company's music closer to the region...

15 Mar 2019

#NedbankIMC2019: The tech, the trends and the timeless truths of marketing
#NedbankIMC2019: The tech, the trends and the timeless truths of marketing

Instead of asking how marketing is going to change in 10 years' time, David Duarte, CEO of Treeshake, believes it's a far more valuable question to ask how marketing is going to stay the same. In his words, 'What are the timeless truths of the marketing industry?'

By Jessica Tennant 15 Mar 2019

Signing of Franco-Ethiopian cooperation agreements.
France and Ethiopia to cooperate in space and economic sectors

Seven Franco-Ethiopian agreements were signed this week, dealing with space cooperation and economic cooperation...

15 Mar 2019

#FutureFit Yourself: Why diversity inclusion requires a restoration strategy
#FutureFit Yourself: Why diversity inclusion requires a restoration strategy

Carmen Murray lists simple starting points for businesses to start the process of restoration...

By Carmen Murray 14 Mar 2019

Is your organisation customer centric?
Is your organisation customer centric?

By the year 2020, poor customer experiences will destroy 30% of digital business projects. Will yours be one of them? What does it mean to be customer-centric?...

14 Mar 2019

#SeamlessSA: How Ramona Kasavan is taking Mimi Women to the rest of Africa
#SeamlessSA: How Ramona Kasavan is taking Mimi Women to the rest of Africa

Ramona Kasavan is taking over Africa one sanitary towel at a time. She started her company, Mimi Women, after seeing large numbers of girls missing school over their monthly menses...

By Maroefah Smith 14 Mar 2019

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