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'Buddha in Africa' addresses Chinese involvement in Africa

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

1 day ago

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 2 days ago

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Journalists aim to curb human trafficking

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

2 days ago

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'...

3 days ago

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 3 days ago

#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...

3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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

Congolese police officers hold back members of the media in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, on January 12, 2019. Journalist Steve Mwanyo Iwewe was recently fined and sentenced to one year in jail for insulting the governor of Équateur province. Credit: CPJ/Jerome Delay/AP.
Congolese journalist jailed for one year for insulting governor

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should release journalist Steve Mwanyo Iwewe...

18 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

#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

Main challenges to inclusive growth, peace and security in Central Africa
Main challenges to inclusive growth, peace and security in Central Africa

"Our future lies in regional integration. We need resources to move forward," say Central Africa bankers...

14 Mar 2019

How data collected from mobile phones can help electricity planning
How data collected from mobile phones can help electricity planning

Access to reliable and affordable electricity brings many benefits. It supports the growth of small businesses, allows students to study at night and protects health...

By Eduardo Alejandro Martínez Ceseña, Joseph Mutale, Mathaios Panteli, and Pierluigi Mancarella 14 Mar 2019

The 10 commandments of social entrepreneurship
The 10 commandments of social entrepreneurship

There are many businesses that are underpinned by solving problems for the benefit of society at large and out of this has arisen this area of entrepreneurship...

By Silvia De Jager and Lisa Illingworth 13 Mar 2019

Stock photo image bank of professional African women created
Stock photo image bank of professional African women created

Ellipsis and Picha collaborate to create stock images of professional African women...

12 Mar 2019

APO chairman, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard.
Driving prosperity between Europe and Africa

EurAfrican Forum appoints APO chairman, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, to its advisory board...

12 Mar 2019

Entrepreneurship bootcamp for West Africa startups
Entrepreneurship bootcamp for West Africa startups

20 top Francophone African startups enter the World Bank Group tech acceleration program...

12 Mar 2019

African City Guide launches connecting business travellers to Africa
African City Guide launches connecting business travellers to Africa

The new website, African City Guide has launched connecting travellers to African cities and what they have to offer...

12 Mar 2019

AMA journalism competition winner announced
AMA journalism competition winner announced

Malagasy wins the 2019 African Media Agency journalist competition...

12 Mar 2019

8 trends driving innovation in sub-Saharan Africa
8 trends driving innovation in sub-Saharan Africa

Across all consumer industries, innovation in sub-Saharan Africa is seeing new products and services offered to address challenges the continent faces...

12 Mar 2019

Ellana Lee is senior vice president, CNN International & head of CNN Vision.
CNN marks 10 Years of profiling African Voices

Every week, 'African Voices' highlights three different figures from Africa, who lead the narrative to show 'their Africa' to our viewers...

By Ellana Lee 11 Mar 2019

Facebook wants to stop spreading fake news about vaccines
Facebook wants to stop spreading fake news about vaccines

Facebook has revealed its plans to help stop the spread of fake information about vaccines on its platform...

By Shereesa Moodley 11 Mar 2019

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