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Global uncertainty continues to slow growth in Africa's economies

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa remained slow through 2019, hampered by persistent uncertainty in the global economy and the slow pace of domestic reforms, according to the 20th edition of Africa's Pulse, the World Bank's twice-yearly economic update for the region. Overall growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to rise to 2.6 percent in 2019 from 2.5 percent in 2018, which is 0.2 percentage points lower than the April forecast.

2 days ago

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UN enlists influencers to drive Africa's development agenda

Under the aegis of African Influencers for Development (AID), several current and future African leaders in business, academia and the arts have been enlisted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to steer drive Africa's development agenda.

3 days ago

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Africa Wired: Artificial intelligence offers benefits for Africa

When some people think of artificial intelligence (AI), they think of humanoid robots turning against their creators in an apocalyptic science fiction movie. In reality, AI is already playing an increasing role in many existing and evolving technologies, from driverless cars to translation software, virtual assistance devices and monitoring agriculture and biodiversity.

3 days ago

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New streaming service to launch in Africa

In September 2019, video compression technologies company V-Nova announced a new partnership with OTT TV company Simpestream to launch new streaming service MVMO. This new streaming service is set to launch in Africa in late 2019.

9 Oct 2019

Establishing an Africa-based global destination image platform at Brand Summit Africa 2020
Establishing an Africa-based global destination image platform at Brand Summit Africa 2020

Brand Summit South Africa is excited to announce that 1-5 June 2020 has been dubbed "Brand Summit Week" in Cape Town, launching a pan-African theme in response to calls to expand the strategic reach of the event to embrace the entire African continent from 2020 onwards. The Brand Summit week, or Brand Summit Africa, will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and compromise thematic excursions, a media tour, business meetings, themed Master Classes, and culminate in the core two-day summit.

Issued by Brand Summit South Africa 9 Oct 2019

Robyn Curnow, CNN.
Africa must step up to support its innovators

I've lost count of the number of times I've heard business leaders from outside Africa refer to the continent's enormous potential. It's a cliché, as well as a source of frustration for many Africans. Put simply, we've heard it for too long. We know Africa is a continent rich in resources, we understand the possibilities of untapped markets, we can see the enormous progress made in certain cities. But overall, it is difficult to escape the notion that opportunities are being squandered.

By Robyn Curnow 9 Oct 2019

Winner, filmmaker Tapiwa Gambura.
Telling real African stories

Over 200 entries were received from across the continent for the Discovery Real Stories partnership with the Jozi Film Festival, and 4,818 votes cast by the public, to find the winning film of the first Real Stories told by Real People award.

9 Oct 2019

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Facebook expands fact-checking to further countries in Africa

Facebook expands its third-party fact-checking programme to 10 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa.

8 Oct 2019

Recreating narratives about Africa's economic and cultural significance
Recreating narratives about Africa's economic and cultural significance

Chairman of the Aliko Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote, has made a philanthropic donation of $20 million to The Africa Center in New York, United States of America, towards reversing the trend of negative stereotyping of the African continent.

8 Oct 2019

Africa is hell
Africa is hell

False. What you think is what you get.

By Ndeye Diagne, Issued by Kantar 8 Oct 2019

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One Club reveals ADC 99th Annual Awards jury chairs

The One Club for Creativity has revealed the creative leaders who will serve as jury chairs for 10 disciplines of the global ADC 99th Annual Awards.

8 Oct 2019

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Empowering women filmmakers in Africa

The Ladima Foundation has welcomed The Dortmund I Cologne International Women's Film Festival as a Mentor Festival member in the recently established Ladima Women's Film Festival Network, as it provides further training and support for women filmmakers across the African continent.

7 Oct 2019

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Nollywood stars pop-up channel

Africa Magic will release its Nollywood Stars pop-up channel for its DStv and GOtv viewers this October.

7 Oct 2019