An electoral worker prepares identity card and biometric verification readers, at the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Kano, northern Nigeria, on February 14, 2019. CPJ joined a call for Nigeria to ensure that internet and social media services remain connected during the upcoming elections. Credit: CPJ/AP Photo/Ben Curtis.
Nigeria urged not to cut social media during elections

Nigeria has two sets of elections scheduled in the coming weeks: the federal elections on February 16 and state elections on March 2. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has joined calls for Nigeria to ensure internet and social media services remain connected during elections.

3 days ago

Ooredoo TV set up box has a new look
Ooredoo TV set up box has a new look

Ooredoo TV customers can now enjoy the new set-top box which will include all digital services such as conventional linear TV, on-demand service, apps and games and also catch-up features. The new set up box, which is real HDR 4K, providing high resolution picture to viewers and has a 16GB memory, this allows subscribers to download a number of apps and games. All these features are powered by Android TV.

3 days ago

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South African entry wins best foreign film at The One Club's One Screen Film Festival

Bheki The Mbhaco Maker by FCB Africa, Johannesburg for South African Tourism was announced as the winner in the Foreign Film category at last night's seventh annual One Screen Short Film Festival, a short film festival from The One Club for Creativity that unites the film and advertising worlds.

14 Feb 2019

Nigerian content entrepreneurs accepted to global startup programme
Nigerian content entrepreneurs accepted to global startup programme

Nigeria's digital content distribution company, Publiseer, has announced that it has been accepted to Singularity University's Global Startup Program.

14 Feb 2019

This is Africa's decade
This is Africa's decade

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - We are currently in the official United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent and in line with this, MIPAD is launching several new publications to celebrate and recognise leaders of African descent on the continent and across the globe in the Diaspora.

14 Feb 2019

Egyptian Images from Australia
Egyptian Images from Australia

Thousands of photos were taken by Australians passing through Egypt en route to the First World War, one hundred years ago. An exhibition of these photographs has now been brought to Egypt by Dr Anne-Marie Willis, in partnership with the Australian Embassy and the Arab Association of Civilization and Islamic Arts.

13 Feb 2019

Reducing fake news during elections in Africa
Reducing fake news during elections in Africa

With a number of upcoming elections across Africa, we want to share an update on our work to reduce the spread of misinformation, protect election integrity and support civic engagement across the continent. We've dedicated unprecedented resources to these efforts globally - and our work across Africa is focused in eight key areas.

By Akua Gyekye 13 Feb 2019

How to win in the African digital space
How to win in the African digital space

The purpose of this article is to share practical insights based on our work around the continent of Africa in terms of what the digital landscape looks like; and where we feel it might go this year.

By Seanice Kacungira 12 Feb 2019

4 CRM marketing trends to ignite 2019
4 CRM marketing trends to ignite 2019

Never has the emphasis on customer centricity been more rampant than it is in the era of the connected customer who, thanks to technology, has become more powerful and vocal than ever before, marking only the beginning of an era where failure to listen equals a rapid demise of your brand.

By Sugeshni Subroyen 12 Feb 2019

Top 5 Industries to benefit from AI
Top 5 Industries to benefit from AI

The mention of the words Artificial Intelligence (AI) conjures up science fiction-like images in the minds of many people, but it is becoming a very real part of day to day life without us even realising it. AI is and has been making a lasting impression on a number of key industries, not only streamlining otherwise tedious processes but also changing the way business is conducted on a much larger scale.

12 Feb 2019

Plus TV Africa to air on StarTimes
Plus TV Africa to air on StarTimes

Plus TV, the 24-hour news channel, will be broadcast on StarTimes. The Pan-African station broadcasts news in business, politics, sports, entertainment.

11 Feb 2019

Unlocking Africa's full potential
Unlocking Africa's full potential

African Development Bank president, Akinwumi Adesina, who donated his $500 000 Sunhak Peace Prize to fight hunger in Africa, said at the ceremony in Seoul at the weekend, that, "We are in a race with time to unlock Africa's full potential."

11 Feb 2019

All the nominees for the 13th annual SAFTAs
All the nominees for the 13th annual SAFTAs

The 13th annual South African Film and Television Awards nominations were announced on 8 February in Rosebank, Johannesburg. The awards ceremony is set to take place on 2 March at Sun City.

11 Feb 2019