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Kenya set to appoint first female chief justice at sensitive moment
Kenya set to appoint first female chief justice at sensitive momentArticle

Kenyan judge Martha Koome has defended dissidents and helped to write women's rights into the constitution - now she's on track to be the first female chief justice in a country where the role is particularly sensitive...

Duncan Miriri 15 hours ago

Steve Biko Centre to participate in MuseumFutures Africa project
Steve Biko Centre to participate in MuseumFutures Africa projectArticle

The Steve Biko Centre in Qonce, Eastern Cape is one of six African museums selected to participate in the MuseumFutures Africa project...

18 hours ago

Cape Town tops African tech ecosystems rankings for direct foreign investment
Cape Town tops African tech ecosystems rankings for direct foreign investmentArticle

Cape Town has ranked as one of the world's fastest-growing regions for foreign direct investment, according to the African Tech Ecosystems of the Future report...

1 day ago

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa acquires share in Lesotho bottler
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa acquires share in Lesotho bottlerArticle

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa has announced that after some re-organisation, it has acquired Maluti Mountain Breweries' interest in the soft drinks business...

1 day ago

Kenya starts its first national wildlife census
Kenya starts its first national wildlife censusArticle

Kenya began its first national wildlife census on Friday, 7 May, aiming to aid conservation and identify threats to its vast but threatened wildlife populations...

Ayenat Mersie 1 day ago

Family members of Covid-19 infected patients stand in a queue with empty oxygen cylinders outside the oxygen filling centre in New Delhi, India. Photo by Naveen Sharma/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
It's possible to build stronger systems to deliver oxygen: here's what it takesArticle

Covid-19 pneumonia creates breathing difficulties leading to low blood oxygen levels (hypoxaemia). Unable to get enough oxygen to supply vital organs, patients with hypoxaemia are at very high risk of death...

Hamish Graham & Adegoke Falade 1 day ago

Sub-Saharan Africa's food security has turned out better than feared. But risks remain
Sub-Saharan Africa's food security has turned out better than feared. But risks remainArticle

Government support for farmers, higher rainfall and grain imports have helped sub-Saharan Africa stave off food insecurity, but the region isn't out of the woods yet...

Wandile Sihlobo 7 May 2021

Image: FAO/G.Tortoli
FAO, partners' high-tech response to help win fight against desert locust swarmsArticle

In the past year, waves of the desert locusts have swept across East Africa, Yemen and southwest Asia in massive swarms which have contained up to 80 million in a single square kilometre...

7 May 2021

Wind and solar power need to be adopted more quickly to avoid fossil gas traps
Wind and solar power need to be adopted more quickly to avoid fossil gas trapsArticle

Many of Africa's leading economies have yet to harness the potential of wind and solar power, which are now amongst the cheapest forms of new electricity...

5 May 2021

Applications open for the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program
Applications open for the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator ProgramArticle

Facebook is inviting community leaders from South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria to apply for the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program...

4 May 2021

SABRE Awards Africa 2021: All the winners!
SABRE Awards Africa 2021: All the winners!Article

The 2021 Africa SABRE Awards, which recognises superior achievement in branding, reputation, and engagement, was announced at a virtual award ceremony in May 2021. The campaigns were evaluated by a jury of industry leaders...

4 May 2021

Eclipse Communications launches Mauritius office
Eclipse Communications launches Mauritius officeArticle

Eclipse Communications has officially opened its doors to its Mauritius operation, the agency's first African office outside of South Africa. The move forms part of the agency's drive to increase its footprint throughout Africa, due to its clients continental needs...

4 May 2021

Doing good is good for business: How brand purpose can steer your sustainability journey in Africa
Doing good is good for business: How brand purpose can steer your sustainability journey in AfricaArticle

Here's how Kantar will help you authentically solve the value-action gap and guide you along your brand's sustainable transformation journey...

Adeola Tejumola, Issued by Kantar 4 May 2021

As press freedom continues to struggle in Kenya, alternatives keep hope alive
As press freedom continues to struggle in Kenya, alternatives keep hope aliveArticle

As we mark World Press Freedom Day 2021, let us remember that 2020 was terrible for the press in many parts of the world...

Wambui Wamunyu 3 May 2021

10 steps to strengthen your business
10 steps to strengthen your businessArticle

Aisha Pandor, co-founder and CEO of SweepSouth, shares inspiring tips on making a business stronger and more stable...

Aisha Pandor 3 May 2021

#StartupFunding101: Global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of Africa
#StartupFunding101: Global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of AfricaArticle

Allen Taylor, part of the global leadership team at Endeavor, shares insight into the global trends, funding in emerging markets and the rise of Africa...

Evan-Lee Courie 3 May 2021

Part 1: Transformation in action; a Dentsu story
Part 1: Transformation in action; a Dentsu storyArticle

Over the last 10 years at Dentsu, we have grown from 40 to 1,500 people regionally as well as expanding our regional footprint into 10 market startups resulting in over 33 affiliate local partners on the African continent...

Issued by Dentsu 3 May 2021

Google launches new scholarships for aspiring African developers - here's how to apply
Google launches new scholarships for aspiring African developers - here's how to applyArticle

The company also announced the opening of applications for the sixth class of the Google for Startups Accelerator Africa programme...

29 Apr 2021

MultiChoice's Showmax invests in African content for growth
MultiChoice's Showmax invests in African content for growthArticle

NAIROBI, Kenya - MultiChoice's online streaming platform Showmax is investing in producing its own local content for African audiences as it competes for their attention against Netflix on the continent, a senior executive told Reuters...

Omar Mohammed 29 Apr 2021

African countries reach tipping point for e-commerce adoption - PayU data
African countries reach tipping point for e-commerce adoption - PayU dataArticle

South Africa's m-commerce up 35%, Nigeria is Africa's biggest e-commerce market, and Kenya primed for massive growth...

28 Apr 2021

Finance minister, Tito Mboweni
Mboweni looks at Africa's post-Covid economic bounce backArticle

The global economy has been gravely affected by the Covid19 pandemic. However, 2021 looks promising and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) indicates growth of around 6% this year...

28 Apr 2021

Why African businesses should keep web hosting local
Why African businesses should keep web hosting localArticle

I believe that African businesses will enjoy greater website security by choosing the right, local hosting company...

Oluniyi Ajao 28 Apr 2021

Score more hotel savings this Woza Friday
Score more hotel savings this Woza FridayArticle

It's Woza Friday again this Friday, 30 April, which means substantial savings when you book any of City Lodge Hotel Group's 63 properties for any dates this year...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 28 Apr 2021

Kantar launches South Africa's biggest ever consumer panel
Kantar launches South Africa's biggest ever consumer panelArticle

Kantar's Worldpanel division has launched a new consumer panel in South Africa. The new panel tracks 6,500+ households to bring fast, accurate and granular insights for a complete view of SA consumers...

Issued by Kantar 28 Apr 2021

The world spends billions on treated mosquito nets each year. Irene Abdou / Alamy Stock Photo
New malaria vaccine proves highly effective - and Covid shows how quickly it could be deployedArticle

Coronavirus vaccines have been developed and deployed in record time, but as global rollout has progressed, too few doses have been made available in low-income countries...

Adrian Hill 26 Apr 2021

Greening the global textile value chain
Greening the global textile value chainArticle

Kutay Saritosun is a textile engineer and sustainability aficionado dedicated to educating companies on producing more environmentally responsible products...

Lauren Hartzenberg 23 Apr 2021

Chicken chain Galito's continues expansion in Africa
Chicken chain Galito's continues expansion in AfricaArticle

South Africa-born food chain Galito's will soon have 20 outlets located in Kenya, as the piri-piri chicken brand eyes further growth on the African continent...

22 Apr 2021

Sommet Education acquires majority stake of Invictus Education
Sommet Education acquires majority stake of Invictus EducationArticle

Swiss-based Sommet Education has announced its acquisition of a majority stake in Invictus Education, alongside Invictus' historical shareholders...

22 Apr 2021

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SA consumers express willingness to help combat sustainability issuesArticle

As Earth Day is observed around the world on 22 April, new research on sustainability commissioned by Mastercard reveals a marked increase in consumer passion for the environment...

22 Apr 2021

Collaborating with the right VC partner
Collaborating with the right VC partnerArticle

Early-stage African tech investor HAVAƍC says aligning to startup founders' interests, allowing management to maintain their independence, leveraging off smart capital and working together towards a mutually favourable exit...

21 Apr 2021

Nairobi ranked top city in Africa for innovation - Knight Frank report
Nairobi ranked top city in Africa for innovation - Knight Frank reportArticle

The recently released Knight Frank Africa Horizons Report 2021/22, ranked Nairobi as the top city in Africa for innovation, followed by Cape Town in second...

21 Apr 2021

There's a disconnect between research and urban planning in Africa: how to fix it
There's a disconnect between research and urban planning in Africa: how to fix itArticle

The African continent is fast on its way to becoming one of the world's largest urban hubs. This has spawned growing interest in African urbanisation by both researchers and policymakers...

Sylvia Croese and Ntombini Marrengane 20 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Leigh-Anne Acquisto of Liquorish Ink
#BehindtheBrandManager: Leigh-Anne Acquisto of Liquorish InkArticle

Although not a brand manager, Leigh-Anne Acquisto, founder and MD of specialist strategic consultancy Liquorish Ink, has extensive experience working with brands and recently helped create the brand identity for a new restaurant in Johannesburg called Proud Mary...

Jessica Tennant 19 Apr 2021

International Zinc Association looks to re-galvanise local zinc industry
International Zinc Association looks to re-galvanise local zinc industryArticle

The R100bn Infrastructure Fund is good news for the Africa desk of the International Zinc Association (IZA), according to its head Simon Norton...

19 Apr 2021

Ruling provides clarity on Kenyan withholding taxes for inbound services
Ruling provides clarity on Kenyan withholding taxes for inbound servicesArticle

A recent decision by the Tax Appeals Tribunal of Kenya has provided much needed clarity on withholding tax payable by South African residents providing services to Kenyan entities...

Karen Miller and Joon Chong 16 Apr 2021

Competition law in post-pandemic Africa a key driver for change and development
Competition law in post-pandemic Africa a key driver for change and developmentArticle

With the growth of economies across Africa, competition law has remained one of the key drivers for effective market participation, consumer protection and fair business practices...

15 Apr 2021

Why converging newsroom cultures can make media houses more sustainable
Why converging newsroom cultures can make media houses more sustainableArticle

Until the arrival of the world wide web, the media model that worked revolved around money made from selling advertisements and from revenue from subscriptions or copy sales...

Wambui Wamunyu 15 Apr 2021

Public-private partnerships to provide nutritional food to communities
Public-private partnerships to provide nutritional food to communitiesArticle

The International Potato Centre has been working with small commercial food processing companies in several African countries to introduce orange-fleshed sweet potatoes puree as a highly nutritious and cost-effective ingredient in the food industry...

15 Apr 2021

Coca-Cola women empowerment programme benefits millions in Africa
Coca-Cola women empowerment programme benefits millions in AfricaArticle

Coca-Cola system's 5by20 women empowerment programme has equipped 2 million women entrepreneurs in Africa...

15 Apr 2021

Customer is King as organisations try to differentiate from their competitors
Customer is King as organisations try to differentiate from their competitorsArticle

Africa is currently the world's second-fastest growing region in terms of economic development and Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to the World Bank...

Olatayo Ladipo-Ajai 15 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Dr Andrew Golding of the Pam Golding Property group
#BehindtheBrandManager: Dr Andrew Golding of the Pam Golding Property groupArticle

Established in 1976 by the late property and real estate icon Pam Golding, the Pam Golding Property group has since achieved world-class status...

Sindy Peters 15 Apr 2021

Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textiles
Rotary Africa event to unpack sustainable development of fashion and textilesArticle

The topic of sustainable textile development will be discussed by a panel at the upcoming Zone 22 Rotary Africa Centennial International Conference...

14 Apr 2021

Credit: Tanda
Kenyan startup Tanda set for regional expansion after funding boostArticle

Tanda enables shops in Kenya to be access points for financial services including banking, insurance, and utility payments...

12 Apr 2021

Mentorship programmes in Kenya can make graduates more employable. Here's how one works
Mentorship programmes in Kenya can make graduates more employable. Here's how one worksArticle

Several studies have shown that besides technical education, "soft skills" are critical for graduates to succeed as innovators, entrepreneurs, and in the formal workplace...

Dr. Chao Mbogho 9 Apr 2021

A healthcare worker administers an Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine to her colleague at Mutuini Hospital in Nairobi. Kenya on March 3, 2021. Photo by Dennis Sigwe/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Kenya's Covid-19 vaccine rollout has got off to a slow start: the gaps, and how to fix themArticle

Kenya has started the first phase of its Covid-19 vaccination strategy. This was made possible by the delivery of just over one million AstraZeneca vaccines that arrived in two batches...

Catherine Kyobutungi 9 Apr 2021

Domestic tourism to the rescue
Domestic tourism to the rescueArticle

Domestic and regional tourism is the light at the end of the tunnel, that holy grail that governments, tourism industries and stakeholders hope will ensure the sector's survival until international travel resumes...

Jenna Berndt 8 Apr 2021

WTMA21: Africa Travel Week day one highlights
WTMA21: Africa Travel Week day one highlightsArticle

Travel professionals from around the globe kicked off Africa Travel Week on 7 April 2021 with over 1,000 meetings and 15 content sessions all aimed at #MakingTravelHappenAgain...

8 Apr 2021

FoxP2 welcomes Sello Leshope as strategic planning director
FoxP2 welcomes Sello Leshope as strategic planning directorArticle

FoxP2 has brought Sello Leshop into its fold as strategic planning director effective from 1 April...

Issued by Dentsu 8 Apr 2021

Are marketers focusing on the right channels?
Are marketers focusing on the right channels?Article

Borderless Access surveyed consumers and marketing professionals across 11 countries to understand how these shifts have changed the industry - and what they mean for the future of media and marketing...

Issued by Borderless Access 7 Apr 2021

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