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Uproar over internet shutdowns
Uproar over internet shutdowns

Between January and June 2017, nine countries globally experienced internet blockades, including three in Africa - Cameroon, Egypt and Ethiopia

By Tonderayi Mukeredzi 26 Sep 2017

Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa kicks off this week
Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa kicks off this week

The Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2017 (FIFAfrica2017) is set for 27-29 September 2017. The event convenes various stakeholders from the internet governance and online rights arenas in Africa

26 Sep 2017

QNET Board Adviser, David Sharma; Deputy Minister for Health, Community Development, Children and Elderly, Hamisi Kigwangalla; Permanent Secretary for Trade, Industry and Investment Adelhelm Meru and QNet Country Representative for Tanzania Benjamin Mariki cut the ribbon during the opening of QNet agent office in Tanzania.
QNet boosts direct selling operations in Tanzania

Asian direct selling company, QNet, is expanding its operations into East Africa. The company forms part of the $200 billion global direct selling industry

22 Sep 2017

Ory Okolloh
Top African business leaders to follow on Twitter

Here's a list of some of the top African business leaders to follow on Twitter

22 Sep 2017

Angelika Kempe
#InnovationMonth: How to really save money on production costs

Angelika Kempe, executive consultant at AdOps Value, shares what to look out for when assessing production cost estimates, as well as the impact of the ANA's recent report that advertising agencies and their holding companies are less-than transparent regarding production costs and the risk associated with it

By Leigh Andrews 22 Sep 2017

Digital Africa innovation programme launches
Digital Africa innovation programme launches

A new edition of Digital Africa, an innovation competition to take up the challenge of digital transition in Africa, has launched

22 Sep 2017

Publishers share greatest threats, fears for 2018 media industry
Publishers share greatest threats, fears for 2018 media industry

‘World News Publishers Outlook 2017, the new report from World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra), examines what are the world's top media executives' priorities in profitable news media businesses around the world

21 Sep 2017

Cameroon uses anti-terror law to silence critical press
Cameroon uses anti-terror law to silence critical press

Cameroon's broadly worded anti-terror law is being used by authorities to arrest and threaten local journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in a report released this week

21 Sep 2017

Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, Kenya.
Partnerships provide a lifeline for cash-strapped countries

Governments are reforming to woo private capital, according to the UN, in this third and last part of the partnership in Africa series

By Kingsley Ighobor 20 Sep 2017

African Union member states endorse the draft statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) to boost the African cinema industry.
Africa's film industry gets a boost

Structures endorsed by the African Union have been finalised to promote the audiovisual and cinema industry in Africa which accounts for US$5 billion in continental GDP

20 Sep 2017

The power of exhibitions in the tourism and travel industry
The power of exhibitions in the tourism and travel industry

WTM Africa 2017 saw $365,950,813 of business generated, proving that exhibitions remain a powerful marketing tool for business

20 Sep 2017

Nigerian journalist wins BBC World Komla Dumor Award
Nigerian journalist wins BBC World Komla Dumor Award

Each year the BBC awards an outstanding African journalist with the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award

20 Sep 2017

Purpose must come before profit... and before anything else too
Purpose must come before profit... and before anything else too

Building a business or working in a job is meaningless unless it is done with purpose, knowing that making money is not the purpose, it is a result

By Mike Freedman 19 Sep 2017

Partnerships giving Africa a new look
Partnerships giving Africa a new look

The private sector in Africa is working with governments to fund mega development projects, according to the UN, in this second part of the partnership in Africa series

19 Sep 2017

Bruno Witvoet, Unilever Africa president and Mechell Chetty, Unilever vice president for HR, Africa, at the opening of Unilever’s new Africa hub.
Unilever's brand plan to grow business across Africa

Unilever launches an Africa hub in Johannesburg in its drive to grow its business of iconic brands across the African continent

19 Sep 2017

Henri Konan Bédié bridge, Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Credit: ppp.gouv.ci.
Partnerships at work in Africa

In this three-part series from the United Nations, we look at how partnerships in Africa spearhead growth across various industry sectors

18 Sep 2017

UN and AU-led project to document Africa's liberation history
UN and AU-led project to document Africa's liberation history

Africa's liberation history is to be documented in a project endorsed by the United Nations and the African Union

18 Sep 2017

Powerpuff Girls get an African connection
Powerpuff Girls get an African connection

Toya Delazy will voice a new Powerpuff Girl for Cartoon Network Africa when the five-part special premieres in October

18 Sep 2017

Kwesè TV secures BBC content deal
Kwesè TV secures BBC content deal

BBC Worldwide has concluded its first content sales deal with new pan-African broadcast network Kwesè TV, a subsidiary of Econet Media

18 Sep 2017

African music producers stake claim with DISCORE
African music producers stake claim with DISCORE

DISCOP has announced a new programme, DISCORE, that will bring the world of African music production closer to the film, television, digital content markets

18 Sep 2017

Paul Gabriel.
New economic giants rising in Africa

Africa's economic giants face increasing competition from upcoming Kenya and Ethiopia

15 Sep 2017

The anatomy of a creative concept
The anatomy of a creative concept

The human body does not live in isolation. It is a well-oiled machine, consisting of intense streams of information relayed between muscles, veins, and nerves. Here Peter Crafford takes us through the anatomy of a creative concept

By Peter Barnard 15 Sep 2017

Free mentorship and training for Africa's entrepreneurs
Free mentorship and training for Africa's entrepreneurs

VC4Africa Startup Academy: Learning resource for Africa's rockstar entrepreneurs

14 Sep 2017

Abidjan hosts major video-game festival
Abidjan hosts major video-game festival

Electronic and Video Game Festival of Abidjan (FEJA): the biggest e-sport event in Africa

14 Sep 2017

On a scale of Coca-Cola to Pepsi: How to make your brand pop on social media
On a scale of Coca-Cola to Pepsi: How to make your brand pop on social media

In a world where everyone is constantly scrolling down their screen, it's easy for brands' content to get lost in the clutter of posts on the timeline. Here's how to make content pop!

By Babalwa Nyembezi 13 Sep 2017

Black Rose
Young African filmmaking talent showcased at festival

Africa in Motion announces finalists for its Short Film competition which takes place in Scotland

13 Sep 2017

ABN appoints new digital media head
ABN appoints new digital media head

Peace Hyde, West Africa correspondent for Forbes Africa, has been appointed head of digital media and partnerships for Forbes Africa Online

13 Sep 2017

Garikai Nhongo.
In defence of the advertising generalist

Bizcommunity Africa columnist, Garikai Nhongo, on how to become an advertising generalist

By Garikai Nhongo 12 Sep 2017

Global companies give Africa a second look
Global companies give Africa a second look

South Africa hosts most of the top companies in Africa, but other countries are coming up, according to the United Nations' Africa Renewal

By Zipporah Musau 11 Sep 2017

Mitigate market disruption by maximising customer experience
Mitigate market disruption by maximising customer experience

As industries across the board find themselves having to transform to keep up with a digital economy, customer experience (CX) is playing a significant role in providing businesses with opportunities for innovation and sustainability

By Julia Ahlfeldt 11 Sep 2017

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