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LIFESTYLE

Afropunk adds more performers to its 2020 lineup

Afropunk has announced the second wave of artists who will be performing at the 2020 edition of the festival, which will be livestreamed from 23 October to 25 October...

18 hours ago

TOURISM & TRAVEL

Transforming the VR experience in hospitality

Singapore-based, VResorts has launched a virtual reality booking platform, which enables travellers to choose their destinations and purchase their vacations from within the virtual reality space...

15 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Google Ads is top choice for app marketers in Africa

AppsFlyer's Performance Index analysed more than 27billion app installs, revealing Google Ads is top choice for app marketers in Africa...

15 Oct 2020

TOURISM & TRAVEL

Research points to low risk for Covid-19 transmission inflight

"The risk of a passenger contracting Covid-19 while onboard appears very low. With only 44 identified potential cases of flight-related transmission among 1.2 billion travellers..."

15 Oct 2020

FINANCE

Covid-19 and AfCFTA: why now is the time to maintain momentum despite the global pandemic

The buzz and excitement around the continent's trade agreement, hailed as the answer to a fully integrated pan-African economy, has undoubtedly slowed its pace since the secretariat became operational in April 2020...

By Zuneid Yousuf 15 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Top brands in Africa could lose up to $60bn due to pandemic

The top 150 most valuable African brands from inaugural Brand Finance Africa 150 2020 ranking stand to lose up to $60bn of cumulative brand value following devastating Covid-19 pandemic...

15 Oct 2020

RETAIL

L'Oréal announces winners of Beauty Tech for Good Challenge

The international competition recognises the most innovative startups supporting responsible, sustainable and inclusive beauty...

14 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Effie Worldwide launches series of marketing effectiveness virtual workshops

Effie Worldwide is launching a series of virtual workshops, offering professional marketers training rooted in Effie's framework of marketing effectiveness...

13 Oct 2020

RETAIL

Smart African retailers are rising from the ashes. Here's how

To hear some industry commentators tell it, Covid-19 is going to be the final nail in the coffin of retail as we know it. At best, they're over-simplifying. At worst, they're just wrong...

By Lee Naik 13 Oct 2020

HEALTHCARE

Why Africa needs to invest in mental health

More than 13% of the global burden of disease is due to disorders such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and substance abuse. Almost three-quarters of this burden lies in low- and middle-income countries, because of extremely scarce health resources and investment...

By Benedict Weobong & Justice Nonvignon 13 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

EXCLUSIVE: New structure in place for WarnerMedia's EMEA region

WarnerMedia has put new structures in place for the EMEA region, covering all WarnerMedia businesses...

13 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

APO Group African Women in Media Award calls for entries

The APO Group is calling for entries for the second annual APO Group African Women in Media Award set to recognise, celebrate and empower African women journalists who support female entrepreneurship in Africa...

13 Oct 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

African countries need more air quality data - and sharing it unlocks its benefits

The harm that air pollution is doing on the African continent seems to be growing. Estimates of premature mortality attributed to air pollution have increased from about 570,000 in 1990 to over 700,000 in 2013...

By Rebecca Garland and Paul Plantinga 12 Oct 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Prince William launches Earthshot Prize, 5 challenges unveiled

Prince William launched the £50m Earthshot Prize this week that will see five, £1m prizes awarded each year for the next 10 years, providing at least 50 solutions to the world's greatest environmental problems by 2030...

9 Oct 2020

AGRICULTURE

Global forest sector: Providing solutions for pandemic recovery

In its statement released in Rome, Italy today, the Advisory Committee of Sustainable Forest-based Industries referenced the essential role that forestry and forest products have played during the pandemic - and how they can help drive much-needed economic recovery...

9 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

SA artists and creators can apply for grants from YouTube's Black Voices Fund

YouTube has announced that South African artists and creators can apply for grants from its Black Voices Fund...

8 Oct 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#2020AfricaBrandSummit: Winners announced!

The winners of the 2020 Africa Brand Summit Awards were recently announced at a gala event held in Cape Town...

8 Oct 2020

AGRICULTURE

Global food prices up 21% in September

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations' Food Price Index averaged 97.9 points during the month, up 2.1% from August and 5.0% higher than its value in September 2019...

8 Oct 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Looming cash crisis threatens global airline industry

The slow recovery in air travel will see the airline industry continuing to burn through cash at an average rate of $5 to $6bn per month in 2021.

7 Oct 2020

LIFESTYLE

2020 Africa in Motion Film Fest to be held online

The 2020 edition of the Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival will be held online from today, 6 October, given the Covid-19 pandemic. Africa in Motion is Scotland's major annual celebration of African cinema, bringing a wide variety of creative stories from across the African continent...

6 Oct 2020

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