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Fox Sports Africa rebrands as ESPN

The Walt Disney Company Africa will be rebranding the FOX Sports channels in Africa to ESPN...

8 Aug 2019

Freelance journalist Erick Kabendera, who is detained in Tanzania. Credit: CPJ/Jamii Forums.
Tanzania switches track, charges Kabendera with economic crimes

Prosecutors in Tanzania today charged freelance journalist Erick Kabendera with money laundering, tax evasion, and assisting an organized crime racket...

7 Aug 2019

Lira honoured as first African Barbie role model
Lira honoured as first African Barbie role model

Ahead of Women's Day in South Africa on 9 August, toy manufacturer Mattel has revealed that local singer Lira is the next Barbie role model to be recognised with a one-of-a-kind doll in her likeness...

7 Aug 2019

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Much of brand management is a hit-and-miss affair. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't

The process of brand management is not as complicated as a lot of non-brand or marketers sees it...

By Rirhandzu Shingwenyana 7 Aug 2019

Giorgio Stock.
New head of Warnermedia EMEA ad sales

Giorgio Stock named president, Warnermedia Entertainment Networks, Distribution and Advertising Sales, EMEA and APAC...

5 Aug 2019

Kantar CEO, Eric Salama. Image supplied.
Kantar's Eric Salama discusses the way forward under new owner Bain Capital

Kantar CEO Eric Salama presented an update on the new ownership structure and the opportunities under, Bain Capital during a press call held on Thursday...

By Juanita Pienaar 5 Aug 2019

Mohamed Cheikh Ould Mohamed Mkhaitir.
Mauritanian blogger freed after being held for nearly six years

A Mauritian blogger who had been held for more than five and a half years and who was originally sentenced to death for apostasy, has been released...

5 Aug 2019

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How data science in and for Africa can blaze new trails

Many of the disruptive, game-changing innovations that are grounded in data science are intended to improve people's quality of life as well as the efficiency of processes and services...

By Wim Delva 2 Aug 2019

Oje Ojeaga, CEO/CCO at Up in the Sky, Nigeria and Loeries 2019 Digital Communication juror.
#Loeries2019: "The most audacious campaign will not convert if your target audience can't relate" - Oje Ojeaga

I chatted to the regional jurors ahead of the upcoming Loeries Creative Week. Next in the series is this year's Digital Communication juror Oje Ojeaga, also CEO/CCO at Up in the Sky, Nigeria...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Aug 2019

African vision of the future of digital creativity
African vision of the future of digital creativity

Fak'ugesi African Digital Residency celebrates six years of developing young digital creatives

2 Aug 2019

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Here's what SMEs need to know about using their customer communication channels effectively

There are a few basic things every business can do to ensure that its communication strategy is as effective as possible...

By Greg Chen 2 Aug 2019

Major shifts on the horizon in Nigeria's consumer landscape
Major shifts on the horizon in Nigeria's consumer landscape

The Nigerian consumer landscape is set for a multitude of shifts. By 2025, 55% of Nigerians will live in cities or towns as a result of 50% growth in population in urban areas, which represents the fastest urban growth rate globally...

1 Aug 2019

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New reality show hosted by Ama K Abebrese launched in Ghana

A new reality show on Ghana's head porters, known as 'kayayei' launches...

1 Aug 2019

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Ghana hopes to benefit from hosting Africa's free trade area secretariat

Ghana has been chosen by the African Union (AU) to host the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area...

By Adu Owusu Sarkodie 1 Aug 2019

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Elon Musk says Netflix and YouTube are coming to Teslas

"Netflix and drive" might become a thing now that Elon Musk revealed upcoming support for the streaming service and YouTube on his Tesla vehicles...

By Shereesa Moodley 31 Jul 2019

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AGOA info session for media

U.S. Embassy Abidjan holds African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) information session for journalists ahead of the 2019 AGOA Forum...

31 Jul 2019

Key trends across retail channels in Africa
Key trends across retail channels in Africa

With a growing young population coupled with rapid urbanisation and fast-growing consumer expenditure, Africa offers attractive opportunities for entities wishing to expand into new frontier markets...

By Christy Tawii 31 Jul 2019

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MTN launches the first chatbot in Ivory Coast

MTN recently launched the first Chatbot in Ivory Coast, to perform mobile money transactions via WhatsApp...

31 Jul 2019

The African Entrepreneurs Conference
The African Entrepreneurs Conference

Leon Lategan is the founder and brand innovator at The Lions Den; an education and training organisation making inroads to help younger entrepreneurs...

Issued by African Entrepreneurs Conference 30 Jul 2019

South Africa: Fix the education system and wipe the smile off Verwoerd's face
South Africa: Fix the education system and wipe the smile off Verwoerd's face

The legacy of racial discrimination in the South African education system, still looms large 25 years into freedom, Amnesty International said as it launched a new campaign #SignTheSmileOff...

Issued by OnPoint PR 30 Jul 2019

Personal brand leads organisational brand
Personal brand leads organisational brand

There's a lot of emphasis on personal brand these days, which is not surprising given the power of social media networking...

By Johnny Johnson 30 Jul 2019

Yolisa Phahle, CEO of general entertainment for MultiChoice Group.
Africa is a great repository for untapped and untold stories

A diverse and culturally rich African continent is a bedrock for storytelling...

By Yolisa Phahle 30 Jul 2019

A local market in Dar es Salaam, pictured in May. A group of armed men forcefully took an investigative journalist, Erick Kabendera, from his home outside the city on July 29. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Said Khalfan.
Journalist Erick Kabendera abducted in Tanzania

The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned for the safety of investigative reporter Erick Kabendera, who was forcefully removed from his home...

30 Jul 2019

Xolisa Dyeshana at the One Club for Creativity boot camps in SA. All images provided. © Kontent Park.
#CSIMonth: How creative boot camps add a fresh dynamic to the SA advertising landscape

It's no secret that it's hard to make your break in advertising, especially in SA, where a large part of the population was formerly excluded from participating in the industry altogether. That's where the One Club for Creativity's diversity boot camps come in...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Jul 2019

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Startimes offers free kids channels

StarTimes just announced a week of free viewing for all its kids' channels holiday periods...

30 Jul 2019

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There is no such thing as market saturation

There is no such thing as market saturation, just first-base thinking, writes Bogosi Motshegwa...

By Bogosi Motshegwa 30 Jul 2019

New brand for SA-Nigeria Business Chamber
New brand for SA-Nigeria Business Chamber

The South Africa-Nigeria Business Chamber has rebranded from the SA-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce, with a new strategy and look and feel...

29 Jul 2019

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WhatsApp played a big role in the Nigerian election. Not all of it was bad

There is growing concern about the potential for the message and media sharing platform WhatsApp to undermine democracy in a number of countries across the world...

By Nic Cheeseman 29 Jul 2019

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Is it premium versus programmatic or premium and programmatic?

The media landscape is changing rapidly and the way that media agencies are planning and buying digital media is ever-evolving...

By Mark Botha 29 Jul 2019

Members of the National Youth Service Corp carry the body of their colleague, the reporter Precious Owolabi, in Abuja on July 23. Owolabi was shot while covering protests in the Nigeria capital. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Kola Sulaimon.
Channels TV reporter dies from injuries after shooting at Nigeria protest

Nigerian authorities should immediately investigate the death of Precious Owolabi, a reporter for the privately-owned Channels TV, who was shot during a protest...

29 Jul 2019

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