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Police officers are seen in Lagos, Nigeria, on August 5, 2019. Lagos police recently arrested publisher Agba Jalingo, who has been charged by federal authorities with treason. Credit: CPJ/AP/Sunday Alamba.
Nigerian publisher charged with treason

Nigerian authorities should drop all treason charges against publisher Agba Jalingo, release him from detention, and stop using the country's state security laws to harass government critics...

9 Sep 2019

Nigerian entrepreneur Chika Nwaogu.
African music streaming platform achieves record 1 million streams

Playfre aims to become the biggest music streaming vehicle on the continent...

9 Sep 2019

Nairobi Animation du Monde 2020 winners announced
Nairobi Animation du Monde 2020 winners announced

This year, East Africa produced a bumper crop of animation talent in the penultimate Animation du Monde 2020 preliminary round in Sub-Saharan Africa...

6 Sep 2019

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IFLIX is now available in Ghana

iflix is live in Ghana to offer Ghanaians world class entertainment on the go...

6 Sep 2019

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Original TV programming for Ivory Coast viewers

A+ IVOIRE to promote Ivorian talents and African creativity with new programs...

6 Sep 2019

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Gaming bans in Uganda and Kenya: a sign of things to come?

Uganda and Kenya have set a precedent in Africa that threatens to bring to a halt to the continent's gaming industry...

By Daniel Tyler 5 Sep 2019

Resilient brands defy macroeconomic challenges in the 2019 BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable SA Brands
Resilient brands defy macroeconomic challenges in the 2019 BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable SA Brands

The combined value of the brands in the BrandZ Top 30 Most Valuable South African Brands ranking, released today by WPP and Kantar and now in its second year, is $37.14bn...

Issued by Kantar 5 Sep 2019

Gender diversity, female entrepreneurship highlighted at WEF in Africa
Gender diversity, female entrepreneurship highlighted at WEF in Africa

Mastercard's 'Together We Lead' event focused on challenges faced by women entrepreneurs in Africa, and the role of technology in helping drive inclusive growth...

5 Sep 2019

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New dating reality show to air in Nigeria

StarTimes have announced that Africa's number 1 dating reality show 'Hello Mr. Right' will commence in Nigeria...

5 Sep 2019

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Strategy vs creative: The number one pitch killer

It is not a new issue, but one that continues to create angst for marketers and agencies - writes Johanna McDowell, CEO of the Independent Agency Search & Selection Company (IAS) and Scopen partner...

By Johanna McDowell 5 Sep 2019

SA designer Thebe Magugu first African to win LVMH Prize
SA designer Thebe Magugu first African to win LVMH Prize

South African talent Thebe Magugu, 26, is the winner of the 2019 LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers. Magugu is the first designer from Africa to scoop the coveted award...

5 Sep 2019

Consumer confidence looks up in West Africa
Consumer confidence looks up in West Africa

Ghana's latest Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) for the second quarter of 2019 shows an extremely healthy increase of 10 points to 118, while Nigeria's CCI has increased by one point to 127...

Issued by Nielsen 4 Sep 2019

Don't share everything on social media
Don't share everything on social media

According to research from We Are Social and Hootsuite, South Africans on average spend more than eight hours a day online...

4 Sep 2019

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YouTube and FIFA to broadcast African World Cup qualifiers live

Lesser-known African's soccer teams will enjoy worldwide exposure after FIFA announced their opening World Cup qualifying matches would be live-streamed on its website and on YouTube...

4 Sep 2019

The statue of founding president Mwalimu Julius Nyerere in Tanzania’s political capital Dodoma. Credit: WikiCommons.
Why Tanzania's attacks on free speech break with Nyerere's legacy

Nyerere often argued that Tanzanians should not be afraid to challenge authority. He also spoke out strongly for freedom of speech...

By Nick Westcott 4 Sep 2019

Internet shutdowns and the future of democracy in Africa
Internet shutdowns and the future of democracy in Africa

Ventures Africa discusses internet shutdowns and the future of democracy in Africa in its newly launched 'Speak!' series...

3 Sep 2019

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Do you know what your customers want their customers to experience?

It's a common question that we assume everyone knows or understands. But assuming versus engaging, in order to know, are vastly different...

By Jane Stevenson 3 Sep 2019

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Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa

In Africa new data suggests citizens' support for press freedoms is in sharp decline...

By Jeff Conroy-Krutz 2 Sep 2019

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'Africans can do business with the UN'

What must businesses in Africa do to win tenders from the UN? Are there opportunities for African women entrepreneurs?

By Kingsley Ighobor 2 Sep 2019

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5 mistakes grown-up brand blogs shouldn't make

Here are five mistakes even grown-up brand blogs make...

By Louisa Douwes Dekker 2 Sep 2019

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Promoting African co-productions in film

A newly revamped and focused DISCOP JOHANNESBURG program will see a scope that goes beyond content buying and selling...

30 Aug 2019

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Western media, Chinese media... where is African media?

African communication professionals have started a movement to rebrand the continent....

By Zubeida Jaffer 30 Aug 2019

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3 data trends shaping digital marketing in the next 18 months

Datacore Media MD Grant Lapping outlines three data-related trends that will change the game for brands over the next year to 18 months...

By Grant Lapping 30 Aug 2019

BBC Lifestyle to expand advertising prospects in Africa
BBC Lifestyle to expand advertising prospects in Africa

BBC Studios is planning to offer advertising opportunities on its BBC Lifestyle channel for clients across sub-Saharan Africa in countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia...

29 Aug 2019

The Next Brand Ambassador judges (L-R), Odette van der Haar, Nandi Madida and Sylvester Chauke. Image supplied.
Publicis Africa appoints pioneer Odette van der Haar as MD

Publicis Africa has announced that industry heavyweight Odette van der Haar will be joining the agency as MD, strengthening the management team and building on the group's recent growth and successes...

29 Aug 2019

Empowering news organisations through technological innovation
Empowering news organisations through technological innovation

Google launched the Google News Initiative, followed by the GNI Innovation Challenge to aid publishers in Africa transition to digital. We speak to Google's Mich Atagana about the initiative...

By Louise Marsland 28 Aug 2019

Africa needs a digitalisation strategy to compete in the global economy
Africa needs a digitalisation strategy to compete in the global economy

Siemens launches report on 'Dawn of Digitalization and its Impact on Africa'...

28 Aug 2019

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Key findings from Warc's 2019 Future of Strategy report

Warc has released its 2019 Future of Strategy report on the changing role of strategy within the marketing landscape...

28 Aug 2019

Media training in Chad.
Africa's journalists trained in migration reporting

30 Chadian journalists trained this month, topping 600 trainees in West and Central Africa since 2018...

27 Aug 2019

Steve Harvey. Credit: YouTube.
Steve Harvey to host African version of 'Family Feud'

American celebrity and television host, Steve Harvey will launch and host Fremantle's Family Feud in South Africa and Ghana...

27 Aug 2019

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