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54 Nigerian stations shut down
54 Nigerian stations shut down

The licences of 54 broadcast stations in Nigeria have been revoked over failure to pay mandatory fees, according to the Media Foundation for West Africa...

19 hours ago

New Red Cross app to optimise services
New Red Cross app to optimise services

The Red Cross Society of Côte d'Ivoire has launched a new app to “digitise and optimise” its services to humanity…

2 days ago

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#Loeries2017: Andrew Human's Regional Roadshow highlights

Loeries CEO Andrew Human chats about the Loeries' recent Regional Roadshow that covered Lagos and Nairobi while also sharing tips to boost your personal creativity...

By Leigh Andrews 17 Mar 2017

Agrofood & Plastprintpack Nigeria. Credit: Fairtrade Messe und Ausstellungs GmbH & Co.
Record participation at Nigerian trade show

Record participation of more than one hundred exhibitors from 19 countries at Agrofood & Plastprintpack Nigeria 2017…

16 Mar 2017

Ringier, Silvertree end JV - Silvertree gets DealDey
Ringier, Silvertree end JV - Silvertree gets DealDey

Silvertree has taken full ownership of Nigerian discount online shopping platform DealDey after Ringier exit…

By Gabriella Mulligan 15 Mar 2017

Smarter banking solution for East African millennials
Smarter banking solution for East African millennials

A mobile solution gives millennials in East Africa access to banking services, transfers and payments…

15 Mar 2017

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Engen Zambia partners to add chicken to offering

Engen's partnership with Corner Bakery provides Zambians with fast food chicken on the go…

14 Mar 2017

Mathieu Coquillon and Raphael Grojnowski Mama Money co-founders.
Aggressive African expansion for fintech startup Mama Money

The South African fintech startup, Mama Money, has announced the expansion of its money transfer service into Nigeria, Ghana and Tanzania…

10 Mar 2017

Activating African journalism with BBC's Komla Dumor Award
Activating African journalism with BBC's Komla Dumor Award

Find out how the BBC Komla Dumor Award impacts on its winners' careers...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Mar 2017

Nigerian ed-tech startup ScholarX expands to Ghana
Nigerian ed-tech startup ScholarX expands to Ghana

Nigerian ed-tech startup ScholarX, which has developed a mobile and web platform that helps students access higher education opportunities across the world, is expanding to Ghana...

By Tom Jackson 9 Mar 2017

Skills development and growth of Nigerian entrepreneurs
Skills development and growth of Nigerian entrepreneurs

Advanced manufacturing training program at Lagos Garage launched for Nigerian entrepreneurs…

9 Mar 2017

BBC launches pilot chatbot from Nigerian developers
BBC launches pilot chatbot from Nigerian developers

The BBC World Service has made available a new way for audiences to interact with BBC News via its Nigerian-designed pilot BBC Newschatta…

By Tom Jackson 8 Mar 2017

Digital agency People Input joins Dentsu Aegis Network
Digital agency People Input joins Dentsu Aegis Network

Dentsu Aegis Network strengthens digital capabilities in Sub Saharan Africa through partnership with People Input International…

8 Mar 2017

Film scoops two prestigious awards at FESPACO
Film scoops two prestigious awards at FESPACO

Rwandan short film scoops two prestigious awards at the Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO)…

By Moses Opobo 8 Mar 2017

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TBWA launches virtual entrepreneurship academy in Tanzania

Advertising agency, TBWA\ Khanga Rue has launched a free 12-class series on entrepreneurship for young people in Tanzania called “Noa Ubongo” or “Sharpen Your Brain” in Swahili…

7 Mar 2017

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MasterCard assists 1.1 million African smallholder farmers

The MasterCard Foundation has committed a total of $38.3 million for programmes to improve productivity and market access for farmers in 11 African countries...

7 Mar 2017

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People in need of aid in famine-hit South Sudan

The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan is rapidly escalating, and hunger and malnutrition have reached new disturbing levels. By July 2017, 5.5 million will be severely food insecure…

7 Mar 2017

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Recession: Nigerian businesses can remain profitable

For companies in Nigeria currently battling the recession, the challenges are slowing sales and reduced earnings due to spiralling costs from high inflation and forex rates…

7 Mar 2017

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Nigeria hunger crisis deepens, spills over into Lake Chad Basin

UN Agencies and governments to meet at Oslo summit to tackle expanding humanitarian emergency…

6 Mar 2017

New mobile telephone network solution for rural Rwanda
New mobile telephone network solution for rural Rwanda

Mobile connectivity solutions in Rwanda will reach 1 million people and drive social and economic growth in remote places…

1 Mar 2017

Facebook heads to Nigeria for a social call
Facebook heads to Nigeria for a social call

Facebook's chief product officer travels to Nigeria to meet local entrepreneurs and creatives…

1 Mar 2017

#eComConfex: A crash course in cross-border e-commerce
#eComConfex: A crash course in cross-border e-commerce

As the CEO of the continent's largest online shopping platform, Nigeria-born Chris Folayan knows a thing or two about creating online experiences...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 Feb 2017

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Nigerian Internet Exchange goes live with MainOne

Nigerian Internet Exchange (IXPN) goes live at MainOne's MDXi Lekki Data Center to peer local internet traffic…

27 Feb 2017

Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees
Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees

UNHCR and WFP are concerned that sustained cuts to food assistance will have severe nutrition and protection-related consequences for refugees…

24 Feb 2017

Ugandan youth researcher Sarah Bafumda (right) shares information from the research with Hamidah Nyanzi, a respondent in the study.
Research calls for new approach to youth strategies in Africa

Innovative research released by The MasterCard Foundation is making the case for a new approach to youth employment training strategies in Africa…

23 Feb 2017

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African startup using AI to produce news stories

Tech startup, Controvert Media has implemented the use of artificial intelligence robots to automatically write and post news articles on the internet…

21 Feb 2017

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New insurance brand launched in Botswana

New Bryte Insurance launches in Botswana with plans to expand into other African countries…

By Hanna Ziady 21 Feb 2017

The Style Group innovates with modern social media commerce
The Style Group innovates with modern social media commerce

Nigerian contemporary lifestyle retail group, The Style Group is offering fashion, accessories and design services via modern social media commerce. In the booming social media and e-commerce market of Nigeria, its model is a hit and is reaching thousands of Nigerians eager to shop online.

17 Feb 2017

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African alliance to strengthen economic corridors

The African Corridor Management Alliance is expected to coordinate the sharing of best practices and other strategies…

17 Feb 2017

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