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#BizTrends2018: Just-in-time marketing: The strategies of today's savviest CMOs
#BizTrends2018: Just-in-time marketing: The strategies of today's savviest CMOs

It's a world of changing consumer dynamics - one in which companies' ability to flow with trends has become key...

8 Jan 2018

12 African startups to watch in 2018
12 African startups to watch in 2018

Disrupt Africa's annual list of the innovative African startups that will be making an impact in the year to come...

By Gabriella Mulligan 5 Jan 2018

#MeTourism: The hidden costs of selfie tourism
#MeTourism: The hidden costs of selfie tourism

Research shows that it is not age, but the dark triad of personality traits - narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy that push people to pursue selfie glory regardless of the result...

By Marianna Sigala 5 Jan 2018

Predictions for 2018: What the investors said
Predictions for 2018: What the investors said

We're into a new year, and it's time to get to work. But what does 2018 have in store for us?

By Gabriella Mulligan 4 Jan 2018

A December to remember: Africa's dire press freedom record
A December to remember: Africa's dire press freedom record

The media landscape for journalists and other media workers remains grim in many parts of Africa, with targeted killings and continued attacks on freedom of speech...

3 Jan 2018

Africa 2017, Egypt.
Egypt wants a key role in driving regional integration in Africa

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi reiterated his intent on bringing Africa closer together at Africa 2017 Forum, last month, both politically and economically...

3 Jan 2018

DoingSoon platform. Source: Disrupt Africa.
Nigerian startup DoingSoon launches event discovery platform

Nigerian startup DoingSoon has launched its event discovery and ticketing platform, aimed at helping organisers to promote their events without spending money on marketing or wasting unnecessary time on social media...

By Tom Jackson 2 Jan 2018

Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairperson of the African Union Commission.
The African Union's agenda for 2018 on the continent

A New Year message from the chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, urges that 2018 be the year to stamp out corruption on the continent to transform Africa...

2 Jan 2018

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DSO in Nigeria rolling out in Ilorin, Kwara State

The federal government rolled out the Digital Switch Over (DSO) in Ilorin, Kwara State, to enable Nigerians to benefit from the digital in broadcasting...

By Umayrah Ramjan 27 Dec 2017

Facebook helps improve internet in Nigeria
Facebook helps improve internet in Nigeria

In a partnership with internet providers, Facebook has helped improve internet accessibility in Nigeria's economic capital, Lagos...

22 Dec 2017

Ahmed Abba to be freed
Ahmed Abba to be freed

Ahmed Abba to be freed after Cameroonian Court reduces sentence on appeal...

21 Dec 2017

iflix campaign.
iflix reaches milestone in streaming minutes

Now available to over one billion consumers across 24 territories throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa, iflix celebrates 10 million minutes streamed in 2017 with a new campaign...

19 Dec 2017

African Entrepreneurship Award 2017 finalists.
African Entrepreneurship Award winners announced

BMCE Bank of Africa, sponsor of the African Entrepreneurship Award 2017, a program to assist innovative African entrepreneurs, has announced the winners...

18 Dec 2017

A visa-free Africa still faces hurdles
A visa-free Africa still faces hurdles

Despite fears of an increase in crimes, some countries in Africa are liberalising visas to attract investors...

18 Dec 2017

The rise of mobile streaming TV
The rise of mobile streaming TV

Streaming media is changing the face of broadcasting: people are turning to streaming video platforms, and increasingly, consuming their media and entertainment via their mobile phones...

18 Dec 2017

#BestofBiz 2017: Africa Marketing & Media
#BestofBiz 2017: Africa Marketing & Media

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Marketing & Media site over the past year below...

15 Dec 2017

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Marketing platform for PIDA Week to boost projects

The third Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week, which takes place in Swakopmund, Namibia, looks at a marketing platform to accelerate implementation...

14 Dec 2017

Record number of journalists imprisoned globally
Record number of journalists imprisoned globally

A record number of journalists remain imprisoned throughout the world for their work, the annual census by the Committee to Protect Journalists finds. In Africa, Egypt and Eritrea top the list...

13 Dec 2017

Vera Songwe.
Women and Girls Startup Challenge launched

Vera Songwe launches the women and girls startup challenge to promote digital entrepreneurship...

12 Dec 2017

Quality content is key to advertising success irrespective of reading platform
Quality content is key to advertising success irrespective of reading platform

Lumen proves that the actual viewing of, as opposed to potential exposure to adverts (no matter the reading platform of digital or print) leads to almost 9 times more sales...

12 Dec 2017

Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app
Nigerian startup Touchabl launches picture-searching app

Port Harcourt-based startup Touchabl has launched its app, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to enable people search and shop for items in any picture just by touching it...

12 Dec 2017

Judges for insurance journalism awards announced
Judges for insurance journalism awards announced

Judges for the Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2018 announced...

11 Dec 2017

Most watched YouTube videos in Nigeria in 2017
Most watched YouTube videos in Nigeria in 2017

Last week, YouTube released its annual Rewind lists. These lists are separated by country and showcase the moments that captured the attention of YouTube users around the globe this year...

11 Dec 2017

Inclusive growth needed for Africa to achieve sustained growth
Inclusive growth needed for Africa to achieve sustained growth

African presidents draw strong consensus for inclusive growth at Africa 2017...

11 Dec 2017

Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa
Clickatell awarded for 3 billion SMSs across Africa

Clickatell named best SMS provider in Africa on the back of significant growth...

11 Dec 2017

Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable
Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable

Less than 30% of African e-commerce startups are profitable, as ventures tackle issues such as lack of funding, shortage of trust and logistical difficulties...

By Gabriella Mulligan 8 Dec 2017

Sabre Awards Africa open for PR professionals
Sabre Awards Africa open for PR professionals

The second edition of the Sabre Awards Africa PR competition is now open for entries...

8 Dec 2017

Nielsen Sports expands into Africa with acquisition
Nielsen Sports expands into Africa with acquisition

Nielsen Sports has expanded its global sports business by acquiring Repucom Africa from TransAfrica Media to offer solutions to rights holders and brands across Africa...

8 Dec 2017

Alika Dangote featured on the Nasdaq billboard in New York.
Bloomberg's 50 most influential in 2017 includes one African

Nigerian business tycoon Aliko Dangote was the only African that made Bloomberg Media's annual global list of the 50 most influential businesspeople in 2017...

7 Dec 2017

DISCOP Dubai provides opportunities for African content producers
DISCOP Dubai provides opportunities for African content producers

Sub-Saharan Africa will be the world's fastest-growing TV market over the next five years...

6 Dec 2017

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