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Nigerian Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wins Pen Pinter Prize 2018 award

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has been announced as the winner of the 2018 PEN Pinter Prize for her writing and activism...

13 Jun 2018

Marco Croella, chief operating officer of StreetLib.
Italian StreetLib and Nigerian Publiseer partner to distribute more African literature

Publiseer, a Nigerian digital book publishing platform, and StreetLib, an Italian ebook aggregator, have concluded a partnership that will see more African literature and non-fiction books published...

7 May 2018

Book launched on Africa's free trade agreement
Book launched on Africa's free trade agreement

A book is being developed on Africa's Continental Free Trade Agreement to serve as a valuable resource ...

23 Apr 2018

(c) Ventsislav Bratovanov -
The line between news and advertising is blurring, according to study

According to the Global Communications Report, 64% of public relations professionals surveyed predict that in five years the average consumer will not be able to distinguish between news stories (earned media) and promotional content (paid media)...

20 Apr 2018

Publiseer shortlisted for Startupbootcamp FastTrack and partners with Caketunes
Publiseer shortlisted for Startupbootcamp FastTrack and partners with Caketunes

Publiseer, a Nigerian digital publisher, has emerged as one of the ten startup companies shortlisted for the Startupbootcamp FastTrack and has partnered with music production and beat distribution company, Caketunes...

4 Apr 2018

(L to R): Thierry Zomahoun, president and CEO of AIMS, and founder and chair of NEF, Elsevier CEO, Ron Mobed.
New scientific publication boosts African research

An open access multi-disciplinary journal to boost the global reach of research from Africa has been launched by the next Einstein Forum...

28 Mar 2018

The 3rd International Digital Distributors Meeting Held in Madrid, Spain.
Nigerian publishers go global

Nigeria's Publiseer becomes the first African publisher to join the International Publishing Distribution Association...

26 Mar 2018

2018 Africa Forum CEO of the Year: Nadia Fettah, MD of Saham Finances,
Nadia Fettah named 'CEO of the Year'

The 2018 Africa CEO Forum Awards has named 'CEO of the Year'; and 'Most Promising Company of the Year' award...

12 Mar 2018

Special African energy report launched
Special African energy report launched

EnergyNet and African Business have joined forces to produce the annual Africa Energy Yearbook and a special energy report on African energy for global distribution...

7 Mar 2018

Charles Murito, country manager of Google Kenya |
Google Kenya's Charles Murito on digital advertising and the age of assistance

Google SA hosted a media event earlier this week to bring media practitioners across Africa up to speed on the latest technological advancements in the digital advertising space, focusing on Google Ads in particular...

By Jessica Tennant 7 Feb 2018

Publishers share greatest threats, fears for 2018 media industry
Publishers share greatest threats, fears for 2018 media industry

‘World News Publishers Outlook 2017, the new report from World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra), examines what are the world's top media executives' priorities in profitable news media businesses around the world...

21 Sep 2017

UN and AU-led project to document Africa's liberation history
UN and AU-led project to document Africa's liberation history

Africa's liberation history is to be documented in a project endorsed by the United Nations and the African Union...

18 Sep 2017

It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint
It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint

The media is at the forefront of generating awareness over environmental issues...

By Pietari Kaapa 18 Aug 2017

Report encourages intra-African trade
Report encourages intra-African trade

ECA-WTO joint publication on role of Aid for Trade in boosting intra-African trade launched in Geneva...

28 Jul 2017

Bushra al-Fadil
Bushra al-Fadil wins 18th Caine Prize for African Writing

Bushra al-Fadil has won the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing with his short story entitled “The Story of the Girl Whose Birds Flew Away”, translated by Max Shmookler...

5 Jul 2017

Tiso Blackstar Group's headquarters at Hill on Empire in Parktown. Photo:
Times Media has a new name

Shortly after moving premises from Rosebank to Parktown, Times Media Group today announced that it is operating under a new name...

12 Jun 2017

News portal telling Africa's story launches in Ghana
News portal telling Africa's story launches in Ghana

Readers can access a new Africa news portal via their mobile phones, tablets and desktops with 24/7 news services…

10 Jan 2017

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Promoting a general history of Africa

Launched in 1964, the elaboration of the eight volumes of the General History of Africa has mobilised more than 230 historians and specialists for more than 35 years...

14 Dec 2016

IrokoX editing teams
African multi-platform content network launched

Iroko plans to build a pan-African and diaspora influencer network for digital content creation, distribution and monetisation...

12 Sep 2016

Ndalo Media Books launches with a book on Personal Brand Intelligence
Ndalo Media Books launches with a book on Personal Brand Intelligence

Ndalo Media launched the book, Personal Brand Intelligence (PBQ) - an inspiring and holistic look at how your brand can evolve intelligently to influence society, by bestselling author, Timothy Maurice Webster...

27 Jun 2016

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Call for entries for Etisalat Pan-African prize for literature

2016 Etisalat Pan-African prize for literature: call for entries...

14 Jun 2016

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Is print media dead?

It is no longer business as usual, but there is a future for print in Africa, yet...

By Samuel O. Adeyemi 26 May 2016

Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 call for entries
Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 call for entries

Nigeria's fastest growing and most innovative telecommunications company, Etisalat has announced the call for entries for the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature which is in its third year...

20 Jul 2015

Calling Africa's journalists...
Calling Africa's journalists...

CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards...

17 Apr 2015

Anton Harber
Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.

By Anton Harber 7 Feb 2014

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice
Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice

The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.

By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013

Editorial movement at The Sun

The Board of The Sun Publishing Limited has approved new editorial appointments with effect from 1 July 2013. On that date, new editors will take over at different levels, of the publication.

24 Jun 2013

Nigerian journalist arrested over article - and he didn't even write it

CALABAR, NIGERIA: On 6 June 2013 at about 2100 local time, Emmanuel Unah, a reporter for the CrossRiver Watch, an online news platform, was arrested by operatives from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters, in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

20 Jun 2013

Kagiso's MSN moves into Kenya and Nigeria
Kagiso's MSN moves into Kenya and Nigeria

Howzit MSN, reportedly one of Africa's largest portals with approximately 3.3 million unique browsers per month, is set to launch dedicated versions of its site for Nigeria and Kenya.

14 May 2013

Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer hails Chinua Achebe
Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer hails Chinua Achebe

South African Nobel literature laureate Nadine Gordimer said yesterday she was saddened by the death of her "close dear friend" Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe.

25 Mar 2013

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