#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters
#FairnessFirst: Why investigative journalism and media freedom matters

It's becoming harder than ever to 'kill the story' in these technologically advanced times...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2018

Vodacom now present in 19 new countries in Africa
Vodacom now present in 19 new countries in Africa

Vodacom now reaches 28 markets in Africa, with the addition of 19 new countries it is now operating in...

6 Nov 2018

AfricaCom Awards 2018 finalists
AfricaCom Awards 2018 finalists

The annual AfricaCom Awards shortlist was released this week, ahead of the annual mega-conference and expo from 13-15 November 2018...

1 Nov 2018

Airtel and Coverage Broadband roll out 3flix mobile TV service in Nigeria
Airtel and Coverage Broadband roll out 3flix mobile TV service in Nigeria

Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria has inked a strategic partnership with Coverage Broadband, a subsidiary of Phase 3 Telecom, to introduce 3flix mobile TV service in Nigeria...

29 Oct 2018

New Pan-African Data Centre Association launched in Morocco
New Pan-African Data Centre Association launched in Morocco

Africa's data needs to be kept in Africa, says the new Africa Data Centre Association...

16 Oct 2018

iflix partners with Vewd to offer entertainment across MENA
iflix partners with Vewd to offer entertainment across MENA

Vewd and iflix, the entertainment service for emerging markets, have collaborated to make iflix accessible on millions of Vewd enabled devices...

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 15 Oct 2018

How can Africa's digital revolution be transformational?
How can Africa's digital revolution be transformational?

With more than 250 million smartphones currently in Africa, the African media landscape is rapidly shifting from traditional radio, TV and print, to new media which is primarily digital...

By Edwin Macharia and Zarina Nteta 11 Oct 2018

Reuters rolls out its news video service in Africa
Reuters rolls out its news video service in Africa

Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is extending its African video offering with a mobile-first news video service, Africa Journal...

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 21 Sep 2018

WorldRemit launches digital money transfers within Africa
WorldRemit launches digital money transfers within Africa

Leading international money transfer company WorldRemit has launched a new digital service within Africa, making it easier to send and receive money across the continent...

19 Sep 2018

How digital is driving media growth in Africa
How digital is driving media growth in Africa

Affluent consumers in Africa are at the forefront of adopting new technologies and social media is now considered the first port of call for news...

14 Sep 2018

AfricaCom 2018 takes place in Cape Town, 13-15 November 2018.
Celebrating Africa's digital heroes in 2018

AfricaCom will once again reward the success and innovation of those companies and individuals in Africa that are leading Africa through the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

14 Sep 2018

In-app programmatic exchange for Africa launched
In-app programmatic exchange for Africa launched

InMobi launches global in-app programmatic exchange in EMEA to provide premium mobile ad experiences...

12 Sep 2018

Quality content to all devices despite bandwidth
Quality content to all devices despite bandwidth

Pipul TV selects V-Nova Perseus Plus to provide +200 linear channels in Nigeria...

By Yuveshen Darmalingum 10 Sep 2018

Final call for entries to AppsAfrica Innovation Awards
Final call for entries to AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

Startups have one week left to apply to the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, celebrating the best in mobile and tech from across Africa...

By Gabriella Mulligan 10 Sep 2018

Nigeria's Paga raises $10m for international expansion
Nigeria's Paga raises $10m for international expansion

Nigerian payments startup Paga has secured a US$10 million funding round in order to expand into other markets in Africa and across the world...

By Tom Jackson 7 Sep 2018

Nigerian WhatsApp chatbot launched for UBA bank
Nigerian WhatsApp chatbot launched for UBA bank

Clickatell Transact enables United Bank for Africa (UBA) to launch Chat Banking on WhatsApp in Nigeria...

7 Sep 2018

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African research dominated by mobile, social media

There is a demand for insight into African markets and much of the data collection is done via mobile, social media and CRM...

By Danette Breitenbach 6 Sep 2018

Africacom, Cape Town.
The spread of digital connectivity in Africa

Africa's largest technology, media and telecommunications conference and exhibition, AfricaCom 2018, held in Cape Town, 13-15 November 2018, will cover the most strategic digital issues affecting the continent...

3 Sep 2018

Vicinity Media extends African footprint
Vicinity Media extends African footprint

Not content with monetising the biggest mobile network in South Africa, Vicinity Media has been building a comprehensive network of publishers north of the border...

Issued by Vicinity Media 30 Aug 2018

Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa.
Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa 2nd cohort announced

Google has announced the 11 startups selected to join the second Launchpad Accelerator Africa class...

By Gabriella Mulligan 29 Aug 2018

Twitter Lite.
Twitter Lite now available in over 45 countries

Twitter announced this week that it has expanded Twitter Lite to 21 more countries, including five countries in Africa...

16 Aug 2018

Toussaint Alain, African Daily Voice CEO.
New pan-African news agency launched

African Daily Voice (ADV) will provide comprehensive coverage in text, photo, video and computer graphics of African news...

14 Aug 2018

Mobile loan solutions
Mobile loan solutions

Paylater, the mobile app providing Nigerian consumers with access to credit, has reached 1 million downloads...

8 Aug 2018

Video games from Africa go global
Video games from Africa go global

Video games made-in-Africa reach the global scene during Devcom, ahead of Gamescom 2018...

7 Aug 2018

Nigeria's mobile payment system, mCash relaunches
Nigeria's mobile payment system, mCash relaunches

mCash is a mobile payment platform for making low-value retail payments designed to extend e-payment options to low-income buyers and sellers who deal in cash...

7 Aug 2018

Analysis of Zimbabwe's "online propaganda war"
Analysis of Zimbabwe's "online propaganda war"

"A vicious online propaganda war that includes fake news" was being waged in Zimbabwe ahead of the elections on 30 July...

By Dumisani Moyo 2 Aug 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping, BRICS Summit, South Africa.
The next decade of BRICS

Chinese president shares thoughts on world's next decade, at BRICS Business Forum...

30 Jul 2018

Is your site mobile-friendly?
Is your site mobile-friendly?

The popularity of smartphones means that they are the preferred way for users to get access to the information they want when they want it...

By JG Bezuidenhout 27 Jul 2018

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#Mandela100: Using the spirit of Ubuntu to address knowledge gaps on Wikipedia

Wikimania 2018, held in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time from 18 to 22 July 2018, highlighted clear links to Nelson Mandela's legacy and how we can all help put African knowledge on top as Wikipedia aims to create greater knowledge equity into 2030...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Jul 2018

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