Laine Barnard
The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard

Globacom Nigeria fined N5 million for poor service

The Nigeria telecommunications regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has handed down a penalty of N5 million to the Second National Operator (SNO), Globacom Limited, due to the network's deteriorating quality of services (QoS).

By Remmy Nweke

Nigeria launches DVB-H mobile TV

Nigeria has beaten South Africa in the roll-out of the DVB-H mobile TV... Details Nigeria, MultiChoice Africa's local business partner in Nigeria, has launched Africa's first commercial mobile broadcast TV service in the city of Abuja.

Major broadcaster selects Indian supplier for its DTH operations in Africa

MagnaQuest Technologies Pty Ltd, a global customer management and billing solution provider with its headquarters in Hyderabad, India, has announced that its flagship product MQSubscribe has been chosen by Gateway Broadcast Services.

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The Absa National Boat Show

This spectacular event was held at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg from 17 - 19 August 2007. The annual event is a platform to showcase powerboats, yachts, outdoor adventure and watersports. The show has grown steadily in its five years of existence, with both exhibitor and visitor numbers increasing dramatically.

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Doing Business Report 2007 - Africa among top three reforming regions

Tanzania, Ghana are two of the top 10 global reformers for 2005-2006 and the continent as an entity moved up the rankings.

Kenya's President rejects media law as threat to press freedom

President Mwai Kibaki has refused to sign a media bill into law on the grounds that a last-minute amendment limiting the confidentiality of sources posed a threat to press freedom.

Zimbabwe: A way out of the crisis?

With Zimbabwe's economy in meltdown, drastic and fundamental changes are crucial if there is to be a return of international investment and a recovery in that country.

Ugandan reporter takes top honours

Investigative reporter for the Weekly Observer in Uganda, Richard Kavuma outstripped more than 1500 other African journalists to lift CNN's/Multichoice's African Journalist of the Year in Cape Town at the weekend.

Zapiro zaps the competition

SA cartoonist who was detained by the apartheid regime – and is now being sued for defamation by a high-ranking member of SA's present ruling party – has seen off tough competition from other African cartoonists and won the Cartoonists Rights Network 2007 award for courage.

PAMRO announces early Malawi line-up

The Pan African Media Research Organisation (PAMRO) is holding its 9th annual meeting and All Africa Media Research Conference at Lake Malawi in August this year. The keynote address will be by Amandou Mather Ba, the president of All Africa Global Media in the USA. He will be discussing internet penetration in Africa, and its impact on social behaviour and business practice.

Emeka Enyadike
Making capital out of reality shows and their ROI

Sometimes I wonder if all that brands ask their agencies for these days are reality shows because I've lost count of the number. There are no dull moments… One ends, another begins and Nigerians just love them all.

By Emeka Enyadike

International newspapers flag press freedom restrictions

The World Association of Newspapers (WAN) currently meeting in Cape Town has issued a number of resolutions highlighting restrictions to press freedom around the world and how this could be dealt with.

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