ICT

2019 MEST Africa Challenge applications now open

The MEST Africa Challenge returns for its second year, offering equity investment for startups based in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Cote d'Ivoire...

13 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

StarTimes to broadcast UNILAG TV in Lagos

StarTimes has agreed to broadcast the University of Lagos television station (UNILAG TV) as part of its bouquet of channels...

15 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

CPJ joins call for Zimbabwe to restore internet and social media access

The Committee to Protect Journalists joined more than 20 rights organisations and the #KeepItOn Coalition to call for authorities in Zimbabwe to restore internet and social media services...

16 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BizTrends2019: The rise of live communications and branded everything

When you study the world's most iconic work from recent times, you see patterns that may give you a direction of where everything is headed - at least in the short term. However, the world is extremely complex currently, and nothing is clearly defined, especially in the long term...

By Peter Khoury 19 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BizTrends2019: From disappearing acts to dark social and digital wellness

Kalliebree Keynerd, head of social media at Joe Public Connect, predicts we'll see more of the following six trends over the coming months...

By Kalliebree Keynerd 19 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

StarTimes offers satellite TV access to 1000 Nigerian villages

About 1000 Nigerian villages will benefit from the 10,000 African Villages Project, an initiative of the Chinese Government to provide digital TV access to rural communities across Africa...

1 day ago

RETAIL

Euromonitor's top 10 global consumer trends for 2019

Euromonitor International has released its annual list of top emerging trends that provide insights into consumers' changing values and explores how their behaviour is disrupting business...

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BizTrends2019: Africa is one of the major players in the global economic future

New APO Group CEO, Lionel Reina, gives Bizcommunity.Africa his trend predictions for 2019...

1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BizTrends2019: Social marketing, and true word (of mouth) power

When Marian Salzman, one of the world's top trendspotters, invited me to discuss all things social marketing trend-related over coffee at the end of 2018, I jumped at the chance. This is the first of three overviews of our talking points...

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

TOURISM

Self-service ekiosks deliver safer, speedier experience for passengers at Uganda's Entebbe Airport

Gemalto, in partnership with SCINTL, has been awarded the contract for the supply of a Border Management System including airport self-service e-kiosks at Entebbe Airport, Uganda...

1 day ago

ICT

#BizTrends2019: Digital, data-driven biometrics

The global biometrics market is growing rapidly. In fact, research indicates that the global market is growing a compounded growth rate of 22.9%...

By Pine Pienaar 1 day ago

AGRICULTURE

Why Nigeria should first support rice farmers before it cuts off imports

Nigeria spends an average of $22bn (N7.92trn) each year on food imports. Its major food imports include wheat, sugar and fish...

By Rahman Akintayo Sanusi 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Uprise.Africa scoops the award as the best crowdfunding platform

The first crowdfunding platform in South Africa, Uprise.Africa, was awarded the best crowdfunding platform at the Tropics Magazine 8th inaugural cohort Tropics Changemakers Awards...

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

In Nigeria, three journalists injured by gunfire while covering political rally

A shooting at a political rally in Nigeria injured three journalists - 15 people were arrested in connection with the incident. The investigation was ongoing...

2 days ago

RETAIL

#BizTrends2019: Africa's consumers - connected, in control, and hungry for convenience

Shopping - love it or hate it, it's nearly impossible to escape the banality or adventure that competes for consumers' precious time. It takes us away from the things we would rather be doing...

By Ailsa Wingfield 2 days ago

ENERGY & MINING

Learnings from the Nigerian oil & gas marginal fields experience

Marginal oil & gas fields are not particularly attractive to the major players due to their relatively small prospects, but they do offer great opportunity for smaller independent African and non-African companies...

2 days ago

ICT

#BizTrends2019: Top mobile trends for the 2019 consumer

"This is not the year of the mobile phone". The African consumer is tired of hearing this...

By Lynette Hundermark 2 days ago

AGRICULTURE

Devastating pest threatens Africa's citrus industry

East Africa could soon be facing the threat of a citrus fruit sap-sucking pest with the potential to collapse its regional fruit industry...

By Nelson Mandela Ogema 2 days ago

RETAIL

Reclaiming retail relevance with IoT

Retail buzzwords like 'personalisation' and 'omnichannel' are no longer just concepts and strategies that companies are working toward. Today, more retailers are actively deploying new technologies...

By Nathan Clevenger 2 days ago

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