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Moody’s, the only rating agency that keeps South Africa above junk, is scheduled to review its credit rating in November 2019. Shutterstock
South Africa close to 'junk status' from all three rating agencies. What would follow?Article

The rating agency Fitch recently revised the outlook on South Africa's long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating down from "stable" to "negative"...

Misheck Mutize & Sean Gossel 5 hours ago

#Loeries2019: Day 3 judging finalists!
#Loeries2019: Day 3 judging finalists!Article

Day 3's finalists have been announced for Loeries 2019...

1 day ago

Senegal to complete DTT changeover by end 2019
Senegal to complete DTT changeover by end 2019Article

EXCAF undertakes to complete THE DTT process in Senegal by the end of 2019...

2 days ago

Q&A: Behind the wheel of Top Gear Series 27
Q&A: Behind the wheel of Top Gear Series 27Article

Executive producers of Top Gear, Clare Pizey and Alex Renton shares what we can expect on the upcoming season of Top Gear...

2 days ago

Eliminating packaging is a good start - but here's what supermarkets should do to stop harming the planet
Eliminating packaging is a good start - but here's what supermarkets should do to stop harming the planetArticle

It was inspiring to read about the launch of Waitrose's trial in Oxford offering consumers a range of products free of packaging. Their system isn't revolutionary - smaller supermarkets have been doing the same thing...

Alison Stowell 2 days ago

BBC focuses on branded services in Africa
BBC focuses on branded services in AfricaArticle

BBC Studios appoints Pierre Cloete as commercial director for branded services, Sub-Saharan Africa...

3 days ago

Five 3D printing myths
Five 3D printing mythsArticle

The first conviction for 3D printing a firearm was recently reported in London, not long after 3D printed masks were used to trick face recognition. Should we be afraid?

Ahmad Beltagui, Achilleas Sesis and Nikolaos Stylos 16 Aug 2019

A man looks at newspaper front pages in Dakar, on February 25, 2019, one day after Senegal's presidential elections. Senegalese authorities arrested critical journalist Adama Gaye on July 29. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Seyllou.
Senegalese authorities arrest critical journalist Adama GayeArticle

Authorities in Senegal should immediately release and drop all charges against journalist Adama Gaye, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

14 Aug 2019

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African Digital Media Awards 2019 finalistsArticle

WAN-IFRA has announced the 2019 finalists for the prestigious African Digital Media Awards...

13 Aug 2019

A man rides a motorcycle as young people of the Sidama ethnic group, the largest in southern Ethiopia, celebrate at Hawassa city over plans by local elders to declare the establishment of a breakaway region for the Sidama, in Awasa, July 15, 2019. Authorities arrested three media workers from the Sidama Media Network on July 18. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Michael Tewelde.
Ethiopia detains journalists amid southern unrestArticle

Ethiopian authorities arrest Sidama Media Network workers in southern Ethiopia amid unrest...

13 Aug 2019

Zog, Triggerfish's latest award-winner, is now streaming on Showmax
Zog, Triggerfish's latest award-winner, is now streaming on ShowmaxArticle

Zog, the latest award-winning animation from Triggerfish, is now streaming first on Showmax in Africa...

Issued by Showmax 13 Aug 2019

Award-winning Thuli Madonsela doc arrives on Showmax just in time for Women's Month
Award-winning Thuli Madonsela doc arrives on Showmax just in time for Women's MonthArticle

Whispering Truth To Power, Shameela Seedat's documentary about Thuli Madonsela's last year as South Africa's public protector, is now streaming first on Showmax...

Issued by Showmax 12 Aug 2019

DRC President Felix Tshisekedi during the inauguration ceremony. Hugh Kinsella Cunningham/EPA-EFE
Tshisekedi has taken over the DRC's Ebola response. How he can make a differenceArticle

The most recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) rages on. There's been a continued increase in the number of new cases for a year since the outbreak was first declared...

Mosoka Fallah 12 Aug 2019

Freelance journalist Erick Kabendera, who is detained in Tanzania. Credit: CPJ/Jamii Forums.
Tanzania switches track, charges Kabendera with economic crimesArticle

Prosecutors in Tanzania today charged freelance journalist Erick Kabendera with money laundering, tax evasion, and assisting an organized crime racket...

7 Aug 2019

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Time travel as dementia care is spreading, but the future may be more powerful than the pastArticle

The village of Hogeweyk in The Netherlands has been compared with the Truman Show. It is home to 152 people with dementia and is run by carers who maintain a round-the-clock false reality for the residents...

Kellie Morrissey & James Hodge 6 Aug 2019

7 groundbreaking African films now on Showmax
7 groundbreaking African films now on ShowmaxArticle

The African film industry is booming - with a range of films from animation to documentary, the continent is not short of telling diverse stories...

2 Aug 2019

Gordon Ramsay serves up adventure in new culinary expedition series Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted
Gordon Ramsay serves up adventure in new culinary expedition series Gordon Ramsay: UnchartedArticle

Join Ramsay on an epic journey across the globe to Peru, Laos, Morocco, Hawaii, Alaska and New Zealand...

Issued by Fox Networks Group 30 Jul 2019

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WhatsApp played a big role in the Nigerian election. Not all of it was badArticle

There is growing concern about the potential for the message and media sharing platform WhatsApp to undermine democracy in a number of countries across the world...

Nic Cheeseman 29 Jul 2019

Code broken on encrypted 200-year-old diary, revealing secrets of Britain's first lesbian marriage
Code broken on encrypted 200-year-old diary, revealing secrets of Britain's first lesbian marriageArticle

Showmax's Gentleman Jack series is based on decoded diaries of Anne Lister, who confounded society's expectations of women in 19th-century England...

Issued by Showmax 29 Jul 2019

Entertainment industry heavyweights flying the AFDA MFA flag high
Entertainment industry heavyweights flying the AFDA MFA flag highArticle

AFDA is excited to have the highly experienced film industry professionals Richard Starkey and Adze Ugah studying the AFDA Master of Fine Arts in Motion Picture Medium...

Issued by AFDA 26 Jul 2019

Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson. Image credit: Conservative Party.
Twitter's coping with the Boris Johnson news by posting Donald Trump memesArticle

Former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson will be the next UK prime minister and Twitter isn't handling the news well...

Shereesa Moodley 24 Jul 2019

Africa's communications evolution
Africa's communications evolutionArticle

Whether you're a multinational or a tech startup in Africa, comms is no longer a nice-to-have - it's a necessity...

Jessica Hope 23 Jul 2019

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Telone expanded its Discover Digital Platform in ZimbabweArticle

Discover Digital introduced 12 new channels via its DEOD platform to expand its 15 existing channels on the Zimbabwean market...

23 Jul 2019

Strait of Hormuz
What is at stake in the Strait of Hormuz?Article

Tensions between the United States, Iran and other countries are flaring again in the Strait of Hormuz...

Rockford Weitz 23 Jul 2019

Five ways buildings of the future will use biotech to become living things
Five ways buildings of the future will use biotech to become living thingsArticle

What if our homes were alive? I don't mean smart homes with the disembodied voice of Alexa deciding the setting for your living room spotlights. I mean actually alive - growing, living, breathing and even reproducing...

Martyn Dade-Robertson 23 Jul 2019

Justice must be done for death of journalist Azory Gwanda
Justice must be done for death of journalist Azory GwandaArticle

Activists and fellow journalists have been asking about Gwanda's whereabouts for months, including on #WhereIsAzory on Twitter, with no answer from the Tanzanian government...

16 Jul 2019

Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo attends a confirmation of charges hearing at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. EPA/Michael Kooren
Flirting with fire: African leaders and international lawArticle

African leaders often behave in a contradictory way towards international laws, and courts. While speaking out against them, they also voluntarily submit to their scrutiny...

Marco Bocchese 16 Jul 2019

Jobs on the line. EPA-EFE/Facundo Arrizabalaga
Deutsche Bank job cuts are tip of the iceberg for the finance industryArticle

Deutsche Bank caused a recent stir with the seemingly sudden announcement that it would cut 18,000 jobs - one fifth of its global staff...

15 Jul 2019

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Fake news and the role of the ordinary citizenArticle

Fake news is eroding trust in the media in Africa, fuelling hate speech and leading to violence in extreme instances...

12 Jul 2019

Skynamo users' data now in world-class hands. Officially.
Skynamo users' data now in world-class hands. Officially.Article

Skynamo, app provider for field sales management and productivity, has announced that it has received the ISO 27001:2013 certification, the internationally recognised standard for global best practice in information security management...

Issued by Skynamo 11 Jul 2019

An SA win at D&AD New Blood Awards
An SA win at D&AD New Blood AwardsArticle

D&AD has announced the winners of their 2019 New Blood Awards at a ceremony held in London, with Bernice Puleng Mosala of Vega School in Johannesburg winning a Yellow Pencil for her Rexona #MoveAgainstAnxiety campaign...

11 Jul 2019

In an interview today, Tanzanian Foreign Minister Palamagamba Kabudi said that journalist Azory Gwanda (pictured), who has been missing since 2017, is dead. Credit: CPJ/Mwananchi.
In BBC interview, Tanzanian foreign minister says journalist Azory Gwanda is deadArticle

The Committee to Protect Journalists yesterday called on the Tanzanian government to provide a detailed public account of the fate of freelance journalist Azory Gwanda...

11 Jul 2019

Ethiopians read newspapers in Addis Ababa on June 24. Following what the government refers to as a failed attempted coup, access to the internet was cut and journalists were arrested. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Tiksa Negeri.
In era of reform, Ethiopia still reverts to old tactics to censor pressArticle

While internet shutdowns and anti-terror laws being turned against journalists are nothing new in Ethiopia, their use in recent weeks is in stark contrast to the Ethiopia that welcomed the international media community for World Press Freedom Day...

Muthoki Mumo 10 Jul 2019

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Two days left to enter African Digital Media Awards 2019Article

African Digital Media Awards 2019: Call for entries...

10 Jul 2019

Move over coffee! Tea is the new 'it' drink
Move over coffee! Tea is the new 'it' drinkArticle

Tea may no longer be the lesser cousin to coffee. Social media is slowly increasing the appeal of the aromatic beverage as more people look for a healthier, caffeine-free drink to enjoy...

10 Jul 2019

Mobile devices permitted in-flight on Kulula Airlines
Mobile devices permitted in-flight on Kulula AirlinesArticle

South Africa's low cost airline, Kulula Airlines has announced that passengers will be allowed to use portable electronic devices throughout its flights...

Issued by SA Airlines 5 Jul 2019

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New team for BBC Studios in AfricaArticle

Grant Welland, EVP CEMA announces new BBC Studios leadership team for the region...

4 Jul 2019

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Libra, Iran and the potential end of cryptocurrencies as we know themArticle

Facebook's new cryptocurrency, libra, is being heralded as the moment that cryptocurrencies and blockchain, the technology that supports them,become truly mainstream...

Robert Herian 2 Jul 2019

Hot 91.9FM Comedy Jam on Saturday, 3 August 2019
Hot 91.9FM Comedy Jam on Saturday, 3 August 2019Article

Hot 91.9 FM and Real Comedy are proud to announce the first Hot 91.9FM Comedy Jam on Saturday, 3 August 2019 at Centre Court, Emperors Palace...

Issued by Hot 91.9FM 28 Jun 2019

The rise and fall of Philip Green's Arcadia Group
The rise and fall of Philip Green's Arcadia GroupArticle

Philip Green's Arcadia retail empire lives to sell another day. After a week's delay and five hours of discussions, Arcadia's creditors agreed to a CVA that involves rent cuts, 23 store closures and 520 job losses...

Nelson Blackley 28 Jun 2019

NSE boss Geoffrey Odundo, Brand Integrated partner Richard Mukoma present an award for the most admired brand in the food category in Kenya to Del Monte Kenya marketing manager – Margaret Nyoro, at the Most Admired Brands event at the Exchange in Nairobi. Looking on is Thebe Ikalafeng, founder and chairman of Brand Africa and Brand Leadership – the founders of the annual African survey. Image supplied.
Brand Africa announces the Most Admired Brands in KenyaArticle

Brand Africa has announced the Most Admired Brands in Kenya. The list, the 7th annual Brand Africa 100: Africa's Best Brands, is based on the comprehensive pan-Africa survey of the most admired brands among African consumers...

26 Jun 2019

RTE Broadcaster of the Year, Tom McGuire, head of RTÉ Radio. Image supplied.
2019 NYF Radio Awards: Winners announced!Article

The New York Festivals Radio Awards has announced its 2019 winners...

25 Jun 2019

A Kenyan journalist has an altercation with a police officer. EPA/Dai Kurokawa
Accountability in Kenya's media still needs attention. What can be done?Article

In Kenya, there's growing debate about media accountability - that the media should act in the interests of the public good, and that it's accurate, free and fair. Most of the debate has focused on the lack of quality journalism and a decline in journalistic ethics...

Jared Obuya 24 Jun 2019

#CannesLions2019 Entertainment Grands Prix winners: Top row is Final Cut and Droga5 New York's New York Times journalism's Resolve (Myanmar), Rigor (Taxes), Courage (Mexican Spyware), Perseverance (Immigration) and Fearlessness (Isis) campaign. Bottom left is Digital Craft Grand Prix winner Virtue's work for Carlings' Digital Collection, 'Address the Future'. Bottom right is Industry Craft Grand Prix work for Momentum New York and Canada's Nike 'Just Do It: HQ at the Church'.
#CannesLions2019: Craft winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity continued on 18 June, with the 2019 Cannes Film Craft, Digital Craft and Industry Craft Lions announced during the Craft award track ceremony...

18 Jun 2019

Health workers from Bwera hospital prepare to transport the body of a fifty-year-old woman who died of Ebola to the burial site in Bwera, Uganda. MELANIE ATUREEBE/EPA
How Africa's porous borders make it difficult to contain EbolaArticle

More than 2,000 cases of Ebola have been recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since last August. Now, despite authorities' efforts - such as screening millions of travellers moving between the DRC and its neighbours - the disease has spread...

Mosoka Fallah 18 Jun 2019

Black plastic can't be recycled - but we've just found a way to use the carbon in renewable energy
Black plastic can't be recycled - but we've just found a way to use the carbon in renewable energyArticle

The big problem with plastics is that though they last for a very long time, most are thrown away after only one use...

Alvin Orbaek White 18 Jun 2019

How Twitter has been used in Cameroon's Anglophone crisis
How Twitter has been used in Cameroon's Anglophone crisisArticle

The Conversation Africa examined how various groups - including the government, Anglophone activists, media organisations and citizens - used social media to report on growing unrest in Cameroon...

Julius T. Nganji and Lynn Cockburn 17 Jun 2019

#CannesLions2019 Design Lions' Grand Prix winner: Creatability by Google Creative Lab New York.
#CannesLions2019: Design Lions winners!Article

The 66th annual Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity kicked off on 17 June with the 2019 Cannes Design Lions announced during the first Communication award track ceremony...

17 Jun 2019

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