Online marketplace Jumia Market is launching this week a new, improved version of its shopping platform, overhauling its design, signature color and its customer's shopping journey. The website, will from this day onward sport the color green.
Ringier Africa Digital Publishing [RADP] further expands its news and media portfolio with the launch of Business Insider, the renowned digital news brand for the global business community, for Sub Saharan Africa.
Edelman, a global communications marketing firm, has announced that it has signed on Chain Reactions Nigeria, one of Nigeria’s most vibrant PR firms, as its exclusive affiliate in the country following a one-year strategic partnership.
If you’re the owner or manager of a Small & Medium Business outside the retail and hospitality industries, you’re probably looking forward to the annual break.
The Guardian newspaper of Nigeria is pleased to announce the launch of Guardian Brand Studio, an innovative multiplatform content marketing solution for advertisers.
Mozambique will miss its latest deadline for the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting, according to its Transport and Communications Minister Carlos Mesquita.
Leading UK based provider of PayGo Solar Home Systems, Azuri Technologies and home entertainment satellite provider, Zuku have launched the first integrated pay-as-you-go satellite TV package for rural off-grid consumers in sub Saharan Africa.
Pay TV and equipment vendor StarTimes has slashed the prices of television sets as it seeks to deepen penetration. StarTimes Africa chief executive officer Jess Jing said the firm seeks to support efforts aimed at deepening access to television in the country.
Leland Clegg has established patterns of success as an entrepreneur. In 1989 he founded UCPM Insurance, one of the largest wholesale environmental insurance brokerages in the United States, servicing thousands of clients in all 50 states with industry leading automation.
Africa is a continent experiencing explosive growth in mobile penetration and usage, driven by the decreasing cost of smartphones / tablets and data. This has driven rapid increases in mobile video consumption.
Lagos and San Francisco-based payments platform, Paystack, have launched a payment solution for Shopify merchants, opening up the e-commerce market for tens of thousands of Nigerian online retailers.
Afrostream, the subscription video-on-demand service that set itself the goal of being the ‘Netflix of Afro-American and French films’, has launched a major international expansion that will see it launch in 24 countries across French-speaking Africa.
ShowMax, an internet-based subscription video on demand service, has announced that it is now connected to NAPAfrica Johannesburg, the largest Internet exchange point (IXP) in Africa.
There are different sorts and levels of customer service that a person can get in Nigeria. Some will leave you biting your fingers and swearing by everything that is important to you, never to patronise them again. And the rest will blow your mind.
Econet Media’s Kwesé and ESPN today announced a groundbreaking media collaboration in Africa. The deal will deliver the most comprehensive sports coverage in Africa, offering a wide range of sports and thousands of hours of programming.
[Namibia] Stimulus Investment Ltd restructures Namibia Media Holdings to include entities in property and publishing
Namibia based equity investment company STIMULUS Investment Limited that holds 100 per cent shareholding of Namibia Media Holdings has announced a restructuring of the media company to include three entities that will cover publishing, property and printing.
Ethiopian Broadcasting Agency grants satellite TV licenses to three stations as it eyes digital migration
The Ethiopian Broadcasting Agency has inked a satellite broadcasting license agreement with Fana Broadcasting, Walta Information Center and Arki Broadcasting Services for a satellite TV broadcasting licenses
Joe Vision Productions (JVP) yesterday launched the Namibia Film Shop in Windhoek, at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre. As one of the premier film production companies in Namibia, films, documentaries and short stories are their passion.
Konga, Nigeria’s largest online shopping mall, is rolling out an extensive warehouse infrastructure project across Nigeria to service thousands more online merchants, it announces today.
As part of its continued expansion, Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP), Ringier Africa’s publishing company, will work with Kenya’s top entertainment website Ghafla.
ROK, the award-winning Nigerian film studio and entertainment brand, will launch across Africa on the DStv platform on 1 November 2016.
Guaranty Trust Bank last week announced the debut of the GTBank Fashion Weekend, set to hold on the 12th and 13th of November 2016, at the GTCentre, Oniru, Victoria Island.
Econet media has applied for a license from the Uganda Communications Commission to operate satellite television services in the country.
Tony Elumelu Foundation and Ministry of Information and Culture sign MOU to develop Nigerian Creative Industries
At the National Theatre in Iganmu, Surulere, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) today signed an MOU with the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture for the development of Nigeria’s creative industries.
First Bank of Nigeria in partnership with Ebony Life TV, Africa’s first Global Black entertainment and lifestyle network has launched a filmmaking reality TV show titled FirstStars.
Blis has formed a strategic partnership with South African mobile marketing and media company Mobiclicks. This partnership will enable Blis’ advertising products and services, to be available in sub-Saharan media markets for the first time.
ShowMax has launched a two-tier service for watching TV shows and movies via the internet. This is a first-of-its-kind video concept that directly addresses the needs of Kenyan internet TV consumers.
A broadcasting cooperation agreement between Rwanda and China has given China a cheaper and rewarding platform for the Rwandese films to find their way into the Chinese markets.
To hone the skill of the upcoming media personalities, City FM, a private Radio Station based in Lagos has introduced a media academy, a vocational training programme and capacity development, to train young minds in the industry.
The film industry in Africa set for a major transformation with the injection of millions of funds to improve quality and quantity of productions in an effort to stimulate growth in film making across the continent.
Two entrepreneurs are set to unveil Nigeria’s first online lender in New York on Thursday. Marketed as a digital bank that will have no branches, Lidya will be based in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, and offer small and medium-sized businesses unsecured loans of between $500 and $15,000.
GOtv, the digital terrestrial network of MultiChoice, has further pushed the price boundaries in the low-end pay television market after it introduced packages that customers can buy as low as Shs 5,000.
Fana Broadcasting Corporation has been granted permission to transmit a commercial satellite TV station by the Ethiopian Broadcasting Authority.
PAN African ecommerce Jumia announced yesterday the launch of Jumia Pay, a third party online payment solution aimed at providing a safer, faster andmore convenient online payment experience.
As Highway Africa, the continent’s most prestigious annual journalism conference, marks its 20thanniversary, MTN Group is proud to once again collaborate with Rhodes University on the event, which continues to drive conversation and debate around key issues related to the media and ICT on the continent.
MasterCard Foundation and aKoma Media launch Amplify, Africa's first paid fellowship for content creators
aKoma Media, a content platform and storytelling company focused on Africa, is pleased to announce the inaugural session of Amplify, a media and content creation program in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation.
According to social media network Facebook, it celebrated the creativity and excellence of young African creatives at The Loerie Awards for 2016.
The finalists in the 2016 All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) in Partnership with CNBC Africa were announced during a live broadcast on DStv Channel 410 on Wednesday night.
ogaVenue the Lagos-based online events venue booking platform, today announces that it has secured a $45k seed investment from Spark and Hotels.ng.
Subscribers of Globacom will now be able to receive and watch breaking news from Nigeria’s leading news network, Channels Television, through their mobile phones.
Increased Use of Objective Lenses in Imaging and Photography to Propel Objective Lens Market in Africa
Market Research Hub (MRH) has added a new market intelligence report to its comprehensive collection of research studies, a 165-page research study titled “Objective Lens Markets in Africa to 2020.
On the 11th of August, African news and content website This is Africa will be launching a brand new site, featuring content in both English and French.
CNN is launching a new, multi-platform operation in Lagos, Nigeria, designed to give the network a nimble, broad-based, Digital-first presence in Africa’s most populous country.
CNN is launching a new, multi-platform operation in Lagos, Nigeria, designed to give the network a nimble, broad-based, Digital-first presence in Africa’s most populous country.
Didi Akinyelure is a prime-time news anchor in Nigeria and presents business news for CNBC, which broadcasts across the continent.
A new advertising model is allowing small businesses in Moshi area of Tanzania cut down on advertising budget while reaching out to targeted clientele, interacting directly with them and translating into increased sales.
Massive advertising opportunities for Africa’s increasingly media savvy audiences - Angola, South Africa and Namibia in lead
The second Nielsen’s Africa Prospects Indicators (APi) report has released key findings on Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) media consumption habits in a special section entitled Connecting with Africa’s Consumers - Spotlight on the Media Landscape.
Ringier Africa and One Africa Media (OAM) have agreed to merge their pan-African Classifieds assets to create and grow Africa’s largest classifieds group.
The website, TV.Guardian.ng, was officially launched today, and The Guardian’s Executive Director, Toke Alex Ibru, is confident Guardian TV will revolutionise the short form video content market in this part of the world.
[Vacancy] Freelance Business Journalists and Webmasters Africa Business Communities in both Ethiopia and Kenya
Africa Business Communities is looking for several African Business Journalists and Webmasters to expand the Editorial Team.
A veteran of international development and communications, Melissa Ruggles has channeled her expertise into connecting American companies with the African Media. Her interview with Africa Business Communities:
Facebook has launched an Agency Ambassador Programme for Africa as part of its drive to equip its agency partners with the skills and information they need to make the most of Facebook as a marketing and advertising platform.
KCB Group is Africa’s top social media brand in banking in the latest Africa Brand Index Rankings. The Bank has been ranked position one for its outstanding use of social media platforms in customer engagements
Nigeria-based S&T Media has closed on seed financing from early-stage technology venture capital firm, EchoVC Partners, who have committed up to $1m for the company.
Mahindra Comviva Strengthens its Leadership Position in Digital Music Portfolio in Africa, partners with Mondial Multimedia
Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobility solutions, today announced that it has partnered with Mondial Multimedia, a leading partner of mobile media platforms in Africa.
OSN Partners with Eutelsat to Support New HD Channels and Ultra-HD Services to Middle East and North Africa
OSN, pay-TV provider in the Middle East and North Africa, is ramping up capacity on the Eutelsat 8 West B satellite operated by Eutelsat Communications.
In response to industry interest, Dehn Africa recently ran a two-day seminar to provide attendees with a fully comprehensive approach to lightning protection. The first seminar was run at the end of 2015 in Johannesburg, with further events scheduled for Namibia, Cape Town and Durban in early 2016.
Today, at the Social Media Week in Lagos, BBC World News launched the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award to seek out a future star of African journalism.
Nestlé coffee brand Nescafé joins forces with Social Media Week in Lagos, Nigeria to boost and share ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture worldwide.
Spurred on by the successes of its three previous editions, Social Media Week (SMW) Lagos returns, from today February 22 till February 26, 2016, to explore the impact of technology across Africa
I became even more concerned when from quick research I discovered I couldn't engage with our President and the Federal Government online too. A quick comparison between our President and Barack Obama on leading social media sites brought out these alarming statistics:
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Bashir Ahmad as his Personal Assistant on New Media. The 24-year-old indigene of Kano state, until his appointment, was Online Editor (Hausa) for Leadership Newspaper.
Ringier Africa and Asia Pacific restructures and changes leadership to strengthen growth of its international markets
Ringier is restructuring its international market set-up for the beginning of the new year. On the first of January, Ringier Africa and Asia have implemented various changes further supporting the strong growth of its international markets, with additional personnel and international support.
Dehn Africa recently launched the DEHNacademy to local partners and the media at its second annual partner awards event.
New research revealed in the annual Africascope report produced by TNS Sofres1 shows a buoyant TV market in French-speaking African countries and the increasing marketshare of the EUTELSAT 16A satellite, one of the key TV satellites for West Africa.
CNBC Africa viewers will enjoy extensive coverage of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016, in Davos from 20-23 January 2016 on DStv Channel 410
Codan Radio Communications, a division of Codan Limited (ASX-CDA), has made the strategic decision to grow its Sales and Customer Service team in its Dubai office.
Kinetic Worldwide, in partnership with Endeavour Media, is to begin offering clients customisable interaction with all out-of-home inventory, in a move which could help transform the sector
Many online marketing companies are always looking for ways to catch the attention of existing as well as potential customers
After several months of testing, Africa Business Communities offers with Africa Press List a platform for journalists and bloggers and an highly effective PR tool for companies
LEADERSHIP recalls that the Senate last week passed for second reading, a bill seeking two years imprisonment with an option of N2million fine for Nigerians who post "abusive statements" on the social media.
As a digital B2B publisher, Africa Business Communities is dedicated to Africa Business News and to connecting Africa business professionals and entrepreneurs with each other. Africa is rising and we believe that the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME's) in Africa should have easier access to the media than they have now.
A bill seeking a two-year jail term for any person who makes allegation or publishes any statement or petition in the newspaper, radio or medium of whatever description against another person, institutions of government or any public office holder, passed second reading in the Senate yesterday.
Afrique Telecom, Eutelsat and Wikimédia France to offer free access to French-language Wikipedia in Africa
Afrique Telecom is progressively deploying Internet solutions over Sub-Saharan Africa in combination with Eutelsat’s satellite capacity. Its “TamTam” service extends access to the Internet in rural areas using Wi-Fi hotspots for collective access.
Eutelsat Communications unveiled the next step in its broadband strategy for Africa with the order from Thales Alenia Space of a new-generation High Throughput Satellite offering unprecedented operational flexibility.
Africa Business Communities connects African Business Professionals with each other. We have built online B2B communities with more than 1 million African Professionals (LinkedIn groups).
Italian media giant Mediaset and Mexico-based distributor Comarex have widened the scope of a programme sales deal.
Orange Digital Ventures announces its participation in the funding of Afrostream, a subscription video on demand service (SVOD) of African, African-American and African-Caribbean films and television series, alongside TheFamily, Cross Culture Ventures I L.P. and ACE & Company.
The move is part of Facebook’s Internet.org project that is partnering with Eutelsat to launch a satellite to connect millions of people.
Canal+ Overseas, the internationally focused subsidiary of Canal+, has partnered with Enensys to rollout its Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) platform in Africa.
"The line between traditional media and digital media is blurred - consumers want more flexibility and freedom in how they consume content."
African Media Agency (AMA)/- African Media Agency (AMA) today announced a strategic partnership with AllAfrica Global Media, which operates the popular website allAfrica.com.
Mobile payments company Bango plc (BGO.L) and Telkom South Africa ( TLKGY ) have partnered to launch carrier billing in Google Play, a first for Africa.
Gerry Elsdon is CEO of the Gerry Elsdon (Pty) Ltd, Gerri E Sustainability and the Gerri E Signature Collection. She was one of the judges of the recently held Fair Lady Women of the Future Awards in Johannesburg 2015, South Africa. Her interview with Africa Business Communities:
Red Media Africa holds summit
WIRED, a subsidiary of Explainer DC, Ghana's most prestigious digital agency, is excited to be participating in this year’s ChalewoteArts Festival on the 22ND and 23RD of August.
Nic Rudnick, Liquid Telecom’s CEO, appears in The Africa Report magazine’s annual Trailblazers in Africa list, which went on sale yesterday.
Dentsu Aegis Network today announces the acquisition of two leading media buying and planning agencies in Ghana, Adams Media Ghana Limited and Premier Media Company GH Limited.
Airtel Kenya has been recognized as a global best practice case study by Socialbakers, a global social media analytics firm for outstanding performance in serving customers online
Kenya’s Communications Authority has approved Safaricom’s requisite licences as it pushes to venture into full time television broadcasting.
SES Platform Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SES S.A. announced today that StarTimes, the fastest-growing digital TV operator in Africa, will distribute TV channels for their direct-to-home (DTH) subscribers across Sub-Saharan Africa via SES Platform Services’ broadcast facility in Germany.
Airtel Kenya has been recognized as a global best practice case study by Socialbakers, a global social media analytics firm for outstanding performance in serving customers online.
The two radio soap operas designed to increase knowledge around family planning, HIV/AIDS, adolescent reproductive health, women’s education, and gender-based violence have finally hit the airwaves in Nigeria.
Avanti Communications Group plc a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, has signed a new contract with South Africa’s business chamber
Fastest growing and most innovative telecommunications company in Nigeria, Etisalat has partnered Etihad Airways offer its premium GEM customers.
Facebook has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally.
Lesotho’s Minister of Communications, Science and Technology Khotso Letsatsi and his South African counterpart Faith Muthambi on Thursday in Maseru signed a joint statement of cooperation about moving from analogue to digital broadcasting.
Francis Wangusi Appointed as The Communications Authority of Kenya Director General for The Next 4 Years
The Board of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has appointed Mr. Francis W. Wangusi as the Director General for a term of four (4) years effective 22nd August, 2015.
Under the terms of a five-year multi-country managed services agreement, Ericsson will manage Smile Communications' 4G/LTE networks across all operations.
Airtel Africa has announced Yaya Toure as the new African face for its upcoming continental campaign