The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Abdullahi, announced the lifting of the suspension in a statement saying president Buhari had given the approval to lift the suspension.
[South Africa] Realness Institute and Netflix Extend 2022 Episodic Lab and DET Entry Deadline For African Writers
Realness Institute in partnership with Netflix has extended calls for submissions calls for the 2022 Episodic Lab and Development Executive Traineeship (DET) programmes from African writers.
Mastercard is bringing awareness to some of the world’s most critical issues through an innovative podcast series ‘Journey to One Billion’.
Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has acquired broadcasting rights the TotalEnergies 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in sub-Saharan Africa.
Chinese smartphone maker TECNO is working with BBC Storyworks, BBC Studios’ in-house commercial content studio to create a short film on mobile camera innovation.
Streaming services in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt and other parts of Africa, ranked highest at 273 per cent ahead of other regions of the world.
This has been quite a busy week for African startups. Egyptian fees management and digital collection platform, KlickIt, announced the closing of its first investment round to further develop its platform.
Minly, the MENA region’s media & entertainment startup, announced the acquisition of Oulo, a Dubai-based celebrity shoutout platform focused on the Levant region.
Africa No Filter, a narrative change organisation, and Meta have announced a partnership to launch “Future Africa: Telling Stories, Building Worlds” program, aimed at boosting the use of Virtual Reality in Africa’s storytelling.
Business leaders across Africa are embracing changes that come with digital transformation, as Africa bets on technology to unlock its vast potential.
This investment provides Entravision with a geographic foothold in Africa, as the Company looks to expand its breadth of digital services to new emerging markets.
Irvine Partners, a multi-national public relations and integrated marketing agency, has been awarded the Spotify communications account in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Zee Entertainment has announced the launch of Zee TV, Zee One, and Zee Tamizh on pay television platform StarTimes media
Pan-African music streaming service, Mdundo, has announced that the platform recorded 16.4 Million unique users for the quarter ending September 2021.
Social media giant Facebook has a new name. At the company’s annual Connect conference held on October 28th, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company will now be known as Meta.
Television Commerce or t-commerce is a growing trend across the globe where consumers can instantly purchase products that appear on TV. Interactive live TV shopping is easy, simply point and click the remote to purchase a product.
MwareTV announces availability of an entirely customisable OTT service for ISPs and telco operators in Africa
MwareTV, a leading cloud-based multi-tenant platform, has revealed the availability to telco operators and internet service providers (ISPs) in Africa of a new, end-to-end TV solution.
Samsung Electronics announced the launch of Samsung Newsroom Middle East and North Africa (MENA), which will serve as the official news source of Samsung Electronics for MENA media and consumers.
Subscriptions started life in the media world, with newspaper and magazine subscriptions dating back centuries. But in the last ten years, the subscription business model has exploded
Netflix has introduced a free mobile only plan in Kenya as the company looks to tap into the growing VoD streaming market in the country.
Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has today unveiled annual and quarterly subscription payment options targeting lower package subscribers enrolled to the platform’s Nyota bouquet.
To help reduce inequities in Ghana's healthcare delivery, Penplusbytes together with its partners, SEND Ghana and the Ghana News Agency, implemented the USAID funded People for Health (P4H) project and are set to host the maiden edition of RIHCA 2021.
This week, Facebook announced a new partnership with Big Cabal Media and Comic Republic to launch a new campaign against fake news in Nigeria.
Sporty.com, an online sports media and entertainment brand, has partnered with NTA to simulcast its free-to-air broadcast of premium sports content.
Social media giant Facebook has announced a new partnership with Big Cabal Media and Comic Republic to launch a new campaign against fake news.
Safal Group, Africa’s Manufacturer of Steel Roofing Products with a footprint across eight countries launched the Safal Eye in the Wild Competition 2021.
L'AfDB a nominée M. Solomon Mugera au poste de directeur de la Communication et des relations extérieures
De nationalité kényane, M. Mugera apporte une vaste expérience à ce rôle. Journaliste et directeur de médias expérimenté, il totalise plus de 20 ans d’expertise à l’échelle internationale.
The African Development Bank has appointed Solomon Mugera as Director, Communication and External Relations, effective 1 October 2021.
Innovative solutions by African entrepreneurs continue to make local impact while having a global appeal.
Eros STX Global Corporation and Amazon Prime Video have announced they have closed a multi-year first window output deal in South Africa, effective immediately.
Subscribers enrolled on Pay Television platform StarTimes media Basic package are set to enjoy an enriched content offer after the company introduced five additional channels.
MVIWATA FM attracts smallholder farmers, youth and other marginalized groups, reaching approximately 250,000 people in the rural and urban areas of Tanzania.
Twenty-five African female-founded tech startups have been selected for the second edition of The Future is Female Mentorship Program.
Aleph Holding, global partner to the world's digital media players, announced its acquisition of majority stake in Connect Ads, a digital media and advertising solutions provider specialising in the Middle East and Africa.
PWC estimates that Kenya’s potential annual revenues in the industry will be over Sh900 billion by 2025. This means entertainment and media revenue in Kenya will overtake Nigeria to deliver just below Sh100 billion ahead of South Africa.
To help strengthen broadband infrastructure and improve online access to digital services for individuals and businesses in more than 12 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, IFC has invested in a new fund by Convergence Partners Africa.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: African fintechs are diversifying to offer a wide range of complementary services
Kenyan-based fintech startup Cellulant this week also received approval from Bank of Tanzania to Become a Payment Solution Service Provider.
The surging demand for digital connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic has led IFC's commitments to the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) sector in emerging markets to exceed $1 billion for the first time in one fiscal year.
Verimatrix, Renmore Partners collaborate to offer scalability and affordability for digital TV switchover in Nigeria
Verimatrix, the leader in powering the modern connected world with people-centered security, announced that Renmore Partners selected Verimatrix’s conditional access technology to offer Nigerians cost-effective at-home entertainment.
Orange Egypt has teamed up with Amazon to offer Orange pre-paid and post-paid customers 6 months of Amazon Prime Video, courtesy of Orange.
In line with its commitment to investing in and amplifying African music, Audiomack has teamed up with entertainment provider, Ziiki Media, to propel the craft of artistes across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Africa through marketing campaigns.
South African born Avatar Cape Town, a subsidiary of the Avatar Agency Group , triumphed in a TECNO global pitch by demonstrating its mantra of ideas that move people against international network agencies in the Europe and APAC.
As the eyes of the world turn towards the UAE from October-March for Expo 2020 Dubai, CNN will be an Official Broadcaster for the event, bringing unrivalled coverage to global audiences and staging a prominent presence at Expo itself.
Forsberg, who was named a Laureate of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise in 2016, emphasizes the need for community action and education to achieve long-lasting conservation.
The MultiChoice Group has appointed Duma Collective as its lead Creative Communications agency. Duma Collective will oversee public relations and social media for DStv, General Entertainment channels and the group’s corporate brand.
Opera has launched Hype Clubs, public and interest-based group chats in Hype, the new chat service built into the Opera Mini web browser. Hype is currently available and quickly gaining popularity in Kenya, South Africa, Ghana and Zambia.
C. Moore Media International Public Relations (CMM), a New York-headquartered PR agency focusing on the US, UK, and African markets, announces the second edition of The Future is Female Mentorship Program.
MultiChoice is enhancing its digital customer service through an Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbot. Called The Ultimate Master of Information, or T.U.M.I, this innovative service is available 24/7 to answer customer queries about products and services.
Safaricom has unveiled BAZE, a mobile-first, video-on-demand service that offers a wide selection of local and regional short form videos in comedy, drama, lifestyle, music, among others.
Africa’s e-commerce market could grow by more than $14.5 billion between 2025-2030. This is according to an IFC report published this week.
Media streaming and download service Boomplay and Hitlab, a digital media and entertainment company have a new competition targeting emerging artists across Africa.
The MultiChoice Group and the MultiChoice Talent Factory are proud to celebrate the love of African cinema with the Colours of Africa film series.
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has announced that it is making final touches on the review of children and local content programming guidelines.
Pay Television Company StarTimes Media has announced plans to roll out of exclusive productions that continue to feature on the subscriber platforms online application StarTimes ON and the local content self-produced channel, Rembo TV.
Linda Weaver has been appointed Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Africa Communications Media Group (ACG), the African-owned, pan-African firm handling communications and reputation management for global clients in the African context.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to stay in Ghana for six months to help set up the company’s Africa headquarters
Reports now indicate that Twitter CEO and Founder Jack Dorsey will settle in Ghana for six months to help set up the new office in Ghana.
As of 19 April, Showmax mobile subscribers in Kenya will pay Ksh 300 a month for access to the full Showmax catalogue on a single mobile device. This is a 20% reduction on the previous price point of Ksh 380.
Twitter is coming to Africa, the social media company announced Monday. The company seeks to build a team in Ghana, which it said was in line with its growth strategy.
Telkom Kenya and the Standard Group have partnered to enable customers access the Group’s digital versions of their print content, conveniently and in real time, via their smartphones.
BBC World Service partners with AfricaWeb to offer digital content to audiences in Ghana and Cameroon
This partnership will offer for the first time The Comb podcast, a unique and fascinating news and current affairs product aimed at younger audiences across the continent.
BBC World Service s'associe à AfricaWeb pour offrir du contenu digital aux publics du Ghana et du Cameroun
Ce partenariat permettra d'offrir pour la première fois le podcast The Comb, un produit d'information et d'actualité unique et fascinant destiné aux jeunes publics du continent.
Developed by Orange, the program aims to offer African culture, in all its forms, an opportunity to shine and to strengthen the local presence of the Orange brand in Africa.
Azuri Technologies, the first company to launch a complete pay-as-you-go solar TV package in Kenya, and MultiChoice Kenya have announced a partnership to bring DStv content to off-grid households in Kenya.
In Kenya’s Samburu National Reserve, Sheila Funnell a wildlife conservationist, is working to protect the Grevy's zebra, an endangered zebra species.
Electrification for example is key in driving economic growth across Africa. But with only 43% of the continent connected to electricity, finding ways to secure and propel the continent towards energy independence means finding sustainable solutions.
Spotify has expanded into over 80 new markets in more than 36 new languages – including key territories across Africa such as Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe.
Millions of Manchester United fans in Africa will gain access to MUTV under an agreement with StarTimes, the continent’s digital TV operator.
[Ethiopia] Private and public broadcasting associations respond to government’s call to migrate their channels
SES has announced that the Ethiosat platform is now broadcasting all channels of the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB) and the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) exclusively.
Opera the Norwegian browser developer has announcing the launch of its new dedicated chat service Hype, built into mobile web browser Opera Mini.
Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) has today announced that it is expanding its advertising business to Africa, the Middle East and Pakistan.
This week, a new report from The African Data Centres Association (ADCA) and Xalam Analytics revealed that Africa needs 1000MW and 700 facilities to meet the growing demand
Facebook has launched a product for journalists to register with the platform to receive features and tools designed to support them.
Investors and viewers of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) will now be able to see the daily price information of securities listed on The Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, on the various stations.
Thousands of people world over are lending a hand to help save the world’s largest fish – the whale shark.
Pay Television Company StarTimes has today announced a price reduction of up to 33% targeting new subscribers acquiring the company’s type approved set top boxes.
Durban-based tech company, immedia has invested R10-million to help African media entrepreneurs to build sustainable community radio by using Fabrik, a set of cloud-enabled digital tools that empower media entities to live-stream shows.
African Discovery Group, Inc., a diversified, African-focused, business development company, has announced that it has successfully completed a private capital raise.
[Vacancy] Africa Business Communities wants to work with freelance African Business and Tech Journalists, Bloggers
Africa Business Communities is looking for Freelance Business and Tech Journalists, Bloggers in Nigeria | South Africa | Ethiopia | Uganda | Ghana
Africa has been betting on data and technology to transform transport infrastructure which continues to boost trade and enhance integration.
[South Africa] Realness Institute and Netflix Extend Episodic Lab Entry Deadline For African Writers
Realness Institute has extended calls for submissions calls for Episodic Lab in partnership with Netflix from African writers. Online submissions will now close upon receiving 150 additional applications.
Orange announced the launch of its new communication campaign focused on uses made possible by the 5G network, to raise the general public’s awareness of the sheer breadth of 5G use cases and areas of application.
Kam Global Strategies, Israel-based strategic communications firm and Brand & Image, Morocco's most prominent marketing and PR agency announced a strategic partnership to advance PR efforts in Israel and Morocco.
StarNews Mobile has launched its grassroots Youth Initiative incubator in partnership with Solutions on Point to empower young individuals interested in the digital film industry.
Umra Omar is an award-winning social entrepreneur, community leader, and the founder of Safari Doctors, a mobile medical clinic serving underprivileged communities in Kenya.
ayoba, the African messaging app, has reiterated its focus on protecting their users’ privacy and security.
Amsterdam and Los Angeles-based creative agency 180 announced a significant expansion and evolution of its business model, with the opening two new offices, 180 New York and 180 MENA (Middle East North Africa).
Orange International Carriers, the wholesale arm of Orange Group, is partnering with Côte Ouest Audiovisuel to supply network access and content delivery services in West Africa using its Media Delivery Boost (MDB) solution.
Nigerian man creates MelaninPeople social media app to celebrate Africa, Africans & African Diaspora
A Nigerian man Adeyinka Adegoke has created MelaninPeople, a social networking app designed to connect a range of Black and brown businesses, individuals and professionals.
LG Electronics (LG) announced a planned partnership with Google to bring Stadia to its latest webOS smart TVs in the second half of this year.
A new report by Juniper Research has found that there will be nearly 2 billion active subscriptions to on-demand video services in 2025; a 65% increase over the end of 2020.
Netflix, Inc. has announced the appointment of Strive Masiyiwa to its board. Strive is the Chairman and founder of Econet Group, a telecommunications and technology group with operations and investments in 29 countries in Africa and Europe.
African startup StarNews Mobile, specialized in the field of mobile video, achieved its first fundraising with Investisseurs & Partenaires, a pioneering impact investing group dedicated to small and medium-sized enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The fourth and final wave of the Ghana Election Poll which run from October 1 to November 30, 2020, has come to an end with interesting findings from Ghanaian adults aged 18 years and older.
Pierre Branco, recently named to the dual roles of Head of WarnerMedia EMEA Affiliate & Ad Sales and Country Manager for WarnerMedia Nordic, CEE, Middle East, Turkey & Africa, has announced his leadership team.
Insights from Africa's Largest Career Portals reveal Impact of COVID-19 on Jobs Markets in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya
ROAM Africa (Ringier One Africa Media) has today released three new labour market reports that shed more light on the effects of the COVID-19 on the African jobs market.
South African startup myFanPark merges with Starsona to create a global celebrity engagement platform
South African startup myFanPark has announced its merger with Silicon Valley-based celebrity engagement platform Starsona.
Satellite TV viewers across sub-Saharan Africa will be able to continue watching German TV channels offered by Satelio in Namibia and Deukom in South Africa, from an extended partnership between Televisionsklub and SES.
LaLiga signs Mondia as strategic technology, commercial partner for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific
LaLiga has signed mobile technology company Mondia group as its technology and commercial partner for the creation of LaLiga Xtra, its first ever subscription-based mobile platform, to offer exclusive content and experiences to sports fans.
After successfully piloting Gumzo For Schools, a video conferencing system designed specifically for e-learning in Africa, Usiku Games has enhanced its platform to allow tutors to continue providing private tuition.
After announcing a new partnership with streaming giant Netflix last week to create an Episodic Content Development Lab for African writers, Realness Institute is now calling for submissions.