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ToLet.com.ng acquires Jumia House Nigeria
15-11-2017 | 10:04:00
ToLet.com.ng, Nigeria’s leading online property classifieds portal, has in conjunction with their existing investors, Frontier Digital Ventures, acquired Jumia House Nigeria, a competing property portal, for an undisclosed sum.
[Startup Interview] Sol Mukasa, Founder, Brand Honcho, South Africa
09-11-2017 | 13:19:00
Sol Mukasa is the founder and head of Brand Honcho, a marketing and advertising agency that is changing the rules of marketing through broadening the way agencies and clients interact with one another.
[Botswana] Orange partners with Kwesé TV to offer customers programming on mobile devices
08-11-2017 | 08:39:38
Orange Botswana will soon deliver world-class video content to its customers across the country thanks to its partnership with recently launched pan-Africa, multi-platform Pay-Tv broadcast network Kwesé TV.
[Interview] Adisa Amanor-Wilks, Founder, Abjel Communications, UK
02-11-2017 | 12:49:00
Adisa Amanor-Wilks is an international journalist and communications professional with over 17 years’ experience. She is founder of Abjel Communications, a media and public relations agency keen on positioning Africa on the global stage.
Vista Entertainment Solutions signs screening partnership with Filmhouse Cinemas Nigeria
02-11-2017 | 06:46:28
Cinema management software for the global motion picture market and founder of the Vista Group International Vista Entertainment Solutions has signed an agreement with Filmhouse Cinemas in Nigeria.
Envivo launches new OTT streaming video service in Africa with Cisco Infinite Video
31-10-2017 | 08:16:57
Envivo Communications Limited has announced plans to launch a new OTT streaming video service, nVIVO TV, powered by the Cisco®Infinite Video Platform, to offer its subscribers access to more ‘Nollywood’ and international video content on more devices throughout Africa.
[Nigeria] Xceedia Media completes testing and launch of Hot Okro Radio
31-10-2017 | 07:59:31
Xceedia Media has completed the testing and launch of a new, online broadcast station called "Hot Okro Radio."
[Nigeria] Heineken unveils its first Africa inspired fashion collection co-created with African designers
30-10-2017 | 14:28:00
In collaboration with Africa’s emerging design talent, Lulu Mutuli and Azra Walji, global beer brand, Heineken® has launched its first-ever African fashion collection.
Facebook launches SME Council in Nigeria
27-10-2017 | 15:34:00
Facebook has launched its Nigerian SME Council, the first of its kind on the continent. The council is made up of a combination of 15 startups and established SMEs from a range of industries.
Kwese launches mobile TV service in Zimbabwe
27-10-2017 | 11:23:00
Pan-African broadcaster Kwese TV has launched mobile television service Kwese TV Everywhere (TVE) in Zimbabwe, enabling customers to tether their decoder channels to their phones.
[South Africa] 4Sight Holdings Limited lists on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
24-10-2017 | 08:22:30
4Sight Holdings Limited has listed in Non-Equity Investment Instruments sector of the JSE's AltX board aimed at small and medium-sized companies.
Vice and Econet Media Ink joint venture to launch operations in Sub Saharan Africa
18-10-2017 | 11:41:54
VICE Media and Econet Media have announced an expansive new joint venture to fully launch VICE into Sub-Saharan Africa.
Netflix partners with Kwesé to grow penetration in Sub Saharan Africa
06-10-2017 | 13:36:00
African media company Kwesé and Netflix, internet entertainment service, have launched a long-term partnership for Sub-Saharan Africa, leveraging Kwesé’s pan-African reach to help make it easier for African consumers to enjoy Netflix.
AfricaCom 2017 | 7-9 November | Cape Town | Register for free
04-10-2017 | 16:44:00
Get your free AfricaCom visitor ticket and join the biggest gathering of Telecoms & Technology enthusiasts on the continent.
Ghana's entertainment and media revenue to more than double over the next five years - PWC report
21-09-2017 | 09:08:00
Significant shifts are underway in how Africa’s E&M companies compete and generate value, as the quality of the experience they deliver to consumers becomes their primary basis for strategic differentiation and revenue growth.
African Union member states endorse draft statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission to boost cinema industry
20-09-2017 | 08:36:00
Ministers of Youth, Culture and sport of the African Union member states meeting in Nairobi have endorsed the Draft Statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC).
NATURAL TV grows reach in West Africa with SES Video services
19-09-2017 | 07:36:49
NATURAL TV, a Turkish channel featuring health, agriculture, music and cultural content, is extending its reach to the West-African audience thanks to SES Video’s broadcasting services.
Roku Inc partners with Econet Media to launch streaming TC Service across Sub Saharan Africa
15-09-2017 | 15:09:12
Streaming platform provider Roku, Inc. and African media company Econet Media, have announced that both companies have entered a Roku Powered license agreement for the launch of streaming TV service Kwesé Play.
TV5MONDE expands its distribution in Sub Saharan Africa with SES video
15-09-2017 | 12:52:07
TV5MONDE, one of the world's leading television networks, has signed a long-term distribution contract with SES to broadcast three major free-to-air channels to the French-speaking and Francophile public in sub-Saharan Africa.
[Cameroon] Actis and Genesis Group unveil premier cinema in Douala
14-09-2017 | 08:04:00
Actis, a leading growth markets investor, and Genesis Group have signed an agreement to bring the premier cinema to Douala in Cameroon.
Demand Africa set to launch streaming premium African content to the world
13-09-2017 | 10:05:00
The Africa Channel, Inc is set to launch its new streaming video venture -- Demand Africa (DA) -- on October 1.
Peace Hyde appointed Head of Digital Media and Partnerships for Forbes Africa Online
13-09-2017 | 09:06:00
The ABN Group owners of Forbes Africa and CNBC Africa platforms have recently appointed Peace Hyde as its new Head of Digital Media and Strategic Partnerships.
Black Enterprise publishes exclusive registry of African Americans on corporate boards
11-09-2017 | 13:32:00
Black Enterprise (BE) has released its latest exclusive report on African American representation on the corporate boards of 500 of America's largest publicly traded companies today at BlackEnterprise.com.
[Kenya]TVU Networks to avail hundreds of its pack mobile transmitters for the upcoming presidential reelection
11-09-2017 | 08:01:42
TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions will provide comprehensive support to all media organizations in covering the upcoming Kenya presidential re-election vote.
Open Society Foundation launches South Africa Media Innovation Program to fund independent digital media
30-08-2017 | 10:15:00
South Africa Media Innovation Program (SAMIP) to provide dedicated funding and capacity building support to independent media in the country, focused on digital innovation.
[Startup Interview] Tope Hassan, Founder, ISOKO Africa, Nigeria
29-08-2017 | 00:43:00
Tope Hassan is known as an African Tourist, bootstrapping through African nations to discover African Brands & Entrepreneurs. She founded ISOKO Africa a year ago as a dedicated media outlet for African brands.
Radio is still king for Kenya and Uganda farmers
17-08-2017 | 08:41:00
A growing number of smallholder farmers in Kenya and Uganda continue to boost household incomes, improve nutrition and ease pressure on forests, thanks to interactive radio programmes.
[Startup Interview] Nena Okeke, Founder, Tai-tas Insperasa, Nigeria
02-08-2017 | 14:13:00
Nena Okeke is synonymous with resilience and diversity. Having set up her startup in 2008, it took her six years to see it finally up and running.
Facebook partners with Kenyan website, P Live, to cover the Kenyan Presidential Debate
24-07-2017 | 10:00:00
P Live in partnership with Facebook will live-stream the Kenyan Presidential Debate that is scheduled to hold on Monday, 24th of July at 5.30pm.
[Column] Tony Elumelu: Demystifying African Business Myths
03-07-2017 | 10:30:00
Though the story line on Africa has progressed – it is no longer about “saving” Africa, but how best to promote investments in Africa – there is still work to be done to tackle inaccurate information about Africa that persists in mainstream media.
Africa Press List - African journalists and bloggers empowered
20-06-2017 | 07:51:00
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.
[South Africa] Showmax kicks off its first original show
14-06-2017 | 14:44:39
Showmax, a South African digital entertainment service, has begun the production of it’s first original series. The mockumentary called Tali’s Wedding Diary will star Julia Anastasopoulos.
[Nigeria] FirstBank partners Zons PR to sponsor Afrobeat radio show in the US
12-06-2017 | 10:42:00
AfroZons is the first ever Afrobeat show on a major radio FM network in USA. It is a weekly showcase of the latest culture trends, topical conversations and music from Africa.
VoxAfrica TV announces launch of 2nd Season The Voice Afrique
07-06-2017 | 14:00:31
After an exceptional first season, that saw more than 10 million people in Cameroon and 9 million viewers in Ivory Coast alone tuning in every Saturday, for five months, Voxafrica TV has launched the second season of the highly rated flagship TV show, in French Speaking Africa.
CNN Marketplace Africa discusses new Mastercard digital payment services with Middle East and Africa President
26-05-2017 | 15:15:00
Africa still remains a pivotal market for Mastercard’s global expansion as the company aims to reach 500 million consumers, Raghu Malhotra, President of Middle East and Africa for MasterCard has told CNN Marketplace Africa.
[Zimbabwe] Orama Media Group launches Africa wide business analysis program
11-05-2017 | 09:36:31
Pan Africa media content creator Orama Media Group (OMG) is set to launch an Africa wide business analysis programme titled This Week in Africa.
KG&A Advertising secures Africa wide broadcasting media partnership
11-05-2017 | 09:26:00
Fast growing strategic communications firm KG&A Advertising has secured a partnership with pan African broadcast content provider, Orama Media Group to manage its media space and offer strategic research across Africa for its soon-to-be-launched This Week in Africa business programme.
IFPI and Africa Regional Intellectual Property sign agreement to enhance rights of African artists
10-05-2017 | 13:38:50
IFPI, representing the recording industry worldwide, and the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO), have signed a landmark agreement that will enhance the rights of African artists and their music.
[South Africa] Kwesé TV signs deal with TURNER adding three global brands to its line up
03-05-2017 | 07:16:00
Econet Media has signed a multi-territory broadcast agreement with TURNER which includes some of its most acclaimed kids and news channels. This agreement is significant as it adds some of the world’s most loved broadcast brands to Kwesé TV’s diverse content offering which is premised on delivering premium programming for the whole family.
Forbes Woman Africa partners with Ecobank to Launch First Television Show, “Against the Odds with Peace Hyde”
27-04-2017 | 11:10:00
FORBES WOMAN AFRICA, the continent’s first-ever women’s interest magazine from the highly-successful FORBES stable, launches its very first television show through FORBES AFRICA TV, in partnership with Ecobank.
Datacentre investment leaders highlight Africa investment opportunities
26-04-2017 | 13:05:09
Large scale datacentre investment opportunities are increasing in Sub-Saharan Africa as key commercial hubs benefit from the critical combination of high quality international backbone infrastructure (subsea cable) connectivity and mushrooming local demand for data, say investment leaders.
[Kenya] Safaricom and Kwesé TV announce video distribution partnership
24-04-2017 | 09:01:00
Telecommunication Safaricom has signed a distribution agreement with Econet Media’s Kwesé TV, Africa's newest multi-platform Pay TV network, to deliver premium video content to Kenyan consumers.
African developers celebrated at Facebook’s annual F8 conference
21-04-2017 | 10:48:48
Facebook celebrated the achievements and products of its growing African developer and partner ecosystem at its annual F8 developer conference, held in San Jose, California, on 18 and 19 April.
Jumia Nigeria unveils its third white paper on African Mobile Trends 2017
19-04-2017 | 12:32:00
Jumia Nigeria is pleased to present the 2017 edition of the African Mobile Trends Paper. This is the third white paper presentation from Jumia delving into mobile trends across Africa and specifically Nigeria.
Social Media Report Reveals Radio Stations’ Dominant Influence on Facebook and Twitter
10-04-2017 | 15:02:00
In a bid to enhance the work of the media using technology in Africa, Penplusbytes has released its latest social media ratings on Ghana’s Radio, Television and Print media
Kwesé TV partners wih MTN Ghana to expand mobile offering
10-04-2017 | 10:32:10
Econet Media’s Kwesé TV and MTN Ghana have announced that the two will be entering into a partnership. The partnership will see Kwesé TV facilitate the delivery of video content to MTN’s mobile customers.
Simplestream Powers Global Urban & Music Entertainment Service in Africa
29-03-2017 | 09:38:04
Simplestream, a leading provider of video services for the media and entertainment industry, announced today that its Cloud TV solution has been chosen by MTG-owned Trace to power its new subscription video on demand (SVOD), live TV and radio offering TracePlay.
[South Africa] I’m Bored app rebrands to Fun Nearby
27-03-2017 | 13:45:00
South Africa’s ‘what’s on’ sharing app, I’m Bored, has re-branded as Fun Nearby as the free events listing platform and service grows to become the go-to place for parents and kids to find fun things to do in their neighborhood.
[Interview] David Njenga, Creative Director, Nick Creations
23-03-2017 | 06:38:00
David Njenga is Creative Director at Nick Creations, an Agency that specializes in brand development, market research and Public Relations. He talked to Africa Business Communities about brand development and diversification and Nick Creations’ role in positioning brands in Kenya and across the continent.
[Column] Gerhard Oosthuizen: Four mega-trends shaping mobile payment platforms
09-03-2017 | 11:41:55
With rapid smartphone penetration in South Africa boosting research and development, it is no surprise that local fintech players are turning their attention towards mobile payment innovation.
Samsung emerges Africa’s most admired brand
06-03-2017 | 10:59:26
African Business magazine in partnership with Brand Africa, Brand Finance, GeoPoll and Kantar TNS has released the results of the Top 100 brands in Africa.
Nigerian businesses can remain profitable with outsourced Data Center and Cloud solutions - MainOne
06-03-2017 | 10:28:27
For companies in Nigeria currently battling the recession, the challenges are slowing sales and reduced earnings due to spiraling costs from high inflation and forex rates.
[Kenya] ShowMax sets up East Africa Headquaters at the Nairobi Garage
06-03-2017 | 10:12:33
Internet TV company ShowMax has set up its East Africa headquarters in Kenya at the Nairobi Garage co-working space, and is in the process of recruiting for a number of new roles based in this office.
Facebook's Chief Product Officer, Chris Cox, makes first visit to Senegal
06-03-2017 | 09:25:00
Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer at Facebook, was in Senegal Friday to find out how the country’s creatives, developers and entrepreneurs are using Facebook and Instagram to bring their passions to life.
Nigerian app Sliide Airtime named Most Innovative Mobile App at GSMA Awards
02-03-2017 | 10:27:34
Sliide Airtime has today been named as the World’s Most Innovative App at the Global Mobile World awards, dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the global telecom industry.
Facebook's Chief Product Officer visits Ghana's Tech School
02-03-2017 | 09:59:51
Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer at Facebook, visited the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in Accra, Ghana today to meet with Ghanaian entrepreneurs and see how they are working to build sustainable technology businesses.
Delta Airlines to Air Nigerian Movies on board
23-02-2017 | 12:25:00
American carrier, Delta Airline, has disclosed arrangements to air Nigerian movies, popularly known as Nollywood, on-board its international flights, including those between the United States and Nigeria.
Africa market to benefit from ‘DEAL 2017’ in Dubai, the largest show in the amusement industry
20-02-2017 | 11:27:00
The region will witness the largest show in the amusement industry – DEAL 2017, to provide an effective platform for the stakeholders within the African entertainment and amusement sector.
[South Africa] ShowMax and Vodacom launch new low-cost SVOD offering
13-02-2017 | 09:42:00
ShowMax has teamed up with Vodafone-backed South African mobile operator Vodacom to offer a low-cost OTT TV service available exclusively to Vodacom customers.
Africa Business Communities is looking for Partners
10-02-2017 | 18:25:00
In addition to our Africa Business Communities website we will launch several spin-off websites, that can be either country platforms, industry related platforms or a combination of the two.