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Sub-Saharan middle class: R1.3tn per month and growing
Sub-Saharan middle class: R1.3tn per month and growing

The African Lions project has uncovered a mass of invaluable information about a market that makes up more than 100 million people in sub-Saharan Africa - the urban middle class

Issued by Ipsos 22 May 2017

Shifting prospects illuminated in Nielsen's fourth Africa Prospects Indicator
Shifting prospects illuminated in Nielsen's fourth Africa Prospects Indicator

Nielsen's latest APi report reveals seven of the eight markets have changed rankings with Kenya now in first place and Cote d'Ivoire second while Tanzania remains steadfast in third position

Issued by Nielsen 18 May 2017

Vodacom to buy R35bn stake in Safaricom
Vodacom to buy R35bn stake in Safaricom

In what is the largest transaction Vodacom has done to date, the mobile telecoms group will buy most of its parent, Vodafone's, interest in Kenya's Safaricom in a share-swap deal valued at R35bn

17 May 2017

Cobus van Zyl, COO (right) and Rashid Tenga, CEO, of Aggrey & Clifford.
East Africa agency named as one of world's best

Tanzanian-based agency, Aggrey & Clifford, has been recognised as one of the world's leading independent agencies

17 May 2017

Kenyan merchant solution Sokowatch starts East African expansion
Kenyan merchant solution Sokowatch starts East African expansion

Kenyan ordering and delivery solution Sokowatch is plotting further expansion across East Africa after making Dar es Salaam, Tanzania its second market in February

By Tom Jackson 16 May 2017

New Africa wide business programme launched
New Africa wide business programme launched

Zimbabwean Media Group launches Africa wide business analysis program, ‘This Week in Africa'

15 May 2017

ICT, internet can transform education in Africa
ICT, internet can transform education in Africa

Connected learning key to improving education in Africa, says Internet Society study

12 May 2017

Egypt
Role of women in media in Africa discussed

African women journalists discuss role of women in media in Africa at Cairo discussions

10 May 2017

How BlackRhino is building Kenya's VR industry
How BlackRhino is building Kenya's VR industry

Kenyan startup BlackRhino VR is playing a key role in developing the country's virtual reality industry

By Tom Jackson 8 May 2017

BBM launches mobile streaming TV in Africa
BBM launches mobile streaming TV in Africa

BBM has identified Africa as a priority focus for the rollout of a variety of its services, including mobile streaming television

8 May 2017

Rwanda moves swiftly towards cashless society
Rwanda moves swiftly towards cashless society

Extension of Mastercard and Rwanda Government agreement will result in a stronger digital payment sector and a cashless society

5 May 2017

Cameroon reporter Ahmed Abba given 10-year prison sentence
Cameroon reporter Ahmed Abba given 10-year prison sentence

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is outraged by the 10 year prison sentence issued to journalist Ahmed Abba by Yaoundé military court in Cameroon

4 May 2017

Will additive manufacturing inspire the next industrial revolution?
Will additive manufacturing inspire the next industrial revolution?

Some suggest that by taking the industrial revolution of 1760-1840 as the first one, we are currently in the fourth industrial revolution

By Nicholas Kitonyi 3 May 2017

Forbes Woman Africa launches TV show
Forbes Woman Africa launches TV show

Forbes Woman Africa launches first television show, ‘Against the Odds with Peace Hyde'

3 May 2017

Geneva
Digital economy to create over 3M jobs in Nigeria

It has emerged that financial services within Nigeria's digital economy could add US$88 billion and create over 3 million new jobs in the next 10 years.

28 Apr 2017

Markstry heads north - and GOtv loves it
Markstry heads north - and GOtv loves it

Briefed by Ireland/Davenport to shoot two ads for GOtv - one each for the Kenyan and Nigerian markets - Markstry headed for Nairobi and its notorious traffic

Issued by Spitfire Films 26 Apr 2017

Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon
Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon

Internet access restored in anglophone Cameroon after three months, following a widely-criticised government shutdown

24 Apr 2017

Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021
Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021

Home-grown African brand Dangote is on track to becoming the world's largest exporter of rice in five years time

24 Apr 2017

Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants
Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme

21 Apr 2017

AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown
AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown

AU Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression asked to intervene in Cameroon human rights and freedom of expression crisis

20 Apr 2017

Lagos, Nigeria. ©leonardo viti via
Lagos is Africa's most valuable startup ecosystem

Lagos has the most valuable startup ecosystem in Africa, with the local entrepreneurship scene worth US$2 billion, according to a new report

By Tom Jackson 20 Apr 2017

Kenyans still confident, but not as high as before
Kenyans still confident, but not as high as before

Kenya's consumer confidence has dropped 11 points however this is still a positive result as it is above the 100-point level and is despite the drought situation in the country, which has resulted in rising food prices

Issued by Nielsen 19 Apr 2017

Somalia journalists targeted with violence
Somalia journalists targeted with violence

African free expression network AFEX, is concerned for safety of journalists in Somalia

7 Apr 2017

Knowledge economy appeals to youth
Knowledge economy appeals to youth

New educational platforms transfer skills and spurs innovation among young people

By Jacob Kushner 7 Apr 2017

Centres of excellence transform Africa
Centres of excellence transform Africa

A world class ecosystem of pan-African transformation through mathematical sciences is launched in Rwanda

7 Apr 2017

(L-R): Kamal Ogundeji, director, Centrespread Grey; Peter Jackson, CEO Grey Africa Network; Kola Ayanwale, CEO, Centrespread Grey; Tola Obi, COO, Centrespread Grey; Dele Odugbemi, Africa regional coordinator Grey Africa Network; Marc Lax, client service director Grey Africa Network.
Grey re-enters Nigeria with Centrespread affiliate

Grey continues its expansion in key African markets with the appointment of Centrespread as its affiliate in Nigeria.

6 Apr 2017

Risks for Africa growth from Brexit and China's economic downturn
Risks for Africa growth from Brexit and China's economic downturn

The economic deceleration in China and the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union pose risks for Africa's growth says ECA director

5 Apr 2017

Young women breaking into the male-dominated ICT world
Young women breaking into the male-dominated ICT world

One of Africa's leading tech startups spreads its wings, empowering and teaching young women in Kenya, ICT skills

By Kwamboka Oyaro 5 Apr 2017

Free money management for Uber drivers
Free money management for Uber drivers

For Global Money Week, Uber and Old Mutual extended its free money management course to driver-partners in Accra, Ghana; Lagos, Nigeria; Nairobi, Kenya

5 Apr 2017

Manufacturing East Africa launches this month
Manufacturing East Africa launches this month

The inaugural Manufacturing East Africa conference will be hosted in Nairobi, Kenya from 19-20 April 2017

3 Apr 2017

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