Zanzibar's famous Stone Town. © mirco1 via
Focus on Africa's film industry grows

DISCOP Zanzibar will take place alongside the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) that will run from the 7-15 July 2018, for its 21st edition. The inaugural DISCOP Zanzibar event will run from 11-13 July at the Verde Hotel outside Stone Town, Zanzibar.

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#NEWSWATCH: Singing and dancing on the streets of Zimbabwe and on social media
#NEWSWATCH: Singing and dancing on the streets of Zimbabwe and on social media

Harare became one big street party as the resignation of President Robert Mugabe was announced yesterday. Much of the party was streamed live to the Zimbabwean diaspora via social media.

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(From Left to Right) - Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, Founder and CEO of APO Group and Abdelaziz Bougja, Chairman of World Rugby’s African association, Rugby Africa during the signing ceremony of the agreement under which APO Group becomes the main Official Sponsor of Rugby Africa, at Royal Garden Hotel on November 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images for APO Group).
APO partners with Rugby Africa

APO Group and Africa's rugby governing body, Rugby Africa, sign a ground-breaking strategic partnership to develop the sport across Africa.

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Journalists honoured for courageous reporting

NEW YORK, US: Journalists from Cameroon, Mexico, Thailand, and Yemen were honoured last week at the Committee to Protect Journalists' 27th annual International Press Freedom Awards for courageous work amid risks such as imprisonment, threats, and exile.

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Media scholarships for women available in Africa
Media scholarships for women available in Africa

Aspiring media managers from Angola, Botswana, the DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe can apply for a scholarship.

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Meet Africa's startup stars
Meet Africa's startup stars

MAPUTO, Mozambique - The most promising startups in Africa will be pitching to investors at Seedstars Africa, 12 - 14 December 2017, in Maputo, Mozambique, in a showcase hosted by Seedstars World.

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Winner of AIM film competition
Winner of AIM film competition

The Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival 2017 winner of its annual short film competition, is Dem Dem! from Senegal, directed by Pape Bouname Lopy, Marc Recchia and Christophe Rolin.

17 Nov 2017

Leles African Cuisine taps into virtual restaurant trend
Leles African Cuisine taps into virtual restaurant trend

The food industry is changing, with some restaurant owners forgoing physical retail spaces and instead opting to trade solely online. The business model of these 'virtual restaurants' often means reduced overheads and therefore increased chances of success.

17 Nov 2017

Dramatic rise of African consumer power driving development
Dramatic rise of African consumer power driving development

Infrastructure investments are transforming and accelerating economic and social opportunities for millions of people across Africa, driven by the dramatic rise in African consumer power, especially within the continent's largest and most networked cities. Infrastructure lights up homes, spreads information, speeds up travel, and facilitates trade.

17 Nov 2017

Zim news app sees spike in traffic
Zim news app sees spike in traffic

Zimbabwe's #datafree Zim News app spikes to more than 3 million daily page views as citizens seek information on crisis.

17 Nov 2017

eSports gaming winners.
Africa embraces eSports with first mass event

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - Abidjan celebrates all gamers with the first and largest eSport event in Africa. Close to 30 000 people watched the event online with a peak of 8000 simultaneous viewers during the finals.

17 Nov 2017

mSurvey launches first CX survey in Kenya
mSurvey launches first CX survey in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya - Telcos lead in Kenya as mSurvey reveals the first industry Net Promoter Score Benchmarking for Africa in an industry-first benchmarking metric. The survey is used by more than two thirds of Fortune 1000 Companies in the world.

16 Nov 2017

Three key trends for African economic growth in 2018
Three key trends for African economic growth in 2018

Digital innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa is being driven by the explosion in mobile phone usage, enabling African consumers to leapfrog existing business models and technologies. Ecobank Group Research reveals three key emerging trends for Africa which it believes are strong evidence that Africa is on track for improved growth in 2018.

16 Nov 2017