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Episode 174: Simple, efficient, agency software with Magnetic.

Date: 19 May 2016
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World-first mobile biometrics console at Securex

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Africa's CEOs look to innovation and technology to boost growth in a challenging global economic environment...

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Ericsson has joined the SMART Africa Alliance as a technical advisor to advance Africa through ICT...

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The 2016 Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East, which will reward startups with prize money totalling US$62,000, is now open for entries...

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Facebook expands video ads support

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BrandsEye launches 360 media monitoring solution
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BrandsEye is now able to monitor traditional media, including print and broadcast, alongside its existing offering of tracking social media and online news...

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Ransomware: African businesses continue to be at high risk

Over the last 12 months, there has been a 16% increase in ransomware attacks...

20 May 2016

Transform Africa 2016 to focus on Smart Cities
Transform Africa 2016 to focus on Smart Cities

Rwanda will in October 2016 host the third Transform Africa Summit that will focus on developing 'smart cities'...

20 May 2016

Hassan Ahdab at Meetings Africa
#AfricaMonth: Entering Africa and staying there

We wanted to know more about operating in Africa and who better to ask than the vice-president and regional director for Africa and Indian Ocean operations for Starwood Hotels & Resorts...

By Cari Van Wyk 18 May 2016

Africa Code Week aims to spread digital literacy
Africa Code Week aims to spread digital literacy

Africa Code Week 2016, a large digital literacy initiative organised on the African continent, will run from 15-23 October, with thousands of free coding workshops and online training...

12 May 2016

Ringier Africa, One Africa Media in classifieds JV
Ringier Africa, One Africa Media in classifieds JV

Ringier One Africa Media (ROAM) was officially launched today, 10 May 2016, creating a powerful new classifieds media brand in Africa...

10 May 2016

MTN CEO Brian Gouldie
MTN Uganda launches SME business support centre

MTN announces new bundles for business; combines Voice, Data and SMS...

9 May 2016

Multi-million grant for research training for African scientists
Multi-million grant for research training for African scientists

Wellcome Trust grants aimed at stemming the 'brain drain' of the best African scientists...

28 Apr 2016

WebPhone apps for Uganda smartphones
WebPhone apps for Uganda smartphones

MTN introduces WebPhone app for smartphones, easing international calls to Uganda...

21 Apr 2016

Nairobi start-up garage
Kenya, Uganda teams chosen for start-up AI investment

Merck brings international start-ups to Darmstadt and Nairobi in artificial intelligence accelerator...

20 Apr 2016

African tech hubs looking for sustainable models - Google
African tech hubs looking for sustainable models - Google

Tech hubs in Africa are increasingly looking for diversified and sustainable models, echoing similar efforts by hubs in the US and Europe, according to Google...

By Gabriella Mulligan 24 Mar 2016

The MTN 2016 Women in Business Awards winners announced
The MTN 2016 Women in Business Awards winners announced

The 4th Annual MTN Women in Business Awards winners have been announced. MTN launched the Women in Business initiative last month...

22 Mar 2016

South Africa joins industry leaders at Ugandan Social Media Awards
South Africa joins industry leaders at Ugandan Social Media Awards

The organisation has invited key speakers to provide valuable insight and commentary into digital trends. This includes representatives from Facebook, Google and Hootsuite...

18 Mar 2016

Uganda moves to tighten control of social media
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Uganda's government has proposed a bill to tighten controls over social media, a minister said on Friday, weeks after an enforced election day shutdown triggered widespread criticism...

14 Mar 2016

Smile becomes first East African mobile operator to introduce Voice over LTE
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Smile Communications Uganda ("Smile Uganda") (https://Smile.co.ug) announced the introduction of two 4G LTE innovations to its customers in Uganda - SmileVoice and SmileUnlimited...

11 Mar 2016

Jason Levin
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By Ann Nurock 10 Mar 2016

Women in Business 2016 Awards announced by MTN
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MTN has announced the launch of the 2016 edition of MTN Women in Business (WiB), a series of events through which MTN recognizes and celebrates outstanding female business leaders...

29 Feb 2016

Merck launches "Merck More Than a Mother" campaign in Uganda
Merck launches "Merck More Than a Mother" campaign in Uganda

Merck, a leading science and technology company, have announced the launch of its second "Merck More than a Mother" campaign in Africa for the first time in Uganda...

24 Feb 2016

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Mobile phone users in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya hit 700 million

The profile of mobile phone subscriptions in Africa, especially the sub-Saharan (SSA) region has increased tremendously. According to reports, mobile phone subscriptions are now...

By Adeyemi Adepetun 18 Feb 2016

Ugandan 'Feed a Child' initiative made possible by MTN Mobile money
Ugandan 'Feed a Child' initiative made possible by MTN Mobile money

Following the MTN-Hellofood 2015 Christmas party in Kampala for 230 children from orphanages, the two companies have launched a 'Feed a Child' initiative...

5 Feb 2016

WorldRemit opens up MTN Mobile Money wallets in Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia
WorldRemit opens up MTN Mobile Money wallets in Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia

WorldRemit and MTN Group launched their joint services, following the signing of a global partnership agreement earlier this year...

29 Jan 2016

Contributors to this piece (top to bottom, L to R): Graham Cruikshanks, TBWA\Africa; Ken Kyaka, TBWA\Redhouse Kenya; Hunsa Chikaha, TBWA\ Khanga Rue, Tanzania; Tumiso Mabusela, TBWA\ Medcom, Botswana; Filipe Braga, TBWA\ Angola; Yosia Lukwago, TBWA\ Limelight, Uganda; Kobby Acquah-Hayford, TBWA\Markcom, Ghana; Kelechi Nwosu, TBWA\ Concept, Nigeria; and Sapi Bachi, TBWA\ Zimbabwe
[BizTrends 2016] Social activism and trench marketing FTW

While TBWA is focused on disruption to grow our client business in Africa, the following trends are bound to be top of mind in the year ahead...

By TBWA Africa 18 Jan 2016

Ugandan parliament bans Journalists without degrees
Ugandan parliament bans Journalists without degrees

Ugandan journalists who have no university degrees would be banned from covering parliamentary proceedings as from May 2016, a report said on Thursday...

15 Jan 2016

Uganda media intimidated ahead of presidential polls: HRW
Uganda media intimidated ahead of presidential polls: HRW

Government intimidation of journalists and activists in Uganda is having a "chilling effect" on free speech ahead of elections next month, Human Rights Watch said Monday...

11 Jan 2016

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