AfDB releases economic report in three African languages
AfDB releases economic report in three African languages

African Development Bank releases first-ever highlights of 2018 African Economic Outlook in Arabic, Hausa and Kiswahili...

1 day ago

New Pan-African Data Centre Association launched in Morocco
New Pan-African Data Centre Association launched in Morocco

Africa's data needs to be kept in Africa, says the new Africa Data Centre Association...

3 days ago

#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy
#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy

Ever thought the answer to breaking the country's poverty cycle was as simple as improving basic education for females? Economist Dr Dawie Roodt explained the implications at last week's Ads24 Food for thought session...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Oct 2018

Vincent F. Hendricks, Professor of Formal Philosophy at The University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Research data needs to be used with purpose

African statisticians urged to take ownership of their data and use it for continent's prosperity and beware of fake news and populist politicians...

12 Oct 2018

Dangote urges deepening of African economy through free trade
Dangote urges deepening of African economy through free trade

The key to Africa's economic growth and strength is in the development of the regional market...

10 Oct 2018

AI Summit launches at AfricaCom 2018
AI Summit launches at AfricaCom 2018

Artificial intelligence is already apparent in most industries and has the potential to reach more and do more...

10 Oct 2018

This Mozambican startup is plotting an African data revolution
This Mozambican startup is plotting an African data revolution

Seedstars Maputo winner WenaData may only be active in Mozambique for now, but the startup has big plans for taking its innovative research techniques across the continent...

By Tom Jackson 9 Oct 2018

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Social media: is it really to blame for young people being lonelier than any other age group?

Young people are lonelier than all other age groups, according to recent findings from the BBC Loneliness Experiment...

By Rebecca Nowland 5 Oct 2018

Mimi Kalinda, CEO Africommunications Group.
It's time for Africa to tell a new story

Africa is perceived in a certain way because of the stories being told about it...

By Mimi Kalinda 27 Sep 2018

AfDB-Cananda trade mission.
'Africa cannot be ignored'

Risk is important but it should not be an excuse not to invest in Africa, according to African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina...

27 Sep 2018

AfCFTA will spur industrialisation
AfCFTA will spur industrialisation

The African Continental Free Trade Area will spur Africa's industrialisation and economic development...

24 Sep 2018

Five roots to Central Africa's industrialisation
Five roots to Central Africa's industrialisation

Four years after the oil boom ended and Central African countries faced a sudden reverse in their fortunes from the strong growth of the early 2000...

By Antonio Pedro and Julian Slotman 21 Sep 2018

The African innovation ecosystem
The African innovation ecosystem

The first report in a series of innovation white papers on Africa looks at the challenges in solving innovation ecosystem challenges...

20 Sep 2018

Vicki Myburgh, entertainment and media leader for PwC SA and
#PwCOutlook: Africa's entertainment, media industry experiencing Convergence 3.0

According to PwC's 'Entertainment and media outlook: 2018 - 2022: An African perspective', Africa's entertainment and media industry has entered a dynamic new phase - a third wave of convergence...

19 Sep 2018

How resilient are African countries?
How resilient are African countries?

African Development Bank releases new tool to assess resilience and fragility in countries...

18 Sep 2018

How digital is driving media growth in Africa
How digital is driving media growth in Africa

Affluent consumers in Africa are at the forefront of adopting new technologies and social media is now considered the first port of call for news...

14 Sep 2018

AfricaCom 2018 takes place in Cape Town, 13-15 November 2018.
Celebrating Africa's digital heroes in 2018

AfricaCom will once again reward the success and innovation of those companies and individuals in Africa that are leading Africa through the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

14 Sep 2018

Michael Wokorach races towards the try line. Credit: APO.
Writing the story of the rise of African rugby

The APO Group presents 'The Incredible Rise of African Rugby' in a new published guide to the sport on the continent...

13 Sep 2018

Parade of world leaders court Africa
Parade of world leaders court Africa

How does growing international interest in Africa stand to benefit the continent...?

By Souhir Mzali 6 Sep 2018

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African research dominated by mobile, social media

There is a demand for insight into African markets and much of the data collection is done via mobile, social media and CRM...

By Danette Breitenbach 6 Sep 2018

Africacom, Cape Town.
The spread of digital connectivity in Africa

Africa's largest technology, media and telecommunications conference and exhibition, AfricaCom 2018, held in Cape Town, 13-15 November 2018, will cover the most strategic digital issues affecting the continent...

3 Sep 2018

Beijing has lent $90bn to African governments, SEOs
Beijing has lent $90bn to African governments, SEOs

Africa at risk: Malaysia slams China's "new version of colonialism"...

By Said Aboubaker & Savious Kwinika 31 Aug 2018

Dr Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General.
Africa has phenomenal potential for intra-continental trade

When at least 22 countries ratify it, AfCFTA will officially come into force, potentially making the African continent the largest trading bloc in the world...

By Zipporah Musau 30 Aug 2018

Nielsen Smartstore: Keeping up with shoppers today and tomorrow
Nielsen Smartstore: Keeping up with shoppers today and tomorrow

Shoppers are changing at such a rapid pace, and while there are many methodologies to understand shoppers, a tool to help us move with the rapidly changing shoppers is needed...

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Aug 2018

Africa is transitioning towards the on-demand economy
Africa is transitioning towards the on-demand economy

The African continent is gradually transitioning towards the gig economy, as early-stage entrepreneurs and funders increasingly favour on-demand services...

By Tom Jackson 23 Aug 2018

Increasing Africa-India trade
Increasing Africa-India trade

Increasing India-Africa trade ties remains a priority for India in reflecting a shared history and a common vision for the future of both regions...

21 Aug 2018

ECA launches 5 country profiles in Southern Africa
ECA launches 5 country profiles in Southern Africa

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Southern Africa office launches Zambia Steps profile and country profiles for Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe...

17 Aug 2018

Fak'ugesi Digital Africa Residency expanded
Fak'ugesi Digital Africa Residency expanded

The Fak'ugesi African Digital Residency programme goes trans-continental in 2018...

15 Aug 2018

Fernando Machado, global chief marketing officer, Burger King. Screengrab from .
Warc reveals insights from the Cannes Lions Creative Effectiveness campaigns 2018

Warc has released the results of its analysis of the 169 campaigns entered into the Cannes Creative Effectiveness Lions this year...

1 Aug 2018

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