Ory Okolloh
Top African business leaders to follow on Twitter

Many influential people have a strong social media presence. Gone are the days when you had to wait for a conference to get your dose of motivation or the latest update on what a business leader is up to.

1 day ago

Digital Africa innovation programme launches
Digital Africa innovation programme launches

A new edition of Digital Africa, an innovation competition to take up the challenge of digital transition in Africa, has been launched. The deadline for startups to submit their projects is October 22, 2017.

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Publishers share greatest threats, fears for 2018 media industry
Publishers share greatest threats, fears for 2018 media industry

‘World News Publishers Outlook 2017, the new report from World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra), examines what are the world's top media executives' priorities in profitable news media businesses around the world.

2 days ago

Cameroon uses anti-terror law to silence critical press
Cameroon uses anti-terror law to silence critical press

Cameroon's broadly worded anti-terror law is being used by authorities to arrest and threaten local journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in a report released this week.

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Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, Kenya.
Partnerships provide a lifeline for cash-strapped countries

South Africa and Nigeria may be Africa's biggest economies, according to the International Monetary Fund, but thanks to public private partnerships (PPPs), Morocco, Rwanda, Côte d'Ivoire and a few other smaller countries can boast worldclass infrastructure.

By Kingsley Ighobor 3 days ago

African Union member states endorse the draft statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) to boost the African cinema industry.
Africa's film industry gets a boost

NAIROBI, Kenya - Structures endorsed by the African Union have been finalised to promote the audiovisual and cinema industry in Africa which accounts for US$5 billion in continental GDP.

3 days ago

The power of exhibitions in the tourism and travel industry
The power of exhibitions in the tourism and travel industry

As proven by WTM Africa 2017, which saw $365,950,813 of business generated, exhibitions remains a powerful marketing tool for business, particularly for an experiential business in the travel and tourism sector where buyers appreciate face-to-face negotiations.

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Nigerian journalist wins BBC World Komla Dumor Award
Nigerian journalist wins BBC World Komla Dumor Award

Each year the BBC awards an outstanding African journalist with the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award and this year's winner is Nigerian journalist Amina Yuguda.

3 days ago

Purpose must come before profit... and before anything else too
Purpose must come before profit... and before anything else too

Building a business or working in a job is meaningless unless it is done with purpose, knowing that making money is not the purpose, it is a result. Money is the fuel for the engine, not the reason for the journey. But what does it mean to operate with purpose, and how does a business identify whether it really knows what its purpose is?

By Mike Freedman 19 Sep 2017

Partnerships giving Africa a new look
Partnerships giving Africa a new look

The private sector in Africa is playing a crucial role in the continent's economic development - more than it did a decade ago.

19 Sep 2017

Bruno Witvoet, Unilever Africa president and Mechell Chetty, Unilever vice president for HR, Africa, at the opening of Unilever’s new Africa hub.
Unilever's brand plan to grow business across Africa

Multinational Unilever has launched an Africa hub in Johannesburg, South Africa, as part of its ongoing drive to grow its business of iconic brands across the African continent.

19 Sep 2017

Henri Konan Bédié bridge, Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Credit: ppp.gouv.ci.
Partnerships at work in Africa

The construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal in Ghana to support power generation in the Kpone Power Enclave in the port city of Tema, near Accra, is reawakening hopes of an end to the energy crisis that has plagued the country in recent years.

18 Sep 2017

UN and AU-led project to document Africa's liberation history
UN and AU-led project to document Africa's liberation history

DODOMA, Tanzania - Africa's liberation history is to be documented in a project endorsed by the United Nations and the African Union and has a potential to strengthen “people to people” cooperation using history and culture.

18 Sep 2017