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.

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The anatomy of a creative concept
The anatomy of a creative concept

The human body does not live in isolation. It is a well-oiled machine, consisting of intense streams of information relayed between muscles, veins, and nerves. A densely designed system, whether by the hand of science or a higher spiritual being, it is always moving forward in a perpetual flux of progress. Growth, procreation and survival are its main reasons for existence. It is designed to exist. It is designed to serve a purpose. It is designed to be unique and functional.

By Peter Barnard 15 Sep 2017

Free mentorship and training for Africa's entrepreneurs
Free mentorship and training for Africa's entrepreneurs

The VC4Africa Startup Academy is designed to empower founders and entrepreneurs in Africa to take their business to the next level, as a free digital learning resource.

14 Sep 2017

Schoolkids learn to make money

Uganda wants to teach its children lessons in finance and in doing so hopes to create a generation of entrepreneurs, Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda reports from Kampala. The implications for businesses planning on going into the Ugandan market could be very significant in years to come.

By Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda 21 Feb 2007

Reuters launches daily African TV

Reuters has expanded its television coverage of Africa with the recent launch of a dedicated daily video feed, Reuters Africa Daily. The new service provides both African and global broadcasters with a variety of video news from the region.

12 Nov 2006

African perspectives on PR education

Pioneers in the fields of public relations and communication academia gathered at an academic forum running alongside the main Federation of African PR Associations (FAPRA) conference last week to discuss the future public relations curriculum to be offered on tertiary level.

By Boitumelo Mmotlana & Mmoneng Gwebu 28 May 2006

Media24 Africa appoints new Business Development Manager

A further strategic position has been confirmed at Media24 Africa as the company sets its sights on future growth and development in Africa. Rudi Hofmeister assumes the role of new business development manager. He will be responsible for market development in Nigeria, Angola, Kenya and Uganda.

6 Feb 2006

Search for the Face of Africa begins

The search for fresh modelling talent begins this month as TV channel M-Net and mobile phone company Nokia start holding open castings for aspiring models in Accra, Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Gaborone, Johannesburg, Kampala, Kigali, Lagos, Luanda, Lusaka, Nairobi and Windhoek.

7 Dec 2005

Stanbic Bank launches Pan-African search for success stories

Stanbic Bank is encouraging people living in Uganda, Namibia, Malawi, Swaziland, Zambia and Botswana to look for inspiring success stories and nominate community-based projects for cash donations to acknowledge local nation-builders.

20 Nov 2005

Investment for African development: 'Making it Happen'

Making investment happen to stimulate African development was the topic of the NEPAD/OECD Investment Initiative held at the Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, in Entebbe, Uganda last week. The Roundtable was organised under the joint auspices of NEPAD and the OECD Investment Committee, sponsored by the Government of Uganda, with the co-operation of JICA and JETRO of Japan.

30 May 2005

Alliance Media purchases Monier Outdoor

Alliance Media, a multinational outdoor advertising company, has announced the acquisition of Israeli group Monier Outdoor Advertising, East Africa. Monier have become the leading outdoor advertising company in the East African region over the past decade, having established dominance in Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

2 Feb 2005

‘Duplicate and unavailable’: How the internet bypasses Ugandan farmers

When Uganda joined the internet bandwagon less than a decade ago, it had hopes of delivering important information to farmers. It hasn’t worked out that way because much of the information bypasses farmers, who are often too poor to access the internet, and there is a general lack of coherence in the way the information is presented.

By Jennifer Bakyawa 1 Jan 2005

Ogilvy Africa training programme graduates

Ogilvy Africa recently hosted its 2004 Africa Training Programme (ATP) that saw 29 delegates coming together from Angola, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Ghana, Mauritius, Malawi, Zambia, Congo, Uganda, Ogilvy Durban, Ogilvy Cape Town and Ogilvy Johannesburg at the Ogilvy offices in Johannesburg.

20 Oct 2004

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