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Episode 124: The IMC Conference Durban

Date: 27 Feb 2015
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The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

17 Apr 2015 15:25

Dar to host 7th East African Media Summit
Dar to host 7th East African Media Summit

Dar es Salaam city has been chosen to host this year's instalment of the East African Media Summit being organised by the EAC Secretariat together with the East African Business Council (EABC)...

By Marc Nkwame 10 Apr 2015 09:26

PAMRO meeting on Media Research for One Continent
PAMRO meeting on Media Research for One Continent

The 16th PAMRO meeting and All Africa Media Research Conference will take place from 23 - 26 August 2015 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at the Best Western Coral Beach Hotel...

9 Apr 2015 11:15

The eight criteria that distinguish B2B markets from B2C markets
The eight criteria that distinguish B2B markets from B2C markets

WASHINGTON DC, US: The B2B market is different in fundamental ways from the B2C sector. This article discusses the eight key criteria that distinguish B2B markets with implications that directly affect market research...

By Priority Metrics Group, via Ashlan Bonnell 28 Mar 2015 12:21

TCRA for developmental oriented radio content
TCRA for developmental oriented radio content

Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) Director General, Prof John Nkoma has stressed on the need for communication service providers to serve the public with content that will foster development...

By Nelly Mtema 27 Mar 2015 10:47

African business reporting in the spotlight
African business reporting in the spotlight

If you thought the state of business in Africa was stagnant, think again. Lerato Mbele, Presenter of Africa Business Report on BBC World News, tells us about its vibrancy...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Mar 2015 08:00

YFM youth about to be clued up to the BBC Minute
YFM youth about to be clued up to the BBC Minute

Saturday, 14 February wasn't just about bumped-up prices for red roses and chocolates - it also saw the launch of BBC Minute, a one-minute global English news round-up on YFM...

By Leigh Andrews 10 Feb 2015 14:00

Tanzania's Tigo pays out millions to users
Tanzania's Tigo pays out millions to users

Tigo, one of Tanzania's mobile phone operators, has paid out millions to its users, reports Mobile Money Africa...

4 Feb 2015 08:25

Revealed: How BBC.com's doing African digital news justice
Revealed: How BBC.com's doing African digital news justice

Who better to provide news from the continent, for the continent, than the news service with more reporters in Africa than any other broadcaster, bbc.com...

By Leigh Andrews 30 Jan 2015 14:00

Tanzania shuts major East African newspaper
Tanzania shuts major East African newspaper

Arusha - Tanzania has suspended the publication of a major regional newspaper, the East African, with diplomats voicing concern at a possible crackdown on press freedom ahead of elections in October...

28 Jan 2015 13:00

M-Pesa takes East Africa by storm
M-Pesa takes East Africa by storm

M-Pesa, the mobile-phone wallet has provided new financial options to places where banks and credit cards are scarce and cash has long been king...

26 Jan 2015 08:34

Digital OOH displays promote social interaction in Tanzania
Digital OOH displays promote social interaction in Tanzania

Samsung Electronics Tanzania, in partnership with one of Tanzania's outdoor players, Continental Outdoor Media, has embarked on an innovative campaign to share experiences among technologically empowered and social media-connected audiences...

17 Dec 2014 12:41

Tigo Pesa pays out $1.8m profit to users
Tigo Pesa pays out $1.8m profit to users

Three months after Tigo paid a profit of TZS 14.25 billion ($8.64m) accumulated in the Tigo Pesa Trust Account to its users, the company has announced the first of its regular quarterly payments worth $1.8m to Tigo Pesa users...

1 Dec 2014 10:52

Mahindra Comviva enables domestic interoperable mobile financial service
Mahindra Comviva enables domestic interoperable mobile financial service

A new service, powered by Mahindra Comviva, allows Airtel Money and Tigo Pesa customers in Tanzania to send and receive money directly between the mobile money accounts of these two service providers...

14 Nov 2014 10:16

[AfricaCom 2014] FB's mission: to get Africa online
[AfricaCom 2014] FB's mission: to get Africa online

Consider how your life would change tomorrow if the internet was to be 'switched off'. Sure you could bear it for a week or so, but once the horrifying reality of, for instance, having to go into a bank kicks in...

By Sindy Peters 13 Nov 2014 12:38

Application economy creates opportunity for Africa
Application economy creates opportunity for Africa

We all live in an application economy. Retail, news, entertainment, banking, education, government, communications - everything is driven by a connected, mobile, application-based world...

By Gary Lawrence 30 Oct 2014 10:12

Tigo, Facebook take Internet.org app to Tanzania
Tigo, Facebook take Internet.org app to Tanzania

In a move that is expected to promote internet adoption in Tanzania, Tigo is now offering free access to basic internet services through Facebook's Internet.org app...

30 Oct 2014 07:32

Positioning luxury brands in emerging markets
Positioning luxury brands in emerging markets

We recently launched of a new premium whisky in the Tanzanian market. Do Tanzanians care where it's from, how it's made or who drinks it?

By Cobus van Zyl 28 Oct 2014 14:06

Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa
Development Diaries launches The Social Media Awards Africa

The Social Media Awards Africa (SMAA) is a premier continental initiative, launched to recognise and celebrate excellence, creativity and the impact of social media...

22 Oct 2014 08:13

Increased internet access set to boost consumer spend
Increased internet access set to boost consumer spend

A new PwC report, released yesterday, 18 September 2014, predicts that increased internet access will generate more consumer spend than any other media product or service in the next five...

19 Sep 2014 06:16

Airtel, Tigo introduce cross-network money transfer service in Tanzania
Airtel, Tigo introduce cross-network money transfer service in Tanzania

A new cross-network money transfer service will be available for Airtel Tanzania and Tigo customers, enabling them to experience a secure, fast and easy mode of money-transfer services between the...

25 Aug 2014 11:35

Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies
Postive results likely from US-Africa summit says Davies

South Africa and Africa in general benefitted immensely from the recent US-Africa Leaders' Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on his return.

13 Aug 2014 08:27

It's Africa's Time celebrates inclusive partnerships across Africa
It's Africa's Time celebrates inclusive partnerships across Africa

Although it is estimated that irrigation alone could increase output by up to 50%, one of the biggest challenges facing the Kenyan agriculture industry is outdated technology...

31 Jul 2014 10:45

Bank on change in Africa
Bank on change in Africa

I have been part of the 'banked' segment of civilization since I was five years old. I have tried it all, from savings to home-loans, vehicle finance to credit card...

By Cobus van Zyl 1 Jul 2014 11:49

Garmin calls for buyers in East Africa
Garmin calls for buyers in East Africa

The Africa team for Garmin sub-Saharan Africa will be hosting meetings in Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania from the 8-15 July 2014 to meet with buyers, potential resellers and business partners.

26 Jun 2014 10:36

GeoPoll report on TV ratings in Africa
GeoPoll report on TV ratings in Africa

Real-time mobile survey platform, GeoPoll, has released initial findings on World Cup television audiences in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda, representing ratings from more than 300 million African citizens.

18 Jun 2014 10:57

Zanzibar International Film Festival 2014 announces lineup
Zanzibar International Film Festival 2014 announces lineup

The 17th edition of the Zanzibar International Film Festival, which kicks off on 14 June 2014, will screen 79 films in the 10-day festival foregrounding films from Africa and the Dhow Countries.

9 Jun 2014 08:19

Laine Barnard
The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard 3 Jun 2014 08:59

Mobile network capacity doubled in rural, island locations
Mobile network capacity doubled in rural, island locations

New high speed, high capacity NEC microwave backhaul links are now connecting six key rural and island locations to support rising mobile broadband usage and sustainable development in Tanzania.

2 Jun 2014 11:01

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