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Episode 172: “The First Kiss” with Y&R South Africa & Safely Home Western Cape.

Date: 5 May 2016
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The Internet Society brings African Peering and Interconnection Forum to Tanzania
The Internet Society brings African Peering and Interconnection Forum to Tanzania

The Internet Society will bring its annual Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) to Tanzania for the first time...

30 Mar 2016

Tigo Pesa, now the largest mobile financial service eco-system in Tanzania
Tigo Pesa, now the largest mobile financial service eco-system in Tanzania

Tigo Tanzania announced that customers of its Tigo Pesa mobile money service will now be able to move funds between any of the country's mobile money operators

22 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

Tigo Tanzania announces free WhatsApp messaging service
Tigo Tanzania announces free WhatsApp messaging service

Tanzania's leading telecommunication company renown for driving digital lifestyle transformation, Tigo (Tigo.co.tz), has announced free WhatsApp services for its 10 million users...

5 Feb 2016

The Women in News editors and senior journalists from Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania. Rwandan Women in News journalists will join the programme soon.
Women in News has first 2016 Africa meeting

The Women in News (WiN) initiative, an editorial leadership programme for African women working in media, launched its sixth year in 2016...

21 Jan 2016

Tanzania bans newspaper for 'incitement'
Tanzania bans newspaper for 'incitement'

Tanzania has banned a weekly newspaper for inciting violence, including stories on scrapped elections in Zanzibar, the information minister said Monday...

19 Jan 2016

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Hello Africa! Tell me how you're doin'!

Many multinational brands approach Africa with a near-desperate bright-eyed eagerness, trying to get to grips with her intricate market dynamics...

By Marthinus Van Loggerenberg 18 Jan 2016

'The EastAfrican' returns to Tanzania
'The EastAfrican' returns to Tanzania

The EastAfrican, the region's authoritative weekly newspaper, is back in circulation in Tanzania after a year out of the market...

By Christopher Kidanka 18 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

Tigo Tanzania Facebook followers hit 1 million mark
Tigo Tanzania Facebook followers hit 1 million mark

Tigo Tanzania's Facebook followers recently clocked a staggering 1 million, making the company's Facebook page www.facebook.com/TigoTanzania, the most popular...

5 Jan 2016

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Data safari: Mapping emerging Africa's analytics

IQturf Consulting Services, an analytics-driven solution provider, is rolling out a new data solution for Africa's 'emerging set': Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana and Nigeria...

28 Dec 2015

Tigo digital social entrepreneurs creating better world for Tanzania
Tigo digital social entrepreneurs creating better world for Tanzania

Tigo Tanzania, in partnership with a local NGO, Reach For Change, have once again announced two winners of the Tigo Digital Changemakers competition.

17 Dec 2015

Brandon Wilson
'Apping' SA's awesome SMEs

You can be part of the new Awesome South Africa app, designed to promote local business...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Dec 2015

Viettel expands in Africa with a vision to provide every Tanzanian with a mobile phone
Viettel expands in Africa with a vision to provide every Tanzanian with a mobile phone

Viettel announced the launch of mobile and internet services in Tanzania, under the brand name of Halotel. The launch reflects Viettel's expansion in its tenth market, and to the second biggest economy in East Africa...

15 Oct 2015

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M-Net launches brand new Tanzanian focused channel

Bongo movie enthusiasts have something to smile about with the announcement of the launching of a brand new Tanzanian focused general entertainment channel MAISHA MAGIC BONGO on M-Net...

By Masembe Tambwe 5 Oct 2015

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Tanzania newspaper returns after three-year ban

ARUSHA - A Tanzanian newspaper closed by the government published its first edition for three years on Tuesday after a court lifted the ban...

23 Sep 2015

Highlights from the Pamro Conference 2015
Highlights from the Pamro Conference 2015

Joe Otin, CEO of The Collective, an interactive ad agency in Kenya, was elected President of the Pan African Media Research Organisation (Pamro) and Jennifer Daniel won the 2015 Piet Smit Achiever of the Year Award...

4 Sep 2015

Researching OOH methodologies at PAMRO
Researching OOH methodologies at PAMRO

At the Pan African Media Research Organisation's (PAMRO) conference, taking place in Dar es Salaam from 23-26 August 2015, delegates will have the chance to keep abreast of the latest developments in OOH metrics and ratings...

18 Aug 2015

Getting a feel for the luxury market in Africa
Getting a feel for the luxury market in Africa

Prestige marketing isn't just about classy shots of high-end products - you still have to follow the tried and trusted marketing methods that make people relate to your brand, especially on the continent...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Jul 2015

Facebook's Internet.org free basic services are bringing African people online
Facebook's Internet.org free basic services are bringing African people online

Facebook celebrated the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Internet.org app by hosting a Developer Day at iHub in Nairobi, Kenya on 27 July 2015 and introducing new services...

28 Jul 2015

PAMRO 2015 in Tanzania offers top media research speakers
PAMRO 2015 in Tanzania offers top media research speakers

PAMRO has lined up a bank of international speakers representative of the best minds in media research methodologies who will discuss the latest global trends...

22 Jul 2015

PAMRO conference to tap into African media research
PAMRO conference to tap into African media research

The 16th annual Pan African Media Research Organisation (PAMRO) conference is set to take place this year in Tanzania from 23 - 26 August at the Best Western Coral Beach Hotel, Dar es Salaam...

3 Jul 2015

Tanzania: E-commerce boosts entrepreneurship
Tanzania: E-commerce boosts entrepreneurship

More entrepreneurs are being aroused through online retail platforms, stakeholders say...

12 Jun 2015

Five African Bitcoin startups to watch
Five African Bitcoin startups to watch

Bitcoin is gaining traction worldwide, with the first quarter of 2015 seeing record levels of investment pumped into Bitcoin startups globally. Africa is no exception to the trend...

By Gabriella Mulligan 26 May 2015

Tanzania: Zantel launches real time news service
Tanzania: Zantel launches real time news service

Zantel mobile phone subscribers will start to get real time entertainment news through their smart phones under a new product code named, Zuninga television...

14 May 2015

Tanzania: E-commerce continues to win hearts
Tanzania: E-commerce continues to win hearts

Convenience, variety and at times an easy diversion from unforeseen circumstances have been highlighted as some of the contributing factors to increased retail in e-commerce in the country...

By Masembe Tambwe 11 May 2015

Chris Roper's 'night, Knight' announcement gets social media buzz
Chris Roper's 'night, Knight' announcement gets social media buzz

Social media is buzzing with the news that Mail & Guardian Online's editor-in-chief of six years, Chris Roper, has resigned...

7 May 2015

Tigo launches bid to become biggest 4G network in Tanzania
Tigo launches bid to become biggest 4G network in Tanzania

TIGO Tanzania has launched a brand new 4G LTE technology that will make it the biggest and fastest Internet network in the country...

28 Apr 2015

Giving Africa's medical innovations a global audience
Giving Africa's medical innovations a global audience

What do the realms of TV, medical issues and Africa have in common? The Med in Africa show says Alex Jakana, Executive Producer, Editorial Partnerships for BBC Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Apr 2015

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

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