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Anton Harber
Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.

By Anton Harber 7 Feb 2014 05:23

Danette Breitenbach
'Beyond Retail' for Africa

Professional services firm, Deloitte was a title sponsor of the inaugural World Retail Congress Africa, held last month in Sandton. I spoke to Ilse du Toit, a manager within the Strategy & Innovation practice at Deloitte Consulting.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Dec 2013 08:48

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice
Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice

The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.

By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa
The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.

By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25

Danette Breitenbach
Y&R: I have an agency...

Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42

Media urged to support agriculture

The media has been urged to skillfully use their profession in the fight against poverty through promotion of the agriculture sector.

28 Jun 2013 11:06

Media challenged on peace role

Retired attorney general, Mark Bomani has urged media practitioners to embrace ethics and professionalism in their undertakings to discourage hate speech and extremism in the society.

By Alvar Mwakyusa 25 Jun 2013 10:36

TCRA acts to solve 'TV Wars'

Digital broadcasting operators have been instructed to observe licensing conditions and best practices governing the sector, as Tanzania struggles to spread the service across the country.

By Pius Rugonziba 11 Jun 2013 19:20

Court orders arrest of former top editor

The Kisutu Resident Magistrate's Court in Dar es Salaam ordered the arrest of former group managing editor of Mwananchi Communication Limited (MCL), Theophil Makunga, for allegedly jumping bail in a sedition case he is charged with alongside two others.

By Faustine Kapama 29 May 2013 13:18

Pamoja launches vision to cultivate cloud services market for Africa

In what is a step closer to establishing a premier cloud services marketplace for Africa, Pamoja, the cloud services business unit of Pan-African ICT enabler SEACOM, has launched its go-to-market strategy to partners and customers at a presentation recently held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

18 Mar 2013 10:42

TEF to investigate Kibanda attack

The Tanzania Editors' Forum (TEF) has formed an independent five-person commission to investigate last week's attack on TEF chairman Absalom Kibanda, Tanzania's Daily News reported on Saturday, 9 March 2013.

11 Mar 2013 11:17

Chairman of Tanzania Editors Forum attacked

ARTICLE 19 is deeply concern about escalating levels of violence against journalists in Tanzania, following a brutal attack on the chairman of the Tanzania Editors Forum, Absalom Kibanda.

7 Mar 2013 11:21

Search for bravest women journalists
Search for bravest women journalists

WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

22 Feb 2013 10:33

Dr KF Lai
A mobile Africa: innovation is key

2012 saw the BuzzCity network grow by 67% with over 210.8 billion ads served across the globe and this extensive growth in mobile usage is certain to continue as we move through 2013.

By Dr KF Lai 21 Feb 2013 11:07

Tigo listed among top social brands on Facebook
Tigo listed among top social brands on Facebook

Tigo Tanzania has been named among the top global socially devoted brands on Facebook in a report issued by SocialBakers on the 7 February 2013, covering a study on the world's top 10 socially devoted brands on Facebook in the last quarter of 2012. Tigo Tanzania is the only telecom company from central, eastern and southern Africa in the ranking among some of the world's biggest brands.

19 Feb 2013 10:48

Marcela Ospina
Mobile and digital trends in 5 African countries: a cultural interpretation

This piece addresses the intersections between technology and culture that I identified while doing fieldwork. Therefore, this is not the result of strict data analysis, but rather the outcome of an immersion in each of these cultures.

By Marcela Ospina 7 Feb 2013 12:15

[2013 trends] Africa poised for a great future
[2013 trends] Africa poised for a great future

As 2013 commences, afro-pessimism seems to cede to afro-optimism. There is a global consensus: Africa is poised for a great future. What will be the impact of Africa's growth on our industry? What will be the major trends of the year? In the business world, predicting the future is a crucial exercise.

By Nandkishor Buty 30 Jan 2013 12:39

Zuku TV's original content strategy pays off
Zuku TV's original content strategy pays off

In 2012, the Pay TV market became a great deal more competitive but with DStv Multichoice having acquired most of the existing exciting content, the challenge has been for challengers to come up with different content. This week saw one of the challengers (Zuku TV) sell one of the series it has commissioned - Tales from the Bush Larder - to Fox International.

30 Jan 2013 11:45

Media Services Bill 'Under Process'

The process to formulate the Media Services Bill, which seeks to, among other measures, advance the right to access information, is presently being worked at the high levels of the government.

28 Jan 2013 12:21

African News Innovation Challenge winners announced
African News Innovation Challenge winners announced

20 digital journalism projects have earned US$1 million in funding and technical support as part of the African News Innovation Challenge (ANIC).

29 Nov 2012 10:12

Alcatel-Lucent, Smile partner to expand availability of 4G services

Alcatel-Lucent is set to enable the African wireless service provider Smile to introduce 4G mobile broadband services to several more sites in Tanzania, and Uganda, extending the agreement signed earlier this year between the companies for the provision of lightning-fast LTE services in Tanzania.

19 Nov 2012 10:41

Telesis Tanzania gets help with 4G LTE mobile broadband service

Alcatel-Lucent is to enable Telesis Tanzania to offer affordable 4G LTE services by providing mobile broadband technology, potentially stimulating economic growth as well as business and cultural life in the east African country.

30 Oct 2012 10:45

Educate public on 3rd Generation Rights, press urged

Journalists have been called upon to educate the public on the importance of including 3rd Generation Human Rights in the new constitution.

20 Sep 2012 16:29

Right to Information Act could benefit many

Local people and reporters in Zanzibar have always shared their experiences of how difficult it has been in getting information they need. They insist that several leaders at village to national level remain reluctant to release information, even when it is important to the public.

By Issa Yussuf 19 Sep 2012 13:37

Tanzanian journalist killed in political rally

A Tanzanian journalist was killed while reporting on a political rally on 2 September 2012. Daudi Mwangosi was a correspondent for the television station Channel Ten and the chairperson of the Iringa Press Club.

6 Sep 2012 09:56

CNBC Africa to open bureau in Rwanda
CNBC Africa to open bureau in Rwanda

CNBC Africa is expected to open its ninth African bureau in Rwanda as it continues to widen its African reporting footprint. The bureau in partnership with Rwanda TV and the Rwanda Development Board, will be based in the Rwandan capital, Kigali and opens for business in September 2012.

4 Sep 2012 13:07

Craig Wilson
Zim's Econet forced to reconnect NetOne

TechCentral wraps up the major technology news from around the African continent.

By Craig Wilson 27 Aug 2012 11:09

Duncan McLeod
Nigeria frets over Kenya ICT

TechCentral wraps up the week's major technology news from around the African continent.

By Duncan McLeod: @mcleodd 21 Aug 2012 10:24

Vodacom pledges support to media profession

Vodacom Tanzania has pledged to continue supporting various media platforms to increase media competence in the country.

20 Aug 2012 10:28

Gregory Gondwe
Banda engages media over border dispute with Tanzania

President Joyce Banda last week engaged media managers to try to reason with them to project positive reporting over the border dispute that has ensued between Malawi and Tanzania.

By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 17 Aug 2012 12:54

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