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.

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

Applications open for Tanzania Media Fund fellowship
Applications open for Tanzania Media Fund fellowship

ARUSHA: The Tanzania Media Fund (TMF) is now accepting applications from journalists for its fellowship program. The application deadline is 31 March 2010. Those awarded will be given an opportunity to travel to different parts of the country to write on issues that could break fresh ground for media coverage in Tanzania.

African applications invited for entrepreneurship MBA scholarships
African applications invited for entrepreneurship MBA scholarships

Four entrepreneurs who aspire to build and develop their business skills will be fortunate enough to access scholarships which have been made available to study the 2010/11 Entrepreneurship MBA at the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). Three of these scholarships are being offered to exceptional individuals from sub-Saharan Africa through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (Danida), while the fourth will be made available by GIBS to an exceptional South African female.

Air Tanzania thrown a lifeline

The Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) had restored the AOC, or Air Operator Certificate, of Air Tanzania, permitting the airline to resume flight operations.

Five-day training for Tanzanian journalists

DAR ES SALAAM: The UN System in Tanzania, in collaboration with the Institute of Journalism and Mass Communication (IJMC) has organised a five-day training exercise on investigative and analytical journalism for local journalists.

USB-ED launches Business Women's Academy - USB-ED
USB-ED launches Business Women's Academy

The Business Women's Academy, the first of its kind in the country concentrating on women in business, was launched by USB Executive Development Ltd (USB-ED) of the University of Stellenbosch Business School, in association with HERS-SA, on Tuesday, 22 May 2007. HERS-SA is a leading non-profit organisation dedicated to the advancement of women.

Issued by USB-ED

Showcase of technology at e-Learning Africa conference

The second International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training has come to a successful conclusion in Nairobi, with participating companies showcasing their latest acquisitions in e-learning.

By Zachary Ochieng

Scangroup moves into West Africa

Marketing services company, Scangroup, has announced the finalisation of its expansion plans into Nigeria. The statement was made at Scangroup's Annual General Meeting held in Nairobi, Kenya, late last week.

Tyco to run marine survey

Herakles Telecom has awarded the Sea Cable System (SEACOM) marine survey to Tyco Telecommunications, a business unit of Tyco Electronics. The 13,000km marine survey commences the development of the undersea fibre-optic network which will provide high capacity bandwidth connectivity between South Africa, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, India and Europe.

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.

Ogilvy Africa's ''media road into Africa''

Ogilvy Africa recently hosted a successful media workshop that saw 25 senior media planners coming together from Angola, Malawi, Botswana, Mozambique, the DRC, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Nigeria and South Africa.

TVAfrica provides education solution for Africa

For two weeks starting on March 13, TVAfrica (trade name for Africa Media Group) tested a world-first" broadcast. Two schools, one in Tanzania and one in Botswana, phoned into tele-educator William Smith and his Learning Channel team during separate hours and had their math, science and English curriculum questions answered live on television. Nowhere else in the world has first-class technology been put to use to create a live transnational broadcast to 10 countries. It happened in Africa.

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