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Rwanda’s President Tweeting up a storm

October 31, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame, is described by the International Telecommunications Union as the “Digital President.” Social media analysts say Kagame is Africa’s most conversational president. Kagame has the biggest following on Twitter than any other African leader. By mid-June, his verified handle @PaulKagame, had 456,000...

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Kenya: DOBA faculty to invest in E-learning

October 30, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Slovenia’s Business School DOBA, in Kenya, is expected to spend slightly over USD 1 Million in the next 5 years in Kenya. According to DOBA, it is driving a public-private partnership program seeking to get employers in the 4 Kenyan cities to endorse...

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Africa’s emerging markets offer high growth for e-Commerce

October 30, 2014 • Online, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers given that online shopping is in its infancy in the region. This is according to Sumesh Rahavendra, head of marketing for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa (SSA), who says the recently released ‘Shop the...

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MoboFree marketplace launches in Nigeria

October 29, 2014 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Social marketplace MoboFree.com is set to launch a presence in Lagos, Nigeria. According to the online portal it has over 3 million registered users, including 2.2 million in Nigeria and a strong footprint in Zimbabwe, Uganda and Ghana. MoboFree combines a...

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Social Media pays tribute to Senzo Meyiwa

October 27, 2014 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to police reports, Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa was shot dead after armed assailants entered his girlfriend’s house in Vosloorus, south of Johannesburg. The South African footballer may have been trying to defend his girlfriend Kelly...

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Interview: “Marketers often revert to their comfort zones” – Prof Geoff Bick

October 24, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

From 28 to 29 October 2014, marketing executives can take advantage of the Measuring the ROI of corporate online campaigns seminar, organised by IT News Africa and which will be held at The Gordon Institute of Business Science – located in Johannesburg....

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Social media reacts to Pistorius sentencing

October 21, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Oscar Pistorius has received a five year sentence for culpable homicide. The judgement came after a seven-month trial in the North Gauteng High Court for the death of Reeva Steenkamp at his luxury Pretoria home in February 2013. According to EWN, The athlete...

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Jovago & UNICEF partner for Passport to Protection initiative

October 21, 2014 • East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Jovago has revealed that is now supporting UNICEF’s “Passport to Protection” initiative. According to both parties, the programme advances child protection by registering children with Birth Certificates using internet technology. In terms of the...

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Zambia: Facebook’s Internet.org app adds new services

October 17, 2014 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Users of the Internet.org app will be pleased to know that the service has been updated. According to the online portal there are now three news services, Zambiareports, SuperSoprt.com, and Ebola Info by UNICEF. The company has stated that: “We’ve...

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Social media campaign aims to showcase Nigerian cities

October 14, 2014 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Over 50% of the population in Nigeria live in urban communities, with an expected growth of 3.75% per year.  It is believed that by 2020 the country will see an urbanisation rate of 61.6%. With limited portrayal of Nigeria’s rich urban lifestyle beyond the...

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Over 48 million active internet users recorded in Nigeria

October 9, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Dr Peter Jack, the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigeria’s active internet users currently stands at over 48 million. In a statement issued by NITDA’s Head of Public Affairs, Mrs. Hadiza...

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African marketers sign up for workshop on corporate campaigns

October 3, 2014 • Events, Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

From 28 to 29 October 2014, marketing executives can take advantage of the Measuring the ROI of corporate online campaigns seminar, which will be held at The Gordon Institute of Business Science – located in Johannesburg. The seminar has been designed...

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Millicom unveils digital music initiatives for Africa

September 25, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Millicom has unveiled Tigo Music and Africa Music Rights, two initiatives that are intended to introduce its digital music experience into Africa. Tigo Music is set to launch across Millicom’s African operations, starting in Ghana in the fourth quarter....

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Nigeria: Online businesses fueling economy

September 24, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Managing Director of online hotel booking platform Jovago, Marek Zmyslowski, at the ongoing 3rd EU-Nigeria Business Forum has stated that online businesses have contributed to the growth of the Nigerian economy. In a statement made on a panel discussing...

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Webtickets expands operations to Zimbabwe

September 23, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Webtickets has expanded its online ticketing business into Southern Africa. Webtickets recently started operating in Zimbabwe and one of its biggest ticketing sales events has included the recent 2014 Zimbabwe Tri-Series one-day international (ODI) cricket...

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Social media is transforming money transfers to Africa

September 19, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

A new World Bank Development Research Group Report released in August, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, shows that digital payments and remittances are playing a key role in increasing financial inclusion throughout the developing world...