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.
Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013
With her new play, Sunflowers Behind a Dirty Fence, acclaimed Ugandan playwright Angella Emurwon won for a second time a BBC award, this time round, the 23rd BBC International Radio Playwright competition.
The African Film Development Foundation, established in May 2012 in response to the need to promote ventures by Africans in the film industry and support stakeholders and organisations that make the films, seeks country representatives.
Gerald Muhangi, head of publications and editor in chief Inspire Africa magazine speaks about the future of the magazine, entrepreneurship in Africa and the magazine environment.
Walter Wafula 20 Sep 2012
LONDON, UK: Video streaming will be the next big wave of online content use in Africa. There are still considerable network challenges but the level of existing use shows that once these issues are resolved, the volume of users will be in the millions. Russell Southwood spoke to the biggest player in the market, Google's YouTube. Elijah Kitaka explained how it sees the potential of video streaming being realised.
Russell Southwood 16 Jul 2012
VeryMuchSo Productions, a British film production company, is set to screen a film about the life of Uganda's first Olympic champion, John Akii Bua, for the first time in Kampala on 18 October 2011.
Walter Wafula 6 Oct 2011
The Loerie Awards launched its 2011 campaign, Tuesday 15 March 2011, entitled "Don't hate. Create", created by Draftfcb and supported by a mobisite and specially developed augmented reality apps, linking digital technology to the printed media, along with a revamp of its award categories.
The 14th Time of the Writer international writers festival will be held from 14-19 March 2011, hosting 21 prominent writers from a dozen different countries in Durban, South Africa for a week of literary dialogue and exchange of ideas.
Nile Breweries' beer business project finds its way into the books of America's most prestigious university as a case-study in doing business in a developing country, according to a new publication entitled “Business Linkages: Lessons, Opportunities and Challenges.”
Walter Wafula 4 Feb 2008
Pan-African music entertainment network MTV Networks Africa and oil marketer Shell have partnered to boost Africa's contemporary music industry.
The search for fresh modelling talent begins this month as TV channel M-Net and mobile phone company Nokia start holding open castings for aspiring models in Accra, Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Dar es Salaam, Gaborone, Johannesburg, Kampala, Kigali, Lagos, Luanda, Lusaka, Nairobi and Windhoek.