Africa Utilities 

Telecoms giant Orange looking at move into South Africa ‘within months’

French telecommunications company Orange says that it is considering further expansion in Africa, including entry into new markets such as Nigeria and South Africa In an interview with Les Echos business newspaper, chief executive officer Stephane Richard said that a move could happen within months. “It could make sense to be in economies such as Nigeria and South Africa,” Richard said. “If one considers there are things to do, the time frame I am considering is rather a few months than a few years.” He declined to comment on possible…

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Africa Financial Services 

Malawi: Minister of Finance to Unveil 2020/21 Budget on Friday

Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha is expected to present the 2020/2021 Budget Statement on Friday. According to a communiqué from the Ministry of Finance, Mwanamvekha will start presenting the budget statement at exactly 9:30 in the morning at the New Parliament building in Lilongwe. The Ministry has urged members of the general public and all concerned stakeholders to follow the budget statement presentation through radios, televisions and online broadcasting. Malawi president Professor Peter Mutharika Officially opened the 2020/2021 budget session of Parliament on Friday last week…

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Africa Information Services 

TikTok changes the social media rules in South Africa

Since making its debut in the South African social media scene in 2018, the uptake of video-sharing app TikTok has been “astonishing”. This is one of the key findings from the South African Social Media Landscape 2020 report, unveiled virtually yesterday by World Wide Worx and Ornico. The 2020 edition of the report is based on a corporate survey conducted among more than a 100 of SA’s biggest brands and consumer behaviour data sets from on-the-ground research. The report zones in on the size and penetration of popular social media…

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Africa Professional Services 

Nigerian Guild of Editors calls for government intervention

The Nigerian Guild of Editors has called for the urgent intervention of the Nigerian government to save the media in Nigeria from total collapse. The Guild made the call in a Communiqué issued at the end of its Standing Committee Meeting held via Zoom at Editors’ House, Ikeja, Lagos State. According to the Communiqué signed by the Guild’s Administrative Secretary, Toye OLori, the Standing Committee acknowledged the dire state of the media now made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Communiqué reads, “The Guild specifically recommends the injection of funds…

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Advertising Africa Covid19 Information Services Technology 

Coronavirus: Nigeria to redefine audience measurement in advertising

Nigeria says it is ready to redefine audience measurement in advertising to meet global standards for a robust creative industry as it sets out to combat the likely effects of coronavirus pandemic on the 2020 plans for the industry. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday, inaugurated the committee named “Task Team on Audience Measurement” during a virtual meeting. According to WARC, a platform dedicated to bringing marketing information to businesses, audience measurement quantifies the number of people in an audience for a piece of content or…

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