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Africa


Urbanisation and mobile revolution are reshaping African media

The mobile phone has become the primary way that Africans communicate, and it is rapidly becoming a way that they also receive information. The key challenge for news organisations will be how they serve these new mobile audiences and earn…

African news organisations need to embrace mobile web opportunities

Africa is set to become the world’s second largest mobile market by the end of this year. Audiences and advertisers are rapidly moving to mobile, with many African mobile owners only accessing the web via their phones. News organisations…

Innovative ideas for African News Challenge

Project ideas from news through social networks, to citizen journalism, to helping news outlets create more revenue has come in through the over 200 applications to the African News Innovation Challenge. We look at five of the innovative…

Study: Sub-Saharan mobile internet use more practical than playful

It’s not news that mobile use has grown dramatically in Africa, but a new report by consultancy TNS looks at how sub-Saharan Africans use their mobile phones. It’s more about work than play. The report warns of using mobile business models…

What will mobile in Africa look like in 2020?

Mobile communications are one of the most exciting areas of development in Africa, and we look at predictions from more than 30 of the continent’s entrepreneurs of what the mobile revolution will bring by 2020.

Contest launches for African journalism innovation

If you’re in Africa and you have an innovative idea that you think could revolutionise journalism, a new US$1 million fund has been launched that could help you bring your dream to reality – the African News Innovation Challenge.