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Friday 24 May 2024

Coca-Cola Launches Wozzaah: A Flavorful Tribute to Africa’s Vibrant Culture


In celebration of Africa Day, Coca-Cola has introduced Coca-Cola Wozzaah, a new beverage that captures the essence of African culture through a unique blend of flavours. This latest addition to the Coca-Cola Creations lineup promises to take fans on a sensory journey across the diverse landscapes of Africa, showcasing its rich cultural tapestry.

Jane Kimemia, Fela Durotoye, Others to Speak at SheCan Conference 5.0 Today


Dr. Jane Kimemia, the CEO of Africa's leading investment immigration and wealth management firm, Optiva Capital Partners, will be among the keynote speakers at the 5th SheCan Conference today, Friday, May 24, 2024. The event is expected to draw 4,000 attendees.

Wednesday 22 May 2024

Abu Dhabi Reaffirms Commitment to Saadiyat Cultural District Completion by 2025


The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) today announced that the Saadiyat Cultural District and its cultural institutions remain on track for a 2025 completion.

Kenya Signs $175 Million Investment Deal with Coca-Cola for Five-Year Expansion


Kenya has secured a $175 million (Ksh. 22.8 billion) investment expansion plan with Coca-Cola, set to unfold over the next five years.

Afreximbank Launches 2024 CANEX Prize for Publishing in Africa


Afreximbank has officially announced the launch of the 2024 CANEX Prize for Publishing in Africa, a collaborative initiative between the CANEX Book Factory and Narrative Landscape Press Limited.

Adekunle Gold, The Ben, Chris Eazy, and Alyn Sano to Entertain Fans at Basketball Africa League Finale in Rwanda


The Basketball Africa League (BAL) has announced an exciting lineup of artists and entertainers set to headline the entertainment segment at the BK Arena for the BAL Playoffs & Finals, starting on May 24 in Kigali, Rwanda. Nigerian global superstar Adekunle Gold will headline the event, sharing the stage with some of Rwanda’s top artists, including The Ben, Juno Kizigenza, Alyn Sano, Chris Eazy, and more.

MEDA Supports Obuntu Foundation to Empower Emerging African Fund Managers as Nominations Open


The Obuntu Foundation, a pivotal force for nurturing the next generation of Africa-focused fund managers, has announced a strategic partnership with Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA), a global non-profit dedicated to economic development and entrepreneurship. As part of this collaboration, nominations are now open for the third cohort of the Obuntu Launchpad Program, inviting African-focused fund managers to refine their investment strategies, optimise fund outcomes, and expand their impact.

Nigerian Princess Ugonwaezeh-Agugo Selected for Capgemini Women's Leadership Programme by World Rugby


World Rugby has announced the selection of Nigerian Princess Alban Ugonwaezeh-Agugo for the Capgemini Women in Rugby Leadership Programme for 2024 and 2025. The programme which is designed to enhance the visibility of female leaders in the rugby community is expected to drive the growth of the women's and girls' game as the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2025 approaches.

Instagram Honours African Women in 2024 ‘Made by Africa, Loved by the World’ Campaign


To celebrate Africa Day on May 25, Instagram has unveiled its international and pan-African campaign, ‘Made by Africa, Loved by the World.’ This year, the campaign uniquely honours influential women, showcasing four remarkable African and diaspora women who have gained global recognition through their extraordinary talents in sports, entertainment, and music.

Monday 20 May 2024

NDPC Partners with IIM to Pioneer National Data Protection Certification in Nigeria


The Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC) has forged a partnership with the Institute of Information Management (IIM) to introduce the nation's inaugural data protection certification program. The decision was to cultivate a pool of certified data protection professionals within Nigeria, addressing the escalating demand for expertise in this pivotal domain.

OpenseedVC Launches $10M Fund to Back Seasoned Operators in Launching Tech Ventures Across Africa and Europe


OpenseedVC, a new operator-led fund dedicated to supporting seasoned operators in launching their technology ventures across Africa and Europe, has officially debuted with the successful first close of its $10M angel-style early-stage fund.

Canal+ Increases Stake in Multichoice, Nears 50% Ownership


In a series of strategic moves, the French multimedia giant Canal+ has significantly expanded its ownership in Multichoice, positioning itself on the brink of acquiring a 50% stake in the company.

Okhma Assures Sponsors and Partners of ROI at 2024 Carnival Calabar


The organisers of the 20th edition of the renowned Carnival Calabar, Okhma have assured sponsors and partners of unparalleled exposure and engagement at this year's event through the infusion of different activities at the festival.

The WARC Awards 2024: 171 Campaigns Shortlisted Across 35 Markets in 12 Categories


The shortlists for The WARC Awards for Effectiveness 2024, in association with LIONS, have been announced. These restructured awards build on the legacy of WARC’s previous shows, honouring the best global marketing campaigns that demonstrate strategic brilliance and deliver effective impact to drive commercial success.

Spiro Secures $50 Million Debt Facility from Afreximbank to Drive Expansion


Spiro, Africa's leading electric vehicle company, has signed an agreement of a $50 million debt facility with the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank). The debt facility was formalised during the Africa CEO Forum in Kigali, Rwanda, underscoring Spiro's dedication to advancing sustainable transportation across the continent.