Africa World 

Has digital killed the radio star?

– – Did you know that the first radio commercial aired in the USA on 28 August 1922? Now, close to 100 years later, brands are still reaching audiences via this medium.  Digital audio has disrupted the space with a richer, immersive experience. Carla Harrison, Spotify Sales Manager at Ad Dynamo – Africa’s leading media sales house (and Spotify’s exclusive ad sales partner in Africa) – says, “If you think about sound, it’s a sensory experience that impacts your mood and mindset. Brands are now considering this in terms of how and…

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Africa Business South Africa Southern Africa World 

Protection of Personal Information Act: How will it impact SA’s payments landscape?

– – The Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPIA) came into full effect from 1 July 2021. The Act is the comprehensive data protection legislation that obliges organisations to lawfully process the personal information of data subjects (both natural and juristic persons) by applying specific principles and conditions. But how will it affect the payments space specifically? “As businesses in the payments industry process copious amounts of personal information, they now have to change many elements of the way they operate in order to accommodate the Act,” says Cecil…

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Africa East Africa Tourism World 

Sport has the power to boost conservation efforts in Kenya

– – Kenya’s wildlife is amongst the richest and most diverse on the African continent. Each year, the country’s national parks attract millions of domestic and international tourists. Kenya is home to not only Africa’s big five, which includes lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants, and black rhino but also to thousands of other species. The country is also where the world’s largest migration of wildlife takes place with millions of wildebeest, accompanied by large numbers of zebra and gazelle traveling from Tanzania to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in the south…

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Africa Business World 

How to ensure your brand lands with the right audience

– – Did you know that, contrary to what one might think, older age groups are the fastest-growing segments of many social media platforms’ audiences? Facebook, for example, saw users above the age of 65 increase by roughly 25% over the past year, while those aged 50 plus represent Snapchat’s fastest-growing audience segment. “When brands decide that they want to be on social media, they first need to consider the ages of the audiences on each platform as this plays a massive part not only in the messaging they should…

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Africa World 

5 Ways to Spend Quality Time With Your Family

– – Family time is something that we all should try to spend as much as possible. From a young age, we’re taught to prioritize family over everything else, especially in our formative years. We may not always feel like it when we have work or school assignments, but the fact of the matter is that spending time with your loved ones should never be taken for granted. As you grow older, you can use these tips to make your family time more meaningful and fun for everyone. Prepare For…

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Africa Technology World 

Why children need to learn computer programming

– – The world of technology is changing at a rapid pace. Our children’s future careers will likely rely heavily on the need to be proficient in computer programming. While relying more and more on the Internet of Things (IoT). Getting your children into programming early will boost their career options in the future, providing countless opportunities for success. We take a look at why programming is important, how to teach it to your children, what to use and how it helps the world. Why is programming important? It has…

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Africa Nigeria Sports West Africa World 

Why Watford must be in every Nigerian’s second premier league team in 21/22

– – Watford are back in the English Premier League after spending a year in the championship. Many fans were surprised by the signing based on the striker’s poor performance last season. There are reservations about his attitude, but there is some logic behind his acquisition. The Hornets will be looking forward to seeing Dennis grab a brace against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu, while taking advantage of the Betway English premier league soccer betting opportunity. Earlier in July, Watford completed the signing of Oghenekaro Etebo from Stoke City.…

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Africa Business South Africa Southern Africa World 

Cannabis production as source of revenue for pandemic-stricken countries

– – Medical and adult use cannabis production could provide new sources of taxable revenue for countries seeking to recover financially in the aftermath of the pandemic. Recent legal developments in South Africa point to a growing attempt to harness the plant’s potential and ensure adequate control of the cultivation and sale of cannabis products. In April 2021, the South African Government proposed a draft national master plan with the aim of loosening regulations in the cannabis industry in order to boost economic development. The plan looks at the prospect…

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Africa Business Featured Ghana West Africa World 

AfCFTA honours ex-Nigerien leader with a statue in Ghana

– – A bronze bust statue on a marble stone has been unveiled at a ceremony in Ghana’s capital, Accra to honour former president of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou. The statue was unveiled in the presence of five African heads of state at the forecourt of the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) based in Accra. Issoufou was honored for his role in getting the continental free trade deal finally activated after decades of delay and inaction. In a statement the AfCFTA secretariat and its partners said Issoufou…

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Africa World 

Should Universities ‘Go Vegan’ to Help Climate Change?

– – There is a risk of environmental pollution all over the world. One of the areas of concern to people is the emission of carbon into the atmosphere. The big question begging for answers now is: can veganism help bring down the problem of climate change? We shall take a look at the strategy put forward by some universities and companies that provide support to students in solving their problems and taking classes at Class Taker to support their idea of going veganism. They believe it can help stop…

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