Source: Integral |

Silverbird TV to Broadcast English Premier League Matches courtesy of a Sub-License Deal with Integral

Integral secured its rights in a sub-license deal from the Infront Sports & Media agency, the substantive rights holder for free-to-air distribution rights in Sub-Saharan Africa

One of Nigeria’s most entertaining TV stations, Silverbird Television (www.SilverbirdTV.com) has signed on to broadcast one live English Premier League match per week over the course of the 2020 – 2021 season. This deal was agreed with Integral (www.Integralsande.com), the current free-to-air rights holder for the Premier League matches in…

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Rasha Kelej, the CEO of Merck Foundation makes it to the list of 100 Most Influential African Women 2020

Merck Foundation CEO, Rasha Kelej, featured in the list of 100 Most Influential African Women 2020, by Avance Media as part of “Be a Girl” Initiative for her efforts to build health care capacity in Africa and to empower girls in education to help them reach their potential and pursue their dreams.

Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and President, Merck More Than a Mother has been featured in the list of 100 Most Influential African Women 2020, released by ‘Be a Girl’ Initiative, for the second time as she was selected to be One of Most Influential African Women by New…

Source: Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) |

“Africa’s Business Heroes” Competition 2020 Announces Top 20 Finalists and enters Pre-Finale Stage

The Jack Ma Foundation's search for Africa's Business Heroes continues, with the top 20 finalists revealed today - representing over 50% female candidates, 11 key sectors and 14 countries: the twenty finalists have impressed the judges with their vision and entrepreneurial prowess, and are ready to progress to the semi-finale stage of the competition, for a chance to secure a spot at the grand finale and to win their share of the US$1.5 million prize pool

Announcement of top 20 finalists for the Jack Ma Foundation-promoted prize; Entrepreneurs from across Africa, representing wide spectrum of business sectors compete to showcase the best of their entrepreneurial spirit and drive; Tough selection process ahead for a chance to enter the Top 10 at the grand finale.  The 2020…

Pulse Africa
Source: Pulse Africa |

Business Insider Africa now a standalone site with expanded coverage across Africa

Media partners behind newly rebranded outlet are NY-based Business Insider and Africa’s Pulse media group

Business Insider Africa is re-launching as a freestanding news outlet in partnership with Pulse (https://Pulse.Africa/), the innovative African media group. As a standalone site with its own brand identity, Business Insider Africa now has extended business news coverage from across the continent as well as from around the globe. The…

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA)
Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon Revolutionizes African Film Industry and Unveils a Knowledge-Sharing program

Excitement is building over Canon sharing testimony from two leading African film directors who applauded the latest Cinema EOS range after exclusive use in their latest movies of Canon’s EOS C500 Mark II; Canon is also launching 42 pro-video webinar program called Canon Tech Talk Series in three languages to share the knowledge of industry leaders with the African filmmaking community

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) (www.Canon-CNA.com) a leader in imaging solutions, proudly showcased the compact and versatile 5.9K CCNA next-generation professional Cinema EOS System cameras. Leading African directors, including Kunle Afolayan and Merzak Allouache, hailed the EOS C500 Mark II with elevating their latest productions. Alongside the inauguration, Canon…

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Mohannad Ali, Fatima Akif Emerge as the African Freestyle Football Champions of 2020

Ali, 20, is the 2019 Egyptian Freestyle Football Champion, while Akif, 19, is the reigning Women’s Arabian Freestyle Football Champion

The month-long virtual freestyle football championship tagged Freestyle UNLOCKED Africa 2020 came to a power-packed finish on Sunday, August 2, 2020 with the finals of the 3rd African Freestyle Football Championship. After several dramatic freestyle football battles, Mohannad Hosam Ali from Egypt and Fatimaezzahra ‘Fatima’ Akif from Morocco emerged as…

Eutelsat
Source: Eutelsat |

CANAL+ to launch first premium DTH platform over Ethiopia, broadcast from EUTELSAT 7C

Showcasing the dynamism of the Ethiopian broadcast landscape

Long-term, multi-transponder contract leveraging capacity on EUTELSAT 7C’s dedicated Ethiopian spot beam; showcasing the dynamism of the Ethiopian broadcast landscape Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) (www.Eutelsat.com) and CANAL+ have signed a multi-year, multi-transponder contract for Ku capacity on EUTELSAT 7C to support the launch by CANAL+ of a premium DTH…

Source: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Windhoek |

Coronavirus – Namibia: German Government supports Sister Namibia

Project primarily seeks to shine a light on and address gendered inequalities (with focused attention on safety, security and health) in Namibia which have been heightened by Covid-19

The German Embassy Chargée d’Affaires a.i. Ellen Gölz and Immacullate Mogotsi, Sister Namibia Board of Trustee Chairperson, today signed a funding agreement on Sister Namibia’s project “Women on the Front Line: A feminist communications project promoting awareness, advocacy and access to information”. The German Government supports this human rights project…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank Regional Economic Outlook 2020: COVID-19 response and economic diversification crucial to growth recovery in Southern Africa, the most affected region

Impact of COVID-19 in South Africa projected to affect rest of Southern African economies

Report recommends inclusive, broad-based and pro-poor policies to address inequality and reduce poverty rates; Impact of COVID-19 in South Africa projected to affect rest of Southern African economies. A higher level of preparedness is urgently needed to prevent and mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic in Southern Africa, including additional resources for…

Centurion Law Group
Source: Centurion Law Group |

Africa’s First Sports, Media & Entertainment Practice Launched by Centurion Law Group

The practice will be offering local and international companies and stakeholders a full suite of legal and management services

African athletes, along with the continent’s entertainment, sports, advertising, and media industries are important to the regional and the global economy. In order to further support the rapidly growing sports & entertainment industry across Africa, Centurion Law Group (www.CenturionLG.com) is delighted to announce the launch of a new dedicated practice. Across…