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Ivory Coast prohibits analogue TV’s

Tue, 28 Oct 2014
 Ivory Coast has imposed a ban on the import, sale and marketing of analogue TV sets in a push to mee

BBC documentary sparks outrage in Rwanda

Mon, 27 Oct 2014
 The BBC documentary Rwanda, The Untold Story has triggered protests by the people and government of

Flower Girl wins four Nollywood Awards

Tue, 21 Oct 2014
 Bello, Damilola, Michelle, AdegbiteFlower Girl, a Nollywood film produced by Blu Star Entertainment, has taken four awards out of nine

CNN MultiChoice 2014 African Journalist Award winners announced

Tue, 21 Oct 2014
 Nico, Meyer, Imtiaz, PatelKenyan journalist Joseph Mathenge has been awarded the overall CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of

AfricAvenir presents Namibian Premiere of Villa 69

Tue, 21 Oct 2014
 AfricAvenir will premiere the 2013 Abu Dhabi Film Festival Jury Prize Winner, Villa 69, in Namibia..

Nigerian health channel endorsed by former president

Mon, 20 Oct 2014
 Africa Health Television (AHTV) is the first 24 hour channel in Africa dedicated to promoting and

Ghanaian makeup artist wins a NAFCA

Fri, 17 Oct 2014
 Ghanaian make-up artist Blessing Felicia Ndinyah, also known as Blessing Mastermind, was recently

Senior VP and MD of VIMN Africa receives prestigious award

Wed, 15 Oct 2014
 On 9 October 2014 Alex Okosi, media executive, senior vice president and managing director at Viac

BBC expands its Africa-focused content

Wed, 08 Oct 2014
 The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) announced in September that it would be expanding its A

Wananchi Group secures $130m expansion capital

Tue, 07 Oct 2014
 The Wananchi Group has secured $130 million which will go towards expansion in East and Southern A

Unilever and MOFILM launch the Academy for African Filmmakers

Tue, 07 Oct 2014
 The ‘Academy for African Filmmakers’ is a new initiative by Unilever and British based content sourc

AFRIFF 2014 organisers announce festival’s official selection

Mon, 06 Oct 2014
 The Oscar-nominated documentary The Square, has been selected as the opening night film for the annu

AFRIFF sponsors Nigerian students for training in the US

Wed, 01 Oct 2014
 The Africa International Film Festival will sponsor top students to attend a course at a prominent u

First motion capture studio opens in East Africa

Mon, 22 Sep 2014
 Africa Digital Media Academy has opened the first motion capture studio in East Africa...

Nollywood and African Film Critics’ Award winners announced

Tue, 16 Sep 2014
 The 4th Nollywood and African Film Critics' Awards and the NAFCA Special Honours 2014 took place on

MKO Abiola documentary premieres at Lights, Camera, Africa festival

Tue, 16 Sep 2014
 A documentary by US filmmaker Joanna Lipper, premiers in Lagos, Nigeria on 27 September at 19h00...

Film shot in Equatorial Guinea premieres at San Diego Film Festival

Wed, 10 Sep 2014
 Where The Road Runs Out, directed by Raindance nominee Rudolf Butendach, has been chosen as an offic

Kenyan film offers insight into the lives of the country’s LGBTI community

Wed, 10 Sep 2014
 Stories of Our Lives is made up of stories of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex Kenya

AfricAvenir screens SA cult film Of Good Report

Mon, 08 Sep 2014
 On 25 September 2014, AfricAvenir will be re-screening South African cult film Of Good Report at the

StarTimes Media a new pay-TV competitor in Kenya

Fri, 05 Sep 2014
 StarTimes Media, a pay-TV provider, is expanding its African footprint in Kenya with the launch of a

Southern Africa opens the doors of Locarno

Thu, 04 Sep 2014
 From 9 to 12 August the 67th edition of the Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland) invi

Rwandese filmmaker lobbies government to support local film industry

Thu, 04 Sep 2014
 When you meet her, there are two things that stand out: an epic extraversion that exudes from her

Filmmakers from Great Lakes region scoop awards at DFM

Thu, 04 Sep 2014
 Among the stand-out projects being pitched at the Durban Film Mart (DFM) earlier this year, two we

Filmmaking is not a ritual

Thu, 04 Sep 2014
 Premiered at Cannes where it won the Ecumenical Prize and the François Chalais Award, Timbuktu als

Nigeria plans to develop new film hub

Tue, 26 Aug 2014
 The Governor of Delta State in Nigeria, has announced he will be providing land for the construction
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