Africa News

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...

MTN pilots mobile VOD portal in Ivory Coast

Fri, 27 Jun 2014
 In 2013, Balancing Act, an online publication and consultancy company which has a focus on Africa’

RTI, Ivory Coast, Takes Delivery of New PlayBox Technology CIAB Broadcast System

Wed, 23 Apr 2014
 Radiodiffusion-Télévision ivoirienne (RTI) has taken delivery of a new CG titling and television pla

New Ghanaian television network aims to educate, inform and entertain

Mon, 14 Apr 2014
 Ghana, Capital, TV, PidginCapital TV is a newly established television network in Ghana, operated by Kingdom Capital Group, cu

Al Jazeera journalists remain behind bars in Egypt despite lack of evidence in court

Fri, 11 Apr 2014
 Despite the lack of evidence shown in court in Cairo, the three detained Al Jazeera English journali

Nollywood acknowledged as a cultural and economic tour de force

Mon, 07 Apr 2014
 With Nigeria’s GDP now totalling $510bn, the country has overtaken South Africa as the continent’s m

Al Jazeera urging public to send messages to staff members after 100 days of captivity in Egypt

Mon, 07 Apr 2014
 To mark the 100th day of the detention of Al Jazeera English staff, Al Jazeera is urging people to j

America’s Next Top Model winner launches African TV show

Mon, 07 Apr 2014
 Eva, Marcille, Accra, SeriesEva Marcille, the winner of America’s Next Top Model Season Three, has developed a docu-series which

Video On Demand platforms captivating the biggest markets in Africa

Thu, 03 Apr 2014
 Video on Demand (VOD) services have comfortably taken their position as major players in the audio

Zuku’s modern political drama State House hugely popular in Kenya

Thu, 03 Apr 2014
 State House, an original modern political drama fictionally set in the President’s official reside

Rwandan cinema on the rise

Thu, 03 Apr 2014
 For a decade, Rwanda was best known in cinematic terms through foreign fictions – from Nick Hughes

Classic Malian film Baara – The Porter screens at AfricAvenir in Namibia

Mon, 31 Mar 2014
 AfricAvenir, in partnership with the FNCC, will screen Baara – The Porter, which was the first featu

Zuku TV to commission feature-length Swahili films

Tue, 25 Mar 2014
 Zuku TV is looking for submissions for feature-length Swahili films for broadcast on Zuku Swahili Mo

Smart Health application launches in seven African countries

Mon, 24 Mar 2014
 mobile, health, application, AfricaMobilium Global has developed a free health and wellness app which caters to Nigeria, Kenya, South A

Everyday Africa preserved in images

Wed, 12 Mar 2014
 Instagram, Africa, Blog, PicturesEveryday Africa, an online media initiative which portrays the real stories of daily African life th

Ghana’s Contract wins major awards at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards

Mon, 10 Mar 2014
 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, AMVCA, Contract, Nairobi Half Life, Shirley Frimpong-MansoAt the 2014 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) that took place on 8 March in Lagos in Nigeri

South African audiences support local films at the box office in February

Fri, 07 Mar 2014
 After three months on circuit, Leon Schuster’s latest prank movie, Schucks! Your Country Needs You

Euronews to launch an African sister channel

Fri, 07 Mar 2014
 Through a cooperation deal signed with the Republic of the Congo’s national broadcaster, Télé Cong

Cinema revival in West Africa

Fri, 07 Mar 2014
 For years, West African filmmakers have lamented the death of traditional movie theatres...

Kenyan film leads the way in African animation

Fri, 07 Mar 2014
 In her award-winning animated short Yellow Fever, Kenyan filmmaker Ng’endo Mukii tackles the effec

Africa well represented at French short film festival

Fri, 07 Mar 2014
 At the 2014 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France from 31 January to 8 Febr

Wananchi Group’s Zuku launches Zuku University Basketball League in Uganda

Thu, 06 Mar 2014
 Wananchi Group, Zuku, Zuku TV, Zuku University Basketball League, ZUBL, BAQEZuku, the Wananchi Group’s triple play and pay-tv business, will launch the Zuku University Basketb

Moroccon film Traitors selected to screen at Tribeca Film Fest

Wed, 05 Mar 2014
 Traitors, Viewpoints, TribecaTraitors, a Moroccon narrative feature-length film, has been selected to screen at Viewpoints, an ou

Award-winning documentary Rising from Ashes screens in Johannesburg

Mon, 03 Mar 2014
 Rising from AshesOn 27 March a Gauteng audience watched the first local screening of the award-winning documentary, R

Predictions for African broadcasting 2014

Mon, 03 Mar 2014
 As 2014 rushes on headlong, with the first quarter already nearing its end, Africa’s broadcasting