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New language of technology, focus at 2017 Social Media Week
January 16, 2017

The extensive impact of technologies on communication and the consequent transformative effects on African communities in recent years will be the major focus of this year’s Social Media Week Lagos.

The conference will be holding between February 27 and March 3, 2017.First held in 2009 in New York and for the first time in Lagos in 2012, Social Media Week is a week-long annual event that provides platforms for the exploration and exchange of ideas and insights on how social media and technology impact business, society, and culture.

The reason for the theme of 2017 edition is not far-fetched, says Ngozi Odita, co-founder and Executive Director of the Social Media Week Lagos.“Technology connects us as well as the machines we use across cities, countries and continents,” she says.

“Perhaps technologies biggest impact on Africa is how it’s radically changed how we communicate. The ease at which we can connect, collaborate and do business with our contemporaries anywhere across the continent and around the world has created endless opportunities.”

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January 16, 2017

The National Office of Tourism (ONT) will take part in the 37th International Fair of Tourism and Travel (SITEV), scheduled from 18 to 22 January in Madrid (Spain), said Sunday a communiqué of the Office.

The Algerian participation"...

January 15, 2017

Unemployment rate in Algeria reached 10.5% in September 2016 (against 9.9% in April 2016) with an increase that significantly affected women and graduates of higher education, the National Statistics Office (ONS) told APS.

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January 16, 2017

Significant improvement has been recorded in the fight against fraudsters and the illicit transfer of foreign currency, said Sunday in Algiers Minister of Finance Hadji Babaammi.

In reply to questions of journalists on the sidelines of a plenary session of the Council of the Nation (Upper House of Parliament), Babaammi said that "despite this improvement, it would take time to put an end to this"...

January 16, 2017

Minister of Energy Noureddine Boutarfa will pay Monday and Tuesday a visit to the United Arab Emirates to participate particularly in Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards Ceremony and the opening of the World Future Energy Summit.

Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Monday (January 16) in Abu Dhabi, said Sunday a communiqué of the Energy Ministry.

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January 16, 2017
NEW commercial airline, Rainbow Airlines, has entered into an arrangement with a South African company, CemAir Ltd, which will see the latter leasing Rainbow Airlines aircrafts to help service and grow domestic routes in Zimbabwe.

Rainbow Airlines chief executive officer Mr Ed Berry said the airline decided to go into a business relationship with CemAir in order to enhance service.

CemAir Ltd is a privately-owned airline operating in South Africa which services popular tourist destinations and important business towns, and leases...

January 16, 2017

Lightstone Auto has provided the full sales breakdown for passenger, utility and sports utility vehicles sold in 2016 – and tried and trusted favourites topped the list.

As has been a running trend every month, the VW Polo Vivo has emerged as the vehicle of choice for South Africans in 2016, racking up the most sales over the course of the year.

Looking"...

January 16, 2017
The Nigerian Banking index managed to spring a positive return in 2016. This masks the divergence between Tier One and smaller banks!

STOCK % GAIN (2016) GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC (GTB) 36.08% UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC 35.21% ACCESS BANK NIGERIA PLC 19.18% ZENITH BANK PLC 5.98% "...

January 16, 2017

Mrs Bolanle Austine-Peters, a movie producer on Sunday said that the entertainment industry can serve as a veritable platform for creating jobs for Nigerian youths.

The movie producer disclosed this in Lagos that the multi-billion naira industry was capable of generating huge revenue for the nation as well.

Austine-peters, also"...