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Untitled. THE Google has said that it will train 6000 African journalists on Digital Journalism to improve their knowledge and skills on data journalism by the end of February 2018.

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Google News Lab and the World Bank collaborate with Code For Africa to empower journalists in Africa by giving them the necessary support to better understand the Web and how to use the tools available to them online. The programme will take place over the next nine months to train journalists in 12 major African cities – Abuja, Lagos, Nairobi, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Casablanca, Dakar, Freetown, Dar es Salaam, Kampala, and Yaounde. Code for Africa is a data journalism and civic technology initiative operating across Africa that trains and supports journalists and civic activists to better understand and use web tools for news reporting and storytelling. Beginning June 15, in-person training sessions will be held in the cities mentioned above. *Real News Comments comments. Canon has launched operations in Nigeria.

Canon has set another significant milestone in its overall growth strategy with the launch of its operations in Nigeria, with the goal of enhancing its business in the African continent and strengthening its in-country presence and focus.

Canon has launched operations in Nigeria

The dedicated entity in Nigeria has been set up to further reinforce the company’s ‘closer to customer’ strategy in West Africa region. Canon Nigeria Imaging Solutions Limited will provide value added on-ground marketing and sales support to new and existing partners and customers meeting their demand in the rapidly evolving Nigeria market The presence in Nigeria will also provide Canon the opportunity to gain in-depth reach across Africa, and to better understand the changing market dynamics and customer demand. The newly set up entity will be under the directives of Canon Central and North Africa’s office in Dubai and will include two Country Managers who will oversee the provision of on-ground support to Tier 1 distributors across the country. Naspers expands its VoD service to 36 African countries - Ecofin Agency. Twentieth Century Fox signed distribution contact in Nigeria and Ghana - Ecofin Agency. (Ecofin Agency) - Twentieth Century Fox lands in Africa though Nigeria and Ghana.

Twentieth Century Fox signed distribution contact in Nigeria and Ghana - Ecofin Agency

The American studios just signed a distribution contract in both countries, namely with Nigerian firm FilmOne Distribution that has significantly expanded in West Africa. For Fox, this is the first partnership of the type in the region. Google launches Play Music service in South Africa. Google Play Music, including the online marketplace for digital music and the All Access music streaming service, has launched in South Africa.

Google launches Play Music service in South Africa

“Starting today, local music fans will have an unlimited pass to a huge library of music, on all of their devices, from all the major record companies, as well as top local and independent labels,” said Google South Africa. Google Play Music lets you create an ad-free, interactive radio station. You can add, remove, or reorder your station and see what is coming next; browse recommendations from Google’s music team; and explore songs by genre. The ability to upload songs from your own collection to Google Music is also available to South Africans. “You can store 50,000 songs for free online, and listen to them alongside the All Access catalogue on any Android device, or via the web at play.google.com.” YouTube finally launches offline video feature in South Africa. By Jacques Coetzee: Staff Reporter on 18 November, 2015 The world’s largest online video platform boasts over a billion users watching hundreds of millions of hours everyday.

YouTube finally launches offline video feature in South Africa

Countries with limited data connectivity however are still largely untapped markets. To help remedy this, YouTube launched its offline feature in South Africa today at AfricaCom 2015. Using the YouTube app, this would enable people to save clips of cats getting vacuumed or epic documentaries onto their mobile devices. Saved videos can then be played back without an internet connection for up to 48 hours. Walk with elephants in Africa via Google Street View. Google has led you on a climb of Mount Everest and let you swim with the turtles in Great Barrier Reef.

Walk with elephants in Africa via Google Street View

Now, Street View is offering you a chance to walk with elephants in Kenya. Launched this week, the program, in partnership with Save the Elephants and with funding from Kenya's Samburu County Government, allows viewers to tag along as the elephants go about their day. The collection of interactive images is focused primarily on the elephant life in Samburu National Reserve, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

The goal of the project, Google says, is raising awareness of the growing problem of poaching to feed demands for ivory in Asia and other parts of the world. Why A New York Luxury Fashion House Moved To Nairobi. Panâh (@panahproject) Panâh, a luxury fashion production house based in New York City, moved to Kenya in 2013 when the ethical consumerism trend was picking up in the U.S.

Why A New York Luxury Fashion House Moved To Nairobi

The founders had looked at several other places including Haiti and Bolivia where they said they wanted to set up an ethical fashion production house, according to a report in HowWeMadeItInAfrica. Entrepreneurs Evgeniya Khromina and Morteza Saifi had worked with some of the world’s leading brands for over 20 years. They were looking for “other challenges that would create social opportunities for people,” Saifi said. They discovered East Africa, “which has an amazing location along the Indian Ocean that makes shipment easier, a great pool of labor and a lot of aspirational consumers who have disposable income.” From HowWeMadeItInAfrica. Rapper Jay Z Wants To Invest In Nigerian Music Industry - Pan African Visions. American rapper, record producer, and business mogul Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name Jay Z, is reportedly on the verge of expanding his business empire by investing in the Nigerian music industry.

Rapper Jay Z Wants To Invest In Nigerian Music Industry - Pan African Visions

Jay Z, one of the most financially successful Hip-Hop artists in the United States, unveiled this venture just a month after the launch of his new company Tidal, “the first music service with High Fidelity sound quality, High Definition music videos, and Curated Editorial, expertly crafted by music journalists.” Just a few weeks ago, Nigerian rapper Ice Prince of Chocolate City records shared photos of he and Jay Z via social media, hinting he’s in talks with Roc Nation.

Mr. Carter has also sent his cousin, Brian ‘Bee-High’ Biggs, currently the director of mobile strategies at Roc Nation to Nigeria on a mission to scout for new talents for the company (Tidal). *Source Sahara Reporters. Nigeria – Racing ahead with ambitious infrastructure plans: This is Africa/Financial Times (Infographic & Report) Nigeria’s infrastructure investment opportunity Report Contents Read the full report below.

Nigeria – Racing ahead with ambitious infrastructure plans: This is Africa/Financial Times (Infographic & Report)

Overview (Extract) Stand on a beach in Lagos and look offshore. On the horizon, you will see the shadows of dozens of ships, each waiting patiently to dock in the city’s sea port. Lagos is Nigeria’s commercial capital, and the port at Apapa is a trading hub for West Africa. Nigeria is a country of vast economic opportunity. Vast hydrocarbon riches, and an enormous population of 170 million people are providing compelling investment opportunities. In 2014, Nigeria will account for 45 percent of the total $360bn in household consumption expenditure across 11 sub-Saharan countries, which were surveyed as a proxy for the continent.

However, Africa’s biggest economy still faces major challenges. In fact, Nigeria’s core stock of infrastructure is estimated at only 20-25 percent of GDP. Nigeria: Racing ahead with ambitious infrastructure plans. MTV to Air 'Tonight Show' in Africa. Viacom-owned MTV has acquired the exclusive African TV rights to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

MTV to Air 'Tonight Show' in Africa

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno previously aired on CNBC Africa until February when Leno left and Fallon took over the NBC late show. Fallon's show has so far had no TV deal on the African continent. Gulfsat chooses O3b for satellite Internet in Madagascar. Madagascar is to receive a boost to its satellite Internet services after Gulfsat Madagascar inked a long-term deal with the satellite provider O3b Networks for a new service aimed at increasing infrastructure. Gulfsat Madagascar inked a long-term deal with the satellite provider O3b Networks for a new service aimed at increasing infrastructure. (Image: Google/spacewellinteriors.com) Madagascar has been hit with a series of natural disasters in recent years and telecom and Internet Service Providers believe that by going with a stronger satellite presence, it will help maintain existing users and ensure services will not be affected by unforeseen circumstances.

According to Gulfsat, O3b will “provide satellite-delivered high-speed broadband and telephony services across the island nation of Madagascar. Announces Agreement To Launch Forbes Portuguese Africa In April 2014.