17-Dec-2020 to 05:55

Zimbabwean telecoms billionaire joins Netflix board

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Global content platform and production company Netflix has appointed Zimbabwean telecommunications billionaire Strive Masiyiwa to its board of directors, the company said on Thursday.

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12-Dec-2020 to 09:43

Ethiopia’s council of ministers enacts new Media Proclamation law

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The Ethiopian council of ministers on Friday enacted a new Media Proclamation law which governs print and broadcast media as well as to combat what it called disinformation and hate speech on social media.

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24-Nov-2020 to 14:20

S/Africa: Embattled SABC shelves retrenchment plans… temporarily

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa’s embattled public broadcaster said Tuesday that it was suspending retrenchments of around 400 employees until the end of December to allow ongoing consultations with workers unions to take place.

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20-Nov-2020 to 13:02

Zimbabwe issues six new TV licences

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe on Friday awarded free-to-air television licenses to six companies as part of government efforts to bring more players into the broadcasting sector that is currently dominated by the state broadcaster.

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13-Nov-2020 to 08:27

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa distances self from mining sector scandals

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has distanced himself from the chaos in the country’s mining sector amid allegations that those close to the First Family are the kingpins behind a smuggling and mine-grabbing syndicate.

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12-Nov-2020 to 12:30

Morocco news channel launches participatory digital platform

APA - Tangiers (Morocco) — The 24-hour news channel MEDI1TV, in a statement shared with APA on Thursday, announced that it was launching a so-called “eReporTV” news medium.

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03-Nov-2020 to 14:33

Casablanca tramway lines project gets €1.5m AFD boost

APA-Casablanca (Morocco) — The French Development Agency (AFD) and Casa-Transport company on Monday signed a loan agreement worth €100 million, coupled with a technical assistance grant of €,000 to build two new lines of the tramway in Casablanca.

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