TELECOMS

Gambia suffers spate of outages on ACE cable – back-up through Senegal costs “an arm-and-a-leg”

19 February 2021

Despite the transition to a democratic Government in 2017, the country has not really got to grips with the kinds of reforms that would help the communications sector grow. Russell Southwood spoke to industry sources in the country about the things that have not really happened. The country’s most immediate problem is that its connection to the ACE international cable has been cut twice in four weeks:”There have been a lot of outages. There is an area (where the cable comes in) that is supposed to be a protected zone. But the Government is weak and allows fishing boats to…

BROADCAST

After Zimbabwe premiere in Autumn, Impact(Ed)’s Shaina goes on general release across Africa

12 February 2021

Impact(Ed) International specializes in telling gripping stories that have something to tell their viewers. This time the film Shaina, set in Zimbabwe, is about the perils and pleasures of relationships for young people. Russell Southwood talked to Producer Regan Alsup about how the film came to be made and its distribution plans. Shaina is a feel-good story of a group of Zimbabwean friends facing life-changing obstacles. As they fight to overcome these circumstances, they discover that by believing in themselves they can achieve their dreams. The film is an ensemble piece focusing on four teenagers - Shine, Stella, Busi and…

REPORTS

Sub-Saharan Africa's Broadcasting Landscape

Balancing Act is pleased to announce the publication of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Broadcasting Landscape and Nine Key Markets. The report is a joint publication with one of the continent’s leading providers of mobile-based research and insights GeoPoll.