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The Insaka Academy Flagship Course Check out Insaka Academy’s flagship course YOUR ONLINE STORE  to improve your ecommerce!   UNCTAD’s Annual Report on Global B2C Ecommerce Switzerland replaced the Netherlands at the top of UNCTAD’s B2C Ecommerce Index 2020, which ranks 152 countries on their readiness to engage in online commerce, and includes this year a special feature on Latin America…

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Algerian mobility startup ‘temtem’ has diversified its offering with the launch of a “super app” that allows users to access a range of services in one place. Launched in 2018, temtem made its name as a mobility application that allows users to order private drivers and have products delivered. The startup raised Series A funding of US$4…

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The World Bank announced new support for Ethiopia’s digital transformation. The institution is currently working on a new project called Digital Ethiopia Foundations, under which it plans to invest about $200 million to support the country’s digital economy. At the same time, GIZ, (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit), the telecom Orange, the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, the Ethiopian Investment…

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Teraco has announced the construction of its new 38MW data centre in Ekurhuleni, South Africa. The new facility, named JB4, will be the largest data centre in Africa once it is built. The company has secured R2.5 billion in financing as part of the total investment of $250 million (R4 billion) required to complete the project. Teraco’s data centre infrastructure and platform offers direct private connection to leading cloud…

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With a new launch, Spotify’s African audience will have access to its unrivalled mix of features including more than 70 million international and local songs, 2.2 million podcasts and over 4 billion playlists. The platform will additionally provide listeners with calculated recommendations that are personalized to each person’s audio taste. Listeners can now engage Spotify on a range…

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When Netflix first launched in Africa in 2016, early predictions suggested it was likely run into unique problems it had not faced elsewhere, from users’  internet connectivity problems to questions over its pricing. Five years later, the streaming giant is starting to tweak its Africa playbook by adapting to local market realities on the continent. Netflix has…

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Tanzania has announced that it is giving a 50 days ultimatum to short-stay accommodation operators in the country. Government officials will go from ‘house to house’  to register US-based rental service Airbnb operators in the country. In recent times, tourism has become Tanzania’s fastest growing sector, with revenue from the sector valued at $2.3 billion…

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In a surprise move the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Nigeria’s central bank ordered deposit-taking banks and other financial institutions immediately to close accounts transacting in or operating cryptocurrency exchanges. Failure to comply will result in “severe regulatory sanctions,” according to a circular sent to financial institutions. The country’s Securities and Exchange Commission said in September it would regulate…

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At the recent Heads of State meeting (the last chaired by President Ramaphosa as AU Chair, he has now been replaced by the President of the DRC) it was agreed to bring up the agenda in order to include in the 2021 work programme a Protocol on Ecommerce, and to get the AUC to start…

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