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E-Commerce Sub-Sector Assessment Report for Kenya (Mwencha (2016) 2016 E-Commerce Sub-Sector Assessment Report for Kenya)

ICC Africa Statement (20180412 ICC Africa Statement_v7)

Ecommerce News In Africa

Electronic IDs – New Proposal from BankServ Africa

By Dikonketso | Sep 1, 2021 |

SA’s BankServ is developing a new electronic ID (eID) system which is intended to provide South Africans with an independent, secure system. Secure electronic eIDs can make digital transactions, both…

Survey on The Opportunities and Challenges for Women in the AfCFTA

By Dikonketso | Sep 1, 2021 |

UN Women, in partnership with the AfCFTA Secretariat and UNDP, is undertaking a survey to understand the challenges and opportunities that women and women-led businesses face around the establishment of…

News From Africa

By Dikonketso | Sep 1, 2021 |

AfCFTA Starts to Draft the Protocol on Investment EFA has been invited to the group of experts called by the AfCFTA Secretariat to draft the Investment Protocol. This is intended…

New Ecommerce Users Increased by 5% in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2020

By Dikonketso | Sep 1, 2021 |

VISA has issued the ‘Ecommerce developments across Sub-Saharan Africa’ report which points out that the pandemic has driven customers to ecommerce and digital payments. The report also points out that…

Smart Cities

By Alastair Tempest | Aug 4, 2021 |

We haven’t written anything about Smart Cities for some time, but the developments in Mauritius’s Beau Plan smart city caught our eye.  Touted as “Africa’s first integrated, international hub for…

Another Fintech Success

By Alastair Tempest | Aug 4, 2021 |

Kenyan startup Jamborow is a fintech platform that provides white label solutions to enable savings and credit cooperatives societies, or Saccos, to serve their members and scale operations while at…

Tanzania Taxes Mobile Transactions

By Alastair Tempest | Aug 4, 2021 |

A new so-called “patriotism levy” imposed on mobile money transfers in Tanzania has come into effect. The tax, which was approved last month by the country’s parliament, will impose additional…

The Sectors that Champion Africa’s Single Market Vision

By Alastair Tempest | Aug 4, 2021 |

Fintech companies in Africa are flourishing by producing digital systems and infrastructure to make financial services more efficient. And with the launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)…

Fintechs in Africa

By Alastair Tempest | Aug 4, 2021 |

According to a new report by the Boston Consulting Group, Overcoming Africa’s Tech Startup Obstacles, on the expansion and maturation of African tech startups, Africa enjoys a fertile environment for…

The Cost of Internet in Africa Remains Stubbornly High

By Alastair Tempest | Aug 4, 2021 |

According to the UN, internet access is considered affordable when the cost of a gig is less than 2% of gross monthly income. However, on the African continent, data prices…