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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

African Technical Skills in Demand and Helping to Empower Women Through Tech

By Dikonketso | Sep 4, 2022 |

There is a growth of software engineering talent in Africa in the last decade thanks in part to the work of companies like Andela that have helped produce the continent’s…

The Multilingual Smart Phone – Made in Africa

By Dikonketso | Sep 4, 2022 |

An entrepreneur in Cote d’Ivoire has created the country’s first locally made smartphone, which aims to improve accessibility with voice commands in local languages for users who cannot read and…

The Phenomenal Strength of Mobile Money in Kenya: Tanzania Reduces Levy on its Mobile Money

By Dikonketso | Sep 4, 2022 |

One in every three Kenyan shillings spent by consumers, businesses, and the government in Kenya in the first 6 months of this year moved through mobile money, cementing the country’s…

Tunis Hosts the 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) Conference

By Dikonketso | Sep 4, 2022 |

The Secretary General of the World Customs Organization (WCO), Dr. Kunio Mikuriya, spoke at this event, outlining the current situation that Customs administrations around the world face, including supply chain…

No Single Currency for the East Africa Community Yet

By Dikonketso | Sep 4, 2022 |

Central banks from the East African Community (EAC) are reportedly unsure if plans to introduce a single currency for the region by the year 2024 will be realized. The central…

The AfCFTA Country Business Index (ACBI), and the African Development Bank Calls for New Manufacturing Hubs to be Set up in Africa

By Dikonketso | Sep 4, 2022 |

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has launched the first-ever comprehensive tool that measures how easy, or hard, it is to do business between African countries. The ACBI has 3…

Logistics – Global Supply Chains Remain Fragile in SA; Jumia’s Deliveries Improve, Bolt suffers in Tanzania, Lori Grows in Kenya

By Dikonketso | Sep 4, 2022 |

PwC South Africa’s South Africa Economic Outlook 2022 report reports that local container shipments for export in SA declined by 17.5% year-on-year during the second quarter of 2022 as port activity…

More News from the African Regional Economic Communities

By Dikonketso | Sep 4, 2022 |

There are at present 8 RECs in Africa, and all overlap membership, creating both opportunities, services, and policies, and also increasing rivalries. The 11-member Economic Community of Central African States…

Failure – so far – Bringing the Regional Economic Communities from Southern and Eastern Africa Closer Together

By Dikonketso | Sep 3, 2022 |

The East African Community (EAC), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), and the Southern African Development Cooperation (SADC) Tripartite Free Trade Area agreement (TFTA) has not been put…

Investment and Venture Capital in Africa is Dominated by Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya and SA

By Dikonketso | Sep 3, 2022 |

A McKinsey report just out says that Africa’s fintech revenue may soar to $30.3bn by 2025 – eight times higher than in 2020 – as a growing, young, and under-banked…