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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

Social media platforms are accelerating economic growth and opportunity across the continent

By Dikonketso | Nov 1, 2021 |

A new study by Genesis Analytics commissioned by Facebook (FB) and aimed at exploring the impact of the digital economy on small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) has been conducted in…

New SAIIA Paper on Regional Value Chains in Africa, and the Digital Economy

By Dikonketso | Nov 1, 2021 |

Michelle Chivunga and I have submitted another Occasional Paper to SAIIA ( See the event ( The paper points out that Africa has been dependent on foreign aid and the…

Smart Cities Innovation Programme

By Dikonketso | Oct 7, 2021 |

Thirty-one African tech startups have been selected to take part in the Smart Cities Innovation Programme, which will help them scale up their products and services to boost urban transformation.…

A Third African Unicorn for 2021

By Dikonketso | Oct 7, 2021 |

Tech firm Andela, which matches software developers from Africa and other emerging markets with global clients, has become a unicorn after raising $200m in a Series E funding round led…

Africa’s First Cashless Society?

By Dikonketso | Oct 7, 2021 |

The Somali Central Bank introduced a central payments system in August which connects the nation’s 13 lenders, and formalises digital payments, making payments easier for people across the country. With…

Foreign Direct Investment in Africa – Nigeria Pushes Kenya off the top spot

By Dikonketso | Oct 7, 2021 |

Investors from Silicon Valley to China have caught the African fintech bug. Lagos is attracting the lion’s share of investments after stealing Nairobi’s crown as leader of Africa’s tech revolution.…

News from Africa

By Dikonketso | Oct 7, 2021 |

PAPSS is Launched to ensure payments between the African States A way to achieve seamless intra-Africa trade under the terms of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was strengthened…

Ethiopia opens bidding for a Second Independent Telecom

By Dikonketso | Sep 2, 2021 |

Last month we reported that MTN had withdrawn from the Ethiopian market having failed to get the telecom license it wanted. But Ethiopia sold only one of two full-service licenses…

Egyptian e-Learning Platform Expands

By Dikonketso | Sep 1, 2021 |

EYouth, which provides online interactive educational programmes for individuals aged between 18 and 35, is targeting international growth after seeing more than 750,000 people complete its courses so far. Founded…

Ghana Concentrates on the Digital Economy

By Dikonketso | Sep 1, 2021 |

The past year has been a year of forward-looking initiatives for Ghana’s digital infrastructure. The use of mobile money, door-to-door delivery via courier services, and internet usage for business operations…