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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

Ghana plans Digital Currency (CBDC), while Nigeria Continues to be Africa’s Largest User of Crypto-currencies

By Dikonketso | Sep 1, 2021 |

On 11 August, the Bank of Ghana announced that it had partnered with Giesecke+Devrient to pilot a retail CBDC in Ghana. The Bank of Ghana confirmed that the digital currency…

Nigeria Contemplates New Restrictions on the Digital Economy

By Dikonketso | Sep 1, 2021 |

This Newsletter has previously reported on Nigeria’s sudden bans on cryptocurrency trading and Twitter. Now according to Techcrunch, a new bill to reform the country’s technology regulator is concerning the…

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)…