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Kenya's Twiga Foods partners IBM for blockchain-based microfinancing

Kenyan agri-tech startup Twiga Foods has partnered IBM Research to extend access to microloans to 220 food stall retailers across Kenya using a blockchain-based financing system...

By Tom Jackson 19 Apr 2018

Kenya's MoBar Delivery brings alcohol to your door

Kenyan startup MoBar Delivery is connecting consumers with suppliers via couriers using a mobile app, streamlining and simplifying distribution of goods, starting with alcohol...

By Tom Jackson 12 Apr 2018

A new dawn for Africa as 44 countries sign CFTA deal

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (CFTA ) could enter into effect by the end of this year following signing by 44 countries yesterday at the 10th extraordinary African Union Summit...

By Collins Mwai 22 Mar 2018

Cross-border e-commerce offers boundless growth opportunity for African business

Cross border e-commerce continues to provide significant growth opportunities for retailers and manufacturers with an international online product offering...

15 Mar 2018

AU's free trade area set for launch in March

The long-awaited Free Trade Area (FTA) that aims to increase intra-regional trade within the continent, will be launched in March this year in Kigali...

2 Feb 2018

How Africa can negotiate an effective continental free trade area agreement

African countries are forging ahead to complete negotiations for a continental free trade area between 55 countries by early next year...

By Calestous Juma 2 Jan 2018

Nigeria's Yesharvest launches agri-commerce platform

Nigerian startup Yesharvest has launched a zero-inventory e-commerce platform for fresh farm produce that allows users to purchase from farmers...

By Tom Jackson 19 Dec 2017

Namibia: Engineers deliver goods door-to-door

Enterprising Namibian students roll out door-to-door courier service, developing a new business model for their country...

By Ndama Nakashole 23 Oct 2017

DHL-Mall for Africa partnership gives African products access to global stage

DHL Express and Mall for Africa have extended their partnership to enable African businesses to sell their locally manufactured products to customers in the United States...

6 Oct 2017

Longer wait for Kenyans to fly drones

Kenyans will wait longer to fly drones following a delay in issuing a gazette notice guiding the use of aerial unmanned vehicles (AUVs)...

22 Jun 2017

#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more...

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

Massive growth predicted for cross-border e-commerce in sub-Saharan Africa

Cross-border online retail volumes are predicted to increase at an annual average rate of 25%...

28 Feb 2017

Intra-Africa trade a key catalyst for growth

Increasing the production of manufactured goods on the African continent and further standardisation of trade regulation are both key to improving inter-regional trade...

23 May 2016

Metro sells Kaufhof stores to Hudson's Bay for USD3.2bn

FRANKFURT: German retail and distribution giant Metro said Monday it has agreed to sell its Kaufhof department store chain to Canadian group Hudson's Bay for 2.825 billion euros ($3.2 billion)...

17 Jun 2015

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