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Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable
Less than 30% of Africa's e-commerce startups profitable

Less than 30% of African e-commerce startups are profitable, as ventures tackle issues such as lack of funding, shortage of trust and logistical difficulties...

By Gabriella Mulligan 3 days ago

Africa's rebound demands bolder strategies than ever before
Africa's rebound demands bolder strategies than ever before

Manufacturers and retailers seeking to stay one step ahead in Africa's complex markets need to move beyond 'business as usual' - they simply cannot keep doing the same things and expecting a different result...

Issued by Nielsen 30 Nov 2017

Africa's consumption revolution
Africa's consumption revolution

Consumer goods are powering the next generation of Africa-GCC business links, finds a new EIU study...

2 Nov 2017

South African retail compound annual growth rate.
Phygital: The new retail marketing playground

Physical merged with digital, that's where the term phygital comes from. It's a marketing and retail description, but you'll find a world of phygital art out there too...

By Jainita Khatri 26 Oct 2017

Keith Dilkes.
Four things this packaging company teaches us about Africa's consumer goods industry

The consumer-facing sector has been pivotal to Africa's growth story, with McKinsey & Company estimating it accounted for almost 50% of GDP expansion between 2010 and 2014. Here are some of the latest FMCG trends...

By Jaco Maritz 24 Oct 2017

Rata-grab testing on-demand food delivery platform in Cameroon
Rata-grab testing on-demand food delivery platform in Cameroon

Cameroonian startup Rata-grab is testing its online food ordering and delivery platform with five restaurants in Douala ahead of a full launch....

By Tom Jackson 17 Oct 2017

Jumia Nigeria launches e-commerce bot
Jumia Nigeria launches e-commerce bot

Jumia Nigeria has introduced an e-commerce bot that allows shoppers to order food, find fashion or electronic items and book hotels and flights by simply having an online conversation...

4 Oct 2017

Bruno Witvoet, Unilever Africa president and Mechell Chetty, Unilever vice president for HR, Africa, at the opening of Unilever’s new Africa hub.
Unilever's brand plan to grow business across Africa

Unilever launches an Africa hub in Johannesburg in its drive to grow its business of iconic brands across the African continent...

19 Sep 2017

Launching your brand into Africa
Launching your brand into Africa

Prior investigation of potential markets in Africa is invaluable in preventing massive mistakes...

6 Sep 2017

Spice and all things rice: Lagos pays homage to jollof
Spice and all things rice: Lagos pays homage to jollof

In Nigeria, jollof rice isn't just a tasty West African dish - it's a national obsession...

By Gregory Walton 25 Aug 2017

Trump administration's first African Growth and Opportunity Act forum
Trump administration's first African Growth and Opportunity Act forum

This week, some 40 African finance and trade ministers, along with US government officials meet for the first time since Trump was elected, at the annual AGOA trade forum...

By Worku Gachou 8 Aug 2017

Negotiations for a single continental market for goods and services on track
Negotiations for a single continental market for goods and services on track

Continental Free Trade Area negotiations are expected to conclude at the end of 2017 with a firm policy in place to benefit all countries in Africa and reduce poverty...

1 Aug 2017

Digital solution for retail networks in Africa
Digital solution for retail networks in Africa

Total and Worldline partner with African fintech InTouch to support deployment of Guichet Unique, an innovative digital solution for retail networks...

27 Jul 2017

Dubai-based investment firm acquires Java House, Africa expansion next
Dubai-based investment firm acquires Java House, Africa expansion next

The Abraaj Group, a Dubai-based private equity investment firm, has announced the acquisition of Java House restaurant chain from Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) for an undisclosed amount...

By Dannish Odongo 7 Jul 2017

Nigeria's TradPeek wants to be Africa's Alibaba
Nigeria's TradPeek wants to be Africa's Alibaba

Nigerian startup TradPeek has an ambitious goal - to be to Africa what Alibaba is to China...

By Tom Jackson 5 Jul 2017

Kenyan payments solutions firm expands to SA
Kenyan payments solutions firm expands to SA

Direct Pay Online continues Southern Africa expansion with acquisition of PayThru South Africa...

29 Jun 2017

Africa's quest for a cashless economy gains momentum
Africa's quest for a cashless economy gains momentum

Insufficient financial inclusion, unbanked masses and financial literacy are increasingly attracting investors...

By Kingsley Ighobor 7 Jun 2017

Impact on food security in Africa
Impact on food security in Africa

Despite the considerable opportunities trade creates in moving goods from surplus to deficit areas, the trade aspect in addressing food security and climate change in Africa seems to be largely missing.

26 May 2017

Rwanda moves swiftly towards cashless society
Rwanda moves swiftly towards cashless society

Extension of Mastercard and Rwanda Government agreement will result in a stronger digital payment sector and a cashless society...

5 May 2017

Will additive manufacturing inspire the next industrial revolution?
Will additive manufacturing inspire the next industrial revolution?

Some suggest that by taking the industrial revolution of 1760-1840 as the first one, we are currently in the fourth industrial revolution...

By Nicholas Kitonyi 3 May 2017

Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021
Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021

Home-grown African brand Dangote is on track to becoming the world's largest exporter of rice in five years time...

24 Apr 2017

Smarter banking solution for East African millennials
Smarter banking solution for East African millennials

A mobile solution gives millennials in East Africa access to banking services, transfers and payments…

15 Mar 2017

Chicken Corner
Engen Zambia partners to add chicken to offering

Engen's partnership with Corner Bakery provides Zambians with fast food chicken on the go…

14 Mar 2017

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MasterCard assists 1.1 million African smallholder farmers

The MasterCard Foundation has committed a total of $38.3 million for programmes to improve productivity and market access for farmers in 11 African countries...

7 Mar 2017

Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees
Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees

UNHCR and WFP are concerned that sustained cuts to food assistance will have severe nutrition and protection-related consequences for refugees…

24 Feb 2017

Silvertree acquires Nigeria's TopCheck
Silvertree acquires Nigeria's TopCheck

TopCheck, Nigeria's leading price comparison site for financial services, offering free online comparison for insurance products, loans, and broadband internet plans, has been bought by Silvertree…

13 Feb 2017

Botswana's benchmarking competition law
Botswana's benchmarking competition law

Most competition authorities in developing countries have not investigated cartels or done dawn raids like they have in Botswana...

20 Oct 2016

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B2B networking platform for fashion industry

With Fashionomics, the African Development Bank plans to raise the profile of African fashion and textiles on the international stage...

6 Sep 2016

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FMCG sector in sub-Saharan Africa is set to boom

Sub-Saharan Africa's rapidly rising middle class is a huge FMCG market in waiting, says Southern African FMCG entrepreneur Adam Molai...

22 Jul 2016

Reducing food loss through sustainable production practices in Africa
Reducing food loss through sustainable production practices in Africa

New pilot initiative in Kaduna, Nigeria, will boost inclusive growth in African food industry...

18 Jul 2016

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