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AAEC deepens partnership with WAEMU through additional funding of 10 million CFA
27-05-2022 | 15:33:00
The Africa Alliance for E- Commerce (AAEC) has renewed its partnership with West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) through an  additional funding of 10 million CFA Francs this year to support the joint project between  WAEMU-AAEC-AfDB.  
Jumia to set up a tech hub in Nairobi, Kenya
23-05-2022 | 10:32:00
Jumia has announced plans to set up a technology hub in Nairobi that will create over 100 jobs. This is contained in the e-commerce firm’s first sustainability report covering 2021.
Rihanna launches Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin across eight African markets
16-05-2022 | 16:05:00
Barbadian singer, songwriter, actress, fashion designer and businesswoman Robyn Rihanna Fenty (Rihanna), announced the launch of her Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin products across eight African markets.
Credo to host Africa’s first social payment Hackathon
16-05-2022 | 11:40:00
Credo, Africa’s pioneer social payment platform will be hosting a social payment hackathon, the first of its kind in Nigeria,16th May – 21st May 2022.
Amazon offers BNPL option to shoppers in Egypt
16-05-2022 | 09:52:42
Amazon is giving customers in Egypt access to buy now, pay later (BNPL) thanks to a consumer financing offering from valU Consumer Finance.
TINGO and MICT announce execution of definitive merger agreement
16-05-2022 | 09:37:59
The merger would create an over $900 million annual revenue and highly profitable Nasdaq-listed Fintech and Agri-Fintech company serving the African and Asian markets.
Four ways to level up your digital marketing strategies
13-05-2022 | 10:08:00
With more and more businesses moving into the e-commerce space, it's increasingly becoming essential to curve a way for your online business to stand out and thrive among competitors.
[Kenya] Jumia unveils its first Environmental Social Governance report
12-05-2022 | 08:02:00
Jumia on Wednesday released its first Environmental Social Governance Report outlining its ESG strategy alongside an overview of current sustainability practices at Jumia.
Egyptian last-mile delivery firm Mylerz raises $9.6 million to expand logistics solutions in North Africa
11-05-2022 | 16:02:54
Mylerz’s proprietary logistics management technology allows it to deliver e-commerce products to customers in city centers in as fast as same-day delivery.
[Nigeria] B2B eCommerce platform TradeDepot appoints Chidi Akubuiro as Managing Director for West Africa
09-05-2022 | 11:12:00
TradeDepot, a B2B eCommerce and embedded finance platform in Africa, has appointed former Coca Cola HBC and Hayat Kimya Nigeria Executive, Chidi Akubuiro as its Managing Director for West Africa.
Digital payments fraud surges during pandemic, study
09-05-2022 | 10:07:40
Amid coronavirus-driven lockdowns and social distancing, proliferating mobile apps and online channels have proven vital lifelines. US mobile banking grew 50% in the first half of 2020.
TymeBank South Africa and Network International empower SMEs with digital payment solutions
09-05-2022 | 10:07:40
TymeBank, a digital bank in South Africa, looks to empower small and micro businesses to accept card payments, powered by Network International, an enabler of digital commerce across Africa and the Middle East.
[Morocco] MFS Africa partners with inwi Money to deepen international money transfers
09-05-2022 | 10:07:09
MFS Africa has announced a partnership with Moroccan mobile money provider inwi money, bringing smooth and affordable international digital money transfers and payments to Morocco.
[Nigeria] Mastercard, NetPlusDotCom and Innovectives partner to enable MSMEs accept digital payments
09-05-2022 | 10:07:08
Mastercard, NetPlusDotCom and Innovectives have announced a milestone in their partnership to provide micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria with digital payment tools.
DFC approves $3.6 billion of new investments in global development
09-05-2022 | 10:07:03
The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) approved investments this quarter totaling more than $2.5 billion across nine projects that will advance development in Africa, Latin America, and emerging markets across the globe.
Mastercard, Zimswitch partner to modernize Zimbabwe’s payment infrastructure
09-05-2022 | 10:07:00
Mastercard and Zimswitch, Zimbabwe’s national payment switch, have partnered to enable the modernization of Zimbabwe’s payment infrastructure, using Mastercard’s technology, products and services.
NMB Bank, Mastercard to roll out 1.5 million credit cards in Tanzania
09-05-2022 | 10:06:58
NMB Bank PLC and Mastercard have announced a partnership to roll out 1.5 million Mastercard branded prepaid and credit cards in Tanzania over the next five years.
Co-operative Bank of Kenya and Thunes unveil a global money transfer solution
09-05-2022 | 10:06:06
Co-operative Bank of Kenya has partnered with Thunes, a cross-border payment provider, to launch an alternative global money transfer solution: Co-opRemit©.
WorldRemit delivers USD bank transfers to Nigeria
09-05-2022 | 10:06:02
WorldRemit, a cross-border digital payments service, has launched a service for customers in Nigeria to receive international transfers in their bank accounts in USD.
L’Algérie supprime les taxes sur l’e-commerce, les téléphones mobiles et autres outils numériques
05-05-2022 | 11:27:00
Le gouvernement de la République d’Algérie a annoncé la suppression de tous les impôts et taxes sur l’e-commerce, les téléphones portables, les matériels informatiques à usage personnel et les start-up.
Ethio Telecom launches loyalty program, online sales platform
03-05-2022 | 11:34:00
Ethiopia's Ethio Telecom has announced a loyalty program it dubbed "Ashamtele", said to enable Ethio Telecom's customers be rewarded for using its services.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Telcos break new ground, digital loans gain momentum
28-04-2022 | 13:22:00
Instant loans, sometimes called digital loans, are gaining speed in the country and the telecom sector took some giant steps forward this week.
Optty launches World’s first independent platform for retailers to integrate BNPL Providers
28-04-2022 | 08:59:49
Optty, the world’s first Buy Now, Pay Later integration platform, has in stealth raised over $9 million USD in private funding and today announced its solution for retailers and payment gateway providers to revolutionize the fast-growing sector with transparency, simplicity, and speed.
British Lender Outfund launches $627M Investment Fund
28-04-2022 | 08:37:40
Outfund is an alternative investment platform that focuses on venture capital funds and bank loans to invest in businesses such as eCommerce, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and retail.
La place de marché B2B africaine Kwely obtient 1 million de dollars dans un premier tour de table
28-04-2022 | 07:53:00
Kwely Inc. a finalisé un cycle de financement de démarrage d'un million de dollars avec une injection de 700 000 dollars de capitaux frais dirigée par WIC Capital avec la participation de Loftyinc Capital, Afropreneur Angels, Haskè Ventures et d'autres investisseurs providentiels.
African B2B Marketplace Kwely Grabs $1M in Seed Round
28-04-2022 | 07:48:00
African B2B marketplace Kwely Inc. finalized a $1 million seed funding round with a $700,000 injection of fresh capital led by WIC Capital with participation from Loftyinc Capital, Afropreneur Angels, Haskè Ventures and other angel investors.
Skaleet partners with Thunes to expand cross border payments capabilities for customers worldwide
26-04-2022 | 11:08:00
Skaleet, an international fintech providing a next-generation Core Banking Platform (CBP), announced a partnership with Thunes, a global cross border payments provider, to offer an instant, global payment service to both B2B and B2C customers.
Mastercard launches next-gen identity technology with Microsoft to enhance safe online shopping
26-04-2022 | 10:57:00
Mastercard announced the launch of an enhanced identity solution designed to improve the online shopping experience and tackle digital fraud in a new collaboration with Microsoft Corp.
[Kenya] Jumia Food Kenya partners Exclusively with Domino’s Pizza
25-04-2022 | 12:47:00
Jumia Food has inked an exclusive partnership with Domino's Pizza to help them reach more consumers and grow its business
4PX Express partners with Jumia to expand its delivery services in Africa
21-04-2022 | 07:05:00
E-commerce leader Jumia has partnered with Chinese global logistics company 4PX Express to help it expand its reach in Africa
[Kenya] Lipa Later appoints Tom Gong, Co-founder AliExpress as new CTO
08-04-2022 | 14:34:00
Lipa Later, the first of its kind buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) company operating in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Nigeria, has appointed a new Chief Technology Officer.
UPS partners Africa’s Jumia on e-Commerce distribution network
07-04-2022 | 09:05:00
The partnership gives UPS a stronger presence across Africa  starting in Kenya, Morocco, and Nigeria at a time when online retail is surging and expected to continue.
[Kenya] Mobile commerce startup Copia appoints former Amazon Executive to its Board
07-04-2022 | 07:53:59
Copia Global, a Kenyan-based mobile commerce platform has announced the appointment of former Amazon executive Jason Murray to its Board.  
[Nigeria] ZirooPay raises $11.4m to scale up its mobile POS solutions for retailers
05-04-2022 | 11:29:00
The number of POS terminals in Nigeria grew from 150,000 in 2017 to 543,000 in April 2021, according to Statista.
EgyptAir enters 3-way partnership with ValU, Pay Tabs for e-payments
05-04-2022 | 11:05:00
EgyptAir entered into a partnership agreement with ValU and Pay Tabs Egypt this week to provide payment solutions for airline tickets.
[Column] Nick Durrant: Using tech to influence customer behaviour
05-04-2022 | 09:34:00
Customer Journey Management (CJM), can help business owners boost customer satisfaction, increase sales and revenues. This is a method of optimising the online and in-store customer experience.
UPS partners with Jumia to expand its logistics services in Africa
04-04-2022 | 17:08:42
E-commerce leader Jumia has today announced a partnership giving UPS access to its last-mile logistics capabilities and infrastructure to grow its delivery services in Africa.
Netcetera and Covalent enter new international partnership, expanding online payments in Middle East & Africa
01-04-2022 | 15:42:34
Swiss software company Netcetera is now collaborating with Pakistani payments powerhouse Covalent in order to provide a smooth and secure online payment experience for customers. 
[Column] Nick Durrant: The art of selling online
31-03-2022 | 13:39:00
Selling online means telling stories, evoking emotion and establishing trust. No one owes you their business, you have to earn it with every interaction.  
Kenyan BNPL company Lipa Later on boards Hotpoint Appliances as new electronics partner
29-03-2022 | 12:28:00
Lipa Later, a payment option that allows customers to purchase commodities through affordable monthly instalments has on-boarded Hotpoint as a new retail partner.
Mastercard drives scale of buy now, pay later with raft of new partners
29-03-2022 | 10:55:11
​​​​​​​Mastercard has announced a growing list of leading partners, including BNPL specialists and globally recognized brands, further expanding Mastercard Installments, the unique BNPL program that delivers greater choice at checkout, both in-store and online.
[Egypt] Central Bank launches mobile app, InstaPay
28-03-2022 | 12:14:00
The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has announced the official launch of the Instant Payment Network and “InstaPay” mobile application.
Nigerian B2B startup Kwik closes $2 million Series A Round to digitize informal African trade 
25-03-2022 | 15:09:13
French-Nigerian B2B startup Kwik, a fast-growing provider of SaaS logistics services to social vendors and e-commerce platforms in Africa, has announced that it successfully closed its $2 million Series A round. 
[Kenya] Jumia Sellers to offer consumers exciting deals for Tech Week 2022
24-03-2022 | 06:18:00
Jumia Kenya consumers will enjoy great discounts during the Tech Week Campaign which started this week.
Kenya to host region’s first trade facilitation summit
17-03-2022 | 09:58:00
Kenya is set to host the first trade facilitation summit in the East African region as the country seeks to increase international trade.
Clickatell announces Chat 2 Pay integration with Salesforce Commerce Cloud 
16-03-2022 | 15:52:25
Clickatell, a CPaaS innovator and Chat Commerce player has announced it has launched the integration of its industry-leading Chat 2 Pay payment solution with Salesforce Commerce Cloud, the fastest path to unified commerce.
[Kenya] FMCGs and everyday products key to e-commerce growth in Kenya, Jumia
14-03-2022 | 11:37:00
Daily customer purchases on Jumia indicate that everyday essentials could just be the key to e-commerce growth in Kenya
Kenyan BNPL company Lipa Later announces six months paid maternity leave
09-03-2022 | 13:12:22
Buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) company Lipa Later operating in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Nigeria, has announced it will be offering all it’s employees 6-month paid maternity leave effective April 1st 2022.
[Egypt] valU partners with noon.com to provide installment services to customers
09-03-2022 | 11:38:00
valU, MENA’s leading Buy-Now, Pay-Later (BNPL) lifestyle enabling fintech platform, and noon.com, the Middle East’s leading e-commerce platform and online shopping destination, announced a partnership that will allow noon and valU’s users to take advantage of valU’s flexible installment plans through noon.
Egypt’s banking system processed one billion e-transactions in 2021, Central Bank
07-03-2022 | 11:12:00
Egypt’s banking system processed one billion electronic transactions in 2021 with a total value of EGP 2.8 trillion, according to Ayman Hussain, the sub-governor of the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) for the Information Technology Sector.
[Kenya] Absa Bank, KNCCI host women entrepreneurs ahead of International Women’s Day
07-03-2022 | 08:12:00
Over 1000 women SME owners across Nairobi County have benefited from a five-day financial training tour designed to help women entrepreneurs running small businesses strengthen their financial situations in the post-pandemic era.
[Interview] Stephen Oehley, CEO, Xtendevent, South Africa
03-03-2022 | 12:50:00
Stephen Oehley is the CEO of Xtendevent, an infrastructure for organising trade shows, digital expositions and corporate events.
[Kenya] Jumia consumers to enjoy 50% discount during Food Festival Campaign
03-03-2022 | 06:54:00
Jumia consumers will enjoy a 50% discount on diverse cuisines from across the country during Jumia Food Festival Campaign which will take place from 1st to 13th March.
OPay Group targets major expansion in North Africa and the Arab region
25-02-2022 | 11:40:42
It is also considered one of the fastest growing companies in the Egyptian market since its first launch in Egypt at the start of 2021, OPay Group quickly gained the confidence of thousands of merchants that utilize its points of sale (POS) to collect bills and other payments.
[Africa Tech Review] Nixon Kanali: More African countries are competing for a share of the continent’s data center market
24-02-2022 | 12:30:20
This week, Acronis, a global player in cyber protection announced the availability of a new Acronis Cyber Cloud Data Center in Lagos, Nigeria.
AI and M2M take South African payments and e-commerce to new heights, PAYM8
24-02-2022 | 09:29:00
Now that AI and M2M are fast becoming more entrenched, merchants are reaping the benefits of ever more integrated and secure payment solutions.
[Nigeria] B2B eCommerce platform TradeDepot acquires Green Lion to accelerate expansion across Ghana
24-02-2022 | 06:39:58
TradeDepot, a B2B eCommerce and embedded finance platform in Africa has acquired its competitor from Ghana Green Lion for an undisclosed amount.
ACI Worldwide partners with South Africa's Nedbank to drive payments modernization
22-02-2022 | 13:46:26
ACI Worldwide, the global real-time payments software, announced a partnership with South Africa’s financial services provider, Nedbank, to drive its digital transformation journey including real-time payments.
FedEx Express launches direct services in Egypt to meet growing trade needs
22-02-2022 | 11:08:37
Egypt's exports in 2021 rose to $31 billion, reaching the highest level in history.
Kenyan retail tech startup MarketForce raises $40m Series A to scale up super app for Africa’s informal merchants
22-02-2022 | 08:32:00
MarketForce, the Nairobi-headquartered B2B platform for retail distribution of consumer goods and digital financial services in Africa, announced the closing of a $40 million Series A round, the largest Series A round of it’s kind in East and Central Africa.
[African Startup Review] Pie Kamau: Nigerian fintech Flutterwave is now Africa's highest valued Unicorn
18-02-2022 | 16:17:00
As the African fintech industry continues to bloom, so does the funding. Flutterwave, the San Francisco-headquartered and Lagos-based company has now become Africa's highest valued startup with a valuation of over $3 billion.
[Column] Antonio Bruni: On-demand economy booms as consumers expect even faster delivery
17-02-2022 | 13:03:00
Here are the leading logistics technology trends that will soon influence the local on-demand sector – and make the home economy grow even bigger.
[Nigeria] Flutterwave triples valuation to over $3b in 12 months
16-02-2022 | 10:12:00
Nigerian fintech Flutterwave has raised $250 million in a Series D round that tripled the company’s valuation to over $3 billion in twelve months.
MENA's c-Commerce startup Zbooni launches in Egypt
16-02-2022 | 08:35:00
Zbooni, MENA's c-Commerce (connected commerce) platform, has announced its official launch in Egypt. The rapidly scaling startup, which is backed by regional and global investors, will support the backbone of the Egyptian economy.
[African Startup Review] Pie Kamau: Capital funding for tech startups gain momentum in 2022
10-02-2022 | 17:40:00
The startup ecosystem in Africa is taking shape. A lot of technological innovations especially in the areas of fintech, e-mobility, e-commerce, healthtech, foodtech and cleantech have seen accelerated growth towards Africa’s digital transformation and innovation.
Pan-African classifieds platform Jiji acquires Tonaton.com, its main competitor in Ghana
08-02-2022 | 09:36:00
Jiji already holds leadership positions in Ghana and Kenya.
DPO Group partners with Bank of Kigali to onboard e-Commerce merchants in Rwanda
07-02-2022 | 10:11:00
African digital payments company DPO Group has partnered with Bank of Kigali to onboard e-Commerce merchants for the bank, in Rwanda.
[Colum] Julia Carvalho: Africa has to look to emerging technologies like AI to fuel its economic recovery in 2022
03-02-2022 | 08:38:37
Forward-thinking leaders, policymakers and organisations are turning to AI – which is helping organisations experience the equivalent of 10 years of growth in less than one year in areas such as e-commerce.
valU, PayTabs Egypt and Mazadat partner to bolster e-commerce and digital payment offerings
02-02-2022 | 12:28:32
Through the ground-breaking partnership, Mazadat’s customers will benefit from valU’s convenient and affordable financing plans and pay for products seamlessly via PayTabs payment gateway, through auctions or fixed-price listings.
B2B marketplace startup Retailo raises $36m Series A funding to empower community commerce in the MENA region
01-02-2022 | 08:40:00
Retailo, the B2B marketplace startup for retailers in Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan (MENAP) which is digitizing the region's retail supply chains, has raised $36 million in its Series A investment round.
[Kenya] Jumia customers in Nairobi to enjoy free delivery on orders above Ksh 1,000
31-01-2022 | 12:11:00
E-commerce giant Jumia Kenya has announced that customers in Nairobi will from this week free delivery on orders above Ksh.1,000.
[Nigeria] NIPOST launches banking platform, introduces e-debit card
31-01-2022 | 08:47:00
The Nigerian Postal Service has added financial inclusion as part of its services to Nigerians, introducing its own e-debit card, agency banking platform and 27 new logistics vehicles for courier services.
[South Africa] Delivery startup Orderin raises $4.7m pre-Series B funding for expansion
27-01-2022 | 07:25:00
outh African B2B delivery-as-a-service (DaaS) startup Orderin has raised $4.7 million pre-Series B funding to scale its infrastructure and improve its last-mile delivery service.
[Column] Nick Durrant: Software development trends help improve the shopping experience
24-01-2022 | 14:32:04
To gain a competitive advantage and to exceed customer expectations, businesses need to discover the emerging trends in ecommerce and adopt current trending technologies in software.
Jumia announces the launch of its second tech center in Egypt
24-01-2022 | 10:48:17
Based on its strategy to provide new tech opportunities for youth and further expand e-commerce, Jumia, the e-commerce leader in Egypt, officially announced the launch of the new Tech Center in Alexandria Governorate.
Kenyan artists tap digital platforms to grow sales
21-01-2022 | 13:45:00
Kenyan artists are creating infrastructure to support digital art sales, as sales across Africa move online.
Morocco fintech startup Chari closes a bridge round to pilot BNPL services with grocery stores in Francophone Africa
20-01-2022 | 13:50:59
Aiming to take a serious step towards the Fintech space, Chari has announced the closing of a bridge round led by the Saudi-based venture capital fund Khwarizmi Ventures (KV), AirAngels (Airbnb Alumni Investors), and Afri Mobility, the venture capital arm of AKWA Group.
[Kenya] Mobile commerce platform Copia raises $50 Million to ramp up African expansion
20-01-2022 | 12:52:00
Kenyan-based mobile commerce platform Copia Global has raised $50 million in a Series C equity round led by Goodwell Investments.
[Kenya] Samsung launches a consumer electronics focused online brand store
20-01-2022 | 06:24:00
Samsung Electronics East Africa has today announced the launch online brand shop targeting online consumers in Kenya in partnership with BrandCart Limited.
Kenyan BNPL startup Lipa Later secures $12m funding to expand across Africa
13-01-2022 | 13:10:00
Lipa Later, one of it’s kind buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) company operating in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Nigeria, has raised $12 million from a consortium of investors.
Ivorian e-commerce startup Afrikrea raises $6.2M in pre-Series A, rebrands to “ANKA”
13-01-2022 | 06:28:00
Afrikrea, an Ivorian e-commerce startup has raised $6.2M pre-Series A round led by Investisseurs & Partenaires. The startup has also rebranded to “ANKA”.
[Namibia] JABU gets $3.2m for B2B eCommerce and retail play
10-01-2022 | 11:32:36
Namibia-based B2B eCommerce startup JABU, which calls itself a last-mile distribution eCommerce company, has raised $3.2 million in a financing round.
South Africa E-commerce industry to reach $7.9 billion by 2027, research
03-01-2022 | 14:57:35
The South Africa E-Commerce market is poised to reach $ 7.9 Billion by 2027 from $4.5 Billion in 2021 according to a recent report by Research and Markets.
National Bank of Egypt conducts more than half of national e-commerce transactions - bank official
28-12-2021 | 11:28:47
Mohamed Gamil at the National Bank of Egypt has disclosed that the bank accounts for about 60% of the e-commerce transactions market and 47% of the total POS machines in Egypt.
African Development Fund grants $1.5m to strengthen policy environment for digital trade and e-Commerce across Africa
20-12-2021 | 11:31:00
The African Development Bank Group approved a $1.5 million grant to assess policy gaps in the digital trade and e-Commerce ecosystems in 10 countries in Africa.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: The 'ember' months performance review
17-12-2021 | 13:31:00
The end of year (fondly referred to as ‘ember months’) tends to bring about anxieties of different sorts among Nigerians.
Egyptian fintech startup Sympl raises $6m to accelerate growth of its merchant network
09-12-2021 | 10:53:00
Sympl, the first ‘Save Your Money Pay Later’ platform in Egypt, announced it raised $6 million funding round led by Beco Capital along with A15, and Global Ventures. Sympl will use the proceeds to accelerate the growth of its merchant network.
Mastercard and ProgressSoft partner to simplify remittance solutions across Middle East and North Africa
08-12-2021 | 09:33:54
With Mastercard Cross-Border Services, financial service providers can seamlessly process digital payments leveraging its global network through a single connection.
[Nigeria] TradeDepot Raises $110 Million To Extend ‘Buy-Now-Pay-Later’ Service to Retailers Across Africa
06-12-2021 | 12:26:00
TradeDepot, the leading B2B eCommerce and embedded finance platform in Africa, has raised $110 million in an equity and debt funding round to support the delivery of Buy-Now-Pay-Later services to 5 million SME retailers
Suspected Digital Holiday Shopping Fraud From Kenya Decreases 16.5%, report
06-12-2021 | 06:33:00
Globally, this is 3.7% higher than the same five-day period leading up to Cyber Monday last year. For transactions originating from Kenya, the percentage of suspected fraudulent transactions decreased by 16.5% when comparing those same periods
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Africa Data Centres unveils 10MW data centre in Lagos, Nigeria
02-12-2021 | 13:13:00
On Monday, Africa Data Centres officially opened its new 10MW data centre facility in Lagos, Nigeria. The new facility, the company says, will pave the way for Africa Data Centres hyperscale customers to deploy digitisation solutions to West Africa
[Column] Gilbert Lungu: How seamless payment experiences make retail brands more valuable and relevant
02-12-2021 | 07:07:00
As established brands in the retail sector aggressively compete to acquire, cultivate, and defend their share of the Zambian consumer’s spend, those that connect, engage, and transact in the most unified and frictionless ways will be best positioned.
[Kenya] Jumia launches electric bicycles for deliveries
02-12-2021 | 05:56:00
Jumia Kenya has partnered with eBee Africa to launch a fleet of electric bicycles, to amplify Jumia’s logistics capacity for delivery.
[South Africa] Mastercard and PayFast host masterclass to help SMEs start or grow a resilient online business
30-11-2021 | 08:36:35
Under the theme ‘The New Age of Digital Entrepreneurs: Growth Re-loaded’, the masterclass brings together some of South Africa’s incisive business and management gurus who will share insights on how SMEs can start or grow their business online, mitigate risks, and take the “new normal” by storm.
[South Africa] SlipMate offers first Mastercard corporate prepaid cards for e-commerce
29-11-2021 | 11:52:36
South African expense management solution SlipMate has announced that it has enabled e-commerce functionality for its Mastercard corporate prepaid cards, a first-of-its-kind integration for the South African market.
Nigeria’s payment tech company Flutterwave acquires content creation platform Disha
26-11-2021 | 07:55:12
Flutterwave’s acquisition aims to improve the process of digital content creation for Disha users, enabling them to earn value for their creativity using the platform’s new payouts and collections solution. Disha has acquired over 20,000 users organically over 12 months.
African retailer Pick n Pay selects Clickatell to manage its WhatsApp customer communication channel
26-11-2021 | 07:49:26
Clickatell, a player in mobile communications and chat commerce, has been selected by African retailer Pick n Pay, to manage its WhatsApp customer communication channel.
[Kenya] Fintech Exinity launches a new trading service for retail clients
25-11-2021 | 09:37:00
Exinity, the new wealth engine with an ambition to unlock the value of risk-driven trading for ambitious individuals, today launched Exinity Trader in Kenya.
[Kenya] Jumia appoints Betty Mwangi as new CEO
25-11-2021 | 05:23:00
Jumia has announced the appointment of Betty Mwangi, as Kenya’s new Chief Executive Officer. She takes over the leadership mantle from former CEO Sam Chappatte.
Jumia Egypt partners with valU to provide new online payment channels
23-11-2021 | 09:56:18
The partnership allows JumiaPay as a payment gateway to manage the payment operations of valU consumers by linking valU and JumiaPay for electronic payment services.