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[South Africa] Kauai launches food delivery app
18-04-2019 | 11:17:57
KAUAI, a franchise of multi-brand food group, Real Foods, has launched a food delivery app.
[Kenya] Jumia scraps shipping fees for Jumia Global items
17-04-2019 | 02:12:00
Customers who shop for Jumia Global items will enjoy free international delivery after Jumia announced that it has scrapped the international shipping fees.
[Nigeria] Farmcrowdy partners with Livestock 247 to streamline farming operations
16-04-2019 | 19:05:00
Farmgate Africa, Nigeria’s agro-commodity aggregator platform has announced its partnership with Livestock247.com, an online Livestock Market.
Jumia picks BNY Mellon as its depositary bank for its IPO in the US
16-04-2019 | 06:00:48
Pan-African e-commerce platform Jumia has picked BNY Mellon for its American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program.
DHL brings over 200 global online stores to African consumers with innovative platform
12-04-2019 | 06:58:00
DHL Express has announced the launch of its new mobile and desktop app aimed at improving the online shopping experience for Africa-based consumers.
Armenia and ECA seek close cooperation to advance Africa’s development
11-04-2019 | 12:09:00
ECA Deputy Executive Secretary met with Armenia’s Foreign Affairs Minister, and discussed ways to forge close cooperation in advancing the smart development concept to help Africa in implementing Agenda 2030.
Copia Kenya Launches First E-commerce Service for Buying and Sending Goods Upcountry
11-04-2019 | 08:36:25
Copia Kenya has launched a new online shopping solution that makes it easier for people living in urban areas to buy goods and have them delivered to their friends and family upcountry.
Beep Tool unveils m-naira mobile payment and money transfer app in Nigeria
08-04-2019 | 06:38:16
BeepTool, an indigenous tech start-up based in Lagos Nigeria has unveiled m-naira App, designed to bridge the gap in financial inclusion, mobile payment and remittance space.
E-commerce holds huge promise for enhancing free trade in Africa, UNCTAD
04-04-2019 | 09:16:02
E-commerce can significantly boost free trade across Africa and therefore help realize the objectives of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
[South Africa] Consumers moving away from traditional forms of entertainment and media consumption, Pwc Survey
04-04-2019 | 05:37:00
Almost 40% of those surveyed are moving away from consuming entertainment through traditional channels and rather streaming daily or more.
Jiji welcomes OLX users in Africa
02-04-2019 | 13:51:54
Jiji and OLX announced that both companies have reached an agreement under which Jiji will acquire OLX businesses in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, pending certain regulatory approvals.
Mastercard and Jumia expand relationship to accelerate e-commerce growth in Africa
29-03-2019 | 07:21:00
Jumia, the leading pan-African e-commerce platform, today announced that Mastercard has agreed, subject to certain conditions, to become an investor and form a strategic partnership to grow e-commerce operations.
Online Marketplaces Could Create 3 Million Jobs in Africa by 2025, BCG report
28-03-2019 | 11:41:12
Online marketplaces such as Jumia, Souq, Uber, and Travelstart could create around 3 million new jobs by 2025 across Africa according to a new report released today by Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
[South Africa] Standard Bank Group selects AWS as its preferred cloud provider
28-03-2019 | 10:06:40
Amazon Web Services, an Amazon.com company, has announced that Standard Bank Group has selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider with the intention of migrating its production workloads.
South Africans prefer using desktops over smartphones for online shopping, Picodi report
28-03-2019 | 06:35:00
Although mobile commerce is booming globally, South Africans still prefer using desktops over smartphones when doing online shopping.
Online marketplaces could create 3 million jobs in Africa by 2025, BCG report
27-03-2019 | 07:10:17
Online marketplaces such as Jumia, Souq, Uber, and Travelstart could create around 3 million new jobs by 2025 across Africa.
Egypt government and Visa partner to promote digital payments
26-03-2019 | 06:15:00
Egypt Ministry of Planning, Follow-Up and Administrative Reform has signed a cooperation protocol with Visa Inc for electronic payment to help spread the culture of digital payment.
[Nigeria] Cars45 expands retail footprint with Enyo partnership
18-03-2019 | 06:38:00
Nigeria’s largest online vehicle trading platform, Cars45, has partnered with ENYO Retail and Supply, an innovative fuel retail brand, to increase its retail footprints.
[Kenya] Affordable entry-level devices key driver of smartphone adoption, Jumia Report
13-03-2019 | 05:16:13
According to the Jumia White Paper, the smartphone industry has remained a truly competitive landscape throughout the years, with Chinese brands dominating both Kenyan and African markets.
[Kenya] Safaricom partners with Aliexpress to enable MPESA payments for online shoppers
12-03-2019 | 08:07:26
Safaricom and Ant Financial Services – global fintech services provider – have announced a partnership that will allow Kenyans shopping on AliExpress to pay for their purchases using M-PESA.
Unissense-Africa seeks to build the largest e-commerce platform for SMEs in the continent
11-03-2019 | 13:23:56
Over the last 14 years or thereabout, the bilateral relations between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and Africa (as a whole) have grown significantly.
[Kenya] Pesapal unveils app that streamlines all payments
08-03-2019 | 07:37:33
Pesapal has launched a new app that aggregates payments for essential and leisure services.
Cassava Fintech launches money transfer from South Africa to Africa
08-03-2019 | 07:31:00
Cassava Fintech South Africa member of the Econet Group has launched an enhanced cross-border money transfer service from South Africa to the rest of Africa.
Up to 80 million youth to benefit from the rise of digital commerce in Africa, research
05-03-2019 | 07:21:32
80 million young people will benefit from the rise of digital commerce in Africa by 2030 new research says.
Jumia and Xiaomi partner to drive smartphone penetration in Africa
01-03-2019 | 10:03:18
Jumia has signed an important partnership with technology leader Xiaomi at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, giving millions of users in Africa easy access to Xiaomi products.
Western Union introduces new payment option for Amazon.com shoppers in Kenya
15-02-2019 | 09:12:49
The Western Union Company has unveiled a new payment option that allows Amazon.com customers in Kenya to pay in local currency for their Amazon.com purchases.
[Kenya] Online sentimental spending grows 47 per cent in three years, Mastercard Love Index
14-02-2019 | 05:34:00
The annual Mastercard Love Index indicates that Kenyans are willing to dig deeper into their pockets to make their partners happy and that they are going online to do it.
Express Union and WorldRemit launch international mobile money service to Cameroon
08-02-2019 | 07:09:29
WorldRemit, the leading digital money transfer service, has partnered with Express Finance SA Cameroon for international mobile money transfers to Cameroon.
[Interview] Seth Mundhe, Founder, Ejenzi Africa, Kenya
05-02-2019 | 10:04:00
After years of experience working in the construction industry, Seth Mundhe identified a need in the market and set up an online marketplace to satisfy it.
Xpress Money sets sight on doubling mobile wallet operations in Africa in first half of 2019
04-02-2019 | 12:29:00
While Africa continues to be driven largely by cash transactions, it is a known fact that the mobile wallet segment is growing year on year within the region.
[Kenya] GreenTec invests into SuperFluid Labs
29-01-2019 | 07:38:00
GreenTec has announced its investment into SuperFluid Labs, a SAAS provider of data analytics and artificial intelligence solutions.
[Kenya] Safaricom’s M-PESA Global nominated for Global Mobile Awards 2019
25-01-2019 | 08:04:02
Safaricom’s M-PESA Global has been shortlisted for the Global Mobile Awards 2019. The service which was launched in November last year has been nominated under the Best Mobile Innovation for Commerce.
FNB becomes first South African bank to launch consumer and merchant QR code payments on its banking app
23-01-2019 | 10:43:42
FNB is expanding its digital payments ecosystem by enabling consumers and sole proprietor businesses to perform and accept QR code payments using the FNB Banking App.
NIC Bank partners with WorldRemit for digital money transfers to Kenya
22-01-2019 | 09:39:36
Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has joined forces with NIC Bank for digital money transfers to Kenya.
[Ghana] Mobile money interoperability shows 2.2 million transactions in December
21-01-2019 | 09:08:00
Cross network mobile money transfers were done about 2.2 million times between May and December last year.
Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, WorldRemit launch first international mobile money transfer service in the country
16-01-2019 | 06:38:43
Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE), has partnered with global digital money transfer service, WorldRemit, to launch its first ever international mobile money transfer service to Ethiopia.
Pride Microfinance partners with WorldRemit for digital money transfers to Uganda
10-01-2019 | 06:46:00
Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with Pride Microfinance Ltd to allow customers to send money instantly to 30 new cash pickup locations in Uganda.
[Kenya] Police officers to undergo compulsory ICT training
09-01-2019 | 05:29:00
The Kenyan government wants all police officers to undergo a compulsory six-month training on Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
Nigerians pay N56.8trn electronically in 2018
07-01-2019 | 08:57:00
Reports from the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System have indicated that Nigeria’s e-payment services, recorded transactions worth N56.85 trillion from January to September last year.
[Kenya] CMA warns against Kenicoin initial coin offering and trading
03-01-2019 | 10:24:00
In a bid to protect investors, Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has cautioned the public against participating in any initial coin offering or trading in any coin exchange offered by Wiseman Talent Ventures.
Pernod Ricard announces investment in Jumia
21-12-2018 | 09:11:26
Pernod Ricard, the world's second largest wine and spirits’ company present in 13 African countries, and Jumia, the an e-commerce player on the continent, have announced the strengthening of their partnership.
The nightmare before Christmas: Over 50% of South African shoppers have had their financial credentials compromised
19-12-2018 | 08:05:00
Cybercriminals targeting consumers’ banking credentials or online shopping accounts could hit the jackpot this holiday season as shown by the Kaspersky Lab report “From festive fun to password panic: Managing money online this Christmas”,
[Kenya] Tuskys launches an online retail portal
19-12-2018 | 07:01:03
Kenyan Retailer Tusker Mattresses, has registered its footprint in the cyberspace with the launch of a dedicated online store.
Continental free trade area to boost e-commerce in Africa
12-12-2018 | 08:05:33
Opportunities abound for Africa to engage in and benefit from e-commerce and the digital economy as the African Continental Free Trade Agreement comes into force.
[Egypt] e-health startup Vezeeta receives $1m funding from IFC
11-12-2018 | 13:18:00
Egyptian e-health startup Vezeeta has raised $1 million in additional funding from IFC to add to the $12 million in Series C financing it raised earlier this year to continue its international expansion.
Africa has over 21 million online shops, UNCTAD report
11-12-2018 | 06:28:34
Although e-commerce is snowballing in Africa, with more than 21 million Africans shop online, countries are at very different stages of development.
Mastercard and DPO Group target 40k Pan African merchants with new payment system
11-12-2018 | 06:08:00
Mastercard and DPO Group have partnered to enable more than 40,000 African merchants to accept Mastercard payment.
Addis International Bank, WorldRemit target 2 million Ethiopians in diaspora with money transfer service
07-12-2018 | 13:05:00
Global digital money transfer service WorldRemit has joined forces with Addis International Bank for digital money transfers.
[Kenya] Azuri, Unilever launch e-voucher system for off grid customers
07-12-2018 | 06:20:00
Pay-as-you-go solar pioneer Azuri and consumer goods company Unilever have launched an e-voucher system designed to help off-grid rural consumers in Kenya access consumer goods and services via pay-as-you-go solar.
[Kenya] Cellulant to build a single payments API for Africa’s fintech companies
05-12-2018 | 08:23:00
Pan-African payments company Cellulant has announced plans to build an application programming interface (API) for Africa’s payments companies to solve Africa’s payment problems.
[Kenya Business Week] Leveraging the blue economy wave to boost national purse
29-11-2018 | 13:36:00
Kenya has this week successfully hosted the first global conference on blue economy that brought together over 16,000 delegates.
[Senegal] Digitizing payments could add FCFA104b to GDP every year - report
29-11-2018 | 06:33:00
After making good progress on financial inclusion, Senegal has turned its attention to digitizing payments in order to speed up its growth and inclusive development.
ImpalaPay to deploy blockchain powered POS terminals to 600,000 payout agents in Africa
28-11-2018 | 08:13:34
Blockchain technology is a disruptive innovation that is gradually gaining traction in Africa.
NGExchanger set to revolutionize cryptocurrency in Nigeria
28-11-2018 | 08:08:24
NGExchanger, a Bitcoin Exchanger in Nigeria, is posed to change the face of Crypotcurrency and Bitcoin e-currency exchange in Nigeria.
[Kenya] Carrefour Kenya partners with Jumia to sell groceries online
28-11-2018 | 03:47:00
Majid Al Futtaim, the exclusive franchisee operator of Carrefour in 15 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has partnered with Jumia to provide a secure and convenient way for Carrefour customers to shop for groceries and household goods online starting end of December.
[South Africa] Standard Bank allows customers to convert bank charges into airtime or data
27-11-2018 | 10:32:00
In a further move to cement its position as an integrated financial services organisation offering exceptional value, Standard Bank is entering the airtime and data market.
[Kenya] Cellulant patners with Facebook to launch Augmented Reality (AR) powered try-on experiences on Messenger
21-11-2018 | 08:45:35
Pan-African Payments company, Cellulant, has built Africa’s first Augmented Reality (AR) powered try-on experiences in Facebook Messenger.
NASCU and Mastercard announce landmark agreement to drive financial inclusion in Zambia
20-11-2018 | 11:19:00
NASCU and Mastercard today announced a landmark agreement to drive financial inclusion by extending formal financial products and services to undeserved members of cooperatives.
[South Africa] Fintech company Sureswipe acquires Humble Till
20-11-2018 | 10:11:00
Sureswipe has acquired a 50.1% majority stake in the Point of Sale software company Humble Till, a move which will enhance Sureswipe’s offering to small and medium-sized businesses using card payment solutions in-store.
Morocco creates mobile money service “m-wallet”
19-11-2018 | 07:49:00
Moroccans can now use their mobile phones to send or receive money and pay for services.
Black Friday alert: Popular online fashion shops among top targets for data stealing malware in 2018
15-11-2018 | 17:25:00
As the big annual holiday shopping season gets underway, new Kaspersky Lab research shows that banking Trojans are actively targeting online users of popular consumer brands, stealing credentials and other information through these sites.
Technology gives Kenyan farmers access to transparent marketplace
13-11-2018 | 10:56:00
Twiga Foods, a Kenyan mobile phone platform that sells bananas and other produce from small-scale farmers to local vendors and markets is offering local farmers access to a transparent marketplace.
There are business opportunities in China, South African companies
13-11-2018 | 06:59:00
The South African companies that were exhibiting at the 1st China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai China last week said that there are business opportunities for South African companies in China.
[Nigeria] Mobile money transactions hit N1.2trn in 9 months
08-11-2018 | 09:07:00
Statistics released by the Nigeria Interbank settlement System showed that despite the concerns over slow growth of the electronic payment system, mobile money is gaining traction in Nigeria.
Zara grows African footprint with new online platform
08-11-2018 | 06:35:09
Spanish fashion retailer Zara has launched online sales through a dedicated worldwide online platform bringing its fashions to customers in 106 new markets.
Rwanda, Alibaba partner to launch electronic world trade platform hub
01-11-2018 | 07:27:50
Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma have witnessed the signing of three Memoranda of Understanding between the Rwandan Government and Alibaba establishing an electronic world trade platform hub in Rwanda.
[Sudan] MTN rewards its operations for their commitment to social good
30-10-2018 | 10:12:00
MTN Group has announced its Sudan operation as the winner of this year’s 21 Days of Y’ello Care employee volunteerism programme. The programme, which ran for 21 days in June, saw over 9000 employees across the company’s footprint dedicating their time and efforts to uplifting local communities.
Amazon Web Services to open data centers in South Africa
29-10-2018 | 05:35:00
Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, has announced that it will open an infrastructure region in South Africa in the first half of 2020.
Digital technology accelerating cybercrimes in Africa
24-10-2018 | 06:16:00
Cybercrime has become one of the biggest threat to most organisations and businesses in Africa. The threat has continued to accelerate especially due to the power of digital technology and cybercriminals becoming more sophisticated.
Mastercard reinforces commitment to drive digital growth in Zimbabwe
22-10-2018 | 11:22:00
Mastercard President and CEO, Ajay Banga, this week visited Zimbabwe to show Mastercard's support for the country's drive to create a new wave of digital payments and inclusive growth.
[Column] Hannalie Marsh: Payments in Africa drives innovation
18-10-2018 | 11:03:00
There is a great demand in Africa for cross-border payments and a need to regulate the payment industry on the continent while at the same time opening it up to include non-banks.
Jumia Kenya set to grow vendor base by 50% in 2019
17-10-2018 | 04:23:00
Jumia plans to grow its vendor base from the current 10,000 to 15,000 by 2019. The e-commerce leader made this announcement during Jumia Black Friday launch event held at Movenpick Hotel in Westlands, Nairobi.
Mall for Africa to sell cars from United States to buyers in Nigeria
16-10-2018 | 06:13:00
E-commerce platform Mall for Africa has announced that it will add cars from the United States to its list of items for sale.
Senegal leaps from piggy banks to electronic wallets
12-10-2018 | 13:12:00
Since the launch of the first mobile money service in Senegal in 2010, the market for digital financial services (DFS) there has boomed.
GloCash eases money transfer in Africa with BETA version
12-10-2018 | 06:27:05
The GloCash payment app, which is designed to make it much easier for Africans to send and receive cash, is now on BETA and available for limited download to Android devices.
Kenya Postal Corporation seeks partnership with Amazon
11-10-2018 | 07:18:00
Kenya’s postal service provider the Kenya Postal Corporation of Kenya is eyeing a deal with American e-commerce company Amazon that will see it become their official logistics in the country.
Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo tap into e-commerce opportunities
08-10-2018 | 13:22:00
Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo need far-reaching reforms of their infrastructure and legal systems to benefit from e-commerce, new studies of the West African countries by UNCTAD have revealed.
Net1 partners with Zapper to deploy QR payment tech across Africa
08-10-2018 | 07:37:00
Provider of secure payment technology Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. has entered into a strategic relationship with Zapper, South African QR payments technology company with more than a million customers.
[SA Business Week] Key sectors appointments and a busy air route
05-10-2018 | 16:19:00
October is already proving to be a great month for the South African business and economy, maybe even greater. With only a week into the month, three South Africans have been appointed for senior positions in the ICT, aviation and engineering sectors.
[South Africa] Mastercard, EasyPay introduce app to ease bill payments
01-10-2018 | 07:42:23
South Africans can now buy prepaid utility services or pay their accounts from approximately 600 bill issuers with the new EasyPay Mobile app using Masterpass, the global digital payment service from Mastercard.
Jumia and Amadeus partner to launch first Flight Marketplace in Africa
27-09-2018 | 09:15:04
Jumia has partnered with Amadeus, a leading travel technology company to launch the first flight marketplace in Africa.
Moneytrans and Remitly set to expand to Sub Saharan Africa
20-09-2018 | 11:15:31
Moneytrans and Remitly, the largest independent digital remittance company in North America, have entered into a global co-operation agreement.
[South Africa] Wala wins Zambezi Prize for micropayments platform
20-09-2018 | 07:44:00
The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT, has named South African startup Wala as the grand prize winner of the 2018 Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion, as well as the regional winner of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge.
OLX Group invests ZAR 1.4 billion in South Africa’s Webuycars
19-09-2018 | 08:46:00
Naspers’ Classifieds business, OLX Group, has announced an investment of ZAR 1.4 billion in South Africa’s specialised car buying service, Webuycars.
MallforAfrica invests in Chinese brands
19-09-2018 | 08:39:09
MallforAfrica (MFA), Africa's largest e-commerce platform, has announced its customers will now be able to purchase products from the most sought-after Chinese brands.
[South Africa] Naspers to separately list as MultiChoice Group on JSE
19-09-2018 | 07:40:00
Naspers has announced its intention to list its Video Entertainment business separately on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and simultaneously to unbundle the shares in this business to its shareholders.
[Nigeria] Access Bank, WorldRemit in instant money transfers deal
19-09-2018 | 06:12:00
International digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with Access Bank for instant money transfers to Access Bank accounts in Nigeria.
Ethiopian Airlines adds Alipay to its mobile payment platform
18-09-2018 | 06:08:00
Ethiopian Airlines has partnered with CellPoint Mobile to accept payments via Alipay – China's leading alternative payment method (APM), in the mobile app of Ethiopian Airlines.
Vibrant mobile money market drives Somalia’s economy
13-09-2018 | 13:32:44
Somalia’s economy is projected to grow at an annual rate of 3–4 percent, according to the third Somalia Economic Update (SEU) published by the World Bank.
Nedbank, Mastercard unveil payment system for South Africa businesses
12-09-2018 | 11:08:00
Nedbank has partnered with Mastercard to launch Qkr! with Masterpass, a mobile order-ahead and payment platform developed by Mastercard Labs.
Kenyan new online retailer Hashmart bets big on electronics
12-09-2018 | 05:51:52
Hashmart Kenya, which specializes in electronics says it is positioning itself to give established players in e-commerce segment a run for their money.
Comsol and Samsung lead SA into a brave new era of 5G
11-09-2018 | 13:12:00
Comsol Networks, a leading provider of enterprise-grade wireless infrastructure, and Samsung South Africa have lit up Vilakazi Street in Soweto with a live 5G pilot network.
Kasha, Rwanda’s online health and beauty store launches in Kenya
05-09-2018 | 06:52:00
Rwanda Based women health and personal care e-commerce and mobile platform Kasha, has launched its operations in Kenya.
WorldRemit launches digital money transfer service within Africa
04-09-2018 | 08:49:09
International money transfer company WorldRemit has launched a new digital service within Africa, making it easier to send and receive money across the continent.
Xpress Money augments its presence in the African remittance market
03-09-2018 | 06:59:46
The potent forces of globalization and migration make the global economy a formidable entity. Migration is integral as it helps boost the economy of the host country while simultaneously bolstering the economy of the origin country through remittances.
[Zimbabwe] EcoCash and Mastercard launch Scan & Pay payment platform
30-08-2018 | 14:18:00
EcoCash and Mastercard have announced the launch of EcoCash Scan & Pay, a simple, secure and instant mobile payments solution for consumers and merchants.
[Nigeria] Mobile payments record 4.1% growth in three months
30-08-2018 | 12:40:41
From April to June, a total of 20.7 million transactions were carried out in the country through the mobile payment platforms.
[Nigeria] Azimo partners with Interswitch for cross-border payments
30-08-2018 | 12:22:18
European digital money transfer Azimo has announced a partnership with African payments firm Interswitch Group.
[Nigeria] Startup Paystack, gets $8m funding from Stripe, Visa, others
30-08-2018 | 08:22:00
Paystack, a Nigeria-based startup providing payments tools to businesses in Africa, has raised $8 million in Series A funding.
Jumia Food launches online pre-payments in Kenya and Uganda
29-08-2018 | 09:24:50
Online food delivering company Jumia Food has announced the launch of online pre-payments for its customers in Kenya and Uganda.