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Kenya’s Twiga invests $10 million to scale fresh produce production

Kenyan B2B eCommerce company Twiga Foods has invested $10 million to launch Twiga Fresh, a new subsidiary that is focused on...

SA’s Entersekt and Capitec Bank bolster security for e-commerce transactions

Entersekt, a global device identity and authentication solutions provider, has announced that South Africa’s Capitec Bank, has implemented its innovative EMV 3D...

Uber Kenya seeks arbitration in dispute with drivers

After drivers filed a lawsuit against Uber Kenya over the reduction of fares by nearly half, the ride-hailing firm has now...

TradeDepot appoints former Coca Cola Exec as MD for Anglo-West Africa

B2B eCommerce firm TradeDepot, has announced the appointment of former Coca Cola HBC and Hayat Kimya Nigeria Executive, Chidi Akubuiro as...

Dis-Chem partners Clickatell to launch WhatsApp platform

Chat Commerce firm Clickatell, has been selected by leading South African retailer, Dis-Chem Pharmacies, to enable WhatsApp as its customer communication...

Uber halts services in Tanzania over new pricing regulations

US ride-hailing giant Uber has suspended its services in Tanzania, saying government legislation that raises fares and cuts its commission made...

UPS and Jumia collaborate for Africa expansion

Pan-African e-commerce firm Jumia and global package delivery company UPS, have announced a partnership giving UPS access to Jumia's last mile...

E-hailing drivers protest over high fuel costs in South Africa

Drivers of ride-hailing companies in South Africa such as Uber, Bolt and others have embarked on a strike to protest against...

How innovative chatbots stand to revolutionise retail and eCommerce industries

Considering that the retail industry is so competitive, a retailer’s (in)ability to automate is often an indicator of their success or...

How AI and M2M are advancing payments and e-commerce in South Africa

While artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine to Machine (M2M) technology are nothing new, they are being deployed with greater speed and...

MarketForce raises $40 mln to further empower Africa’s informal merchants

MarketForce, a Kenya-based B2B platform for retail distribution of consumer goods and digital financial services in Africa, has announced the closing...

Uber to use alerts to remind riders to buckle up

Ride-sharing company Uber Technologies plans to begin reminding passengers to wear seat belts by pinging driver phones and sending riders messages as...

Bolt plans to recruit 200,000 new drivers in Africa this year

Ride-hailing mobility tech company Bolt has announced plans to recruit an additional 200,000 drivers in Africa in 2022 as demand for its...

Ethiopian Airlines plans to cash in on Africa’s e-Commerce boom

Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced plans to ramp up investment in cargo services and infrastructure as it looks to become a logistics...

Kenyan eCommerce firm Copia raises $50 million Africa expansion

Kenyan-based mobile commerce platform and goods distributor Copia Global has raised $50 million from investors to fund its expansion into the...

How to kick start your eCommerce journey in 2022

More than 22 million South African shoppers are clicking “add to cart” at least once a month

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