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African e-commerce firms get coronavirus boost

Dakar, Senegal | AFP |  Seydou Sall sprays antiseptic on bags of food freshly deposited by an e-commerce firm at his home in an upmarket quarter of Senegal’s capital Dakar. In a pattern repeated across the continent, the researcher has turned to online deliveries to get basics such as sugar, milk …

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UNDP, Jumia partner to link market vendors with consumers online

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A new e-commerce platform has been launched to boost online trading in markers amid restrictions on movement and social distancing guidelines instituted as part of the measures to curtail transmission of coronavirus disease. The platform, a brainchild of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) …

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‘It is the right time for e-commerce’

Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Ron Kawamara is Jumia Uganda’s new Chief Executive Officer. He spoke to The Independent’s Julius Businge about his strategy and related online developments. What are the reasons behind Jumia’s success story in Uganda? We have been growing because of our best prices in the market. …

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Google still under fire over EU anti-trust violations

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Rivals to Google urged the EU on Wednesday to keep up its fight against the search engine giant, saying proposals by the firm to avoid more EU mega-fines fell short. EU Competition Commissioner Margarethe Vestager in June slapped Google with a record 2.4-billion-euro (more than $2.7 …

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Uganda pushes for conclusion of Doha round of negotiations

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Uganda has objected to the introduction of new issues in the World Trade Organization negotiations before the completion of the negotiations on issues in the Doha Round of negotiations. Speaking during the meeting for the African Group in the ongoing 11th WTO Ministerial conference in …

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Jumia rebranding jitters

Reorganisation of major player sparks interest in e-commerce deals Big is better. That seems to be the thinking behind Africa Internet Group’s decision to pool all its franchises, mainly online marketing offerings, under one brand name. And what that brand name would be seemed pretty obvious. Although AIG had seven …

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