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Africa urged to embrace e-commerce to accelerate trade

  Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | A virtual import and export conference and exhibition opened Tuesday with the Zambian government urging African countries to embrace e-commerce in order to accelerate trade. The two-day event, hosted by the Zambian government in collaboration with the private sector, is a flagship networking platform aimed …

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Africa needs to increase internet penetration as COVID-19 disrupts trade condition, says UNECA

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | XINHUA | Much still needs to be done for Africa to increase internet penetration as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the continent’s trade and socioeconomic condition, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) said on Tuesday. According to figures from the ECA, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia and South …

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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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