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Career: Albert Munyabugingo, CEO Vuba Vuba Africa’s Alibaba

Albert Munyabugingo, a former Jumia employee, quickly filled the void left by the pan-African e-commerce specialist in Rwanda to launch one of the most popular delivery companies in the country.  Portrait of a boss who, like his couriers, has his foot to the floor.  By Ange Iliza, in Kigali   In 2019,...
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Malawi: NBS Bank launches its e-commerce platform

NBS Bank, listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange, has just launched an e-commerce platform, implemented by Network International, one of the leading facilitators of digital commerce in Africa and the Middle East. The N-GeniusTM online payment method will enable this leading commercial bank in Malawi to offer its customers a...
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Morocco: 43% jump in e-commerce

Mikael Naciri, CEO of the Interbank Electronic Banking Center (CMI), argued yesterday Wednesday January 13, 2021 that online transactions with local cards totaled 1.4 million dirhams in December. This represents an increase of 43% compared to the previous year....
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Rwanda: exponential increase in coffee sales in China

According to Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, sales of Rwandan coffee in China via its online platforms climbed 400% in 2020. Note that since 2018, various Rwandan coffee brands have made their debut on the market. Chinese online market, notably by selling on Tmall Global, an Alibaba cross-border import platform....
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Rwanda An agreement with Singapore to develop e-commerce

Rwanda joined the global digital business platform of the Central Bank of Singapore and its project “Business sans Borders” (BSB), a global solutions hub using AI to accelerate SMEs’ digitalization. Rwanda hopes to develop its exports and provide local companies opportunities in cross-border e-commerce and develop Fintech in the country....
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Uganda The Sokowatch startup use electric tuk-tuks for deliveries

Kenyan e-commerce platform Sokowatch, which offers real-time delivery, financing for growth, and business management data to informal merchants, has added electric tuk-tuks to its delivery fleet in Uganda. Built by Gayam Motor Works, the Indian EV manufacturer, those vehicles allow the company to provide a solution to large command (500...
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Egypt The startup ExpandCare secures 2,5 million dollars

The e-commerce Egyptian startup ExpandCart, has secured 2.5 million dollars funding to help it continue to grow toward the Middle East. Used by more than 20 000 merchants in over 40 countries, ExpandCart provides comprehensive eCommerce solutions to enable merchants and retailers to build their online stores...
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