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Shreenal Ruparelia appointed new MD of Jumia Food

Online food delivery company, Jumia Food, has appointed Shreenal Ruparelia as its new managing director

41 minutes ago

#EntrepreneurMonth: A premium African surf brand with global appeal

Little over a year ago, three friends with thriving creative careers embarked on a mission to combine their love of Africa with their passion for surfing

By Lauren Hartzenberg 22 hours ago

Rata-grab testing on-demand food delivery platform in Cameroon

Cameroonian startup Rata-grab is testing its online food ordering and delivery platform with five restaurants in Douala ahead of a full launch.

By Tom Jackson 1 day ago

Nigeria's VoomNow starts exporting local produce

Nigerian assisted shopping startup VoomNow has started exporting local produce to the United States (US), making local food stuffs such as catfish, egusi and noodles available

By Tom Jackson 13 Oct 2017

Instant, secure, cashless payment for 33 African countries

Ecobank has partnered with Visa to launch Ecobank Scan+Pay with mVisa solutions to their consumers

13 Oct 2017

A new distribution landscape: Bringing blockchain to the travel industry

Lufthansa Group has partnered with Winding Tree which has dedicated itself to reorganising travel distribution. With a decentralised B2B marketplace system powering blockchain-based travel booking transactions

11 Oct 2017

Deacons East Africa to negotiate sale of Mr Price to SA retailer

Deacons East Africa Plc has received board approval to enter into negotiations for the sale of the Mr Price franchise in Kenya

10 Oct 2017

Dangote: Nigeria is learning how to produce the entire value chain

"We are not going to import anything any longer," said Aliko Dangote in a candid discussion with Claridges in London editor in chief Lionel Barber at the Financial Times' 4th annual Africa Summit

10 Oct 2017

Nigeria's first e-commerce bot from Jumia

Jumia has introduced an e-commerce bot in Nigeria that works by asking customers what they're looking for, and then using their answers to uncover the best offers

10 Oct 2017

DHL-Mall for Africa partnership gives African products access to global stage

DHL Express and Mall for Africa have extended their partnership to enable African businesses to sell their locally manufactured products to customers in the United States

6 Oct 2017

AB InBev completes deal to sell interest in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) said on Thursday it had completed a deal to sell its 54.5% in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

5 Oct 2017

Jumia Nigeria launches e-commerce bot

Jumia Nigeria has introduced an e-commerce bot that allows shoppers to order food, find fashion or electronic items and book hotels and flights by simply having an online conversation

4 Oct 2017

Ghana's digital payments leadership

New United Nations report reveals the momentum for digital payments in Ghana could save over GHS 1 billion within next four years

28 Sep 2017

Heineken on the ins and outs of local sourcing in Africa

A little-known fact about Dutch beer-brewing company and global brand, Heineken, is that it sources half of its raw materials from local, small-scale farmers for its African operations

By Justin Probyn 27 Sep 2017

Mozambican designer on taking back the African textile market

Clothes, patterns and evocative prints had always held meaning for Mozambican entrepreneur Wacy Zacarias

By Jamie Matroos 26 Sep 2017

Pick n Pay trials bitcoin payments

Bitcoin payments could soon be commonplace at Pick n Pay. For a limited period, customers at the retailer's head office campus store are able to use the cryptocurrency as a payment method

19 Sep 2017

How safe is the food on your plate?

It can take up to three months or even more for food to travel from the farm to table. “The longer this supply chain, the less control you have over the product and the harder it is to maintain quality and safety.”

19 Sep 2017

Nigerians spent $3bn annually on foreign goods - MAN

Local manufacturers lost an average of $3 billion annually due to the preference of Nigerian government and consumers for foreign goods

By Olajide Fabamise 4 Oct 2017

SA companies explore opportunities in Tunisia, Algeria

A delegation of South African companies is currently on a trade and investment mission in Tunisia and Algeria, where they are exploring export markets

3 Oct 2017

QNet boosts direct selling operations in Tanzania

Asian direct selling company, QNet, is expanding its operations into East Africa. The company forms part of the $200 billion global direct selling industry

22 Sep 2017

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