Skills development critical to Africa’s ecommercial future
Key takeaway from the recently concluded 2020 AU e-commerce conference.
Support for tech talent a prerequisite for Africa to leverage internet economy
Google and the IFC have predicted the internet economy would contribute up to US$180bn to Africa’s economy by 2025 and US$712bn by 2050.
Africa's internet economy to contribute US$180bn by 2025
Research identifies internet connectivity and Africa’s growing start-up ecosystem as key drivers.
Innovation to help travellers in Africa comply with COVID-19 protocols
Econet, PanaBIOS unveil new applications to digitise pandemic certificates.
A biometric boost for Africa’s economy post-lockdown
To better manage identity verification, while respecting nation’s sovereignty and boosting trade, requires the use of biometrics technology and more continental-wide identity bureaus says Craig Hills, Business Development Director at WhoYou.
Agri-tech platform opens global marketplace to African farmers
Kenya-based Selina Wamucii encourages groups, co-ops to sell globally.
Leveraging AfCFTA to drive digital trade in Africa
Countries must seek to develop and harmonise the regulatory framework required to integrate their digital economies says Selma Matsinhe, Candidate Attorney at Baker McKenzie, overseen by Darryl Bernstein, Partner in Johannesburg.
E-commerce – Africa's ticket to a potential US$75 billion by 2025
AU conference in Kenya in July highlighted the opportunity for the continent.