What will it take for Africa to drive US$5-trillion digital economy?

Africa's digital
opportunity

Continent's progress
under the spotlight.


Tuesday, Nov 19th

Uber GM confident in fairness of income made by African drivers

Uber GM confident in fairness of income made by African drivers

Ride-hailing company says its new Greenlight Hubs in 13 cities across the continent will readily address any concerns about pay.

Jumia losses grow in spite of sales increase

Jumia losses grow in spite of sales increase

Jumia saw losses increase by 107.9% to hit EUR39.4 million.

M-KOPA Solar secures latest funding round

M-KOPA Solar secures latest funding round

Amount undisclosed, but includes a first ever investment from FinDev Canada, which has put in US$10 million.

MyBucks S.A., NAGA Group partner to offer crypto wallet service

MyBucks S.A., NAGA Group partner to offer crypto wallet service

Partners look to secure higher share of Sub-Saharan Africa's remittance market within the next 2 – 3 years.

Kenya's Mondo Ride aggressive on Africa expansion

Kenya's Mondo Ride aggressive on Africa expansion

Ride-hailing app looks to enter three more cities before mid-2018.

Data costs holding back full adoption of banking apps

Data costs holding back full adoption of banking apps

Barclays Africa exec anticipates an uptake when data costs are reduced and the general perception of high data costs on the continent is addressed.

Africa's operators lean towards regional interoperability

Africa's operators lean towards regional interoperability

The most notable mobile money interoperability corridors are prevalent in East and Central Africa as well as between Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Africa well positioned to exploit ecommerce growth

Africa well positioned to exploit ecommerce growth

DHL VP urges more businesses on the continent to embrace the disruptive technology.

OLX Kenya, Nigeria closure to impact market

OLX Kenya, Nigeria closure to impact market

Farmers among those expected to feel the ripple effect.

Mobile money still rides on cash in African markets

Mobile money still rides on cash in African markets

Research by McKinsey & Company advocates partnerships with banks, internet companies to eventually 'weed out' the cash component.

Mondo ride CEO banking on rapid urbanisation in Africa

Mondo Ride CEO banks on rapid urbanisation in Africa

Globally, the ride-hailing market has grown to US$36bn in the last 8 years and is expected to reach US$285bn by 2030.