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Konga founder Sim Shagaya steps down as CEO

Nigerian tech entrepreneur Sim Shagaya has announced he is stepping down as the CEO of Konga, which is one of Africa's leading e-commerce companies...

By Paul Adepoju

Hello Africa! Tell me how you're doin'!

Many multinational brands approach Africa with a near-desperate bright-eyed eagerness, trying to get to grips with her intricate market dynamics...

By Marthinus Van Loggerenberg

Data safari: Mapping emerging Africa's analytics

IQturf Consulting Services, an analytics-driven solution provider, is rolling out a new data solution for Africa's 'emerging set': Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana and Nigeria...

Four key things to consider before venturing into e-commerce in Nigeria

For many business owners in Nigeria, e-commerce is still an enigma. However, with over 60% of people in the country now using the internet, it has become a valuable tool and popular platform...

By Nkem Ndem V

Africa Internet Group face shake-up with e-commerce MDs in Nigeria

Major e-commerce backer Africa Internet Group (AIG) has quietly faced an overhaul of leadership of its online shopping plays in Nigeria...

By Paul Adepoju

What drives consumer conversation on social media?

Sub-Saharan African consumers see the value of new payment solutions and are demanding more innovative ways to pay, MasterCard has disclosed at Retail Congress Africa in Cape Town...

Kellogg's inks Nigeria deal in Africa expansion

US-based cereal maker Kellogg's announced this week it is acquiring half of Nigerian food distributor Multipro for $450m as part of its drive to expand on the continent...

By Colleen Goko

Getting a feel for the luxury market in Africa

Prestige marketing isn't just about classy shots of high-end products - you still have to follow the tried and trusted marketing methods that make people relate to your brand, especially on the continent...

By Leigh Andrews

African markets emerge on global retail development index

The 2015 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI), published by AT Kearney, places three sub-Saharan countries in the top 30 - Botswana #18, Nigeria #23 and Angola #30...

The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa...

[Infographic] The 12 facts and figures about e-commerce in Nigeria in 2015

Pan-African e-commerce Jumia has just released a new Infographic with the objective of shining a light on the key facts and figures of the year that has passed as well as the promise of 2016...

Latest consumer confidence index reveals South Africans' fixation with their finances

Overall, South African confidence is more pessimistic than its sub-Saharan African counterparts although Nielsen SA MD Craig Henry points out that consumer confidence does not correlate to ability to spend or affluence, in fact more the inverse...

Issued by Nielsen

MOBOfree.com performs 30% better than forecasted

MOBOfree, the African social marketplace, has announced a 274% year-on-year increase in the total value of goods on its platform in Nigeria. The current value of goods is $1.97 billion (394 billion NGN), up from $526 million (102.5 billion NGN) last year, outperforming the forecasted growth rate for 2015 by 30%...

E-commerce may create 50,000 jobs in Nigeria

As e-commerce expands aggressively across Nigeria, the sector may help create over 50,000 jobs within the country in two to three years, according to the MD of Kaymu.com.ng Evangeline Wiles...

Social media impacts m-commerce business

Nigeria has been experiencing a boost in online businesses due to the massive surge in m-commerce. The rise in mobile phone traffic to online stores is incited by the overall trend of social media...

SSA industrial adhesives market growing faster than traditional markets

Since 2000, the sub-Saharan African (SSA) economy has more than trebled in size. Despite some challenges, the region is expected...

By Constance Nyambayo

Lagos store brings modern African luxury to Nigeria's rich

LAGOS - Take a sought-after architect, add the king of "new Africa cuisine" and a smattering of famous designers, and you get a concept-store in Lagos that seeks to bring modern African luxury to Nigeria's ultra-rich...

MOBOfree launches first-of-a-kind ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda

Leading African social marketplace, MOBOfree, announced the launch of the first-of-a-kind ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda

MOBOfree launches ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda

LAGOS, NIGERIA: MOBOfree, the African social marketplace, announced the launch of the first-of-a-kind ID verification program in Nigeria and Uganda, further strengthening its position as Africa's safest social marketplace...

Manufacturers, experts decry labelling of Nigerian goods as Made-in-Asia

Some manufacturers and experts on in Lagos have decried the trend of labelling Nigerian goods as made-in-Asia or made-in-China...

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