E-Commerce

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Optimism about Africa's startup landscape

Most parts of the continent are still offline. Many still don’t have access to clean energy or even running water. However, there is good reason to be positive as many opportunities still exist that startups can capture and provide solutions for.

Growth of African rural e-commerce

The rise and growth of e-commerce in the world and primarily in Africa has created a lot of business opportunities. The trend is in the direction of developing logistics meant to tear down barriers for e-commerce penetration in rural markets.

Marketplaces are the key to unlocking Africa's digital revolution

Online marketplaces could be the key to unlocking Africa's digital revolution.

Afrikan startup funding reports have an iceberg problem

Afrikan tech startup funding reports present an unbalanced view of startups and the sectors they operate in.

Policy responses to the digital economy that Afrikan states need to adopt

The rise of digital platforms and e-commerce will reshape the retail sector and in turn have deep implications for developing countries’ industrialization processes.

Jack Ma set to retire in 2019, names Daniel Zhang as his successor

Jack Ma announces that Daniel Zhang will succeed him in 2019 as Chairman. Ma will stay on the Board of Directors until 2020.

Jack Ma is not retiring

Despite a report by the New York Times, Alibaba Group has said that Jack Ma will not be retiring from the company but rather, he will be announcing succession plans.