Tag Archives: E-commerce

Africa urges support for improved regulation of e-commerce

25 Apr

Africa supports the need for a global framework to protect privacy and foster international trade through e-commerce, particularly in developing countries as the online form of trade grows, says ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) Commission rep at the UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) e-commerce week held this month in Geneva. Continue reading

MainOne’s data center to service critical infrastructure in West Africa

17 Jan

opekeNigeria‘s MainOne this week opened what it describes as the largest commercial, vendor-neutral data center in West Africa, the Tier III Lekki Data Centre, to address the growing demand for co-location, cloud and disaster recovery services for enterprises and governments in the region. Continue reading

E-commerce becomes a force in African retail market

4 Dec

E-commerce is poised to dominate African retail markets over the next five years, says the Africa CEO of Kaymu.com, one of the more successful online commerce sites in the region. While market watchers may not be quite as optimistic in their forecasts, no one disputes that e-commerce on the continent is starting to take root. Continue reading

Online retailers pushing for e-commerce growth in West Africa

4 Nov

As Internet usage surges, an increasing number of online retailers in West Africa are springing up, giving mobile phone users a variety of options to buy and sell new and used items. Emerging markets like West Africa, where online shopping is still in its infancy, offer the highest growth potential for the e-commerce industry, according to Sumesh Rahavendra, head of marketing for DHL Express sub-Sahara Africa, in a report released last week. Continue reading

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