The world’s largest furniture and homeware store, Ikea, has collaborated with some of the best designers from seven African countries to curate its first African collection in what is described as an effort to “democratize design.” Ikea says it hopes to tap into the “creative explosion” happening across the continent. Full Story. AdvertisementsRead more "Ikea Plans All-African Collection In 2019"
As the range of online services and online payment options increase in Mozambique, e-trading platform Compra is preparing itself for the inevitable arrival of the critical mass of online shoppers, says founder Jonathan Novotny. Full Story.Read more "Compra ready for Mozambique e-commerce take-off"
Nigeria could sell off public assets to realise $16.4 B to cover a shortfall in government expenditure. The plan is contained in a ministry of finance economic recovery document spanning from 2017 to 2020. Watch.Read more "Nigeria may sell public assets to cover $16.4 billion shortfall"
Kenyan data collection startup Bamba has closed its first seed investment round at US$1.1 million, with the company planning to expand its product offerings and its reach around Africa. Full Story.Read more "Kenya’s Bamba closes $1.1m seed round"
Rwandan startup MindSky is offering a smarter way for employers to find vetted, pre-screened talent, and plans to expand across East Africa. Full Story.Read more "Rwanda’s MindSky promoting smarter hiring for SMEs"
Airshop is an application out of the Ivory Coast making duty-free goods that much more accessible. Watch.Read more "App opens up the world of duty-free"
South Africa’s Standard Bank has acquired a majority stake in Firepay, the company behind mobile payments solution SnapScan. Firepay, formed in 2013, launched SnapScan in partnership with Standard Bank in 2014. The product allows users to pay for good and services by scanning a QR code on their mobile phones. Full Story.Read more "SnapScan Acquired by Standard Bank"