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Business

The Opportunity Cost of Doing Business for SMEs in Africa

The African economy has gathered momentum over the years, with an estimated increase of 3.8% of the real output growth in 2017. As the largest economies gradually strengthen, the 2018/2019 performance should reach 4.1% according to the African Development Bank. This economic growth and sustainable development has largely been contributed by Small and Medium Enterprises …

Technology Travel

Jumia Partners with Amadeus to launch the first Flight Marketplace in Africa

In commemoration of World Tourism Day 2018, Jumia is at it again in the expansion of its Flights services, this time in partnership with Amadeus, a leading travel technology company. The partnership is the base for a new flights marketplace on Jumia, that will be a step further towards making travel in Africa simple and …

Technology

There’s Need for More Disruption in Africa’s Tech Scene

For most people living outside Africa, they imagine the continent as the home of poverty, corruption, internet fraud, infrastructure deficit, and everything that describes under-development, marginalization, oppression, bad leadership, insecurity, diseases, and many more. Although the continent is truly beset with some perennial development issues, some of these notions are preposterous and not entirely peculiar …

Lifestyle

Logistics Challenges Facing Ecommerce in Africa

According to Euromonitor, the world’s fastest growing economies by 2030 will be in Africa. This consequently makes the continent the next big e-commerce market. And as this positive narrative continues to place Africa as a top investment destination, the need for advanced logistics systems has become inevitable. The growth of e-commerce will significantly depend on …

Technology

Africa Set To Be The Next Big Mobile Market

Africa is judiciously positioned to be the next big mobile market, enviously eyed by global investors for her enormous growth opportunities. 2019 is undeniably the year to prioritize investments in Africa’s mobile market, to leverage this monetary opportunity. According to a Mobile Report for Africa released by Jumia, Africa’s leading e-commerce platform, the continent’s real …

Technology

Jumia and Xiaomi Partner to Drive Smartphone Penetration in Africa

Jumia, Africa’s leading e-commerce platform, has today signed an important partnership with technology leader Xiaomi at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, giving millions of users in Africa easy access to Xiaomi products. Through the partnership, Jumia will open the Mi official store on its platform and give Xiaomi access to millions of online customers …

Travel

62 million: No. of international arrivals in Africa in 2017

Africa reached a record 62 million international arrivals in 2017, translating to a growth of 8%. Arrivals in Sub-Saharan Africa increased by 5% while North Africa enjoyed a strong recovery with a 13% growth in arrivals. The continental growth supersedes that of the international number, which stood at 7% in 2017 to reach 1,322 million. …

Travel

Uganda is Kenya’s Leading Source Market, While USA Beats UK to the top Position

In a surprising turn of events, Uganda took the lead as Kenya’s top source market in Africa, while Germany and Italy tail the numbers globally. According to data from the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB), The Pearl almost doubled her score of 29,038 visitors in 2015 to 51,023 for the year ended (2016). The report attributes …

Travel

International Tourist Arrivals Hit 1.2 Billion in 2016

Nairobi, 24th January – Destinations worldwide welcomed more than 1.2 billion people in 2016; while 6 billion people toured within their borders, in an unprecedented growth of the domestic travel sector. This is according to the latest tourist barometer report released by United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The robust growth in international arrivals maintained …

Hotels

Jumia Travel launches new Web Extranet for hotel managers

Jumia Travel, Africa’s leading online hotel-booking company, has officially launched the web version of the Extranet App, an application that aims to give more flexibility and independence to hotel managers. Kampala, 11th October, 2016 – Jumia Travel is seeking to further empower its hotel partners across all markets with top-notch technology by unveiling the Web …

Adventure

Thrilling White Water Rafting Locations In Africa

If there is something the African continent was blessed with, its plenty of everything beautiful. Every country on this continent has something worth exploring, something that will give you an experience of a lifetime. Across the continent you will find something for everyone, including some of the best white water rapids that any thrill seeker would …