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Fashion-conscious Lagosians switch to online shopping

Fashion-conscious Lagosians switch to online shopping

Three years ago, MallforAfrica joined the raft of Nigerian tech start-ups attracting private equity and venture capital backing.

Printivo founders Ibukun Oloyede, Oluyomi Ojo, and Ayodeji Adeogun. Credit:

Nigeria-based Printivo wants to become the Vistaprint of Africa

Vistaprint has been around for 20 years, so if you live in the U.S. or Europe, ordering printed material online might not seem like a big deal.

Hennie Heymans, incoming Managing Director, DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa

DHL Express appoints Hennie Heymans as Managing Director for Sub-Saharan Africa

Hennie Heymans, currently Managing Director of DHL Express South Africa, has been appointed as Managing Director of DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa.

Ashish Thakkar, Founder, Mara Group

Ugandan millionaire Ashish Thakkar's Mara Group raising $100M to launch pan-African e-commerce platform

Dubai-based Mara Group is launching an Africa-wide online marketplace that it hopes will become the leading e-commerce business in Africa within less than four years.

DHL is investing about $50M in Sub-Saharan Africa to tap emerging middle class

DHL is investing about $50M in Sub-Saharan Africa to tap emerging middle class

Deutsche Post AG’s DHL unit is investing about $50 million in sub-Saharan Africa as rising household incomes help spur demand for express and freight deliveries.

Charles Brewer, Managing Director for DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa

DHL secures STAT Times International Award for "International All Cargo Carrier of the Year in Africa"

DHL Aviation, a part of DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has secured the title of International All Cargo Carrier of the Year in Africa at the STAT Times’ International Awards for Excellence in Air Cargo, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 26 February.

E-Commerce in Africa finds growing outlet

Browse, click, pay: E-Commerce in Africa finds growing outlet

Young Ghanaian entrepreneur Nana Tamakloe could hardly have a simpler business plan. When people order clothes from his website, he buys the items from stalls and shops in Accra, ships them with DHL and gets paid online.

PostNet, Hibiscus Mall, Margate, South Africa

Dubai's Aramex buys South Africa's PostNet franchise for $16.5M

Aramex has bought the master franchise for South African retailer PostNet for $16.5 million from OneLogix Group, the Dubai-based courier firm said on Sunday as it expanded its presence in Africa.

Konga is Nigeria's largest online mall

Online retailers pushing for e-commerce growth in West Africa

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.


DHL records 1000% growth in sub-Saharan Africa in less than 3 years

The notable red and yellow German logistics company DHL Express recently announced a massive growth milestone of 1000% within the last three years in sub-Saharan Africa.

Hennie Heymans, MD, DHL Express South Africa

Nigeria is bursting with opportunities and is the market to consider within Africa given its exceptional growth: Hennie Heymans, MD, DHL Express, South Africa

As Nigeria continues to grow economically, so do the trade opportunities for South African businesses.

Sim Shagaya, Founder and CEO,

E-commerce will contribute 10% to Nigeria's GDP: Sim Shagaya, Founder & CEO, Konga founder/CEO, Simdul Shagaya, had an engaging conversation with Sulaimon Olanrewaju predicting it is only a matter of time before virtual shopping become the fad in Nigeria.

Jumia Fashion Truck, Morocco

How Jumia Is Adapting E-Retail To Africa

I recently spoke with Jeremy Hodara Co-CEO of Africa Internet Holding, about a particularly intriguing subject: How do you adapt online retail to the specific needs of markets that are much less developed than the U.S. or Europe?

Jumia Nigeria, Tapping into Diaspora Dollars

Internet retailer, Jumia Nigeria, tapping into diaspora dollars

Money sent home by Nigeria’s emigrant workers traditionally covers basic expenses like housing, education and medicine.