More operators quit $17b e-commerce sectorNigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

• How poor logistics, infrastructure, distrust hinder players• Fake products, bad customer service worry consumers• Ghana beats Nigeria on global average spending Concerns are mounting over rising cases of exits and divestments among operators in Nigeria’s $17 billion electronic commerce (e-commerce) sub-sector of the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. Findings by The Guardian showed […]

JICA launches business plan competition

Dubbed Next Innovation with Japan (NINJA), the initiative comes with up to USD 30,000 for winning startups and businesses emerging during the Covid-19 outbreak. A statement released yesterday by JICA said the competition will target startups and organisations from 19 African countries, including Tanzania. “The competition is open for startups and organisations in all sectors […]

Next Africa: Nigeria’s Confusing Currency and IMF Loan

Welcome to Next Africa, a weekly newsletter of where the continent stands now — and where it’s going next. Humbled by crashing oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic, Nigeria appears to be heeding the International Monetary Fund’s advice by weakening its currency just months after taking out its first loan from the institution. Africa’s biggest […]

Light at the end of the tunnel for Africa

African private sector activity continued to recover in June, but a PwC survey shows that “business as usual” will take more than six months after the pandemic ends. By Lullu Krugel, chief economist at PwC Strategy& Africa, and Dr Christie Viljoen, PwC Strategy& economist Data released in recent days by global information provider IHS Markit […]

Ghana coronavirus: 21,968 cases; Chief Justice self isolates

Ghana is West Africa’s most impacted nation behind Nigeria, at a point in May 2020, Ghana led the regional case load. June has started with progressive lifting of more virus restrictions. President Akufo-Addo in his tenth address announced that whiles borders remained closed, some categories of academic institutions are allowed to resume, religious places can […]

Opinion: Is Africa ready for cryptocurrency? [ARTICLE]

_____ According to Google Trends data, Africa accounts for 5 out of the top 10 countries for internet searches on the topic of cryptocurrency (Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana). This is just one example of the growing acknowledgment of crypto’s potential in Africa, a development that has seen the likes of Twitter’s CEO, […]

LeadMonger Launches Its Growth Agency Targeted Towards Startups In Africa

LeadMonger (formally AMI Digital) has officially launched its growth agency in Ghana. The company operates as a special niche marketing and sales services geared towards software start-ups in Africa. The company’s business focuses on helping the continent’s tech brands to design, build, and optimize revenue engines for faster growth. “We have noticed that, after Beta […]

Ghana coronavirus: 20,085 cases; high school infected, prez in isolation

Ghana is West Africa’s most impacted nation behind Nigeria, at a point in May 2020, Ghana led the regional case load. June has started with progressive lifting of more virus restrictions. President Akufo-Addo in his tenth address announced that whiles borders remained closed, some categories of academic institutions are allowed to resume, religious places can […]

PwC Nigeria appoints new partners for 2020. See list

From South Africa, nine partners were admitted; Lumko Sihiya, Mary-Jane Mberi, … Nigeria Joins Canada, Thailand and others in taxing digital companies … Two partners were admitted in Ghana, Richard Ansong in Assurance; and …

Nigeria: The Politics of Ghana’s Xenophobic Attacks On Nigerians

Johannesburg, South Africa — Nigeria might have become a “sleeping giant”, but remains a formidable regional power. Abuja must respond strongly to Accra’s diplomatic breach, and use this opportunity to tackle Ghana’s xenophobic disposition at the bilateral level and within ECOWAS’s mediation structures. On June 19, several armed Ghanaian citizens demolished the residential building of […]