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  • Nigerian Startup Partners With Mastercard To Make Cashless E-Commerce A Reality

    Mastercard and NetPlus deliver cashless e-commerce in Nigeria. Photo - Payments Afrika By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:08 am

    Nigerian fintech startup NetPlus has worked in partnership with global payments giant Mastercard to develop an e-commerce solution that provides the Nigerian and wider African markets with more cashless payment options. The e-commerce sector in Nigeria and most of Africa is held back by the fact that cash is still widely used, but this partnership aims to address that and make a cashless consumer culture more attainable in the region.

  • MallforAfrica Launches Dedicated Website To Give Africans Direct Access To Millions Of eBay Products

    Digital payments - MallforAfrica is an e-commerce platform that allows Africans to buy online internationally. Photo: MFA By Peter Pedroncelli, 6:26 am

    African e-commerce platform MallforAfrica (MFA) has announced the launch of a new dedicated website for eBay shopping enthusiasts in Africa. Available in Nigeria and Kenya, before a role out to other African countries, the website ebayforafrica.com see the online site extend its relationship with eBay for the benefit of customers in Africa, allowing them to access tens of millions of eBay.com listings directly from the site. African online shoppers will now have unprecedented access to millions more products.

  • Rwanda’s Partnership With Microsoft Boosts Online Education Roll Out

    made in rwanda - Online education By Peter Pedroncelli, 7:22 am

    The Rwandan government’s partnership with Microsoft is benefiting efforts to roll out online education initiatives that are envisaged to become standard across the country in the next three years. The giant American multinational technology company is working with the Rwandan authorities in the pursuit of their short and long-term objectives to make Rwanda a digital learning pioneer on the African continent. By June this year, the Rwandan government is aiming to see around 50 percent of all subjects taught online.

  • Africans Embrace Black Friday, Online Retailers Want A Piece. Is This Cultural Colonialism?

    By Dana Sanchez, 3:26 pm

    South Africa has seen a massive adoption of North American retail trends, and Black Friday is no exception, a trend analyst says. “It is tested, it works and is already embedded in the minds of South Africans.” Other research analysts are more critical. “Black Friday…is an attempt to cash in on the hype surrounding the day in the U.S.,” said Arthur Goldstuck, managing director at tech research firm World Wide Worx. “It is a classic example of self-inflicted cultural colonialism, except that here the motive is unashamedly commercial. That, in turn, means it represents blatant exploitation of the consumer at its worst.”

  • How A Somali Entrepreneur Beat The U.N. And Built A $500M Remittance Firm

    Somali entrepreneur By Dana Sanchez, 6:12 pm AFKI Original

    This is a story of overcoming adversity, of taking on one of the world’s most respected institutions (the U.N.) and winning, and how a Somali entrepreneur turned a $200,000 windfall into a global remittance business valued at $500 million. Ismail Ahmed is CEO of WorldRemit, a U.K.-based online money transfer service. This is how he got from Somaliland to this week being named London’s newest Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year.

  • 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Online Shopping In South Africa

    Online Shopping South Africa By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:00 am AFKI Original

    The popularity of online shopping in South Africa continues to grow, despite difficult economic times. While spending money online used to have security concerns attached to it, these are quickly falling away as online shopping trends expand across the country. Here we take a look at 8 things that you didn’t know about online shopping in South Africa.

  • 15 Of The Best Podcasts You Should Listen To

    By Keren Mikva, 3:49 pm AFKI Original

    The podcast “Mortified” plays on the shared shaming we all love to take part in. You know you love it! Adults from all over the map share mortifying moments from their lives. Guests read from diaries, letters, poems drafted in their youth, all to commiserate on the angst-filled, horrifying time that is being a teenager. Some have an impressive following. Others are just getting off the ground but are worth checking out. Here are 15 of the best podcasts you should listen to.

  • Young Entrepreneurs Conquer Online Gifting In Kenya

    By Makula Dunbar, 1:09 pm

    The short term goals for Purpink’s expansion include taking over East Africa, and later the entire continent. Staying in Africa works in the company’s favor as the inter-workings of online orders is something that the founders have worked hard at researching. Emerging out of its infancy, the company is now focused on serving Kenya’s corporate business market. “We just started something that [would] give us money to have fun and go out on campus. It was just as simple as that,”Aryton Bett, Purpink co-founder told CNBC Africa.

  • 10 Viral Video Genres We All Get Sucked Into With Good Reason

    By Keren Mikva, 2:53 pm AFKI Original

    The general WTF category is perhaps the most dangerous of time sucks. You have absolutely no idea what compelled the video creators to make something so weird, but you can only be thankful for the absurdity. Basically, they just make you say “WTF?” over and over again until you give up trying to figure it out and just embrace the ridiculousness. Here are 10 viral video genres that are addictive and responsible for roughly 90 percent of global procrastination. We are powerless against them, and with good reason.

  • Most Popular Websites In Africa in 2014

    By Keren Mikva, 3:53 pm

    Al-Masry Al-Youm, or the Egypt Independent, is the most popular Egyptian online newspaper in Africa. Though it formerly published a weekly 24-page English-language newspaper, it has turned its focus to its online platform, where it reports on a variety of news topics, covering both Egyptian and international affairs. Hard work paid off. It’s the second most-popular website in Africa.

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