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Jumia has tripled in value within one week. We look at why.

Jumia’s IPO saw its share price rose by 75% on Day 1. Shares were priced at $14.50 before the IPO. Five days later they are trading at $43, valuing the business at more than $3bn. What are the company’s prospects …

Remittances to Africa rose by 11.7% to $86bn in 2018

If remittances to Africa were an economy, they would be the 6th largest in Africa, ahead of Kenya in the rankings. Within Africa, the largest recipient of remittances is Egypt ($29bn) – equivalent to almost 12% of its GDP. Note – …
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The Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement is set to come into force

The Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) has now been ratified by 22 countries, meeting its minimum threshold to come into force. It will create the world’s largest free trade zone, covering 1.2bn people and a combined GDP of $2.5 trillion. …




Vivo Energy

Vivo Energy finalises its acquisition of Engen service stations

Vivo Energy, which operates the Shell service station franchise in Africa, has finalised its acquisition of Engen service stations. The purchase means that Vivo adds almost 10% more service stations to its network, but crucially opens up eight new country markets. …
DRC Supermarkets

The Top Supermarket Chains in The Democratic Republic of Congo

This report provides the most up to date analysis of the leading supermarket chains in The Democratic Republic of Congo. This report analyses Trendtype’s proprietary research on the emerging supermarket sector in Kinshasa, Lubumbashi and beyond, its key players, challenges for operators and brand owners, and our forecasts on the future development.

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The Top Fast Food Chains in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Trendtype data on the leading fast food chains in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Our unique data identifies every fast food, casual dining and coffee shop chain and allows users to search by cuisine, location, chain and brand owner.