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Coronavirus in Africa – an update and what it means

At Trendtype we have decided to put our thoughts down on paper, as it were. Headline: there are lots of reasons to believe that African countries may emerge from COVID-19 in better (or less worse) shape than developed economies in …

Online supply chain platform Sokowatch raises $14m in Series A round

Kenya-based online supply chain platform Sokowatch has raised $14m in Series A funding. The B2B startup connects small retailers with multinational manufacturers including P&G and Unilever, enabling them to order products via SMS or mobile app, with delivery to their …
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Carrefour fined in Kenya for unfair trade practices

The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) has fined Carrefour’s franchisee Majid al Futtaim’s (MAF) for unfair trade practices. It has ordered the retailer to review its supplier agreements within 60 days, and to remove what it considers punitive clauses in supplier …