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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 …

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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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DHL partners with MallforAfrica to offer new online retail app

DHL is the latest company to try to offer a window for retailers to sell into African markets. The logistics company has partnered with MallforAfrica to launch its Africa eShop app in 11 countries, providing a platform for more than 200 …
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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. …

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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. …

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Following Shoprite’s departure, Casino’s Monoprix exits Mauritius

Casino’s upmarket Monoprix supermarket chain has quietly exited Mauritius. Of its three stores, one will close while two remaining supermarkets will be rebranded as Winner’s. The move follows Shoprite’s sale of its stores to Pick and Buy Ltd, also owned …