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Wasoko Launches Innovation Hub In Partnership with The Government of Zanzibar

Africa’s Largest B2B E-Commerce Network Becomes Official Private Sector Ambassador for “Silicon Zanzibar” Initiative  Wasoko, the African e-commerce company leveraging innovative technology to transform the informal retail supply chain, has announced the official launch of the “Wasoko Innovation Hub” in partnership with the Zanzibar government. Located in Fumba Town, Zanzibar, the …

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Nestlé Appoints Arvind Bhandari as Cluster Head for East and Horn of Africa Region

Bhandari has 18 years’ experience of driving growth of the Nestlé business Nestlé has appointed Arvind Bhandari as the new Cluster Head for East and Horn of Africa, which forms part of Nestlé East and Southern Africa Region (ESAR). In this role Bhandari will manage operations in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, …

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Nomanini launches StockNow, a digital retailer solution, to bring affordable working capital to Africa’s informal retail markets

Nomanini (https://Nomanini.com), a fast-growing fintech platform in Africa, has today announced the launch of a new supply chain finance solution called StockNow that connects FMCGs and financial service providers to serve Africa’s informal retailers at scale. StockNow, an easy-to-use app for retailers developed by Nomanini, makes it possible for informal …

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Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability with Starbucks during Earth Month

Starbucks brings the sustainability theme right home with the simultaneous launch of our partnership with the inspirational Reel Gardening initiative. Reel Gardening produces a biodegradable seed tape planted straight into the ground to improve the chances of a vegetable seedling. With a similar ethos to Starbucks, Reel Gardening uses its …

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FAO Strengthening Tanzania’s Capacity to Analyse Food Security and Nutrition Data

The country has made strides to tackle hunger and malnutrition, although Childhood undernutrition remains a public concern at an estimated 40 percent Tanzania, like other countries in the world, has committed to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 “end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture” by …

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UNCDF supports Orange-Fleshed Sweet Potato Factory to Leverage Local Economic Development in Rural Tanzania

Through its Local Finance Initiative (LFI), UNCDF supported Maswa DC with a US$ 100,000 seed capital grant to cover the cost of connecting the factory to the national grid electricity Maswa District Council (DC) is among the six districts of the Simiyu region, the second poorest region in Tanzania with …

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Smollan | What Retailers Need to do to Succeed in the African Market

Africa can be a challenging place to do business from infrastructure issues, complex compliance, fragmented markets and dispersed populations and particularly post pandemic, harder lives for ordinary people. One cannot ignore those who have gone before with Massmart announcing earlier this month the sale of Game stores in Kenya, Nigeria, …

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Kenyan, Tanzanian Manufacturers Hold Three-day Trade Talks

Associations from both countries will engage Government Representatives in talks  Manufacturers from Kenya and Tanzania shall meet from Today, (7th July) to Friday (9th July) to deliberate on trade promotion and market access between the two countries. Food and Beverage, Edible Oils, Chemicals, Automotive, Leather and Footwear sectors are some of the manufacturing sectors that …

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72% of Tanzanian Consumers are Spending More Money Online Since the Start of Pandemic, Reveals Mastercard Study

Data top-up (76%), clothing (59%) and computer equipment (49%) top the virtual shopping list in Tanzania Top learning experiences include learning a managing their banking needs online, managing their healthcare needs and getting their medicine online. Social media has become an integral platform for connecting consumers to online businesses Secure …

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phos and Stanchion Collaborate to Connect Merchants in Africa to the Contactless Digital Payment Ecosystem via their Existing Android Mobile Devices

Partnership is a game-changer in enabling contactless acceptance for smaller merchants across the continent phos, the fintech behind the first-ever software-only Point of Sale (SoftPOS), and Stanchion Payment Solutions, a global specialist in payments systems and integration, today announced that they have partnered to help payments processing companies and banks …

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