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IsDBI and Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) Organize Training Programs for 4 Uzbek Commercial Banks Planning to Establish Islamic Windows

The training programs were delivered in the local Uzbek language from 24 January to 25 February 2022 by experienced Islamic Finance experts

Back-to-back training programs for four conventional banks on “Islamic Banking and Finance: Fundamental Concepts and Applications” have been conducted in Uzbekistan. The programs were developed by the Islamic Development Bank Institute (IsDBI) in collaboration with the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-ps.org), the private sector…

Source: Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) |

ECOWAS E-commerce Experts meet to consider the Findings of the Regional eTrade Readiness Assessment

The overall objective of the meeting was to present to Member States the findings of the E-Trade Readiness Assessment conducted by UNCTAD

The ECOWAS Commission, in collaboration with United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), organized the Second Regional Meeting on the development of the Regional Ecommerce Strategy on the 14th of March 2022, to present the findings of the ECOWAS E-Trade Readiness Assessment. Representing Mr. Tei Konzi, Commissioner for Trade,…

MarketForce
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MarketForce raises $40M Series A to Scale Up the Super App for Africa’s Informal Merchants

In sub-Saharan Africa, approximately 90% of household retail transactions are in cash, and delivered through a network of about 100 million MSMEs

Today, MarketForce (MarketForce360.com), the Nairobi-headquartered B2B platform for retail distribution of consumer goods and digital financial services in Africa, announces the closing of a $40 million Series A round, the largest Series A round of it’s kind in East and Central Africa. The raise comes 7 months after concluding a…

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New Nigerian Online Appliance Store Uses Honesty and Customer Communication to Stand Out in the Marketplace

The latest Nigerian online retail store to emerge which fits this description is Jamara Home

Numerous online retail stores have emerged in Nigeria over the last few decades. Consumer reports show that customers prefer online stores which provide fast and efficient customer support on the telephone. “I want to be able to call a customer support person if I end up with a broken product…

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Nestlé, Nomanini and Standard Bank Partner to Solve the Stock Needs of Africa's Underbanked Informal Retail Traders

A collaborative partnership between Nestlé Eastern and Southern African Region, Nomanini and Standard Bank is providing MSMEs with access to working capital via Trader Assist

The informal economy in sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 38% of the region’s GDP[1]. What’s more, according to the International Labour Organization, retail and wholesale is the second biggest employer across the region after agriculture. However, informal retail Micro, Small, Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) are largely underserved and underbanked. Plus, they face…

Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon brings the precision and simplicity of the EOS R3 to its range of professional cameras

Building on user feedback and the success of the EOS R3, Canon’s latest firmware levels up the EOS R5, EOS R6 and EOS-1D X Mark III

Canon (Canon-CNA.com) today announces firmware updates for the EOS R5 (firmware v1.50), EOS R6 (firmware v1.50) and EOS-1D X Mark III (firmware v1.60). Following the recent launch of the EOS R3, a powerhouse for sport and reportage photography, Canon bolsters its professional range of cameras with enhanced detection, seamless file transfer…

Bank One Limited
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Global Retail Banking Innovation Awards 2021: Bank One Elite Banking awarded “Best Mass Affluent Banking Offering” for its Cross-border Services

The “Best Mass Affluent Banking Offering” title recognises the efforts of Bank One in serving mass affluent customers

Bank One (www.BankOne.mu) announced that it won the Best Mass Affluent Banking Offering award in the Service Innovations category at the Global Retail Banking Innovation Awards 2021 (GRB21) organised by the Digital Banker. Every year, The Digital Banker celebrates “the world’s most cutting-edge retail banks that are pioneering unrivalled standards…

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How seamless payment experiences make retail brands more valuable and relevant (By Gilbert Lungu)

Awareness and adoption of digital-first grocery shopping experiences, particularly from a payment perspective, were steadily growing

By Gilbert Lungu, Country Manager for Zambia at Cellulant (https://Cellulant.io/)  As established brands in the retail sector aggressively compete to acquire, cultivate, and defend their share of the Zambian consumer’s spend, those that connect, engage, and transact in the most unified and frictionless ways will be best positioned to grow…

Clickatell
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Pick n Pay Can Now Serve Millions of Customers on WhatsApp with Clickatell’s Chat Commerce Solution

New instant customer care and self-service options added to the Smart Shopper loyalty programme to access Pick n Pay easily in Chat

Clickatell (https://bit.ly/3xnA5aF), a leader in mobile communications and chat commerce, has been selected by leading African retailer Pick n Pay to manage their WhatsApp customer communication channel. Customers can easily access Pick n Pay services by sending “Hi” to +27 60 070 3037. The easy to navigate menu then allows…

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Canon unveils its first smart camera set to transform how families photograph

Live in the moment whilst capturing the memory with Canon’s new intelligent photography companion, the PowerShot PX

Canon (Canon-CNA.com) introduces the PowerShot PX, a small, smart and friendly camera, which automatically captures high-quality 11.7MP images and 60p Full HD video. Part of Canon’s continued commitment to redefining imaging technology, the PowerShot PX’s smart features such as automatic capture of still imagery and video are set to reimagine how…