Telecom

Mauritius is the most ready country for E-commerce in Africa, UNCTAD reveals

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 18:34
Mauritius is the most ready country for E-commerce in Africa, UNCTAD reveals

(Ecofin Agency) - Mauritius is currently the country which is most prepared for E-commerce in Africa, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) revealed during the first day of Africa E-commerce week being held in Nairobi, Kenya (December 10-14, 2018).

Leader in Africa and 55th  in the world, Mauritius shows a good performance thanks to the percentage of its internet users and the percentage of its population that has E-commerce accounts, which is above 50%. There is also a high number of secure internet servers and a postal reliability deemed high by the Universal Postal Union.  

Nigeria, the most populated African country is the second thanks mainly to a significant rise in the reliability of its postal services. South Africa comes third ahead of Tunisia, Morocco, Ghana, Uganda, Botswana and Cameroon which are all in the top 10 of the African countries better prepared for E-commerce in 2018.  

Though these leaders present remarkable performances, Mukhisa Kituyi, general secretary of the UNCTAD estimates that “Africa trails behind the rest of the world in its preparedness to engage in and benefit from the digital economy. Three-quarters of the African population has yet to start using the Internet". 

He explains that there has been "at least 21 million online shoppers in Africa last year, less than 2% of the world's total, with three countries -Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya -accounting for almost half of that number". According to Mukhisa Kituyi, African countries should boost their internet penetration rate to develop e-commerce and, many of them should also ensure that internet users trust online markets for their purchases.  

The UNCTAD estimated that in 2017, only 13% of internet users made online purchases in Africa against 68% in developed regions like the European Union.





 
Finance


 
Public Management


Ecofin Agency covers the news from 9 business sectors in Africa: Public management, Finance, ICT, Agribusiness, Electricity, Mining, Oil and Gas, Comms and Laws. Ecofin Agency is also creating and management specialized medias, in paper and on the web/social networks, for institutions or African publishers.

AGENCE ECOFIN

Mediamania Sarl
Rue du Léman, 6
1201 Genève
Tél: +41 22 301 96 11

REDACTION
redaction@agenceecofin.com

Public management
Aaron AKINOCHO
Borgia KOBRI
Moutiou ADJIBI

Finance
Idriss LINGE
Walid KEFI
Chamberline MOKO

Agribusiness
Espoir OLODO

Electricity
Gwladys JOHNSON

Oil and Gas
Olivier DE SOUZA

Mining
Louis-Nino KANSOUN

ITC 
Muriel EDJO

Comms
Servan AHOUGNON

Cameroon
Brice R. MBODIAM
Sylvain ANDZONGO
Monique MAY
Julienne Rose SENDE

Togo
Fiacre E. KAKPO
Waliyullah TAJUDEEN
Séna AKODA

Niger
Sandrine GAINGNE

Gabon
Stephane BILLE
Pierre-Celestin ATANGANA

Desk
Stéphane ALIDJINOU
Souha TOURE
Vahid CODJIA
Diane ZODEHOUGAN
Hikmatu BILALI

Translation
Schadrac AKINOCHO
Mouka MEZONLIN
Firmine AÏZAN



Digital
Omar SOKHNA
Mamadou DIOP
Bacary MANE
Abdel Razak MOULIOM

Digital Marketing
Jérémie FLAUX
Geraud ACHI
Jean Christian BERNARD
Franck FOUTE

Web publishing
Bakoly RAHARISOA
Rina RAMANANDRAISOA
Hasina RAJEMISON

Development
Dominique FLAUX

 


 
REGIE COMMERCIALE
AGENCE ECOFIN
Rue du Léman, 6
1201 Genève
Tél: +41 22 301 96 11
Fax: +41 22 301 96 10

Benjamin FLAUX
bf@agenceecofin.com 
Tél: +41 22 301 96 11 
Mob: +41 78 699 13 72

Voir page 
Nos services
 

 










 



Ecofin Agency is a news agency for economic and sectorial information. It was created in 2010 and it website was launched in June 2011.

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.