News Update - Telecoms and ICT in Africa - Issue No 1052 on 14 May 2021

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African craft and design site Afrikrea hits US$10 million plus in transactions and rolls out a one-stop shop, e-commerce solution for exporters

14 May 2021

From the very earliest of days of the internet in Africa, a recurring idea has been that it would be possible to sell African craft and design globally to European or American buyers looking for something different. But over the last two decades these kinds of sites have usually been disappointing. According to Taboure:”There have been many attempts. We’ve seen dozens of websites, starting and dying. Too many of them start from wanting to curate products rather than giving people what they want.” Taboure is Malian and after working all over the word for companies like PwC and Alstom, he…