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The Revolution in the African Retail Industry

Discussion in 'Biashara, Uchumi na Ujasiriamali' started by SabaSeven, Mar 26, 2010.

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    We have been hearing and talking about 'The African Renaissance' since the days of Kwame Nkrumah. Matter of fact, we've been hearing about this new African Renaissance since the days of Pixley ka Izaka Seme and Marcus Garvey. But now, slowly but surely, this dream is coming to fruition.

    The renewal and empowerement of the African people/societies can not happen without the economic and technological improvement. This means providing vast market across the globe for African goods, efficient distribution system and good customer service is critical for that to be realized. At the same time, providing the people of Africa with up-to date information and latest technologies at affordable prices is vital at both consumer and commercial level. is an ambitions online-retail company established for the purpose of solving some of these obstacles. Given the state of infrastructure in a good portion of the African continent, one would say it's a ridiculous idea to have an online business operating in Africa. is building an ambitious system of its own to serve the people in the continent and all peoples across the globe.

    Also, the renewal of the African soul, can only happen through the renewal and enlightement of the African Culture. African people will have to go through an era of intellectual, scientific and cultural rebirth with contradictory and challenging ideas being entertained and debated in a civil manner. For this to happen, authors and publishers will need freedom to express themselves, and channels to easily reach the population. The public will need an open access to these ideas, through print and digital media and other forms of communication.

    African culture expressed in various forms of entertainment like music, film, clothing, books, magazines has to remain distinctly African even as it is being modernized in various shape, form or delivery. is giving this platform for African artists, designers and publishers to express themselves and reach the world audience in a way that was not easily possible before.

    The people of Africa must be energized to fulfill their mission by making the 21st Century an African Century. The destiny is in our own hands. The destiny of making this, a century of an African Renaissance.