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Microsoft 4Afrika, Skrill Announce E-Commerce Portal To Bring Economies Online

Emeka Aginam | Vanguard   in  ·
November 11, 2014

In partnership with mobile network operators (MNOs), Microsoft 4Afrika and Skrill have launched e-commerce portal to bring Africa’s economies online.

By integrating with mobile network operators (MNOs), the portal enables Africans to use their mobile wallets to buy from global internet brands, access free educational content and use Microsoft software.

Accordingly, the e-commerce portal is expected to bring thousands of online merchants to the African digital consumer, via an affordable and transparent online payment system

Announced at the 17th annual AfricaCom conference, the portal would be fully live by December 2014.

However, this new form of partnership between mobile payment systems, network operators and merchants is the first of its kind in Africa.


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