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Using tech to improve Africa’s logistics industry
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Using tech to improve Africa’s logistics industry

Poor infrastructure is currently holding back the growth of Africa's logistics markets. Industries can make a variety of goods, but they struggle to transport them safely and quickly to customers without established networks. According to global property consultancy Knight Frank, the cost of transport takes up 50-75% of the retail price of goods. But there is hope, from both foreign investment and home-grown solutions. For example, in Nigeria, digital start-up Kobo360 developed an app that revolutionises cargo delivery by making sure that everyone in the supply chain is connected to ensure the safety and accountability of cargo in transit. A call centre of staff is able to monitor truck deliveries enroute in real-time and communicate directly with drivers, manufacturers and...