Jumia shuts down operations in Tanzania as it pursues profitability
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28th November 2019

Jumia has shut down its e-commerce business in Tanzania. Users in the country will no longer be able to buy and sell goods from the retailer’s website, Jumia.tz. In a statement to TechCabal, Jumia said its Tanzanian exit is “part of ongoing portfolio optimization efforts.” “While Tanzania has strong potential and we’re proud of the […]

In 2016, Africa Internet Group (Jumia’s former parent company) raised $493 million at a $1 billion valuation making it Africa’s first tech unicorn. Jumia comprises 10 businesses (sharing the brand name) spread across 23 African nations. The company which launched in 2012, generated about $234 million in revenue in 2015, a 265% increase from the […]

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