The prospect of easier intra-Africa trade is boosting investments in transport and logistics

Africa’s transport and logistics start-ups are on track to raise more growth funds this year, in deals that could help ignite intra-Africa trade.

Since the outbreak of the Covid-19, there has been a rising shift towards tech-enabled transportation across the continent to overcome movement restrictions, improve efficiencies and grow food chain resilience. The wider growth of e-commerce in Africa during the pandemic has also created fresh demand in the logistics sector, sparking a rise in last-mile delivery apps for food and other goods.

Baobab Network, a social impact technology accelerator, shows that the transport and logistics sector is staring at a startup fund-raising record, following a year in which it raised $217 million.

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