Lagos — Jumia Technologies is facing fresh competition from start-ups in the African e-commerce and logistics market after the Covid-19 pandemic increased demand for online deliveries.

The US-listed firm is seen as one of the pioneers of internet trading in sub-Saharan Africa, which trails the rest of the world due to challenges including weak internet connections and unreliable addresses. But lockdowns to contain the coronavirus have attracted more entrepreneurs to the sector, according to Jumia co-CEO Sacha Poignonnec...

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