Jack Ma in Africa

What is Jack Ma doing in Africa? Chinese business magnate Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba, has just concluded his first visit to Africa. He stopped in Kenya first before heading to the YouthConnekt Africa Summit in Kigali Rwanda. The significance of his visit should not be underestimated. It is not just international recognition that Africa is part and parcel of the global tech story (and not just a newcomer,) it is also a celebration of the continent’s main asset; it’s youth. Over the last few years we have all become familiar with the staggering implications of e-commerce. Many have encountered Tom Goodwin’s quote about how Uber, the world’s largest taxi company owns no c...

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