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Africa’s Amazon Set for New York IPO as Online Retail Grows

When Christophe Fofana, a 29-year-old taxi driver and student in Ivory Coast, needed a birthday present for his daughter last year, he did something he hadn’t done before. He went shopping online. “It was a specific toy, an electric car, that I either couldn’t find in stores or was very expensive,” he said in Abidjan,…

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