New alternative for newspaper distribution gathers steam in Cameroon

The advent of e-Kiosque has come to revolutionise the newspaper business in Cameroon.

E-Kiosque is a platform created by Kiama SA, where publishers can put their papers for readers to buy.  Instead of CFA 400 for the hard copy of a newspaper, e-Kiosque proposes CFA 200 for the online version.

The online copy of newspapers would not be different from the hard copy.

Access to this platform is obtained by creating an account. The subscriber pays by Mobile Money, credit card or by an e-Kiosque card.

The company credited with creating the platform claims that newspapers on the platform are well secured. A newspaper bought on e-Kiosque cannot be shared.

This initiative which has been in place since 10th February 2017 has come to solve the complications and problems involved in the distribution of newspapers in Cameroon.

For decades now, the main distributor of newspapers in Cameroon has been Messa Presse. Newspaper publishers have had to go through very tough times coping with the rush for scoop. Sometimes, it takes about two days for some papers to reach some remote parts of the nation, especially the north.

So far several newspapers have reached agreement with e-Kiosque. However, most Cameroonians do not yet have a clue about its existence. Two out of three journalism students from the Advanced School of Mass Communication are still unaware of the invention.

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