The role of cloud and SaaS in making the most of AfCFTA

Pragasen Moodley, Director: Key Account Management at Sage Africa and Middle East, says in terms of free trade agreements and exports, digital innovation can increase Africa’s competitiveness.
Pragasen Moodley

African Tech Voices: The AfCFTA promise to improve labour mobility, spur wealth creation in Africa

Policymakers say that the free movement of labour will be a key contributor to the successful functioning of the free trade area says Margaret Soi, Head of Cross Border Banking, Bank One.

Digitising Africa’s customs, borders could net US$20bn a year

World Economic Forum, Deloitte, release report reflects on DX and its role in increasing intra-Africa trade.
May 19, 2022

Africa’s financial architecture needs overhaul to meet SDG goals

One of the key takeaways from the 54th session of the Conference of Ministers (CoM2022) in Senegal under the theme “Financing Africa’s Recovery: Breaking New Ground”.

Africa’s digital payments economy: enabling true disruptive innovation.

For the African payments economy, the substitute is clear: cash. It’s long existed and even thrived amongst the very market segment needed to fuel disruption says Amaka Yvonne Onyemenam, a Consultant at Africa Practice, focusing on technology policy and the digital economy.
Sep 29, 2021

AfCFTA payment platform ready for intra-African trade

Afreximbank announces operational roll out of Pan-African Payment and Settlement System (PAPSS).

African countries urged to ratify Malabo convention

Cyber crime is a barrier to Africa’s thriving digital economy, according to economists, technology professionals.
Aug 13, 2021

Africa’s agtech growth a major opportunity for tech service providers

Solutions provider MoData says between 2016 and 2019, Africa’s agtech sector grew by 44% year-on-year.

Infrastructure Fund targets US$250m to help drive Africa’s digital agenda

Private equity investor Convergence Partners closes third fund of US$120m.
Jul 1, 2021

Industry touts blockchain tech as catalyst to lift intra-African trade

Insiders predict intra-African trade could rise 20% to 30% within the next five years with the use of digitisation and blockchain.
Apr 28, 2021

African governments must digitise to be innovative, inclusive and resilient

Developments such as AfCFTA reinforce the urgent need for governments to digitise says Ryno Rijnsburger, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft 4Afrika.
Feb 8, 2021

China’s CBDC could be trade currency of choice in AfCFTA

The digital yuan could serve as a valuable intermediary currency says Fintech and China expert Richard Turrin.