African trade portal widens continental commerce

The portal provides integrated and reliable trade intelligence on international market performance and opportunities as well as market access conditions.
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Botswana turns to digital as it eyes AfCFTA market

Botswana will soon be using AFREXIM-owned Pan-African payment settlement system to ease customer payments across Africa.
Jan 27, 2023

Private sector essential to Africa’s US$ 2.7-trillion trade area ambition

Economic Commission for Africa has stressed the importance of private sector buy-in to the success of AfCFTA.
Dec 15, 2022

US plans multi-million dollar investment to boost African innovation

Prosper Africa initiative announces plans to invest US$170-million to boost African exports and US investment by US$2-billion.
Nov 30, 2022

AfCFTA can drive Africa’s industrialisation – but policies are key say experts

The continent must institute supportive policy reforms and foster trade, claim trade and economic experts.
Nov 14, 2022

No AfCFTA or digitalisation without democratised connectivity says CSquared

Company toasted its fifth year in operation at AfricaCom 2022 and outlined strategy to democratise connectivity via extended broadband coverage.
Sep 19, 2022

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.
Sep 6, 2022

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.