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.Staff Writer
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.
Africa needs US$100bn to reach 2030 universal broadband target
MTN head calls for modern, harmonised regulations.
Private sector essential to Africa’s US$ 2.7-trillion trade area ambition
Economic Commission for Africa has stressed the importance of private sector buy-in to the success of AfCFTA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.