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Women & Tech: a winning combination 

Although only 21.9% of women in Africa are connected, compared to 28.9% of men, their use of the Internet is being put to good use. Better still, they are transforming the continent through the solutions they implement. If Africa does not want to miss the turn of the 4th industrial...

Intra-African trade: “PAPSS provides the state-of-the-art financial market infrastructure connecting African markets to each other “

Launched on January 13, the Pan-African Payment and Settlement System (PAPSS), aground-breaking platform will save Africa more than US$5 billion annually in payment transaction costs, while it plays an increasingly significant role in accelerating the continent’s transactions underpinning the operationalization of the AfCFTA. By the editorial staff Officially launched on...

Trade: A study to identify the impact of the AfCFTA

Published in July, a report by ITFC and SESRIC assesses the possible economic consequences of the entry into force of the African Common Market on six countries of the continent, members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.  By DBM  Conducted jointly by the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) and...

Cart’Afrik : CCI, a lever to boost the post-Covid African economy

African cultural and creative industries must reinvent themselves to successfully transition into a post-Covid world. This challenge is also a unique opportunity to strengthen the contribution of these sectors to the economy of the continent, according to the Rwandan cultural entrepreneur Raoul Rugamba.  By Raoul Rugamba, CEO of the communication...
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AfCFTA: Pan-African Payment Platform to Promote Cross-Border Payments

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat is developing the African Payment and Settlement Platform (APSS) in collaboration with Afreximbank to promote cross-border payments. According to Wamkele Mene, secretary general of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the PAPSS system will allow African businesses to make cross-border payments...
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Interview Professor Daniel Mukoko Samba “It is necessary to continue to mobilize all member states of the African Union”

The AU Chairperson speaks : interview with Professor Daniel Mukoko Samba in charge of AfCFTA issues in DR Congo. President Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi pledged at the 34th African Union Summit that one of his priorities as current AU Chairperson would be to accelerate the operationalization of the AfCFTA. According to which...
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