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Digital trade protocol for Africa: why it matters, what’s in it and what’s still missing

    By Franziska Sucker, University of the Witwatersrand   In February 2024, African heads of states adopted a draft protocol to regulate digital trade within the continent. This significant yet challenging course for Africa’s digital economy fits into the broader trade agreement, designed to create a single continental market for free movement of goods, services, capital and people. Franziska Sucker explains the protocol, why it matters and what still […]

todayApril 2, 2024 2


‘Made in Africa’ gets a boost as cross-border trade gathers pace

  By Conrad Onyango, via bird story agency   African leaders are beginning a push for increased consumer consciousness of ‘Made in Africa’ products as cross-border trade opens new opportunities for economic growth. Inaugurating South Africa’s first trade shipments under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), President Cyril Ramaphosa urged over 12 African trade ministers attending the 13th AfCFTA Council of Ministers meeting in Durban, to bolden their push […]

todayFebruary 6, 2024 5