Take Advantage of AfCFTA to Design Cross-Border Payment Platforms – Nana Owusu-Banahene

Overview Nana Yaw Owusu-Banahene, the Country Manager for AZA Finance, highlighted the potential for fintech companies to capitalize on implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) by designing cross-border payment platforms. Speaking at the third edition of The Money Summit in Accra, Nana Yaw Owusu-Banahene emphasized the numerous opportunities for fintech companies to provide […]

PAPSS: What It Is, Benefits, and How It Works

Cross-border trading is high on the agenda, with the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement now a reality. PAPSS, or the Pan-African Payment and Settlement System, is primed to facilitate the expected increased volumes of cross-border payments. PAPSS is a cross-border financial market infrastructure enabling payment transactions across Africa. It addresses the historical challenges of making payments across […]

AfCFTA – Overview, Purpose, and Benefits

Overview The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a free trade area encompassing most of Africa. It was established in 2018 by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, which has 43 parties and another 11 signatories, making it the largest free-trade area by a number of member states, after the World Trade Organization, and […]

[Webinar] Ghana in Recovery: Outlook for Growth, AfCFTA, and Cedi

After months hampered by COVID disruptions, election challenges and currency depreciation, Ghana appears for now to have turned a corner towards GDP growth, relative exchange rate stability and more cohesive economic policies. But what does the road ahead look like? Watch our esteemed panel share their insights on: ·       Stimulus and other economic policies ·       AfCFTA’s potential benefits and […]

Post-US election, AfCFTA should focus policymakers’ minds

Post-US election, AfCFTA should focus policymakers’ minds For the past four years, the US’ strategy on Africa has centered on competing against China, the continent’s biggest trading partner. Talks from aid to trade revolved around encouraging the continent to turn away from Beijing and prevent China from taking greater stakes in Africa’s technology, energy and […]