AZA Finance Roundtable – Unlocking Cost Efficiency

With the rapid growth of businesses across the African continent, finding innovative solutions to reduce payment costs, increase profitability, and drive economic development is crucial. The AZA Finance Roundtable, themed: Unlocking Cost Efficiency: Strategies for Reducing Payment Costs for Businesses in Africa, provided a strategic platform for key stakeholders to discuss the pressing issue of […]

Adopt ‘last mile’ payment platforms for cost efficiency

Overview  At our recent roundtable and cocktail event, centered around the theme “Unlocking Cost Efficiency: Strategies for Reducing Payment Costs for Businesses in Africa,” Nana Yaw Owusu Banahene, our country manager, emphasized the importance of reducing payment costs and streamlining the supply of goods to drive growth opportunities and enhance financial performance for businesses. During […]

Cross-border payments will promote trade investments

Overview “Technology will be the backbone of financial inclusion, and banks and fintechs will continue to work together to provide these services,” Nana Yaw Owusu Banahene The future of Africa’s financial system will be driven by cross-border payments, according to Nana Yaw Owusu Banahene, Country Manager of AZA Finance. He emphasized the importance of seamless […]

Senegal – Prospects for U.S. Exporters

According to data from the Foreign Agricultural Services department of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the West African prospects for the United States exporters, Senegal is one of the biggest West African economies with yearly GDP growth of over 6 per cent within the past three years. Senegal imports at least 70 per cent […]

Bilateral Trade Between the United States and Senegal

U.S.-Senegalese bilateral trade Over the last ten years, we’ve seen a steady increase in U.S.-Senegalese bilateral trade with Senegal, currently listed as the United States 118th largest goods export market. According to the United States International Trade Administration, for the past years, the United States has had a trade surplus of over $300 million in […]

Trading in Cameroon: What You Need To Know

If you’re considering trading in Cameroon, it’s important to get equipped with the most up-to-date trade information. With numbers fluctuating by the year, it can be hard to keep track of the current state of trade, but Cameroon, Africa has proven to be a stable partner, increasing its per capita GDP in 2021, even after […]

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 […]

An Overview of African Trade Development And Statistics

African Trade In Africa, trade has become one of the driving forces of integration on the continent. The Heads of State and Government of the African Union adopted a decision to establish an African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and endorsed the action plan on boosting intra-Africa Trade. As a result, the need for credible […]