Entries by Mekides Admasu


Roundtable Considers Links of Digitization and E-Commerce to Inequality

A roundtable, convened by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and CUTS International, Geneva, as a part of IISD’s second Trade and Sustainability Hub, discussed the digital divide’s relationship to inequality and the impacts of e-commerce development and governance. This session took place during the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Twelfth Ministerial Conference (MC12), on […]


28 Banks Join $500m Pan-African Settlement Platform

One year after the take-off of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), no fewer than 28 banks in Africa joined the Pan-African Payment and Settlement System (PAPSS), which took off with a $500m facility with an additional 24 banks on the waiting list. PAPSS is a creation of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) to […]


Local Firms Urged to Tap into AfCFTA

Local businesses have been urged to take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to open themselves up to the opportunities available on the continent. Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI) executive director, Kebour Ghenna told a Small Business Exporters conference this week that Africa should find another way of fostering […]