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US Senator Proposes Extension to the AGOA Trade Agreement

Dec 20, 2023 | Comments Off on US Senator Proposes Extension to the AGOA Trade Agreement

Following the AGOA Summit in Johannesburg last month (see the Newsletter), U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), who was one of the attendees at the Summit, has released a discussion draft…

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Africa calls for a UN tax convention

Dec 20, 2023 | Comments Off on Africa calls for a UN tax convention

In October 2023, the Africa Group at the United Nations tabled a proposal calling for a comprehensive UN tax convention. Now, over 200 organisations and trade unions have sent a…

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GSMA Points to the Importance of Social Commerce in Africa

Dec 20, 2023 | Comments Off on GSMA Points to the Importance of Social Commerce in Africa

Africa has several retail e-platforms which can handle logistics and simplify payment, but those are not very popular, finds a recent survey by the GSMA, the association of mobile-phone operators.…

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African Sea-ports Flourish

Dec 20, 2023 | Comments Off on African Sea-ports Flourish

Elsewhere the news is much more cheerful. The opening of Nigeria’s ‘game-changing’ billion-dollar deep-water seaport in Lekki, in early 2023, together with other ongoing and upcoming projects around the continent reflects…

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Trouble at SA’s State Enterprises Impacts Ecommerce.

Dec 20, 2023 | Comments Off on Trouble at SA’s State Enterprises Impacts Ecommerce.

During November, the news started to leak out that the SA Post Office was in dire straights with over R19bn  ($1bn) in debts and over 1,100 creditors. The R2.5bn bail…

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