Maggie Mutesi

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Maggie Mutesi

Digital transformation of customs and borders to improve Intra-Africa Trade

The digital transformation of customs and borders in Africa could improve efficiencies in processes. Better administration at customs and borders could yield trade gains on the continent of $20 billion a year.  This is according to a new report by the World Economic Forum dubbed Growing Intra-Africa Trade through Digital...

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Can Africa diversify it's trade through AfCFTA?

Africa can have a piece of global trade through AFCFTA integration. Through the integration AFCFTA the continent can diversify in its trade and cut down the dependency of the East and West that is currently affecting the continent negatively. This is according to UNCTAD Secretary General Rebeca Grynspan. “The African...

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Ethiopia closer to establishing its security exchange

Ethiopia seems to be on the final lap in the creation its securities exchange after its initial finalization announcements in 2020. The Ministry of Finance of Ethiopia, the new state enterprise Ethiopian Investment Holdings (EIH), and FSD Africa signed a cooperation agreement to establish the Ethiopia stock exchange(ESX). Fifty...

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The artisanal voice, a look back and a look forward

Life might not be the same for families whose relatives are among the 8 miners trapped for over a month now, in Burkina Faso’s sole zinc mine. The miners who are stranded more than 700m underground following flash floods at the mine, are betting on the government’s response...

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E-mobility policy to steer Ghana towards a sustainable transport system

Ghana is developing a policy to guide the scale up in production of Electric Vehicles. The policy dubbed E-Mobility when finalized is expected to guide in Ghana’s quest to have an environmentally friendly and sustainable transport system . This was made known by Ghana’s minister of Transport, Kwaku Ofori...

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Moving towards green economies; where are we?

Not a day goes by without coming across stories on the impact climate change has on Africa and the globe, or catchphrases like climate action, green jobs, green economy, which have been trending social media platforms. While countries in Africa continue to recover from the ripple effects of the  COVID-19...

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Nigeria to become an African hub for transshipment

Nigeria’s first deep sea port is set to open in the commercial capital of Lagos in September. The Lekki deep sea port has reached 89% completion and is set to transform Nigeria  into an African hub for transshipment upon completion. “With this port, Nigeria will become a transshipment hub,...

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