Africa trade: A digital game changer

Trade and technology have fundamentally changed Africa’s economic fortunes and its profile as an investment destination for global businesses.

In recent years, the continent’s commercial relationships with the rest of the world have evolved away from a reliance on Europe and the US, towards a more balanced arrangement, where emerging economies in Asia and the Middle East feature more prominently.

Over the last decade, Africa-China trade has increased by 25 per cent, Africa-India trade by 32 per cent and Africa-Indonesia trade by 29 per cent.

Advances in technology have also allowed Africa to leapfrog development steps and break new ground in critical areas, such as mobile wallets where African innovators are leading the world.

Read more: Africa trade: a digital gamechanger – BeyondBorders