AfCFTA in 2020: Challenges ahead and keys to success

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) entered into force on 30 May 2019 after receiving approval from 54 out of the 55 African Union member states. The agreement, making Africa the largest global trading bloc since the establishment of the WTO in 1994, aims to boost intra-African trade, reduce dependency on foreign markets, and […]

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The keys to a successful fundraising for SMEs in West Africa

Several reasons explain why SMEs in Ghana and West Africa struggle to raise funding to finance their growth: many entrepreneurs have limited knowledge of fundraising options available to them and don’t know how to “sell” their investment opportunity to potential investors. Also, they are perceived as riskier than larger companies and have limited access to […]

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The Asia-Africa Nexus

Trade and technology with Africa’s number one trading partner Conversations about trade relations between Africa and Asia tend to contain a few common terms: infrastructure, China, investment, gap. There is a tremendous infrastructure investment opportunity in African countries and yes, China has been pouring billions of dollars into the continent. However, Africans are keen to […]

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Orbitt member snapshot: AXYS

We spoke with Bilal Sassa, Head of Sales at AXYS Group, a broad-reaching financial services group based in Mauritius with operations across the world and in Africa. Tell us more about AXYS and some of the corporate services solutions that you offer clients. AXYS is a financial services group with activities ranging from stockbroking, asset […]

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