Digital infrastructure key to boosting African economic development

September 13, 2021 MENAFN 0 Comments

Building a comprehensive digital infrastructure is imperative to realizing Africa’s enormous economic potential, according to a senior advisor from the International Trade Centre – the joint agency of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations.

“Making e-commerce a success on the African continent is challenging. Approximately, only 11% of platforms in Africa take electronic payments, and others deal in cash,” James Howe, Senior Advisor at the International Trade Centre, explained today at the inaugural Egypt-International Cooperation Forum (Egypt-ICF) in Cairo, launched by the country’s Ministry of International Cooperation. Read More.

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