African Insights

20 October 2020

Can Africa ever be truly free to trade?

Drawing on the industry connections of GTR’s Africa-focused gatherings, GTR Africa 2020 Virtual which took place on October 20-23, combined a mixture of live-streamed and pre-recorded content and targeted networking. One of the burning topics covered was the single currency issue and US Dollar dependency for trade. Carl Chirwa, Head of International Banking at Bank One, believes this is one of the roadblocks to the development of intra-African trade