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News December 2021

Africa. The boom of e-commerce.

As use of the Internet grows, so does the number of consumers who shop online. A surprising fact: the sector could benefit from around $15 billion between 2025 and 2030 if there were more women-owned businesses on the platforms. The number of online shoppers in Africa has surged annually by18% since 2014 (the global average is 12%) and…

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New Technologies and Geopolitical Balances.

The changes taking place in the sectors of new technologies related to 5G, internet, automation, robotisation, biogenetics, big data, cognitive systems, and new materials will significantly affect international balances. The effect is disruptive and is generating significant changes in the geopolitical, economic, technological, and political scenarios. A radical and profound change in the field of…

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The Expansion of Cryptocurrency in Africa.

The African crypto-economy has grown over 1200% over the last two years. Moreover, five countries in the continent rank in the top 20 of the Global Crypto Adoption Index. But risks to monetary systems are enormous and largely unpredictable. According to Chainalysis, the private New York company that studies the applications of new technologies called…

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Africa. Forward to 2027, the new single currency.

The pandemic and the doubts of some countries have postponed the adoption of the Eco, the single monetary unit of Western Africa. The new road map, which expects a pact of convergence to be actuated during the period 2022-2026, became necessary due to the delays caused by the pandemic. This is the explanation recently given…

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Advocacy

UN Member States must not walk away from treaty on…

As the power of corporations has grown, so should their responsibility towards human rights and our planet. Yet the reality is that around the world,…

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Baobab

Dancing for Water.

There had been a terrible drought, with intense heat that had dried up the rivers, streams and springs, until there was no water anywhere. The animals…

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Youth & Mission

Ukraine youth. Fighting for Freedom.

In just a few weeks. The dreams and lives of many Ukrainian young people have been completely destroyed. But they continue to fight for their future…

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