Trade sanctions are among the many tactics resorted to by the international community in order to compel a state to comply with its human rights obligation.
This article was co-authored by:
– Arun Prakash, strategy officer for trade and commodity finance at IFC
– Dennis Ochieng, economist at IFC
– Shanshan Li, consultant at IFC
TFG heard from EXX Africa’s Keri Leicher, on the economic, political and health crisis in Africa caused by Covid-19 pandemic. Keri spoke of Africa’s high level of debt and silent attacks affecting the continent’s security.
TFG spoke to Mitigram’s CEO Milena Torciano, who just raised a Series B round of financing, worth 100SEK ($10.7m USD) from Sampo, on their ambition to become the Bloomberg of trade and digitise trade flows.
ABSA’s Doreen Fick examines the current state of the African trade and receivables market, highlighting key tools and initiatives.
Shortly after joining as a member of ITFA in 2019, Trade Finance Global (TFG) heard from 6 interesting fintech startups in the trade and receivables ecosystem, participating in the ITFA Fintech Discovery Day in Helsinki.
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