November 29, 2022


Articles and Reports on Africa developed by Dr. Said El Mansour Cherkaoui

Africa Regional and Trade Integration is presented in its expression of development and modernization of the infrastructure and transfer of values between African countries … Continue reading

🌍 Said El Mansour Cherkaoui: Africa  Afrique

Articles and Reports on Africa developed by Dr. Said El Mansour Cherkaoui Africa Regional and Trade Integration is presented in its expression of development and modernization of the infrastructure and transfer of values between African countries. Said El Mansour Cherkaoui ★ Africa ★ Afrique See the proven track … Continue Reading →


Previous Work on Africa with the organization of visits of Business Delegation from Algeria, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria and Egypt

December 6, 1994 – AFRICA – EGYPT

– Dr. Said El Mansour Cherkaoui as Co-Chair and Laurent Roffe as the Chair of the International Business Committee Organized the First Visit of the Federation of the Egyptian Chambers of Commerce to California – Business Meeting at the Golden Gate University where Dr. Said Cherkaoui has taught in various Schools and Departments for 16 years as Adjunct Associate Professor from 1987 to 2003 .. Read more

La Chine: Modèle pour l’Afrique

Adamou BOUBACAR• Following CEO SAHEL AGROPOLE | Professor of Biotechnology, Health & Environment | STEM Education Advocate in Africa1h • 5/7/2022 LA SUPERPUISSANCE ÉCONOMIQUE CHINOISE ! Alors que le monde est toujours aux prises avec des problèmes de chaînes d’approvisionnement (en partie) causés par la politique sanitaire “zéro Covid” et les confinements en #Chine, il est devenu…Continue Reading →

Africa China Relationship: Model or Deception

Reaching Another Level in Sino-African Trade Relations

“China’s cooperation with Africa is clearly targeted at the major bottlenecks to development,”

“Resources for our cooperation are not to be spent on any vanity projects, but in places where they count the most.” … Read more

Africa: Cloud Over Computing and Free Trade Integration

Dr. Said El Mansour Cherkaoui 9/11/2020 – El Jadida – Morocco – Oakland – California What are the prominent hurdles and hindrances for the Integration of Africa through Ecommerce and Digital Business ★ Inadequate terrestrial broadband backbone ★ High costs of broadband access (last-mile) limit growth of the cloud-computing market ★ Poor quality of service…Continue Reading →

Africa Ecommerce

Continuously updated with new inputs and trends For Better or Worse Emergent Technologies Changing Africa! Are these efforts going to increase the use of Information Communication Technologies and develop broadband penetration in Africa? Will technology increase the divide or help to integrate Africa? What are the Destiny and the Reality of the Technology in theContinue Reading →

Jumia ist kein afrikanisches Unternehmen, es ist deutsch

The Clouded Bright-Side of Foreign Investment in Africa and the Dark-Side of the Moon for the Startup & Tech Hubs Financed from Overseas Africa is still very early in the retail transition to e-commerce, and there’s opportunity but also very real risk.  Jumia Technologies is a low-margin, cash-burning e-commerce marketplace that has been making losses since…Continue Reading →

The AfCFTA Country Business Index: Understanding private sector involvement in the AfCFTA: The narrative around a successful African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)—its potential to increase intra-African trade by 15 to 25 percent, or $50 billion to $70 billion—is promising, but if African businesses do not efficiently utilize this landmark agreement, its ultimate success will be limited. Since the private sector is directly involved in cross-border trade, it is a major stakeholder and beneficiary of the AfCFTA. Thus, to better understand how African businesses are approaching the AfCFTA and, more importantly, how the AfCFTA can best support those businesses through trade, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) created the AfCFTA Country Business Index (ACBI). 

The ACBI is a new AfCFTA-focused, ease-of-doing business index and is based on a robust theoretical framework and data collection process. It enables relevant policy makers to identify bottlenecks in intra African trade at a country level, which informs the barriers impeding effective AfCFTA implementation from the perspective of the private sector.

It aims to inform African policymakers on the trade barriers and guide AfCFTA national strategies.

The ACBI aims to ensure that the African Continental Free Trade Area delivers on its projected sustainable development promises, especially for women-owned and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs).  

The ACBI captures three dimensions relevant to the understanding of the AfCFTA and related negotiations:  

1. The ease of trading goods across Africa;
2. Firm awareness and use of African free trade agreements (FTAs) and the AfCFTA;
3. Business environment related to trade in services, intra-African investment, intellectual property rights, and competition policy.