GTR talks to speakers at its Africa Trade and Infrastructure Finance conference in London, about the progress made in recent years in terms of achieving better trade integration within the continent.

Despite a desire to improve cross-border transactions regionally, the disparity of the countries’ macroeconomic and legislative landscapes is making the integration journey a difficult one.

Speakers explain that regional integration is more likely than pan-African integration, and that new technologies like the bitcoin and blockchain could provide a solution to the continent’s currency issues.