Trade occupies a unique place in Africa’s economic history. Ancient civilizations – like the Kingdom of Mapunbungwe, a pre-colonial state situated in South Africa’s latter-day Limpopo province, that once traded gold and ivory with India, China and Egypt – are a testament of the centrality of trade in Africa’s economic trajectory.

Each week, Masokko's Trade Africa blog will share reflections on the challenges and opportunities associated with intra-African trade, as well as moving African goods to the rest of the world.