Africas new free trade zone is in need of digitisation in order to grow. A major factor for the success of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement will be how countries adapt and invest in technologies like broadband connectivity. Digital platforms and the adoption of mobile technology are increasingly making trade easier by promoting digital, financial and social inclusion. At the start of the pandemic, Secretary-General of the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat, Wamkele Mene had said that digital trade is possible through mobile phones. It is a question of leveraging all those technological innovations and advantages into a common platform for free trade in Africa.