Forty-one African central banks governors and other senior banking executives are attending a week-long summit in Banjul.

The summit on digital currency and financial services in Africa will explore opportunities and challenges for central bank digital currencies on the continent.

The gathering of the continent’s top central heads is expected to further the convergence of African central banks under the African Monetary Cooperation.

Gambian President Adama Barrow presided over the opening session of the summit. 

The theme of the Banjul summit is digital innovation and the future of the financial sector. 

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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