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Central Africa to benefit African Continental Free Trade Area

Central Africa stands to benefit the most from the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), data from the African Development Bank shows. Hanan Morsy, Director...

Celebrate Africa’s New Free Trade Agreement: Terminate CFA franc

With the initiation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement on May 30, 2019, now is the time for African nations to finally jettison...
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Post-launch implementation plan of AfCFTA under preparation

The African Union (AU) said on Saturday that a post-launch of the African Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement implementation plan is under preparation ahead...
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Continental free trade pact to drive Africa’s overall development ambitions

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a vital imperative to drive Africa's overall development momentum, the African Union (AU) said. ...
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Ghana Ever Ready to House AfCFTA Headquarters

Mr Alan Kyerematen, the Minister of Trade and Industry, on Tuesday reiterated that Ghana has the right political and economic environment to host the...
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AfCFTA Enters Implementation Stage

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) protocol has been given a head-start and set to enter into force on May 30, 2019. This date...
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African Continental Free Trade Area agreement to accelerate trade in agricultural goods

Despite its vast agricultural potential, Africa has remained a net importer of agricultural products in the last three decades. Currently, many African countries import...
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UN commission urges African countries to invest more in blue economy

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Tuesday urged African countries to invest more in the blue economy so as to capitalize on...
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African Countries Tasked to Debate AfCFTA Modalities

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Saturday urged African countries and pan-African institutions to prepare modalities as the African Continental Free...
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AfCETA Comes into force on May 30

The African Union (AU) Commission has said that the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is set to enter into force on May 30. The...
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Forthcoming African free trade pact to inspire economic integration

As the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) currently stands ready for entry into effect, experts and analysts have emphasized the pact as a...
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3 More Ratifications to Usher in AfCFTA Implementation

Egypt’s Parliament has approved the ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, bringing the total approvals to 19, of which 15...
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AU Says Sci-Technology is Key to Changing Africa

African Union (AU) Commission Deputy Chairperson Kwesi Quartey on Tuesday called for concerted efforts in harnessing science and technology to transform societies in Africa. Quartey...

African Union Trade Observatory: To help Africa harness its economic potential

The African Union Commission together with the European Commission and the International Trade Centre have set up the African Union Trade Observatory, a key...
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stakeholders shown how to sustain customs union in AfCFTA implementation

Mr Peter Joy Sewornoo, Programme Officer, Trade Policy Directorate of the ECOWAS Commission (EC) has said a uniform customs union liberalisation scheme and ratifications...
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Ghana and Senegal to Host AfCFTA Secretariat

Ghana and Senegal have applied separately to host the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) in their national capitals to give...
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AU will be launching the continental free trade zone this July

The African Union (AU) Commissioner for Trade and Industry Albert Muchanga on Sunday said he expected the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to...
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Intra-African Trade Expected to Rise by 15% Through Free Trade Execution

The implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is expected to raise intra-African trade by 15 percent, an African Development Bank (AfDB)...
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AU Official Says 6 More Authorisation for AfCFTA to Go into Force

Six more AU member-states are expected to deposit ratifications of the African Continental Free trade Area (AfCFTA) with the African Union (AU), a senior...
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Six more ratifications for AfCFTA to enter into force – Albert Muchanga

Six more AU member states are expected to deposit ratifications of the African Continental Free trade Area (AfCFTA) with the African Union (AU), a...
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South Africa to initiate process to sign Africa’s free trade treaty

South Africa's Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Bulelani Magwanishe on Monday said his country will soon initiate a process to sign African Continental Free...
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AU urges expedited resource mobilization for operationalization of single African air transport market

The chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamt, has called on the African Development Bank (AfDB) and other funding partners to expedite...
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Africa attracts flows from foreign investors and announced a free trade area

This would imply significant export gains for manufacturers and food exporters Trade liberalization in context 44 African economies signed in March an ambitious treaty in order...
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Conference of African Ministers Ends with a Pledge to AfCFTA

African finance ministers and policy makers on Tuesday wrapped up their 5-day conference in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa reaffirming their commitment to the African...
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Ministers Conference commended for Discussing Real African Issues

The ECA Conference of Ministers was praised for discussing 'real' issues affecting the continent. At the heart of the debates was the AfCFTA. Its...
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Ethiopian PM Remarks At AfCTA Conference of Ministers

The transformational opportunities offered by the African Continental Free Trade Area together with the measures needed to unlock them has been the focus for...
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African Ministers seek quick approval of continental Free Trade Agreement

African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development on Monday called for swift actions towards realizing the continent's ambitions through the African Continental Free...
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Ethiopia Hosts African FTA Centerpiece of ECA Ministers’

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has called for bold actions toward realizing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The call was made...
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SMEs and Industries want government fast track process of trade facilitation reforms

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) operating in the country have been admonished adjust their operations to be able to take advantage of the African...
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ECA Conference Demand Action on AfCFTA Implementation

The potential for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to become a powerful tool for driving industrialisation, economic diversification and development has been...