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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...
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UNECA urges concerted efforts to promote Africa’s industrialization

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) on Tuesday urged concerted efforts towards Africa's industrialization through the imminent African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)...
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AU commissioner awarded for championing Africa free trade

African Union (AU) Commissioner for Trade and Industry Albert Muchanga, a Zambian national, was on Wednesday awarded for championing the establishment of the African...
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AU, ECA vow to expedite infrastructure connectivity in Africa

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union (AU) on Friday agreed to expedite infrastructure connectivity efforts to ensure full implementation...
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AU official urges closer Africa-China collaboration in infrastructure dev’t as AfCFTA takes effect

A senior African Union (AU) official on Friday called for deepening Africa-China collaboration to contribute to the success of the African Continental Free Trade...
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ECA official urges Zambia to expand major economic sectors as AfCFTA edges closer to...

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Wednesday urged the government of Zambia to expand major economic sectors so as to fully...
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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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African diplomats hope for more cooperation with China as AfCFTA takes effect

African diplomats and officials commended the robust and diverse ties with China on Saturday, hoping for more cooperation as the African Continental Free Trade...
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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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AU urges dispute settlement endeavors as AfCFTA edges closer to effect

The African Union (AU) on Monday stressed the need to boost African countries' capacity on the settlement of trade and investment disputes as the...
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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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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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UK to inject £30 million into prosperity and security in Africa

The UK is set to inject up to £30 million into prosperity and security projects across Africa as it steps up its investment in...

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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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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Failure for Nigeria to Sign AfCFTA Would Be Disappointing

Mr Lowel Wesley, Chief Trade Negotiator of Liberia has said the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) framework agreement could suffer great jeopardy if...
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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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Rwanda becomes third AU member state to ratify African CFTA

Rwanda has become the third African country to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), according to an African Union (AU) statement on...
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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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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...
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Kenya and Ghana deposit documents with AU of ratification for continental FTA

Kenya and Ghana on Thursday deposited documents with the African Union (AU) of ratification toward establishing African continental free trade area (AfCTFA). AfTCFA is seen...