Entries by Hanin Abdulrazzaq

Ecobank Restates Commitment to AfCFTA

The Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan has said the bank is prepared to partner with other organizations to explore the opportunities available in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).  Akinwuntan in his remark at an event in Lagos pointed out that the pan African bank was set up primarily for the economic integration […]


AfCFTA’s promise of free trade is prosperity for all Africans – ECOWAS Speaker

The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament says the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) holds the promise of prosperity for all Africans amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Sidie Mohammed Tunis said yesterday during the opening ceremony of two meetings scheduled with a week long activities of the Parliament in Cotonou Benin Republic. He said that notwithstanding […]


Business Leaders Tell Govts to Accelerate AfCFTA Talks

The East African Business Council is urging the East African Community to fast track negotiations of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in line with private sector positions. If every African country joins, experts say, the AfCFTA will be the world’s largest single market, accounting for $4 trillion in spending and investment across the […]


AfCFTA to Commence On January 1 as planned

Mr Wamkele Mene, Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), says the continental trade regime will take off as planned on January 1 next year. He said the AfCFTA Secretariat was targeting January 2021 for the commencement of the implementation of the free trade agreement following its postponement due to the outbreak […]


Business-boosting African Trade Observatory (ATO) to start virtual demonstrations

African Union online portal, supported by the European Union and the International Trade Centre, will boost the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) (Addis Ababa/Geneva) – 14 October 2020 – An online tool designed to help businessmen and businesswomen in Africa understand how best to trade between African countries came a step […]


Afreximbank, ITC partner to boost intra-African trade

Nigeria is currently in the process of ensuring the ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, the minister of trade, Niyi Adebayo, said on Monday. Ratification is the action of signing or formally consenting to a treaty, contract, or agreement, after due legislative process, thus making it valid for official purposes. Treaties […]


ECA Executive Secretary Calls for Accelerated Actions & Interventions towards Addressing Lldcs’ Special Challenges

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Wednesday participated in the Annual Ministerial Meeting of Foreign Ministers of Landlocked Developing Countries and highlighted the need for sustained and consistent support to LLDCs on the African continent. In her remarks, ECA Executive Secretary Vera Songwe said Africa is home to the majority of the world’s LLDCs […]