Entries by Hanin Abdulrazzaq

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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African Governments Urged to Harmonize Trade and Cross-Border Policies

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has launched a new COVID-19 cross-border trade report urging governments on the continent to adopt and harmonize policies that will help continent strike an appropriate balance between curbing the spread of the virus and facilitating emergency and essential trade. Titled Facilitating cross-border trade through a coordinated African response to […]

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ECOWAS postpones single currency launch

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has postponed the launch of its planned single currency “ECO”, it was learnt. The regional body said a new date for the launch would be announced later. The was contained in a communique issued at the end of the 57th Summit of the Authorities of Heads of […]

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AfCFTA, infrastructure dev my focus- Adesina, AfDB President

President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina has assured African Heads of Governments and other relevant stakeholders on the continent that his second tenure would focus on boosting regional industrial value chains, tackling poverty and advancing the success of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). Adesina gave the assurance on Tuesday in Dakar, […]

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Ecobank Announces New Date for Africa Trade Conference

Ecobank Nigeria, a member of the pan African banking Group has concluded plans to host its first Regional Trade Conference. The virtual forum with the theme “Facilitating Regional Trade in the emerging AFCFTA era” is slated for the 22nd of September. The conference, which would feature presentations and panel discussions by highly experienced subject matter […]