Entries by Mekides Admasu

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African Continental Free Trade Area agreement not quite the silver bullet SA hoped for, says ANC

The African Continental Free Trade Area agreement could have negative impacts on South Africa’s trade, labour force and micro, small and medium enterprises, according to a draft document prepared for discussion at the ANC’s upcoming policy and national conferences. Adraft ANC policy document, which was among several discussed at the ANC’s national executive committee meeting […]

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“AfCFTA and what it means for E- Commerce” by Siyanda. Opinion

The current nature of international relations, which is marked by a surge in diverse (economic, political and socio-cultural) crises, demanding the mobilisation of joint capacities of states and non-state actors (enterprises and individuals), to find a durable solution which would help to improve the living standard in African countries marks the founding reasons of the […]

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5TH PROSPERITY AFRICA SMALL BUSINESS EXPORTERS CONFERENCE

The inaugural Prosperity Africa Small Business Exporters’ Conference was launched in 2012 to create a dialogue and knowledge sharing on pertinent issues experienced by SMMEs. This year’s edition is organized by the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and industry Association of SADC Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASCCI) and Business Botswana in collaboration with the […]

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Osinbajo, Lai Mohammed, Sirika, Others For 5th National Tourism Transport Summit And Expo

The fifth edition of the National Tourism Transport Summit and Expo organised by the Institute for Tourism Professionals of Nigeria (ITPN), will host core and allied industry stakeholders from April 25 to 26, 2022 at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja. The two-day event is themed: ‘African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): Strengthening Connectivity, Effect […]

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Concluding AfCFTA Phase II negotiations is our priority

African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat says it has prioritised the conclusion of the AfCFTA Phase II negotiations, covering protocols on Women and Youth in Trade, Investment, Competition Policy, Digital Trade, and Intellectual Property Rights. The finalisation of all these protocols, especially the phase II protocols, will greatly contribute to deepening economic integration in […]

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“AfCFTA success dependent on govt investment” Opinion

“When we find researches/opinions from other publishers that might interest you, we pass them along. Below you'll find the latest opinions on why “AfCFTA success dependent on govt investment” by Femi Adekoya. Their opinions may differ from what you read in CFTA.Now. This article first appeared in The Guardian. Case studies across Africa demonstrate the […]

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PACCI is collaborating with UNDP on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) Programm

The Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PACCI) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme Regional Service Center for Africa (UNDP-RSCA), and with the support of the Government of Canada, is carrying out a Regional Study to Assess the Status of Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) in the Private Sector and establish […]

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UK government to support AfCFTA with £35 million

United Kingdom’s International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Travelyan, has announced a new UK government programme to support the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Through the AfCFTA Support Programme, the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office will provide up to 35million pounds to provide trade facilitation and trade policy support to the AfCFTA Secretariat […]

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Wamkele Mene: AfCFTA must set agenda on intellectual property and subsidies

The removal of tariff and non-tariff barriers is as essential for the growth of African trade as creating better infrastructure and connectivity, says the AfCFTA's Secretary-General. The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is the world’s newest and most ambitious trade bloc. It is also, after the World Trade Organisation, its biggest, covering 1.2bn consumers […]

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Afreximbank launches 4 billion US dollar Ukraine Crisis Adjustment Trade Financing Programme for Africa

The Board of Directors of African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) on 31 March 2022 approved the launch of the Ukraine Crisis Adjustment Trade Financing Programme for Africa (UKAFPA), a programme of credit facilities that the Bank has developed to manage the impacts of the Ukraine crisis on African economies and businesses. The programme amounts to US$ […]