Tag: African Continental Free Trade Area

AfCFTA, ECOWAS lament low trade volume among members and Africa’s low global trade share

March 5, 2024

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has so far failed to boost Africa's global trade participation that still stands at a mere 3%, according ... Read More

Tanzania aims high to become go-to-market for all of Africa’s electrical equipment needs

January 8, 2024

Tanzania is venturing into the manufacture of electrical equipment aiming to become a key player in the industry, which is part of the government’s strategy ... Read More

Senegal to stage first “Invest in Senegal” Forum on July 6-8

June 22, 2023

Senegal’s investment promotion and grand projects agency, APIX, will organize on July 6-8 the country’s first “Invest in Senegal” Forum seeking the development of local ... Read More

Pan-African Parliament: Morocco contributes to building African Continental Free Trade Area

May 15, 2023

Morocco has contributed to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) through numerous socioeconomic integrated projects launched in several African countries to improve their infrastructures, ... Read More

AfCFTA calls for streamlined customs processes, visa removal to unleash intra-Africa trade potential

April 26, 2023

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) needs to remove visas and reduce custom processes to ease movement of goods within the African continent — ... Read More

ECA, Afreximbank launch digital platform to boost intra-Africa trade

February 1, 2023

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Afreximbank have announced the development of the African Trade Exchange Platform (ATEX), a digital business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-government ... Read More

Foresight Africa: Brookings report outlines top priorities for the continent in 2023

January 31, 2023

With numerous external and internal headwinds, it is easy to be pessimistic about Africa’s prospects, yet, time and time again Africa has proved resilient and ... Read More

EU, Namibia discuss critical raw materials and hydrogen partnership

October 1, 2022

The 2022 Session of the EU-Namibia Political Dialogue took place in Windhoek earlier this week (28 September), during which the two parties engaged in an ... Read More

Google Wallet launches in SA amid booming digital payments usage in Africa

August 25, 2022

Alphabet Inc launched its Google Wallet in South Africa on Tuesday (23 August), after rival Apple Inc introduced its Apple Pay mobile payment system in ... Read More

UN report: Africa, still too reliant on commodities exports, needs to diversify

July 26, 2022

Nearly 60% of African countries remain dependent on exports of commodities despite decades-long efforts to diversify. Therefore, a shift especially to technology and financial services, ... Read More