Tag: African Continental Free Trade Area

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

African Union braces for free trade area

July 8, 2019

The African Union summit in Niamey brought together heads of state in the continent to launch a continental free-trade zone that, if successful, would unite ... Read More

Africa’s free trade zone kicks-off

May 31, 2019

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the African Union's flagship project for the continent’s economic integration, came into effect on Thursday with the aim ... Read More

Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area takes effect

April 5, 2019

Gambia's National Assembly has ratified the agreement that seeks to establish the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Twenty-two signatures were the minimum threshold required ... Read More

Morocco-Africa: Cabinet Council adopts bill on AfCFTA

February 22, 2019

he Moroccan Cabinet Council adopted Thursday at its weekly meeting Bill 11.19 ratifying the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), signed in ... Read More