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Central Region to get Cargo Airport 

Ghana Business News 03 Feb 2023
The move is in tandem with government’s economic transformation agenda to give a strong boost to intra-Africa trade through the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCTA) ... He said the project would facilitate tourism, trade, and connectivity to generate economic growth, jobs, alleviate poverty and improve living standards.
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Private sector must own AfCFTA – Jinapor

B & FT Online 02 Feb 2023
Jinapor, has reiterated the importance of active private sector involvement in the Africa Continental Free Trade Area’s (AfCFTA) implementation process. With Ghana and six other countries commencing trading within the free trade area through the Guided Trade Initiative (GTI), he ...
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WTO head wants to ‘double or triple’ Africa’s share of global trade

CNN 02 Feb 2023
Either way, Africa may start to reap the benefits of a free trade deal that came into effect in 2021 ... Africa’s share of global trade at 3% is too little ... What we’ve seen during the pandemic is that Africa needs to get its own manufacturing capacity, and this falls right back into what can make the continental free trade area work.
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Boost for cross-border trade

B & FT Online 02 Feb 2023
In spite of this, as well as implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the route still grapples with some 37 official checkpoints or barriers causing prolonged cross-border trade – with the two extreme ends taking as long as about 15 days.
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The truth about the British Empire: Nigel Biggar and Matthew Parris in conversation

The Spectator 02 Feb 2023
I was born in South Africa when it was still a dominion ... So moving from Africa to India, I would say that the empire’s commitment to free trade, which reigned roughly from the 1840s to 1919, meant that, yes, manufactured cloth from England could out-compete artisanal cloth in India, and that caused some decline in cottage industries there.
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MTN boss calls for modernisation and harmonization of regulatory frameworks

B & FT Online 31 Jan 2023
He made these remarks at the Africa Prosperity Dialogues’ maiden edition held at Aburi in the Eastern Region ... The Africa Prosperity ... The Summit, among other things, discussed policies that will ensure a successful implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
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Sergey Lavrov to choose between illusions and reality for Africa

B & FT Online 31 Jan 2023
Russia ranked as South Africa’s 33rd-largest trading partner in 2021, with two-way flows amounting to just $1.46 billion. In comparison, South Africa trade with the United States were $10.2 billion in 2021 ... Throughout his speeches, not a single reference was made to the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
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Alan Kyerematen is destined to lead Ghana – Sylvester Tetteh

Joy Online 31 Jan 2023
Mr Tetteh urged the former Trade and ... Under the leadership of Mr Kyerematen, the Africa Continental Free Trade Area ( AFCTA) headquarters secretariat was established in Ghana, a flagship success story of the long serving Trade Minister.
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TradeMark Africa Launches in West Africa

Business Ghana 30 Jan 2023
As part of the pivot to West Africa, TradeMark Africa will support the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), based in Accra, Ghana, to realise its vision of integrating the $3.4 trillion African market ... trade in high value products, exists in Africa.
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Let’s work with a sense of urgency to guarantee economic security and prosperity – Akufo-Addo

Ghana Business News 30 Jan 2023
... Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement to boost intra-African trade ... Dubbed the Kwahu Summit, the first of the annual dialogues, brought together Africa’s political and business leaders to discuss intra-Africa trade, with a focus on the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
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Modernisation, harmonisation of regulatory frameworks critical for universal broadband coverage by 2030 – Ralph Mupita

Joy Online 30 Jan 2023
The Role of Telecommunications in Deepening Intra-African Trade, Challenges and Opportunity,” Ralph Mupita said, “The regulatory ... The Summit amongst other things discussed policies that will ensure the successful implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
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Young entrepreneurs in Ketu South Municipality sensitized on AfCFTA

Joy Online 30 Jan 2023
The National African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Coordination Office has organized a day’s sensitization forum for young ... Fareed Arthur, indicated that the free trade initiative provides a roadmap towards increasing Africa’s global trade percentage currently pegged at 3%.
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Modernisation and harmonisation of regulatory frameworks critical for universal broadband coverage by 2030 – MTN ...

Joy Online 30 Jan 2023
The Role of Telecommunications in Deepening Intra-African Trade, Challenges and Opportunity,” Ralph Mupita said, “The regulatory ... The Summit amongst other things discussed policies that will ensure the successful implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
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Revival of Russia-African Relations: Sergey Lavrov to Choose Between Illusions and Reality for Africa

GlobalResearch 29 Jan 2023
Russia ranked as South Africa’s 33rd-largest trading partner in 2021, with two-way flows amounting to just $1.46 billion. In comparison, South Africa trade with the United States were $10.2 billion in 2021 ... Throughout his speeches, not a single reference was made to the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

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