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Africa needs to step up economic integration: Report

Anadolu Agency 19 Apr 2021
The report welcomed the recent endorsement of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) by more than 50 African countries ... AfCFTA is a free trade area founded in 2018, with trade commencing as of Jan ... It was created by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement among 54 of the 55 African Union nations.
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Covid-19 pandemic impetus for greater regional integration, African countries told at presentation of regional integration index report

Reliefweb 19 Apr 2021
The Index report underlines the need for a renewed commitment to regional integration within Africa, speakers said. They noted that the beginning of trade under the African Continental Free Trade Area in January 2021, amid the Covid-19 pandemic and its disruptive impact on movement and economies, had thrown this into sharper focus.
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Dashen interlinks global clients through new eCommerce gateway

Capital Ethiopia 19 Apr 2021
... stated that the partnership will be a game changer for emerging Ethiopian exporters and online businesses along with Ethiopian Airlines logistics to fulfill Ethiopia’s aspiration to become the eCommerce hub of East Africa under the African Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
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Biden’s China policy at a strategic inflection point

Asiatimes 19 Apr 2021
... and free trade; and “major international and regional issues” and so on, apart from the “high-level opening-up and creation of a fair, just, and non-discriminatory business environment for foreign-invested enterprises, including French and German companies” in China.
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How Ghana ‘beat’ Nigeria twice in a week: From Twitter to German health HQ

Ghana Web 18 Apr 2021
... for their headquarters in Africa ... For most critics on social media, the official reasons Twitter gave in choosing Ghana did not help matters either - Ghana’s free media space and being host to the Africa Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA, Twitter said; counted for their choice.
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3 Entities collaborate to train exporters

Graphic 17 Apr 2021
The programme was launched yesterday as part of efforts by the export trade facilitation and promotion body to prepare businesses to take advantage of the opportunities under the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) ... and take advantage of trade opportunities externally.
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$300 million support available to Ghanaian MSMEs trading with USA – U.S. Ambassador reveals

Joy Online 16 Apr 2021
trade and further stated that the Africa Continental Free Trade area has increased interest in investments ... Having the secretariat of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area based in Accra has brought new interests and attention and we’re working with the secretariat to see if we may be able to help.” ... “We believe in the economic strength of Africa.
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Support women-led businesses to ensure success of AfCFTA – Kosi Yankey

Ghana Web 16 Apr 2021
Mrs Kosi Yankey Ayeh, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Enterprises Agency, formerly the National Board for Small Scale Industries, has stressed the need to empower women-led businesses as a means to ensure the success of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA.
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$300m support available to Ghanaian MSMEs trading with USA – U.S. Ambassador reveals

Joy Online 16 Apr 2021
trade and further stated that the Africa Continental Free Trade area has increased interest in investments ... Having the secretariat of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area based in Accra has brought new interests and attention and we’re working with the secretariat to see if we may be able to help.” ... “We believe in the economic strength of Africa.
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GEPA launches Diploma in International Trade Online Program for exporters

Joy Online 16 Apr 2021
This is to open them up to existing opportunities ahead of the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) in July 2020 ...The Continental Free Trade Agreement will be better than before; we can trade across the whole of Africa.
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UPDATE: Amole & Visa Partner to Expand Digital Payments in Ethiopia

Tadias 16 Apr 2021
Today, with this partnership, we can accept digital payments from anywhere ... The partnership will be a game changer for emerging Ethiopian exporters and online businesses along with Ethiopian Airlines logistics to fulfill Ethiopia’s aspiration to become the eCommerce hub of East Africa under the African Free Trade Agreement (“AfCFTA”) ... Visa (NYSE.
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Zambian leader calls for enhanced efforts to promote intra-Africa trade

China.dot.org 15 Apr 2021
He expressed gratitude that the current African leaders were taking up the responsibility of actualizing the intra-Africa trade which pan-Africanists envisaged. On his part, Mene said Africa has a deficit of industries hence the need for the free trade area to promote industrialization.
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The Economic and Social Development of the African Continent. A Russian Perspective

GlobalResearch 15 Apr 2021
Do you think, with the adoption of African Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA), it offers a window of hope for attaining economic independence for Africa? What role Russia can play in this or of what significance is it for potential Russian investors? ... The free trade zone is the most ...
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Dubai Chamber participates in Ethiopian Transport Investment Summit

Urdu Point 15 Apr 2021
"The transport sector is vital and important to any country, and Ethiopia is witnessing many changes in terms of investment, trade and opening up opportunities for international companies," Khan said, adding that Ethiopia is expected to witness unprecedented economic transformation with the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement coming into play.
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