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‘We want Africa’s free trade area to be industrial zone not consumption zone’: AfDB official

Egypt Today 13 Jun 2021
Deputy Director General of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group for North Africa and Egypt Country Manager Malinne Blomberg said Sunday in IPAs Africa Forum 1 “we don’t want the [African continental] free trade area to be a consumption zone ...   ...   ...   ... .
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SA expels Lesotho diplomats for abusing diplomatic privileges

Independent online (SA) 11 Jun 2021
Rustenburg – Disciplinary action will be taken against Lesotho diplomats expelled from South Africa for illicit trade in duty-free alcohol, the government of the Kingdom of Lesotho said on Friday ... Africa, specifically the illicit trade in duty-free alcohol,” the statement read.
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South Africa expels Lesotho diplomats over sale of illicit alcohol

Ghana Web 11 Jun 2021
... from South Africa over the illicit peddling of duty-free alcohol ... South Africa had taken the decision because the diplomats violated laws "specifically, the illicit trade in duty-free alcohol", it said in a statement.
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Legal framework required to enable creation of intra-African infrastructure, trade: AfCFTA secretary general

Egypt Today 11 Jun 2021
Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Wamkele Mene underlined Friday in IPAs Africa Forum 1 that the absence of a legal framework caused the absence of intra-African infrastructure and as a consequence the rates of infra-African trade is very low ... He pointed out that COVID-19 pandemic cut FDI inflow to Africa by 40%.
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Improve cultural and business exchanges to facilitate trade partnerships - GUTA

Ghana Web 10 Jun 2021
Dr Obeng made the call at the UK-West Africa Trade Opportunities in a COVID-19 Era; Trade Opportunities Webinar Series organised by the UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce. He said the partnership would give the UK partners or investors access to the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Programme.
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Improve cultural and business exchanges to facilitates trade partnerships - GUTA

Business Ghana 10 Jun 2021
Dr Obeng made the call at the UK-West Africa Trade Opportunities in a COVID-19 Era; Trade Opportunities Webinar Series ORGANISED BY THE UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce. He said the greatest advantage in the partnership would be the UK partners or investors to have access to the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Programme.
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World must prepare for future pandemics, writes Boris Johnson

Khaleej Times 10 Jun 2021
openness, freedom, democracy and free trade. We will be joined by our friends, the leaders of India, South Korea, Australia and South Africa, a Democratic XI, with the UK a competitive and creative player in the centre of the field.
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COCOBOD urged to target US$5bn from alternative cash ‘intercrops’

Graphic 10 Jun 2021
But the yield per hectare age is woefully inadequate”, the statement said ... The statement also urged COCOBOD and the government to consider those key prepositions and also put in place strategies and programmes with private capital injection (long term) to help cocoa farmers to take advantage of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement ... .
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Taming capital flight with Princess Medical Centre ‘Signature’ is my gift to Niger Delta at ...

Business Day Online 10 Jun 2021
In an exclusive interview, the Dein Piribo 2 of Kalabari, Ijaw, told IGNATIUS CHUKWU that creating such a world-class medical centre is his gift to the Niger Delta at 63. Excerpts. ... Read Also ... Few months ago, the issue of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) came on stream. It means there is big trade in Africa, seamless trade ... .
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Scoping Study on the Linkages between and role in Boosting Intra-Africa Trade and Economic Integration of AU Free Movement Protocol and AfCFTA

Reliefweb 09 Jun 2021
The treaty sets the stages in the establishment of the African Economic Community marked by, among other things, free movement of persons and the establishment of a free trade area ... Continental free trade area was similarly set to be operational by 2018 ... largest free trade block.
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Alan Kyerematen woos American investors as US Exim Bank supports 1D1F with $300m facility

Joy Online 09 Jun 2021
... AGOA, the European Union (EU) market under the Interim Ghana – EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the United Kingdom market under the Interim Ghana – UK Trade Partnership Agreement, and the Africa market under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement.
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Government to support some selected small, medium enterprises with ¢145m – Akufo-Addo

Joy Online 09 Jun 2021
President Akufo-Addo has announced that government has made available ₵145million cedis for some selected Micro, Small and Medium sized Enterprises (MSMEs) ... Also speaking at the event, Trade Minister, Alan Kyerematen urged beneficiaries to take advantage of the Africa continental free trade mechanism to grow and expand ... .
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Africa’s free trade area can benefit women equally through targeted measures, says UNECA director

Capital Ethiopia 08 Jun 2021
Targeted measures are needed to ensure opportunities arising from the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) benefit women and men equally across the region.
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2021 G7 summit: Only African leader invited is South Africa's Ramaphosa

Ghana Web 08 Jun 2021
South Africa was invited to attend the gathering after the country, which chaired the African Union in 2020, played a crucial role in Africa’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ramaphosa said in his weekly letter. He said free and fair trade, the global recovery from the pandemic, and climate change would be discussed at the meeting.
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