Govts should enforce standards for greener trade area
A greener African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) can be achieved if governments on the continent adopt proactive environment-friendly policies and enforce environmental standards, a trade economist has advised.
For public safety, AFRIMA reschedules 2020 awards
The African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) have announce the deferment of the 2020 edition of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA
AU canvasses policy to reduce car usage, boost green energy mass transit
‘New investments in renewable energy could create 42m jobs by 2050’ Following impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on its economy, the African Union Commission (AUC) has canvassed policies to reduce private car usage and boost green energy mass transit system, insisting that such steps held the key to the continent’s green recovery post-COVID-19. It stressed that…
‘Addressing domestic market challenges crucial for successful AfCFTA implementation’
Preparatory to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) implementation in July 2020, stakeholders in Nigeria’s real sector have identified the need for the country
‘How Nigeria, others can benefit from AfCFTA, AUC, UNIDO’
To benefit from the $3 trillion market to be created by the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), Nigeria and other African countries, need to improve their manufacturing growth rate beyond the present pace.
AfCFTA’s success hinged on poverty reduction, economic development
Though the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) aspires towards deepening the integration of the African continent beyond merely a free trade area, latest trade report has argued for the need to make competition, industrial policies and property rights work well. According to the ninth edition of the flagship Assessing Regional Integration in Africa report…
AfCTA will go on without Nigeria, says Obasanjo
A former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, said on Monday that the African Free Continental Trade Area (AfCTA) Agreement will not be hindered by Nigeria’s reluctance to sign up to the process. Obasanjo made the remark in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during the opening session of the Stakeholders’ Dialogue on Continental Trade and Strengthening the…
AfCFTA implementation may drag till June 2020
Despite the ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement by 22 countries, the delay by four countries in depositing their instruments, as well as other trade issues needed to be addressed before the deal becomes operational, may stall the implementation beyond the proposed date of July, 2019. The AfCFTA is expected to…
‘Inclusiveness, community-level engagement crucial for AfCFTA’s success’
Echoing the views of local manufacturers on the need to engage critical stakeholders preparatory to the AfCFTA ratification, the African Union Commission (AUC) has highlighted...
African Union unveils 2017 AFRIMA calendar in South Africa
The African Union Commission, AUC, has formally unveiled the 2017 All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, calendar on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at The Maslow Hotel, Sandton, South Africa.