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AfCFTA launches guided trade initiative for seven countries

Accra, Ghana | Xinhua | The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat based in Accra, the capital of Ghana, late Friday launched a guided trade initiative for seven member countries. The seven countries which have signaled their readiness to start trading under AfCFTA were Tanzania, Mauritania, Kenya, Egypt, Cameroon, Rwanda, …

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Ghana launches AfCFTA hub to facilitate businesses

Accra, Ghana | Xinhua | Ghana launched its African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) hub Monday to increase local participation in the continent-wide free trade and facilitate businesses. “The AfCFTA hub is the principal tool for aligning Ghana’s own wide-ranging digitalization policy with the various opportunities presented by AfCFTA,” said Minister …

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DR Congo in EAC

  Finally becomes 7th partner State Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On July 11, the Democratic Republic of Congo officially became the seventh member of the East African Community after depositing the ‘instrument of ratification’ with the East African Community Secretary General at the bloc’s headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. …

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Experts urge Africa to expedite local manufacturing of pharmaceutical products

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | Experts have called on African countries to expedite the local manufacturing of pharmaceutical products amid the continent’s dependence on externally manufactured medicines. The experts made the call during a virtual meeting hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)’s AfCFTA(African Continental Free Trade Area)-anchored …

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Countries asked to place regional integration above national interest

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | South Africa is concerned that most African countries still consider national interests ahead of regional integration which continues to stifle regional trade and development. According to South African Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor, this is likely to limit the outcomes of the …

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