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Eritrea, Nigeria, G-Bissau yet to commit to Africa free trade deal
According to the African Union Commission chairperson, Nigeria, Eritrea and Guinea Bissau have made no commitment to the AU’s Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) signed in Kigali in March 2018.
Consultative workshop on market access concessions on trade in goods for CEN-SAD, ECCAS, ECOWAS and UMA Member States
The objective of the consultative workshop is a regional-wide consultation to finalize the outstanding issues including criteria for designation of sensitive products, percentages, etc.
Namibia finally pens Africa free trade deal
Namibia has finally signed the trillion-dollar African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), which requires members to remove tariffs from 90 percent of goods to allow free access to commodities, goods and services across the continent.
49 AU members have signed free trade pact: AU chairperson
Forty-nine members of the African Union have signed the African continental free trade area (AfCFTA) agreement, said AU chairperson Paul Kagame .
Ratification of African Continental Free Trade Area gets underway
African Continental Free Trade Area signatories are now beginning the ratification process, while also looking at the technical work needed to make the area a reality.
Interview with Ndongo Samba Sylla
Dr Ndongo Samba Sylla is an economist, researcher and programme officer at the Office for West Africa at the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. In this interview, he analyses the African Continental Free Trade Area
SA wants more clarity before signing African free trade plan
The SA government wants more clarity on details related to the African Continent Free Trade Area. Unions warned that the agreement could lead to job losses.
African Union plans another summit In July for countries unsure about FTA
The African Union is to hold another summit in Mauritania in July when countries with reservations about signing the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement can make their choice.
44 African nations sign pact establishing free trade area: AU
The creation of a free trade area — billed as the world’s largest in terms of participating countries — comes after two years of negotiations, and is one of the AU’s flagship projects for greater African integration.
Uganda will not sign either African free trade agreement soon
It is not yet clear why Museveni decided to cancel the trip, but local commentators believe that this suggests the deterioration of relations between Kigali and Kampala.
Nigeria skips African summit in blow to free trade deal
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will not attend the African Union summit in Rwanda because certain key stakeholders in Nigeria indicated that they had not been consulted.
Extraordinary summit to be held on Africa’s CFTA this March
An extraordinary summit of the African Union is scheduled to be held in Kigali, Rwanda on 21 March 2018 to consider and sign the Framework Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).
Rwanda: AU summit to discuss continental free trade area agreement - Official
The upcoming 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly of Heads of State and Government from January 28 to 29 is expected to receive a progress report on the status of negotiations of the African Continental Free Trade Area.
Declaration Forum citoyen Afrique Europe
En marge du 5ème sommet Union européenne Union africaine qui se tiendra du 29 au 30 novembre 2017 à Abidjan, les organisations de la société civile, les mouvements sociaux et syndicaux de 16 pays africains et de 7 pays européens se sont donnés rendez-vous.
The African Union Commission is hosting the 5th meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF)
The meeting will be adopting the modalities that will guide the negotiations in Tariff liberalization and Trade in Services liberalization
African leaders agree deal on continental free trade
This agreement is in furtherance of the commitment made by African leaders in Addis Ababa in 2012 towards the establishment of the CFTA.
AU prioritises mining, intra-Africa trade
The Continental Free Trade Area offers African producers and investors an unique opportunity to benefit from this important market.
African Union puts India’s free trade pact proposal on hold
New Delhi to explore potential trade pacts with individual countries.
In African Union, globalist agenda becomes clear
The continent of Africa is being unified economically and politically under an EU-style continental regime beyond the reach of citizens. And the entire integration agenda is, in fact, being supported by powers that do not have the interests of Africans in mind.