Tagged in: African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)


Pandemic highlights importance of AfCFTA

A delay to implementation of the AfCFTA should provide the opportunity for a much-needed  rethink of Africa’s development trajectory, says Dianna Games

Dire warnings about the future of Africa are being issued by economists and analysts as countries tackle the fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic.…

Wamkele Mene: Africa is fully committed to AfCFTA despite delay to start date

The start of trading for the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) originally due to commence on 1 July 2020 has been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but in this exclusive interview with Omar Ben Yedder and Stephen Williams, its newly elected secretary-general, Wamkele Mene, stresses that the continent is still fully committed to the AfCFTA, a critical component of Africa’s recovery strategy

We might have expected to talk to Wamkele Mene from his office in the AfCFTA headquarters in Accra, Ghana.…

Albert Muchanga: We’re closer than you think to AfCFTA

As D-day approaches for the African Continental Free Trade Area African Business talked to Ambassador Albert Muchanga, the AU’s Commissioner for Trade and Industry, ahead of the AU’s all-important Extraordinary Summit in May

As the African Union’s Commissioner for Trade and Industry, Albert Muchanga has spearheaded the organisation’s efforts in driving the negotiations, conclusion and ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which entered into force on 30 May 2019, and was successfully ratified in July 2019.…

Can Mozambique realise its potential for growth?

Mozambique’s agricultural and industrial sectors hold great potential for growth, but its business environment will remain challenging if reforms are not properly implemented.