The CFTA is a monumental step for Africa, says the CEO of the AU’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).
Many agreements have been signed in Africa, but who has been monitoring their effects?
In March, 44 countries signed a pact in Kigali establishing Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area. Far from marking the end of the process, this represents just the beginning of the long road to developing a single market across the continent.
Without access to trade finance the goal of developing intra-African trade cannot be achieved.
Short-term losses will be outweighed by long-term gains for countries participating in the Continental Free Trade Area, says the coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre.
The President of Niger has no doubt that Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area will bring great benefits to his country and all those who choose to join it, as he tells African Business.
As African heads of state and government meet in the Rwandan capital Kigali to formally sign the much-talked about Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) this …
Industrialisation is central to the achievement of a successful Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), while a successful CFTA will facilitate more leading to greater prosperity across Africa.
Two initiatives being launched this year – the Single African Sky and the CFTA – promise to cut to the heart of the continent’s constraints on trade and investment.
Opportunity of the century up for grabs, says Sindiso Ngwenya, Secretary-General of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).