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African Leaders Optimistic as Trade Begins Under AfCFTA

African leaders have expressed hope for economic prosperity under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) as trades started among 34 member countries which had ratified the agreement. The single African market was declared operationalised on Januray 1, 2021 following the approval by the African Union at a virtual meeting. …

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AfCFTA Goes Digital to Reduce Cost of Doing Business

Mr Wamkele Keabetswe Mene, Secretary-General, African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) said the AfCFTA would on December 5, 2020 launch a digital platform in South Africa to streamline all procedures that made business transactions expensive and enhance business linkages among the private sector. This had become necessary due to the …

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Mene Affirms AfCFTA will Commence on January 1, 2021

Mr Wamkele Mene, Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), says the continental trade regime will take off as planned on January 1, 2021. He said the AfCFTA Secretariat was targeting January 2021 for the commencement of the implementation of the free trade agreement following its postponement …

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AfCFTA Operations Commence in Jan 2021

Initially scheduled for July 2020, the operationalization of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could finally take place next January, the organization’s Secretary-General Wamkele Mene announced. According to the Secretary, the procedure was suspended due to the current Covid-19 pandemic but this gives time to member countries to conclude …

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