[Column] Tobias Alando: What Kenya’s Intellectual Property Recordation Programme means for manufacturers
The growth in international trade, advances in technology, and changes in trading methods have come with new challenges that call for advanced strategies to effectively and efficiently combat illicit trade.
L'édition 2022 de l'AFRICA FINANCIAL INDUSTRY SUMMIT-AFIS, un événement qui vise à favoriser l'émergence d'un secteur panafricain des services financiers, se tiendra les 28 et 29 novembre 2022 à Lomé, au Togo.
The 2022 edition of the AFRICA FINANCIAL INDUSTRY SUMMIT-AFIS, an event that aims to foster a pan-African financial services sector, will be held on November 28-29, 2022, in Lomé, Togo.
Nigeria represents one of the continent’s most mature oil and gas markets as well as the largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa.
As part of the second phase of the AfCFTA negotiations, a draft Protocol on Competition Policy was proposed by the AfCFTA Secretariat.
Dans le contexte des assemblées annuelles de la BAD de cette année, le projet d'autoroute Abidjan-Lagos, d'un montant de 15,6 milliards de dollars, mené par la Commission de la Communauté économique des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEDEAO), a occupé le devant de la scène.
Within the context of this year’s AfDB Annual Meetings, the $15.6 billion Abidjan-Lagos Highway project, led by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission took centre stage.
Un panel sur la mobilisation des ressources internes pour le financement du développement en Afrique a été réuni, en marge de l’ouverture des Assemblées annuelles du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement qui se tiennent à Accra, au Ghana, du 23 au 27 mai.
01Talent Africa and the local authorities accelerate digital transformation of Africa at Africities summit
01Talent Africa has been actively been involved in this year’s Africities Summit as it seeks to boost the skills of young people in the continent.
Afreximbank launches 4 billion US dollar Ukraine Crisis Adjustment Trade Financing Programme for Africa (UKAFPA).
Afreximbank lance un programme de financement du commerce de 4 milliards de dollars US pour l’Afrique afin de faire face aux effets de la Crise Ukrainienne (UKAFPA).
It comes as Wamkele Mene, Secretary General of the AfCFTA Secretariat, visits London to discuss how the UK can continue its work as a strategic partner to the trading bloc.
The integration of the African continent is well above average with five Regional Economic Communities (RECs) demonstrating progressive efforts towards integration. The East African Community (EAC); Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS); Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA); Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS); and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) integration scores exceed 0.6 in a rating range between 0 and 1.
Siviwe Ngcingwana is the founder and CEO of Signet Seal Group, a diversified Pan-African company with growing interest across various sectors among them agriculture, renewable energy, mining, trading and deal brokering.
Established in 2018, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), represents perhaps Africa’s biggest opportunity for the next few decades in its battle against poverty of all forms, energy and infrastructure included.
The Lagos preview event showcased a range of topics and opportunities due to be addressed at IATF21, which Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa’s largest economy and the continent’s most populous country, is poised to capitalise on.
With industries such as energy, manufacturing, agriculture and mining contributing significantly to GDP, all of which are expected to grow exponentially with the increase in technology and investment, the country is well on its way to become a multi-sector giant.
This partnership is set to boost East African companies and Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to take advantage of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) through accessing a centralized source of due diligence information.
The announcement sees McGill University collaborating with The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business (CACB) in training, research, advisory and consultancy activities, mentorship, networking and information sharing.
UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Cameroon’s Minister of Finance discussed, the country’s need to move fast while keeping up the fight against COVID-19.
The campaign will use various platforms to create awareness of the concepts, benefits and opportunities that are available to youth through regional integration and intra-Africa trade.
One of the industries that can benefit from AfCFTA is the energy sector, both the traditional oil and gas operators as well as the growing number of renewable enterprises.
AFCFTA or the Africa’s continental free trade agreement is essentially an opportunity for African enterprises to export directly to the rest of Africa, goods and services freely, encouraging trade, growth and development of African enterprises in general.
[Column] Amrote Abdella: The AfCFTA can change the circumstances of millions of Africans for the better – and technology is the key
With all the challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic has presented to Africa, there are many exciting changes afoot, and few are potentially more impactful than the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
[Column] Chido Pamela Mafongoya, Veedushi Mooloo: How Mauritius can take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area
The AfCFTA gives Mauritius market access estimated to be as large as 1.3 billion people across Africa, with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) of $3.4 trillion.
The African Union (AU) has set out plans to construct industrial parks that will improve the manufacturing of agricultural products as well as the supply chain.
African trade finance sees $5b in portfolio outflows in Q1 2020 due to Covid-19 but opportunities exist, report
Constrained global financial conditions caused by Covid-19 have led to massive portfolio outflows from Africa, exceeding $5 billion in the first quarter of 2020, a new continent-wide survey on trade finance has shown.
FAO and the African Union Commission launch a guide to help countries enter Africa's new single market
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the African Union Commission's Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Development (AUC-DARBE) have launched a guide to boosting intra-African agricultural trade under the new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.
For years there have been numerous attempts to bring the continent together to create a continent-wide common market — a free trade area where all can benefit, but the attempts have yet to gain serious traction.