In its May report, the International Monetary Fund, IMF, hailed the African Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA, as an economic game changer akin to those that have previously bolstered growth in North America and Europe
We regularly ask key players for their opinion on current developments in African business and politics. This time the question is about the African Continental Free Trade Agreement
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), in partnership with REDmoney Group, is set to hold the inaugural edition of the IFN Nigeria Forum which will take place in Lagos on June 18, 2019.
South Africa will soon join the World Economic Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Network (C4IR Network) alongside China, India and Japan by launching an Affiliate Centre.
UNIDO in cooperation with the AUC held the first ever International Quality Infrastructure (QI) Forum to focus on the contribution of QI to the achievement of the SDGs and the implementation of the AfCFTA.
The KNCCI in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia organized the 1st Kenya-Tunisia Business Forum with the aim of creating long-term economic relations between Tunisia and Kenya.
The fifth edition of the African Governance Report has examined efforts made to improve the governance of Africa’s abundant natural resources.
The 2018 Africa Sustainable Development Report has called on African governments to prioritize investments in water, sanitation and urbanization.
Economic growth and development of many COMESA countries remain constrained due to inadequate energy infrastructure.
Projects from Egypt’s private sector showed strongly at the just concluded Africa Investment Forum during which transactions close to US$50 billion were promoted by sponsors in three days of Boardroom sessions.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, says foreign investment if targeted and nurtured can drive economic growth and in turn contribute to much needed job creation and economic inclusion for all.
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement has huge potential to move Africa to dizzy heights of development on the platform of the African Union’s Agenda 2063.
United Cities and Local Governments of Africa in collaboration with UN Habitat, UNODC and UNESCO will host the inaugural Youth Forum at the 8th Africities Summit which will take place from November 20-24, 2018 in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Southern African countries need to collaborate more in their quest to exploit opportunities presented by the blue economy, a ministerial high level roundtable agreed.
Experts from UN-Habitat, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, African Union Commission, United Cities and Local Governments of Africa, members of academia, representatives from civil society and local governments met in Nairobi to chart out the process of elaborating a Model Law.
East meets Africa in a thrilling fashion and cultural fusion at African Fashion International (AFI) Joburg Fashion Week 2018.
From September 5-7, 2018 in Cape Town, Africa Oil & Power will welcome the Secretary Generals of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.
Close to $100m of fundraising has been injected already in 2018 into Africa’s bourgeoning fintech and mobile payments sector.
The President of the Republic of Angola, João Lourenço, has defended a realistic cooperation plan in the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP).
Strong indication that Côte d’Ivoire will soon join the committee of nations that had ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the global Convention that seeks to prevent human and physical environment from mercury pollution has emerged.
The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) has urged Nigeria and other countries to focus on de-risking their economies to drive future investment growth.
Small businesses will be critical to South Africa in the 4th industrial revolution while access to information will revolutionize education.
American Founder of Pursue Your Purpose LLC and Forbes Coach, Tamiko Cuellar, will be launching a 4-city "Own Your Brilliance! Tour throughout South Africa and Namibia for aspiring and emerging women entrepreneurs.
Global and African financial heads identified country risk as the biggest challenge to their ability to lend more to African countries.
Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, and incubator MEST, has closed its third successful MEST Africa Summit.
UNCTAD is running a workshop in Angola with government officials, business managers and industry representatives to identify economic sectors that could help soften Angola's dependence on oil exports.
The 2018 edition of Africa Code Week (ACW) has kicked-off in Madagascar with its first-part series of Train-the-Trainer (TTT) workshops.
To reduce unemployment in Kenya, the Kenya Association of Manufacturers and GIZ have launched a job portal, a first of its kind in the region.
Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda, together with the Chinese business community have held a business forum to discuss greater partnerships and investment opportunities in Uganda.
Mr. Yogida Sawmynaden, the Minister of Technology, Communication, and Innovation said events such as Cloud Camps prepare participants to be doers rather than just learners and become agents of change.
Women industrialists have come together to map out ways in which they can drive industrial growth in the manufacturing sector.
African economists attending the 12th African Economic Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, have called for more radical monetary policy reforms and an overhaul of the tax policy regime in most countries.
A pioneering initiative leading towards a framework for mineral resource classification in Africa had has started with deliberations from African geological experts and classification specialists.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers together with UN Women has held the third Women in Manufacturing Forum themed ‘Why gender inclusivity is smart business’ targeting women entrepreneurs.
Despite local challenges and global volatility, Africa still presents ample opportunity for growth. The digital sphere continues to shape and disrupt a number of industry sectors.
The Government of Chad, in collaboration with the Coalition for Dialogue in Africa, ECA Capacity Development Division, and the African Minerals Development Center, organized a validation workshop of the revised Mining Policy and Mining Code.
[Africa CEO Forum] What - if anything - can other African countries learn from Ethiopia and it's economic success?
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