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[Column] Michael Muhangi: Africa’s continental integration offers opportunities for cross-border expansion
15-11-2023 | 11:00:00
With the gradual elimination of political, economic, and regulatory barriers has come a need for financial institutions to adopt a strong trans-regional focus.
[Column] Bill Blackie: Exploring synergies between AGOA and AfCFTA: The case for African exports
08-11-2023 | 13:08:41
Africa is often characterised as a continent poised for economic growth and development. Often, prosperity and development in Africa can be linked back to exports and the benefits that they generate.
Africa's total exports expected to hit close to $1 trillion by 2035, report
12-10-2023 | 10:19:12
Standard Chartered has published its Future of Trade: Africa report, highlighting the outlook for African trade and providing a view of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) as a key proponent of optimising intra-African trade.
[Chronique]Frida Frans: L'impact des coups d'État sur les accords de commerce et la stabilité économique en Afrique de l'Ouest
17-08-2023 | 14:40:00
La récente série de coups d'État en Afrique de l'Ouest a entraîné des bouleversements politiques dans la région. Ces coups d'État survenus au Mali, en Guinée, au Burkina Faso et au Niger se caractérisent par des changements soudains et souvent violents à la tête du pays.
[Column] Frida Frans: The impact of Coup d’état on trade agreements and economic stability in West Africa
09-08-2023 | 09:19:00
The recent series of coup d'état incidents in West Africa has resulted in significant political upheaval across the region. These prominent coups occurrences in Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Niger are characterized by sudden and often forceful changes in leadership.
Kenya to discard visa fees for Africa traders
30-05-2023 | 11:33:52
President William Ruto has announced plans to remove visa requirements for African nationals travelling to Kenya for business as a first major step to remove barriers to intra-Africa trade.
EABC underscores the role of business associations in the implementation of the AFCFTA
09-05-2023 | 13:29:06
The East African Business Council (EABC) emphasizes the vital role of business associations in the successful implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
AfCFTA, an opportunity for Africa’s youth to accelerate trade and industrialization
14-03-2023 | 14:56:53
Through its Youth Protocol, the AfCFTA recognises that young people can play a critical role in the achievement of the free trade zone by initiating youth-led initiatives in agriculture, financial technology, IT and in the creative industry.
[Column] Patrick Utomi: For AfCFTA to deliver on its promise, we must address concerns of entrepreneurs
14-03-2023 | 14:56:50
We must recognise the preponderance of micro-small and medium sized enterprise in the continent’s commercial landscape.
More charges,taxes and fees in the air transport industry in Africa a big challenge to AfCFTA
14-03-2023 | 14:56:46
Overcharges, taxation, and accumulation of fees in African air transportation can be a hindrance in achieving and success of African Continental Free Trade Area
[Column] Goodie M. Ibru: What the AfCFTA brings to the table in Africa
14-03-2023 | 14:56:43
The trade and investment layout of the African Continent is a story of both promise and missed opportunities. With a population of over 1.2 billion, Africa promises a huge and promising market.
African Business Roundtable, Afreximbank organize free webinar masterclass, September 28
14-03-2023 | 14:56:39
In continuation of the series of webinars that has been ongoing throughout the year, the African Business Roundtable and the African Import Export Bank (Afreximbank) are set to hold yet another webinar on capacity building and investor preparation.
L'African Business Roundtable et Afreximbank organisent un séminaire en ligne gratuit le 28 septembre
14-03-2023 | 14:56:39
Dans la continuité de la série de webinaires qui s'est déroulée tout au long de l'année, l'African Business Roundtable et la Banque Africaine d'Import-Export (Afreximbank) vont organiser un autre webinaire sur le renforcement des capacités et la préparation des investisseurs.
[Column] Margaret Soi: How AfCFTA promises to improve labour mobility and spur wealth creation in Africa
14-03-2023 | 14:56:37
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was signed on 21st March 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, by 44 out of the 55 African countries, and brokered by the African Union (AU).
[Interview] Dr. Mohamed El Sahili, CEO, Medland Hospital, Zambia
14-03-2023 | 14:56:36
Dr. Mohamed El Sahili is the Chief Executive Officer of Medland Hospital, Zambia. As a medical doctor and entrepreneur, Dr. Sahili also serves on the board of key economic international organizations like the African Business Roundtable, the American Chamber of Commerce, Zambia, Olympic Youth Development Center and the Africa CEO Forum.
[Interview] Dr. Mohamed El Sahili, PDG, Hôpital Medland, Zambie
14-03-2023 | 14:56:36
Le Dr Mohamed El Sahili est le directeur général de l'hôpital Medland, en Zambie. En tant que médecin et entrepreneur, le Dr Sahili siège également au conseil d'administration d'organisations économiques internationales clés, telles que l'African Business Roundtable et l'American Chamber of Commerce.
[Interview] Dr. Mima Nedelcovych, Président, AfricaGlobal Schaffer
14-03-2023 | 14:56:31
Mima Nedelcovych est fondateur et président d'AfricaGlobal Schaffer, une société de conseil stratégique spécialisée dans le développement de projets, le financement de projets, la facilitation du commerce et les partenariats public-privé dans les pays en développement, et plus particulièrement en Afrique.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Kenya business community’s expectations of the new government
14-03-2023 | 14:56:31
Kenya’s incoming government following the just concluded elections takes office amid ballooning public debt, chronic drought, COVID-19 effects, inflation, unemployment and the impacts of global shocks that have buffeted the nation.
[Column] Tobias Alando: What Kenya’s Intellectual Property Recordation Programme means for manufacturers
14-03-2023 | 14:56:18
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.
[Interview] Siviwe Ngcingwana, Founder, Signet Seal Group, South Africa 
14-03-2023 | 14:56:03
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.
[Column] Zion Adeoye: Repositioning Africa under the AfCFTA
14-03-2023 | 14:55:45
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.
[Column] Byron Mudhune: AFCFTA and competitive advantage: Danger signals ahead
14-03-2023 | 14:55:29
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] Chido Pamela Mafongoya, Veedushi Mooloo: How Mauritius can take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area
14-03-2023 | 14:55:23
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.
AfCFTA Secretariat and Afreximbank sign AfCFTA adjustment fund host country agreement with Rwanda
14-03-2023 | 06:05:00
The AfCFTA Secretariat and African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), have signed the Host Country Agreement for the AfCFTA Adjustment Fund with the Republic of Rwanda.
AfCFTA to boost income for East Africans
13-03-2023 | 05:10:00
The real income is projected to increase between 2021-2035 as follows: Kenya (11.8%); Tanzania (10%); Uganda (3.8%); Rwanda (3.6%) (World Bank).
TradeMark Africa, Tony Blair Institute and Trade Catalyst Africa to support trade development across Africa
07-03-2023 | 11:02:38
The three organisations will work closely to facilitate trade development to support implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) which became effective in 2021.
Tanzania ready to trade under AfCFTA guided trade initiative
17-02-2023 | 10:01:12
Over 25 percent of intra-African trade gains in all services liberalized under AfCFTA will go to transport alone and nearly 40 percent of the increase in African services will be in the transport sector.
EABC urges governments to fast-track review of EAC SME charter
14-02-2023 | 08:21:49
He said, SMEs should be empowered to trade under African Continental Free Trade Area Agreements (AfCFTA).
La Côte d'Ivoire inaugure un nouveau Terminal à conteneurs
08-12-2022 | 13:11:00
Cette plateforme qui s’inscrit dans le cadre de la vision stratégique 2030 des autorités ivoiriennes vise à offrir à la Côte d’Ivoire un outil performant servant de hub portuaire connecté au réseau logistique multimodal (mer, rail, route) de Bolloré Africa Logistics.
African Business Roundtable, Afreximbank conclude masterclass webinar for investor preparation
13-10-2022 | 12:55:00
The African Business Roundtable (ABR), Africa’s foremost and continent-wide association of business and business leaders has concluded its free-to-attend webinar masterclass directed at the business community and with the purpose of sharpening project preparation skills to attract investor interest.
[Chronique] Goodie M. Ibru: Ce que l'AfCFTA apporte à l'Afrique
10-10-2022 | 09:06:00
La configuration du continent Africain en matière de commerce et d'investissement est une histoire de promesses et d'opportunités manquées. Avec une population de plus de 1.2 milliard d'habitants, l'Afrique constitue un marché énorme et prometteur.
L'African Business Roundtable accueille de nouveaux membres dans son organisation
17-08-2022 | 10:30:00
Les particuliers et les entreprises rejoignent l'African Business Roundtable pour de nombreuses raisons, et les objectifs de l'organisation ont été soigneusement conçus pour les servir.
The African Business Roundtable welcomes new members to its organization
15-08-2022 | 10:30:00
Individuals and businesses join the African Business Roundtable for numerous reasons, and the organization’s objectives have been carefully designed to serve them.
KAM launches findings on implications of AfCFTA on Kenyan products
05-08-2022 | 10:40:54
Kenyan manufacturers have tcalled on Government to address gaps that will hinder them from benefitting from the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Local content regulations, implementation of the AfCFTA power hydrocarbons market in Nigeria
14-06-2022 | 17:52:00
Nigeria represents one of the continent’s most mature oil and gas markets as well as the largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa.
ECOWAS pursues common regional position on AfCFTA on competition policy
31-05-2022 | 09:00:00
As part of the second phase of the AfCFTA negotiations, a draft Protocol on Competition Policy was proposed by the AfCFTA Secretariat.
Afreximbank launches trade finance for Africa to address the effects of the Ukrainian crisis
07-04-2022 | 10:27:00
Afreximbank launches 4 billion US dollar Ukraine Crisis Adjustment Trade Financing Programme for Africa (UKAFPA).
Afreximbank lance un financement du commerce pour l’Afrique face aux effets de la Crise Ukrainienne
07-04-2022 | 10:18:00
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).
UK invests £35 million to support implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area
30-03-2022 | 09:17:10
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.
Milestones achieved in the continental integration agenda; latest African Integration Report shows.
24-03-2022 | 12:12:29
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.
How the African Continental Free Trade Agreement is scaling up local content initiatives in Nigeria
29-09-2021 | 09:26:56
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.
The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business announces collaboration with McGill University 
01-09-2021 | 09:00:00
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.
Driving Africa’s energy future with the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement
01-07-2021 | 08:07:07
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.
African trade finance sees $5b in portfolio outflows in Q1 2020 due to Covid-19 but opportunities exist, report
23-04-2021 | 07:57:00
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.

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