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COVID-19 is another major test of the resolve of the AU – Ghana

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Ghana has reiterated that the COVID-19 is another major test of the resolve of the African Union (AU) and its Member States to advance...
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Rwanda tops countries committed to implementing AfCFTA

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Rwanda tops the ranking for countries most committed to the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) scoring 83.93 per cent on...
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AfCFTA could help African economies bounce back

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The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could help African economies recover from the impact of COVID-19, said the director of regional integration and...
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AU urged to postpone trading date of AfCFTA

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CUTS Ghana, a research and public policy think tank, has called on the African Union to immediately postpone the scheduled date for the commencement...
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Could AfCFTA implementation minimise trade misinvoicing and IFFs?

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The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) created last year, aims to make trade easier and more lucrative for businesses and countries across Africa,...
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AU swears in Secretariat chief for Africa continental FTA

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The African Union (AU) on Thursday swore in Wamkele Mene as the Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat to...
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East Africa to reap big from effective implementation of AfCFTA

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Effective implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) could result in welfare gains amounting to 1.8 billion U.S. dollars for East...
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Kwesi Quartey urges closer AU-UN collaboration to realize development aspirations

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The African Union (AU) on Thursday called for deeper collaboration with the United Nations (UN) in areas ranging from policy formulation and implementation so...

Stakeholder deliberate on AfCFTA implementation

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A nationwide consultation with Ghanaian private sector to access their readiness for AfCFTA implementation has begun in Accra. The consultation is focusing on six sectors...
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Experts call for strengthening of trade blocs in Africa

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Strengthening regional trade blocs is key to perfecting the art of trade and reaping maximum benefits, experts said Thursday. The experts also noted that regional...

Trades Minister Inaugurates National Boosting Intra-African Trade Technical Working Groups in Accra

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The Minister of Trade and Industry has Inaugurated Ghana's National Program of Action for Boosting Intra- African Trade (BIAT) Technical Committees in Accra, on...
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Africa pledges to enhance women empowerment

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The African Union (AU) has expressed its commitment to driving efforts and support toward African women so that they can benefit from the effective...

Barclays Bank Ghana officially changes name to ‘Absa’ Bank

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Barclays Bank Ghana Limited, on Monday, officially changed its name to ‘Absa Bank Ghana Limited’, a name of the global brand ‘Absa Group Limited’...
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Infrastructure development crucial to AfCFTA success – Cyril Ramaphosa

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Developing a robust infrastructure is crucial to make the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) a success, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on...
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Major private sector-driven investment initiative on AfCFTA to be tabled at AU summit

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Having recognized the huge potential of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in attracting investment, the African business community is driving a trillion-dollar...
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AU urges leveraging continental free trade area towards silencing guns in Africa

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A senior official of the African Union (AU) has noted that leveraging the African continental free trade area (AfCFTA) contributes to silencing the guns...
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Zambia says peace vital in smooth implementation of African free trade area

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Peace and stability are vital if Africa is to see any tangible benefits from the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA),...

Invest in Africa prepares SMEs

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The Management of Invest in Africa (IIA) is empowering Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) to enable them explore opportunities that come with the...
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How to successfully seize Africa’s many opportunities

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Opportunities abound on the African continent. It’s home to six of the world’s fastest-growing economies; and has an average annual GDP that has consistently...

GITFIC 2020 to help participants actualize AfCFTA

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The fourth edition of the Ghana International Trade and Finance Conference (GITFIC) to be held in April is expected to help participants actualize the...
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African envoys meet in Ethiopia’s capital in framework of 33rd AU summit

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The 39th ordinary session of the African Union (AU) Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) on Tuesday kicked off at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital...
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Phase-1 of Ghana’s biggest industrial park project opens

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The first phase of a multi-purpose industrial park project opened here on Thursday to help Ghana add value to its raw materials and create...

International Conference on Trade and Finance scheduled for April

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Ghana is to host the 4th edition of the Ghana International Conference on Trade and Finance (GITFIC) on the African Continental Free Trade Agreement...
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Experts call for integrating digital economy with AfCFTA to spur Africa’s development

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African experts and policymakers on Thursday called for integrating the digital economy with the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) so as to...
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UN expert suggests to develop business index to fully realize AfCFTA

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The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on Monday urged African countries to carefully develop country business index to effectively realize the promises...
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New IGAD chief emphasizes business community’s role in African integration

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The newly appointed executive secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Thursday emphasized the need to integrate the business community at the...
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Experts have high expectations for South Africa in upcoming rotational AU chair

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A lot is expected as South Africa is to assume the African Union chairship in 2020. Philani Mthembu,the executive director of South...
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South Africa’s president set to take over rotating AU chair in January

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to take over the rotating African Union (AU) chairmanship in January 2020 amid focus on resolving continuing...

Samuel Amo Tobin adjudged Chamber Business Man of the Year

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Mr Samuel Amo Tobin, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tobinco Group of Companies, has been adjudged the Chamber Business Man of the...
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Africa 2019 forum for investment kicks off in Egypt

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The fourth edition of the Investment for Africa 2019 Forum kicked off on Friday in Egypt's new administrative capital near Cairo. The...