Africa: SADC Protests Unfair Cites Trade Restrictions

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Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe are going to submit protest documents that will allow them to legally trade in their elephants, rhino and giraffes. The three countries are declaring themselves independent of the controls exercised by the Geneva-based UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). They are joined in their protest by another five […]

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News: Are The health Implications of the African Free Trade agreement AfCTA ignored?

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Earlier this month, The Gambia became the 22nd country to ratify the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The agreement is expected to enter into force soon, once 22 countries have deposited their ratification documents with the African Union (19 have so far). By removing trade barriers and allowing the free movement of goods, services, and people […]

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News: Nigeria’s Intra-African Trade Accounts For 1% African Import In 2017

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The Executive Director, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Mr. Olusegun Awolowo, has noted that Nigeria’s contributions to intra-African trade and imports is very poor compared to its size of economy. Awolowo disclosed this on Monday, during the Intra-African regional Trade session in Abuja organised in collaboration with Afreximbank. He stated that a thorough look at Africa’s products demand from around […]

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Africa: “World Trade Centre Accra Leads Successful Trade Mission to the Netherlands”

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The World Trade Centre Accra (WTCA) has concluded a-8-day trade mission to the Netherlands as part of its effort to promote trade and investment between the two countries and advance Ghanaian business interests in the region. The trade delegation comprised of 26 representatives from Ghanaian businesses and government agencies. The successful trade mission provided the attendees with an opportunity to […]

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News: Why did Nigeria U-turn on African free trade agreement?

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After years of negotiations, 44 African countries endorsed an agreement to establish the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on March 21, 2018. It’s a move that brings the African Union’s vision of a single African market one giant step closer but there were some significant omissions from the list of countries supporting the proposed agreement. Nine African Union (AU) […]

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Tourism: South Africa lifts Visa for Rwandans as it supports Africa Free trade

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged South Africans to welcome and embrace foreign nationals from the continent as the country moves to be part of a pact to enable free movement of people and encourage trade and investment after signing a protocol at the African Union summit in Kigali, Rwanda. South Africa and 43 other countries on Wednesday a declaration on […]

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African countries have to grow Aviation in order to trade with each other

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If Africa wants to change how it trades with the rest of the world, it needs to start by rethinking how it trades with itself. Without urgent improvement, Africa risks remaining a supplier of solely primary materials to which others add value. But to succeed in moving higher up the global value chain, Africa will first need to develop efficient […]

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Kenya expects more tourists from South Africa

Kenya said on it plans to increase the flow of tourists from South Africa by 20 percent at the end of 2016 from last year amid campaigns to market the East African nation. Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) Acting CEO Jacinta Nzioka said on Sunday Nairobi has kicked off campaigns including training of over 300 tour operators on tourism products the […]

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Emerald Collection-Zanzibar Brings Tanzania To 12th Akwaaba 2016.

The Emerald Collection-Zanzibar , a group with two luxury resorts in Zanzibar; 5 star luxury Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa (Leading Hotels of the World) on the popular Nungwi beach and the 5 star Dream of Zanzibar Resort, on the beautiful Pwani Mchangani beach will be showcasing at Akwaaba this year. This will be the first brand from Tanzania […]

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Kenya, Tanzania Eye More Trade After Launch of First One-Stop Border Post

TradeMark East Africa, a multi-donor agency, executed the project with funding from United Kingdom’s DFID, Canada, United Stated Agency for International Development and the and the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Although it has its own seaport at Dar, Tanzania is fast becoming Kenya’s important transhipment destination with latest Kenya Ports Authority’s weekly data showing it overtook South Sudan and the […]

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