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Promotion of International Cooperation to Combat Illicit Financial Flows

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August - November 2019

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Zimbabwe expects positive transformation of its economic landscape with full AfCFTA implementation

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ECA and AUC pledge full support to Zimbabwe on AfCFTA implementation

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Launch of 100,000 SME’s for 1 Million Jobs by 2021 Campaign

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Time to pay up: UN summit to push for development finance breakthrough

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UN enlists influencers to drive Africa’s development agenda

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August - November 2019

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Africans can do business with the UN

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Kingsley Ighobor
August - November 2019

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Africa’s free trade area: the journey begins

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Christabel Ligami
August - November 2019

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Africa Watch: Innovative messaging app tailor-made for Malians

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August - November 2019

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Zimbabwe’s beef industry stampedes back to life

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August - November 2019

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Mechanizing agriculture is key to food security

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Busani Bafana
August - November 2019

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Africa’s megacities a magnet for investors

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August - November 2019

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No real development in Africa without regional integration

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Kingsley Ighobor
August - November 2019

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Good governance is the solution to Africa’s problems

Under the auspices of the African Union, African leaders established the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) in 2003 as an instrument for monitoring governance performance among member states. A self-monitoring instrument, APRM aims to foster the adoption of policies, standards and practices leading to political stability, high economic growth, sustainable development and accelerated regional and economic integration. Africa Renewal’s Zipporah Musau sat down with Prof.
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Zipporah Musau
August - November 2019

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Trading while caring for people and planet

Ratifications are moving ahead, if slowly, on the newly signed African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)—the world’s largest free trade agreement (with the most member countries) since the founding of the World Trade Organization.

The African Union and its member countries hope that, among other benefits, a free trade area will improve Africa’s economy.

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Dr. Richard Munang
August - November 2019

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Infrastructure key to intra-African trade

Ken Ukaoha knows something about infrastructure and intra-Africa trade. He is the founder and chief executive officer of Kenaux International Concept, a shoe and garment manufacturing company based in Aba, southeast Nigeria. Kenaux’s products sell in Nigeria and other African countries, including Ghana, South Africa and parts of Central Africa.

Infrastructure challenges

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August - November 2019

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One-stop border post will boost trading

As the marketing executive of Dairibord Zimbabwe, a stock exchange–listed exporter of food and beverages in Southern Africa, Tracy Mutaviri is looking forward to a bigger market share for her goods when the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) becomes operational.

The economies of scale of serving a larger market will mean her company can trade its beverages and food products beyond its current markets: Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa and Zambia. The company may even begin to look at countries in West and East Africa.

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August - November 2019

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Africa has phenomenal potential for intra-continental trade

Forty-nine of Africa’s 55 countries have signed the framework for the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free and unfettered movement of businesspeople and investments. When at least 22 countries ratify it, the AfCFTA will officially come into force, potentially making the continent the largest trading bloc in the world. Africa Renewal’s Zipporah Musau spoke with Dr.
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Zipporah Musau
August - November 2019

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Africa set for a massive free trade area

Following the unveiling of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement in Kigali, Rwanda, in March 2018, Africa is about to become the world’s largest free trade area: 55 countries merging into a single market of 1.2 billion people with a combined GDP of $2.5 trillion. In this edition, we examine the benefits and challenges of a free trade area for countries and individual traders.
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Kingsley Ighobor
August - November 2019

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