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Zambia and DRC sign cooperation agreement to manufacture electric batteries

Trade ties: Zambia and DRC sign cooperation Agreement to manufacture electric batteries, create jobs

Both countries are home to 80 percent of minerals required for production of electric car batteries.
Women in field in Senegal.
Free Trade Area

New project to help operationalize AFCFTA in eight countries

It will support the implementation of more than 30 activities in Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Togo, and Tunisia
Economic Development

AfCFTA: Africa’s transport sector to benefit from free trade

Business in Trade Road, rail, air, and maritime services to increase by 50%
Happy owner processing order from a customer
Free Trade Area

Key pillars mostly in place to speed up Africa's free trade in 2022

One year in, African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) negotiators are making progress on remaining crucial elements, especially on rules of origin.
Economic Development

AfCFTA: Traders to have opportunities to scale up and expand their markets in 2022

Immediate priorities include finalising negotiations on rules of origin, providing a finance facility for SMEs and launching the African Trade Gateway digital platform.
Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area  Secretariat (AfCFTA)
Economic Development

One year of free trading in Africa calls for celebration despite teething problems

Wamkele Mene, Secretary-General AfCFTA Secretariat, says significant progress expected in 2022.
Economic Development

Africa’s Free Trade Area to boost the creative industry, generate jobs for the youth

These include visual and performing arts, crafts, cultural festivals, photography, music, dance, film, fashion, video games, digital animation, publishing, architecture, and more.

Connecting Africans with Africans: How effective communication can help boost intra-African Trade

We need more channels of communication to connect African businesses and organisations
A man with chicken eggs in his hands.
Economic Development

FAO: Agriculture will make or break free African trade

Changing agricultural food systems could unlock Africa's potential
Trucks loaded with goods had been waiting for weeks to cross the Côte d’Ivoire-Ghana borders

Africans urged to trade more with each other

A 2021 study by the UN Economic Commission for Africa on regional integration says EU takes biggest share of African trade.
An image of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

What Africa expects of the new WTO Chief Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

As Dr. Okonjo-Iweala takes office Africa seeks equitable COVID-19 vaccine access, support for free trade area, better market access and breaking of longstanding deadlocks.
Health Campaign