AfCFTA

8 Jun 2022

African index lifts the lid on USD70-billion trade opportunity

African index lifts the lid on USD70-billion trade opportunity The first-ever biannual African trade index has been launched. The index lifts the lid on the continent’s USD70-billion trade opportunity. Yesterday […]
7 Apr 2022

Unlocking growth through Africa Free Trade

Unlocking growth through Africa Free Trade Maximising the potential of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) to raise Africa’s intra-continental trade from its low levels will rest on […]
24 Jan 2022

UK’s trade training body expands into Africa

UK’s trade training body expands into Africa  Trade education is vital to further grow exports between the UK and Africa. The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) last week […]
14 Dec 2021

AfCFTA expected to drive African growth

AfCFTA expected to drive African growth     According to a report titled the Economic Development in Africa Report 2021, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could reduce poverty and […]
15 Sep 2021

West African Gas Pipeline a model for Intra-African trade

The West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) is a good model for Intra-African trade that could be adopted by other emerging natural gas regions across Africa.   The WAGP comprises a […]
1 Aug 2021

Botswana’s diversification strategy gathers momentum

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 01 August 2021 – Although Covid-19 has presented Botswana with many challenges, the country’s diversification strategy started gathering momentum during this time. […]
26 Jun 2021

AfDB grant will boost agricultural value chains in Mozambique

26 June 2021 – The African Development Bank (AfDB), with financing from the Italian Technical Cooperation Fund, has provided a €990,000 grant to help smaller agro-processing enterprises boost production and […]
20 Jun 2021

African Continental Free Trade Area an opportunity to achieve sustainable growth

By Lebo Letsoalo The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents a unique opportunity for African economies to achieve integrated and sustainable growth and to address chronic youth unemployment in […]
29 May 2021

Macron repents in Rwanda

By Leon Louw founder and editor of WhyAfrica 29 May 2021 – In a historic week for Africa, French President Emmanuel Macron has asked Rwanda to forgive France for its […]
12 May 2021

How can Mauritius take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)?

By Chido Pamela Mafongoya and Veedushi Mooloo 12 May 2021 – Mauritius, being strategically located between Asia and Africa, praise itself as having one of the continent’s most stable regulatory […]
22 Apr 2021

Africa’s policymakers should accelerate the implementation and adoption of AfCFTA

Vinod Madhavan, Head of Trade at Standard Bank Group 22 April 2021 – After a cautious start, Africa’s policymakers should accelerate the implementation and adoption of the African Continental Free-trade […]
13 Apr 2021

African Union launches blue economy strategy.

By Mr Mokrane Sabri 13 April 2021 – The African Union has designated the years 2015-2025 as ‘The Decade of African Seas and Oceans’, and in February 2020, it launched […]
6 Apr 2021

South African government looks to the rail sector to grow the economy.

06 April 2021 – The rail infrastructure in many African countries have been neglected over the las 20 to 30 years. The importance of a good rail infrastructure should not […]
5 Apr 2021

Why does the African Continental Free Trade Area matter?

05 April 2021 – The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could be an exciting gamechanger for the people of Africa and for companies doing business in Africa. But what […]
30 Mar 2021

What impact will AfCFTA have on the oil and gas industry?

30 March 2021 – Estimations forecast that the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) will positively impact Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), resulting in welfare gains for citizens, facilitate trade […]
12 Mar 2021

It is time for business to pay closer attention to the AfCFTA

12 March 2021 – “It costs less to ship a car from Paris to Lagos than from Accra to Lagos.” With these words, a webinar on the new African Free […]
15 Feb 2021

Energy sector to benefit from African Continental Free Trade Area

15 February 2021 – The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) constitutes the world’s largest free trade area. The energy sector stands to benefit significantly from the African Continental Free Trade […]
1 Feb 2021

African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) key during Covid-19

01 February 2021 – The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)is key during the Covid-19 pandemic by allowing the free movement of pharmaceuticals and PPE as well as the free […]
27 Jan 2021

Study finds ways to boost intra-Africa trade.

27 January 2021 – The World Economic Forum’s Regional Action Group for Africa has released a study to accelerate free trade and finds ways to boost intra-Africa trade.   In […]