Tag: africa continental free trade agreement

AfCFTA: COVID-19 as an opportunity to deepen intra-Africa trade

The acting Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, Dorothy Tembo says the coronavirus pandemic could represent a risk for the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement, but African leaders could also turn that into an opportunity for stronger collaboration if specific policies are fast-tracked. She joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor for more insight on this discussion.

Africa gears up for continental free trade agreement

Come July this year, the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement will take off, but are countries in West Africa ready to take advantage of this trade pact? Paul Alaje, Senior Economist at SPM Professionals joins CNBC Africa for more.

Africa Investment Forum: Standard Bank: Its prime-time to drive intra-Africa trade through SDGs & AfCFTA

This is an important time for Africa – with the continent being focussed on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2013 and with the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is gaining traction to drive intra-Africa trade. This is the opinion of Sola David-Borha, Chief Executive Officer of Africa Regions at Standard Bank, who spoke to CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor.

Nigeria remembers Trade icon, Chiedu Osakwe who passed on at 64

Nigeria's Chief Trade Negotiator, Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe had passed while receiving treatment in Switzerland. He is credited for chairing negotiations that led to Nigeria's signing of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement. President Muhammadu Buhari described Osakwe as a man with intellectual depth who demonstrated professionalism in all trade agreements he negotiated for the country. Here is how the special policy dialogue colloquium unfolded with CNBC Africa.