Tag: African Continental Free Trade Area

AU Summit 2020: Africa’s youth are our greatest asset & we have to invest in them – Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has warned that a failure to end conflicts on the continent will undermine plans to accelerate economic integration on the continent. AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina spoke to CNBC Africa on the side-lines of the on-going African Union Summit.

AU Summit 2020: Afreximbank President Oramah: Political will remains key to African free trade

The President of African Export-Import Bank, Benedict Oramah says there is political will and support towards initiatives and tasks set out by the bank across Africa. He spoke to CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa on the sidelines of the 33rd African Union Summit to share his thought on political support on the continent.

AU Summit 2020: 37th HSGOC Session – Kagame tasked with driving Agenda 2063

The 37th African Union Development Agency - NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) Session took place over the weekend and there, Rwandan President Paul Kagame was elected Chairperson of one of its new agencies that will drive the continent towards achieving Agenda 2063 . CNBC Africa spoke to Ibrahim Mayaki, CEO of NEPAD, for more.

AU Summit 2020: Ramaphosa on assuming the AU Chairmanship & what it means for SA

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa flew off from Waterkloof air base near Johannesburg to take up the reins of the African Union. He is on the way to Addis Ababa to take up the chair of the AU on behalf of South Africa. CNBC Africa's Kopano Gumbi filed this report.

AU Summit 2020: Addressing conflicts on the continent key to achieving Agenda 2063 goals – Naledi Pandor

The second day of the African Union is underway and CNBC Africa's Godfrey Mutizwa asked South African Minister of International and Cooperation, Naledi Pandor, about key issues that have been addressed so far and what agenda South Africa is bringing to the African Union as chair.

AU Summit 2020: “By enhancing efficiency, Africa can reach universal primary education” – AfDB’s Hanan Morsy

Director of Macroeconomic Forecasting and Research at African Development Bank (AfDB), Hanan Morsy says Africa is the least efficient in spending on education despite the very strong commitment of African governments. CNBC Africa's Godfrey Mutizwa caught up with her on the side-lines of the Africa Union Summit for more.

AU Summit 2020: Afreximbank: Why Africa should speak with one voice on trade

Ahead of the 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union Commission Summit in Addis Ababa, CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa spoke to Dr. Hippolyte Fofack, Chief Economist and Director, Research and International Cooperation at Afreximbank on why Africa should speak with one voice on trade as a way to consolidate its bargaining power on the global stage.

Faizel Ismail on the investment case for Africa

The Department of Trade and Industry held an Economic Policy Dialogue to debate and advance its policies with a focus on the African Continental Free Trade Area. CNBC Africa’s Karabo Letlhatlha spoke with Dr Faizel Ismail the director of Nelson Mandela School of Governance for more.