AU Summit 2020: “This is the year of dealing with root causes of conflicts in Africa” – One Africa’s Edwin Ikhuoria
The Interim Director of One Africa, Edwin Ikhuoria, says to silence the guns of conflict in Africa, the continent’s leaders must first deal with the root cause which is unemployment. Ikhuoria argues that if youths are employed, they will not be available to be radicalised. He discussed this and more with CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa on the side-lines of the concluded 33rd African Union Summit.
The Commissioner for Trade and Industry at the African Union, Albert Muchanga, says the union is ready for the commencement of trade under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement on the first of July this year. While speaking to CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa, Muchanga added that the union is almost done with its work on the rules of origin. They discussed this and more on the sidelines of the 33rd African Union Summit.
The Community for Eastern and Southern African States (COMESA) sees the creation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area as further enhancement of its work and a bigger opportunity for business from the region rather than as a threat. CNBC Africa caught up with the COMESA Secretary General, Chileshe Kapwepwe on the side-lines of the AU summit.
Silencing the guns is a slogan at this year’s AU summit as part of this the continental body held discussions on the role of women in this initiative. CNBC Africa spoke to UNECA's Executive Director, Vera Songwe for more.
Minister in the presidency, Jackson Mthembu spoke to CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa on the side-lines of the 33rd African Union Summit in Addis Ababa about South Africa's approach to its stewardship of the continent following its first stint 2002.
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.
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.
Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, former AU Chairperson and South Africa's Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs spoke with CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa on the progress of Agenda 2063 and the work that needs to done to achieve the goals.
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