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IMF’s Abeb Selassie on what the Africa free trade agreement means to the continent

Twenty eight African countries have signed the operationalisation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), a milestone that even sceptics believe will open up Africa's $3 trillion economy. CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera caught up with, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Africa Department Director for more.

SSA in debt distress after latest downcast? A revised projection of economic growth

Sub Saharan Africa's growth is expected to grow by 3.5 per cent this year. Now this is a downcast from an earlier expected 3.6 per cent growth though still a rebound from a modest 2018. For a look at the continent's economic outlook for 2019 – International Monetary Fund Africa Chief, Abebe Selassie joins CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera for more.