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AU welcomes Ethiopia smooth power transition

The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Monday welcomed the smooth power transition in Ethiopia and vowed to work closely with the new prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, in various development sectors. Mahamat, who congratulated Abiy Ahmed on his confirmation as the new Prime...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 7:40pm

Nigeria begins consultations on continental free trade area

Nigeria has commenced internal consultations with different stakeholders on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement signed last week in Kigali. The consultations which commenced in Abuja on Tuesday were attended by several members of the Nigerian cabinet, parliament, customs...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 11:07am

Keynote address by President Paul Kagame

AfCFTA Business Forum, Kigali, 20 March 2018 A warm welcome to Kigali, and thank you all for being here today. I thank Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat for convening this event, and I also commend the Commissioner for Trade and Industry, Albert Muchanga, and the entire staff of the African...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 3:54pm

PICTORIAL: All the action at the signing of the CFTA

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (CFTA ) could enter into effect by the end of this year following signing by 44 countries on March 21, 2018 at the 10th extraordinary African Union Summit held in Kigali. Besides the agreement, which could make Africa the world’s largest free...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 12:34pm