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  • Vibrant discussions take place around Kenya's AfCFTA strategy


    by sroea.editor on September 17, 2019 at 8:47 AM

    Nairobi 17 Sept 2019 (ECA)- To accelerate the implementation of the AfCFTA, UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Trademark EastAfrica and the Kenya State Department for Trade organised a Forum together to discuss the draft national strategy for Kenya to harness the benefits of the AfCFTA. About 60 participants attended the two-day event in Nairobi. They included government officials, trade economists, university professors, development partners and youth and women’s representatives. 
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  • Democratic Republic of Congo conducts national consultation on the AfCFTA


    by eskinder.tsegaye on September 17, 2019 at 7:14 AM

    Addis Ababa, September 17, 2019 (ECA) - By establishing a single market of 1.2 billion individuals representing $ 2.5 trillion of cumulative GDP, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is an important lever to increase the production capacity of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and unlock its commercial potential. It also offers the prospect of generating higher value-added processing opportunities for this state of more than 85 million people, which shares borders with nine neighboring countries and faces the challenge of diversifying its economy.
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  • Zimbabwe to host 6th Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development


    by Minilik.Demissie on September 16, 2019 at 3:14 PM

    Harare, Zimbabwe, September 16, 2019 (ECA) - Zimbabwe has confirmed that it will host the 6th Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD) which will be held in the resort town of Victoria Falls from 24-27 February, 2020.Officials from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) met Monday with senior government officials, including Labour, Public Service and Social Welfare Minister, Ms. Sekai Nzenza, in the first preparatory meeting towards Harare's successful hosting of the Forum.
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  • Malawi hosts African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Sensitization Workshops in Lilongwe and Blantyre


    by Minilik.Demissie on September 16, 2019 at 2:13 PM

    Lilongwe, Malawi, 16 September 2019 – The Ministry of Trade and Tourism in partnership with the Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union Commission (AUC) are organizing an AfCFTA Awareness Workshop in Lilongwe and Blantyre on 17 September and 19 September, respectively. These workshops aim to engage relevant stakeholders on AfCFTA issues to secure a consensus for Malawi to ratify the AfCFTA Agreement. Each workshop is expected to bring together about 150 participants from private sectors, civil society organizations, parliamentarians, academia, and government.
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  • The 25th ICSOE of Southern Africa Concludes with a Commitment to Boost MSMEs


    by Minilik.Demissie on September 13, 2019 at 11:25 AM

    Ezulwini, Eswatini, 10 September 20 (ECA, MCIT) – The Intergovernmental Committee of Senior Officials and Experts (ICSOE) Meeting of Southern Africa ends today with a strong commitment from all stakeholders to boost the role of MSMEs in industrialisation.
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