President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the construction of new aprons at Ghana's International Airport, rehabilitation of Sunyani Airport and new passenger terminals in Kumasi and Tamale airports are all geared towards making the country's aviation industry competitive in Africa and beyond.
Small Scale cross border traders are the key beneficiaries of new projects aimed at increasing formal small-scale cross border trade flows in the COMESA, EAC and SADC Tripartite region. The first is a 15 million euros Regional Small-Scale Cross Border Trade Initiative (SSCBTI) project, while the second is a 53m euro Trade Facilitation Project. These are funded by the European Union under the 11th European Union Development Fund (EDF 11).
The speed limit is 110km per hour on the new highway that Abadalla Chande uses to haul his truckload of animal feed from Tanzania to Kenya, two nations that share a common market often hailed as a model for the continent. But Chande is parked on the tarmac, caught up in a snarl of red tape. He is in a long line of trucks waiting for cargo to be scanned or for documents to be checked by officials.
The agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area ("the Agreement" or "AfCFTA") is arguably the most discussed economic subject out of Africa. Now the largest free trade agreement (FTA) since creation of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), it is easy to understand the attention. Considering how long Africa has unsuccessfully attempted to set-up a pan-African economic community, recent steps towards developing a working FTA have surprisingly advanced very quickly.
Rwanda head of state Paul Kagame has noted that his country and the African continent are currently undergoing positive transformation and progress despite doubts and perceptions by a section of the developed world.
From this 1st of June, anyone who wants to go to Ethiopia will be able to get their visa by the net. What stop the red tape and increase the attendance of a country full of tourist wonders almost unconventional.
The announcement by President Uhuru Kenyatta that citizens of African countries would get visas upon arrival in Kenya has been met with mixed reaction.