Project Steering Team For Regional Cross Border Programme Inaugurated

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).

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Africa dreams of free trade as red tape rules on the ground

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.

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Nigeria: The African Continental Free Trade Area: Unfolding Changes

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.

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‘Africa is undergoing positive changes despite doubts and perceptions’, says president Kagame

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.

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Abolition of visas in Cemac: what will change?

Meeting in N'Djamena, the Heads of State of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa managed to settle a number of thorny issues ... Starting with the abolition of visas.

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