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‘Africa’s Free Trade Area Worth $3.3trn’: Akinwumi Adesina

President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has said that the biggest thing to happen to Africa is the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), saying the free trade area itself is worth over 3.3 trillion dollars. Adesina, who stated this when he addressed State House correspondents in Abuja recently, expressed hope that the effective implementation of AfCFTA would take ...

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South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa Set To Assume AU Chairmanship

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to take over the chairmanship of the African Union for the year 2020, replacing Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi who chaired the organization through 2019. In his New Year’s address, the South African leader pledged to use the opportunity to rally Africa to actualize the Continental Free Trade Agreement, whose operational phase was launched in ...

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Former President Favours Nigeria Border Closure

Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigerian President spoke in favour of Nigeria’s partial border closure with neighbours, asking Benin Republic to change its ways for a harmonious bilateral relationship between the two countries. Obasanjo spoke on a day former Director of Kenyan Anti-Corruption Commission, Prof. PLO Lumumba, said in Lagos that Nigeria was too big to be threatened by smaller neighbouring countries ...

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