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Cairo-to-Cape Town Free Trade Zone: How free is Africa’s trade?

Cairo-to-Cape Town Free Trade Zone: How free is Africa’s trade?

The Cairo-to-Cape Town Free Trade Zone is been touted by a couple of leading Western media, as a bigger free trade area, by population, than the European Union or NAFTA. But, what is really free in a ‘free trade agreement’, if Africans are still trading in foreign currencies we have no control over?

Africa in their words – A Study of Chinese Traders in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zambia and Angola

Africa in their words – A Study of Chinese Traders in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zambia and Angola

The ‘China in Africa’ story brims with ambivalence and ambiguity. Nowhere is this more evident than on the African street. The influx of Chinese products and the proliferation of small Chinese enterprises are affecting ways of life in African towns and cities, but exactly how and to what extent is hotly contested.

Documentary Film on West African Women Traders

Documentary Film on West African Women Traders

The ECOWAS Commission and the United Nations (UN) are jointly producing a television documentary that will project the contributions of women in regional cross-border trade.

African MP’s call for better business environment

African MP’s call for better business environment

Over 100 Members of Parliament from 40 African countries have agreed to step up efforts to improve the business environment on the continent by reviewing legislation linked to governance, trade barriers, and regional infrastructure in a bid to strengthen sustainable private sector development.

Africa Ravaged by Continued Denial of Market Access

Africa Ravaged by Continued Denial of Market Access

The poorest countries in Africa are not merely the victims of natural calamities. They are also ravaged by the continued denial of market access as promised in the Doha trade negotiations, say African trade diplomats.