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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?

Twenty three allies of ousted Tunisian president Ben Ali faces trial

Twenty three allies of ousted Tunisian president Ben Ali faces trial

(“InformAfrica”) — Twenty-three allies of ousted Tunisian leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his wife Leila Trabelsi appeared before a Tunis court Tuesday for trying to flee the country last January in illegal possession of foreign currency.