Saturday, June 29, 2019

NAD Macrae @myUNUSlab   ...7 minutes ago
52 of 55 african countries have signed up to free trade area with nigeria one of the big countries not yet linkedin -cfta https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Continental_Free_Trade_Area www.economistafrica.com

zimbabwe also not signed in -  we havent fully industrialised  (during the mugabwe era)

africa potentially 2.5 trillion dollar market- see next decision of african union annual meeting 2019 in niger -economistdiary.com

The African Union Heads of State will hold an extraordinary Summit on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on the 7th July 2019 in Niamey, Niger. The Summit will be dedicated to the launch of the operational phase of the AfCFTA as well as its operational instruments.
The extraordinary Summit will be held in the margins of the inaugural session of the Mid-Year Coordination Meeting of the African Union and the Regional Economic Communities(8th July) that replaces the previous mid-year AU Summit, as decided within the framework of the ongoing African Union reform.
The Executive Council of the AU (Ministers of Foreign Affairs) will have its ordinary session on the 4th & 5th July on the same occasion to look at important documents and reports of AU organs including most likely the AU reform, the 2020 budget of the Union as well as the legal documents of the new African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD), among other things.

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