The accord seeks to progressively eliminate tariffs on intra-African trade, which prior to the agreement stood at an average of 6.1 percent across the continent, as well as removing other trade barriers.
Black History

African Free Trade Agreement Nears Completion

NNPA NEWSWIRE — The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is a trade agreement between African Union (AU) member states with a stated goal of creating a single market, followed by free movement and a single currency. It was first presented and signed at the AU Summit in Kigali, Rwanda in March 2018. […read more]

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World

White Zambian Named Acting President

NOEL SICHALWE, Associated Press CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambia’s vice president Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, became the country’s acting president on Wednesday, making him the first white leader of a sub-Saharan African nation since 1994 when South Read More