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How the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is Scaling up Local Content Initiatives in Nigeria

With the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement on January 1, 2021, Nigeria has the chance to significantly increase local content initiatives, expanding economic activity beyond its borders and driving local capacity

Implemented on January 1, 2021, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is considered the foundation for enhanced cross-continental trade in Africa. Signed by 54 countries, the agreement comprises the reduction of tariff and non-tariff barriers, the simplification of custom procedures, and the elimination of red tape with the aim…

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United Nations issues guidance on negotiating trade agreements for increasing trade resilience in times of crisis and pandemic

The Handbook is based on inputs collected from a wide range of experts, including from civil society, academia and the private sector, under the Global Initiative on Model Provisions for Trade in Times of Crisis and Pandemic in Regional and other Trade Agreements

The United Nations has released a first version of a Handbook on Provisions and Options for Trade in Times of Crisis and Pandemic’. Work on the handbook was initiated by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commissions…

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    • Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus M.Barysevich visits Egypt
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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus M.Barysevich visits Egypt

The Sides discussed the entire range of issues on the Belarusian-Egyptian agenda, as well as regional developments

On September 22, 2021, Cairo hosted the sixth round of political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Belarus and Egypt with the participation of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Mikalai Barysevich and Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs for European Affairs of the Arab…

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The Private sector of East Africa is well placed to benefit from the AfCFTA

ECA simulations stress that AfCFTA is set to boost Eastern Africa manufactured exports, in particular, textiles & clothing exports will increase by 100 per cent

The business community is a key part of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and could benefit immensely in terms of access to raw materials, technology and also increasing economies of scale for participation in regional and global value chains, said Ms Mama Keita, Director of UN Economic Commission…

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Foreign Minister meets South African Minister for International Relations and Cooperation

Met at the headquarters of the South African mission to the United Nations in New York, Minister for International Relations and Cooperation of the friendly Republic of South Africa, HE Dr Naledi Pandor

On the sidelines of the activities of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 76), Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, today met at the headquarters of the South African mission to the United Nations in New York, Minister for International Relations…

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    • The ECOWAS Commission has held a 3-day ECOWAS Informal Cross Border Trade (ECO-ICBT) / MoveAfrica-Traffic Light System program planning retreat in Accra Ghana
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The ECOWAS Commission has held a 3-day ECOWAS Informal Cross Border Trade (ECO-ICBT) / MoveAfrica-Traffic Light System program planning retreat in Accra Ghana

The planning retreat provided the requisite platform for considering the program content; road map and budget

The planning retreat held from the 16-18 September 2021 was in collaboration with Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS); West Africa Association for Cross Border Trade , in Afro-Forestry-Pastoral and Fisheries Products and Food (WACTAF) and Africa Union Development Agency – New Partnership for Africa’s Development…

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The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, underscores policy commitments on Africa

Trudeau recognized the hard work of Canadian businesses across Africa and announced a new MoU of The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business

The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business (https://CanadaAfrica.ca) is pleased to congratulate Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his re-election. We recognize and applaud the commitments by various candidates to deepen ties with Africa, including the Prime Minister’s commitment to an economic cooperation strategy which reads: ‘’Develop a strategy for economic cooperation…

INFINOX Capital
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Trading robots - how effective are they?

Dany Mawas, Regional Director at INFINOX, explains that while automated trading systems, or trading robots, have paid dividends, there are criteria that traders must follow to ensure their effectiveness and steer them away from potential scams

Emotional attachment, more commonly referred to as emotional trading, is one of the most detrimental contributors to an online trader's profitability and overall market success. Emotions such as fear, greed, hope and frustration, can cause traders to think irrationally and often result in increased risk and making the wrong trading…

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Tanzania Investment Center (TIC) Records 235 New Projects in 2021

Between March to August this year TIC has registered a total of 133 of projects which are expected to create 29,709 employment by the time it is completed

Tanzania Investment Center (TIC), has registered a total of 235 projects during the current fiscal year, up from 219 projects registered in the correspondent period last year. Director of Information Services and Chief Government Spokesperson, Mr. Gerson Msigwa said on Sunday noting that despite the COVID-19 Pandemic there has been…

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Senegal: Infrastructure Investments Strengthen Dakar´s Role as Regional Trading Hub (By Miguel Artacho)

In order to prepare for a decade that will undoubtedly transform modern-day Senegal, the Administration of H.E. President Macky Sall has been working on a number of new large-scale infrastructure, transportation, civil aviation and maritime logistics projects

By Miguel Artacho For centuries Senegal has been an entry point into Africa, from Arab to European traders that arrived on the Atlantic shores, the commercial exchanges that have taken place for hundreds of years continue to date. One of the secrets to Senegal´s success has been its strategic location as…