African Continental Free Trade Area

April 29, 2020 - Dale Honeck, Kim Kampel

West Africa's (eco)tourism initiative: Last chance to protect African biodiversity

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s travel impacts, West Africa’s objectives remain valid

March 12, 2020 - Isaac Kwaku Fokuo, Akinyi Ochieng

Up and coming: Here's why Africa has the potential to boost global growth

Originally published in World Economic Forum Agenda on 18 February 2020

February 13, 2020 - Mischa Tripoli

A window of opportunity for Africa: Agricultural innovation, integration and entrepreneurial ecosystems

Agriculture 4.0, fuelled by innovation and technology, is driving more productive, efficient and sustainable food systems.

November 20, 2019 - Trudi Hartzenberg

The AfCFTA – a free trade area and a flagship project of the African Union

Despite impressive progress in the negotiations, it is still not possible to trade under the AfCFTA as the negotiations of preferential tariff concessions and rules of origin have not been completed.

November 07, 2019 - Chidi Oguamanam

The partnership imperative for African innovation in the fourth industrial revolution

The entrepreneurial uptake of computer technology and the entrenchment of digitisation have made Africa a demonstrable source of intellectual power in the digital sphere.

August 19, 2019 - Deanna Ramsay

In Uganda, enterprises bringing sensibility – and scents – to their development

Government plus grassroots combo laying foundations for MSME success

June 11, 2019 - David Luke, Heini Suominen

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Dawn of a new era

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will transform the way Africa trades, with intra-African trade expected to increase by 15-25 per cent, and the boost to trade in industrial goods accelerating diversification of Africa’s economies.

November 06, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

In the business of buying and selling across borders, financing for a better future

Funding for traders, for government trade support and for infrastructure means resources at work in critical spaces in Rwanda

November 01, 2018 - Deanna Ramsay

Crossing borders for better business

In Rwanda, new market centres mean improved trade at the border

July 19, 2018 -

Free trade in Africa: How can LDCs benefit?

Increasing trade between African countries offers great potential for building sustainable economic development and integration, including creating higher-wage jobs and unlocking greater business opportunities