The African Continental Free Trade Area: Facts and Figures

CFTA milestone timeline June 2015: Negotiations launched February 2016: First negotiating forum held May 2016: Adoption of 12 negotiating guiding principles February 2017: First meeting of the 7 technical working groups July 2017: Agreement to liberalize 90% of products...

Cohesion needed between AU and regional blocks

The Principal Policy Adviser, Capacity Development Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Mr Joseph Atta-Mensah, has underscored the need for cohesion between the African Union (AU) and all regional blocks, to make integration possible. He...