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Africa and China: An enduring friendship and partnership

Independent online (SA) 11 May 2021
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) would serve as a powerful catalyst in creating opportunities for trade expansion, inter alia also promotion of intra-Africa trade, as well as for investment and much needed industrialisation which China should avail itself of.
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Ineffective Tech Hinders Agric Output

Mmegi Online 11 May 2021
“We dream of a Botswana where we will have enough food that we would not need to import from other countries, but that we would become the supplier through some of the trade agreements such as the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA),” Molebatsi said.
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Akufo-Addo is special guest of honour at 5th Ghana CEO Summit

B & FT Online 11 May 2021
The multi-format summit will also present thematic sessions on the ease of doing business, African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), corporate governance, sustainable development goals, healthcare and industry outlook.
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Zambia's President Lungu commissions the Kazungula Bridge

Ghana Web 10 May 2021
... increased intra-African trade. He said that the development would give impetus to the implementation of the SADC-eastern African community-common market for Eastern and Southern Africa (SADC-EAC-COMESA) tripartite free trade area and the African Continental Free Trade Area.
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AfCFTA is the key to unlocking Ghana’s international trade potentials - Ayikoi Otoo

Ghana Web 10 May 2021
“With the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, African countries have a unique opportunity to transform themselves from producers of raw materials in the world economy, into major hubs of manufacturing.”.
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AU Heads of State direct AfCFTA negotiations to be concluded by June

Joy Online 10 May 2021
The Assembly of Heads of State at the African Union has given a directive to trade negotiators and ministers to conclude all outstanding negotiations, regarding the African Continental Free Trade Agreement by the end of June this year ... The African Council ...
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FULL TEXT: Ken Ofori-Atta’s addresses nation on economic rebuild by government

Ghana Web 10 May 2021
These interventions include the Free Senior High School Programme ... f) We won the bid to host the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), positioning Ghana and Ghanaian businesses as the gateway partner and spearhead Ghana as a hub for the Africa region.
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AU Heads of States direct AfCFTA negotiations to be concluded by June

Joy Online 09 May 2021
The Assembly of Heads of State at the African Union has given a directive to trade negotiators and ministers to conclude all outstanding negotiations, regarding the African Continental Free Trade Agreement by the end of June this year ... The African Council ...
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Africa: Women in Mining Sector Could Benefit From AfCFTA

All Africa 09 May 2021
With fanfare, trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) started on 1 January 2021. There was a big celebration in Accra, Ghana, where the AfCFTA Secretariat is located ....
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Dr. Joseph Agoe joins Ghanaian community in Queensland to commemorate their 25th Anniversary

Ghana Web 09 May 2021
He drew attention to the fact that the coming into force of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and the positioning of its Secretariat in Ghana made the country an even more attractive investment destination and a gateway for investors into the wider West African market of over three hundred and fifty million people.
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FULL TEXT: Ken Ofori Atta’s addresses #FixTheCountry concerns, economic rebuild by government

Ghana Web 09 May 2021
These interventions include the Free Senior High School Programme ... f) We won the bid to host the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), positioning Ghana and Ghanaian businesses as the gateway partner and spearhead Ghana as a hub for the Africa region.
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Full text: Ken Ofori-Atta’s media briefing amidst #FixTheCountry protest

Joy Online 09 May 2021
We won the bid to host the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), positioning Ghana and Ghanaian businesses as the gateway partner and spearhead Ghana as a hub for the Africa region ... Over 10 million fellow Ghanaians benefited from free water supplied by Ghana Water Company Limited between April to December 2020.
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AfCFTA to establish agric value chains across Africa

Ghana Web 08 May 2021
The African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat is hopeful of rolling out agricultural value chains in various countries to boost agro-processing across the continent ... For example, in East Africa, there are agricultural value chains across the East African Community on dairy products and sugar.”.
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AfCFTA's success hinges on quality standards - ARSO

Ghana Web 07 May 2021
The approval of the Pan African Quality Policy will improve product standards for the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), Dr Hermogene Nsengimana, the Secretary-General and President of African Organisations for Standardisation has said.
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