June 3, 2020

Time to listen and respond to the needs of African Small and Medium Enterprises

Synopsis For decades, a combination of governments and development organisations in Africa have responded to calls to assist small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) by launching […]
May 21, 2020

The Significance of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in the Attainment of SDGs

Introduction At the establishment of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in 1964, the international community recognized that: “Economic and social progress throughout […]
February 12, 2020

As D-Day approaches, is Africa really ready for the AfCFTA?

Africa heads into a historic year in which the long-awaited African Continental Free Trade Area  (AfCFTA) finally becomes a reality, with trading under the scheme scheduled to […]
July 23, 2018

U.S. hints on possible Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Africa: Expanding the FTA World!

African and US officials, private sector representatives, and members of civil society organisations gathered last week, from July 9-12, 2018 in Washington for the 17th African Growth […]