Imagine a continent where value chains thrive, people can trade freely across borders, businesses can access new markets and opportunities, where farmers can earn significant income from their produce, consumers can enjoy a variety of high-quality goods and services, and where poverty, unemployment and inequality are reduced. This is the AfCFTA’s promise to spearhead economic transformation in Africa.
In this special interview, Adebayo Abubakar speaks with customs and trade expert Ms. Veronica Maoresa Zuze. She bares her mind on what Africa needs to do to ease most, if not all, of the customs-related barriers to the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
Africa may still have to live with carbon energy as part of the energy mix in the continent, until such a time when green energy will have taken a firm root on the continent.
Adebayo Abubakar caught up with South African author and publisher Nomawele Njongo to bare her mind on how upbeat she is about the AfCFTA’s prospects.
The AfCFTA can serve as a catalyst for Africa’s green transformation and de-carbonization, while also creating economic and social benefits for African businesses and consumers.
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As we celebrate MSME Day 2023, it’s time to recognize and celebrate the resilience and ingenuity of African MSMEs. Their unwavering commitment to promoting intra-African trade and regional integration deserves our admiration.
In this interview, our contributor Adebayo Abubakar converses with Zimbabwean business executive, Gugulethu Siso, who is a seasoned entrepreneur with a significant portfolio in Fintech and Logistics.
3 Minutes With…..Dr Levious Chiukira, International Trade Researcher and Managing Consultant at Gleam Consultancy
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There is need to focus on synergising, synchronising, and integrating various countries’ efforts into the existing platform of PAPSS, for the AfCFTA to run seamlessly on a machine of cashlessness.
To realise the intended gains of the AfCFTA, Africa must prioritise production over consumption by empowering the manufacturing sector for self-sufficiency and onward export.