Regional Trade In Spotlight at Economic Forum

African leaders are called to assess why trade between countries on the continent is not nearly as fruitful as it could, or should be.
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Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the World Trade Organization.

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President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria.

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Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winners stand with the leaders of Namibia, Nigeria, Gabon, and Ethiopia..

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Mekonnen Haddis, Chief Advisor of the Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia.

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It'’s time to grow Africa.”

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World Economic Forum on Africa held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 9-11 May, 2012.

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