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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