Can African Trade Pact Change the Face of Informal Business?
Despite their weak negotiating position, Africa's informal businesses - which are primarily woman-owned - contribute an estimated 50% of GDP on the continent. In addition, they create six in 10 jobs in their respective economies. However they are still viewed as a collection of tax-evading free-loaders, writes Dorothy Tuma in This Day.
President Muhammadu Buhari had initially refused to sign the agreement but is now calling on countries to band together to attract investment, grow local manufacturing and combat ... Read more »
AllAfrica's news partners report on the landmark African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, which came into effect at the African Union summit in Niamey. The development is ... Read more »
Africa has demonstrated "a very huge commitment" to the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), according to Amb Read more »
Following the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area by 44 countries at the AU Summit in Kigali, it is now up to governments to engage their respective domestic ... Read more »
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