African Continental Free Trade Agreement

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AfCFTA strengthens the continent’s energy transition

One of the industries that can benefit from AfCFTA is the energy sector, both the traditional oil and gas operators as well as the growing number of renewable enterprises.
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Foreign direct investment in Africa decreased by 16% in 2020

Foreign direct investment in Africa has seen a decline of 16% in 2020, this is according to the recently published UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2021. COVID-19 had a significant impact on FDI on the continent from $47 billion in 2019 to $40 billion in 2020.
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Grant to improve Nigeria’s inland waterways operations announced

Afreximbank and NEXIM have greenlit a joint $750,000 grant that will bridge the gap in maritime transport infrastructure and improve trade in the region in line with the AfCFTA.
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ACEA report puts spotlight on 5 Big Bets for circular economy

The African Circular Economy Alliance (ACEA) has launched a report that highlights five sectors that have the greatest potential to further drive the circular economy.
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COVID-19 pandemic calls for greater regional integration in Africa

As countries rebuild their economies following COVID-19, Africa needs to step up productive and infrastructural integration.
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The Digital Dialogues – Join the conversation

Enlit Africa and ESI Africa are joining forces to produce a series of virtual roundtables – The Digital Dialogues. Apply to secure your free-to-attend seat.

Harith launches $200m top up fund

Harith General Partners, has announced a $200 million capital raise in a follow-up fund to its Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund.
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African Continental Free Trade Area’s effect on oil & gas sector

While Africa has substantial natural resources, it has not received significant benefits from the extraction and export of such resources, particularly in oil and gas. Will AfCFTA have an impact on oil and gas industry exports?
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Ed’s note: Less aid, more trade clears the way to boost...

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement brings hope for future generations of entrepreneurs across all sectors.
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Report: World Bank’s perspective on the African Continental Free Trade Area

The World Bank report, The African Continental Free Trade Area: Economic and Distributional Effects, is designed to guide policymakers. Access the report today.

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