Africa

Africa to use CFTA to boost intra-regional trade

With the establishment of a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), Africa’s intra-regional trade is expected to increase by US$34.6 billion in 2022. This would translate into real income gains of more than $290 million, a report launched on the sidelines of the African Union Summit of Heads of States and Government has said

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Northern Mali’s ‘city of saints’ suffers rebel fury

History dating as far back as the 5th century is literally being chipped away with pick axes and shovels at the hands of an extremist rebel faction in northern Mali. Holy Muslim shrines in the ancient city of Timbuktu have become targets of the Ansar Dine. For the Islamist faction, the Sufi shrines are a form of idolatry

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Who Wants Tobacco Business Dead in Africa?

In recent weeks there have been growing controversies over the dynamics of tobacco business in Africa, with sustained interests in the fate of tobacco growing countries, the future of tobacco manufacturing business and the burden of tobacco epidemic in the region, which has stimulated so much media coverage

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