Africa soon be the largest free-trade area in the world

Transport Infrastructure Driving Boost in Africa’s Cross Border Trade Africa could soon be the largest free-trade area in the world. This is if the African Union’s Continental FreeTrade Area (CTFA) stays on track to be operational by the end of this year. Once up and running, the continent-wide free trade zone could lead to a 52 percent ($35 billion) increase in intra-African trade within the next 5 years, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). The UNECA’s Stephen Karingi, who heads their Regional Integration and Trade Division,…

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Once Tipped As A World Superstar

At the age of 14, Freddy Adu was tipped to become one of the greatest footballers in history. Those days must seem a lifetime ago for the USA international, who has since played for 13 different clubs and invariably sees his name appear in the headlines only for the wrong reasons. It has been six years since he made the last of 17 international appearances for the USA, only five of which have come since the end of 2008, testimony to the barren years that he has endured. Although he…

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Jewel out Findley in to please the Sirleafs?

Jewel out Findley in: CDC makes last minute adjustments to please the Sirleafs Withdrawal possible The election law says you can withdraw a party’s nominee 12 days before the printing of the final listing of candidates. The Coalition for Democratic Change chief strategists are going to exploit this opportunity to legally effect this last minute change demanded by Ellen and Robert Sirleaf as a funding prerequisite. 2014 Ali Sillah redux Those who can remember the drama that was the 2014 Montserrado Senatorial contest, will have no problems believing a last…

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China is cheating Africa

The Editor China which gets its raw material from Africa turns around and sell for us finished products. While Africa export to China is mostly raw material at estimated value of about $60 billion a year, we turn around and buy the finished products and we spend over $500 Billion in China. Same predicament faces us when it comes to western countries. The west uses their institutions like World Trade Org.(WTO) to clump down on our goods by claiming that they do not meet international threshold, that way they keep…

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