African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

Masisi says AfCTA can raise Africa … but full regional integration must come first

Masisi says AfCTA can raise Africa … but full regional integration must come first

Moses Magadza “The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is one of the key drivers that can position Africa as an economic powerhouse,” declared the President of Botswana Mokgweetsi Masisi, while officially opening the 49th Plenary Assembly Session virtually yesterday (Friday 25 June, 2021). “However, it is important to underscore that, the successful implementation of the SADC integration agenda is a prerequisite for the true realisation of the AfCFTA,” he continued. Masisi stressed that domestication of AfCFTA at national level was “central to (its) effective implementation”. AfCTA was agreed upon in 2018 and came into force in January this year.…
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Meatco scouts for NCA beef deals

Meatco scouts for NCA beef deals

Staff Writer Meatco has announced that it is currently exploring new markets in West and Central Africa to find a lasting solution for the Northern Communal Areas (NCAs) farmers. The move by the meat processor, which is part of a delegation made up of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform and facilitated by the Ministry of International Relations and Corporation, is aimed at engaging with business communities on the possibilities of exporting beef as part of efforts to finding competitive and sustainable markets for the NCAs livestock farmers. The engagements are made possible through the African Continental Free…
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