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Can the Peace-Trade Equation Stabilise the Horn?

The launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 7 July at the African Union (AU) summit in Niamey, Niger, has created the largest free trade zone in the world for 1.2 billion people with a gross domestic product of around US$3.4 trillion. Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou hailed the AfCFTA as ‘the greatest […]

Life gets harder as Zimbabwe records high inflation

The prices of basic commodities are soaring in Zimbabwe, as the country records an inflation rate of 175.66%, the highest ever in the last decade. Bread and cooking oil is very expensive that people are afraid of having another hyperinflation like the one country experienced between 2008 and 2009. Last weekend, the government again raised […]

African ICT Foundation seeks end to Illegal online surveillance on citizens

The African ICT Foundation has called on state and non-state actors to end the illegal surveillance, control and interception of online user communications describing it as fundamentally detrimental to the security and reliability of the Internet. According to the foundation, every individual has the right to enjoy secure connections to and over the Internet. Speaking at […]

NACCIMA President welcomes signing of the AfCFTA

…Says hard  work must now start to harness its potentials By Lubem Gena,  Abuja  The National President of Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce,  Industry,  Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA),  Hajiya Saratu Iya Aliyu has welcomed the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) by President Muhammadu Buhari. President Buhari signed the Agreement during […]


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