South Africa’s Wamkele Mene has been elected as the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretary General.
The African Union (AU) is developing a monitoring mechanism to ensure that barriers to trade are eliminated.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has highlighted the economic advantages of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), saying it will make Africa the largest common market in the world.
Nigeria has met with its West African neighbours over its land border closure, with the African giant insisting on levying duties on goods transiting to its country through neighbouring nations to curb smuggling.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has highlighted the importance of the upcoming launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area for the African economy.