Ethiopia to Host Ministerial Conference on African Free Trade

Omolola Lipede
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The capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, will host a ministerial conference on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

The conference which will consist African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development is to kick start May 11-15, 2018.

The conference will center on the theme: “African Continental Free Trade Area; creating fiscal space for jobs and economic diversification.”

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Key topics like: agriculture and Africa’s transformation, financing and an integrated strategy for the Sahel priorities for tackling Illicit Financial Flows in Africa will be deliberated on during the conference.

There are hopes that the ministerial conference will enact a workable road-map to set the deal rolling and implementable beyond paper works.

Recall that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was signed by 44 countries in Kigali, Rwanda, March 21.

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