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More than forty African Union countries have signed an agreement creating the African Continental Free Trade Area. But one of the continent's biggest economies was noticeably absent from the meeting in Rwanda. Abdi Osman reports. Subscribe: http://trt.world/subscribe Livestream: http://trt.world/ytlive Facebook: http://trt.world/facebook Twitter: http://trt.world/twitter Instagram: http://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: http://trt.world
The University of Southern California each year hosts the African Economic and Development Summit, bringing delegations of African business leaders, government officials and others to network with their counterparts in the U.S. But this year, the African summit has no Africans. All were denied visas. Michelle Quinn reports from Los Angeles. Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/a/african-trade-conference-with-no-africans/3775030.html
Five African ministers of trade are meeting in Cairo to discuss the post Bali work program and follow up on the resolutions of WTO's Doha round. Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Senegal and Egypt took part each representing a geographical block of the continent. CCTV's Yasser Hakim reports
There are ambitious plans for a railway line to connect East and West Africa. The route will run through 10 different countries and it is hoped it will boost trade on the continent. The Trans-African railway line could take decades to complete. Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Thies, Senegal. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Many African countries are watching developments between China and the U.S with keen interest. There are fears that any escalation in the trade dispute could have repercussions on the continent -- as China is Africa's biggest trading partner. CGTN's Deji Badmus reports from Lagos. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
Sub-Saharan Africans voluntarily emigrate to seek better life in Europe through whichever way they can find. The overwhelming majority risk the land route that takes them across the bone-dry Sahara Desert where many perish from heat exhaustion, thirst and hunger. Thousands still manage to make it into the Libyan territory and this is where their nightmare becomes real. From several disparate accounts, the sub-Saharan Black African migrants are usually rounded up and taken to large detention camps inside Libya. Three things happen from here. A few detainees manage to get out of detention and proceed to the Mediterranean coast where they board rickety vessels used by human traffickers to smuggle their clients across the treacherous sea to southern Europe. A good number simple give up the gho...
Roses for Mother's Day will be top sellers this weekend. But who really benefits from the trade in flowers grown in Africa? Felicity Lawrence reports on Kenya's horticulture industry. This video is one of a series of investigative documentaries about poverty, commissioned and editorially controlled by Guardian Films, produced in association with Christian Aid. Go to http://www.guardian.co.uk/poverty-over for more details
The African Union believes free trade and the free movement of people across the continent will become reality this year. It's planning an extra-ordinary summit in Rwanda to sign the legal instruments to establish the Continental Free-Trade Area. But it may have a tough time convincing the 55-member organisation to ratify the law. CGTN's Vauldi Carelse reports from Addis Ababa Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
The world's most vulnerable, fleeing war and poverty back home, are being abused and auctioned off as slaves - a shocking danger facing migrants and refugees in Libya. It has been reported that hundreds of people are being auctioned in modern day slave markets in Libya for as little as $400. Libya is the main transit hub for refugees and migrants attempting to reach southern Europe by sea. They are coming from countries like Nigeria, Eritrea, Guinea, Ivory Coast,, Gambia, Senegal, Sudan and Somalia. The power vacuum in Libya after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi has made human trafficking and people smuggling a booming trade. And the European Union's renewed strategy to stop migrants and refugees travelling across the Mediterranean has led to more people being stuck in the north African...
Is the world witnessing the makings of the United States of Africa? The African Union has taken a step toward integration of the continent. At its summit taking place in Kigali, Rwanda in July, the AU is launching a single, common electronic passport throughout the continent. The 54-member body wants to allow free movement across national borders in Africa, creating “seamless borders” similar to the EU Schengen free movement deal, as The Independent reported. The AU plans to have visa-free travel for Africans visiting African countries by 2020, and will enact a free-trade agreement by next year. Full Story: http://bit.ly/28Zd4jC
It is an essential part of most mobile gadgets sold around the world and demand for cobalt is soaring. But the process of extracting the mineral from the earth comes at a huge human cost. A Sky News investigation has found children as young as four working in dangerous and squalid conditions in Cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for as little as 8p a day. Sky's special correspondent Alex Crawford reports. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/Sky-News-for-iPad/id422583124 iPhone htt...
Business people from Kenya and South Africa, held a joint summit in Nairobi on Monday aimed at seeking investment opportunities in both countries. On the first day of the summit, weaknesses in the countries' value addition chains as well non tariff barriers emerged, as top hindrances between Kenya and South Africa. The Trade and Investment mission comprising of 19 South African companies, will also have a similar summit in Tanzania. Sarah Kimani reports. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
European wheat exports to Africa: a contribution against hunger and misery or obstructing development aid? African farmers can’t compete against cheap European wheat with their domestic produce. In the Senegalese capital Dakar, reporter Katharina Schickling almost exclusively discovers products made from imported wheat, such as baguette, in the bakeries. Bread made of wheat flour was largely unknown in Africa until the beginning of colonial rule. Instead, porridge or pancakes were consumed from cereals such as sorghum or millet, which thrive even in hot climates. Bread made from wheat flour became the staple food of the European colonial rulers. Since wheat does not grow well in Africa’s climate, a deadly dependency began: in Senegal, for example, millet consumption per capita decreased...
Deepening trade ties amongst East African countries has been one of the core mandates of the East African Community (EAC). Since the establishment of the customs union about ten years ago, trade in the EAC increased threefold and the creation of a single customs territory framework is expected to further boost trade. CNBC Africa's Claire Muthinji reports.
CCTV's Ramah Nyang is in Kigali attending the World Economic Forum on Africa which kicked off on Wednesday. The goal of the forum is to promote public-private partnership and digital transformation to spur growth in the continent. He gives us details of what is happening.
The extraordinary meeting of the African Union Executive Council has kicked off in Rwanda ahead of the signing of the Continental Free Trade Area Agreement which is expected to change the continent’s trading landscape by Presidents on Wednesday. And as Sylvia Chebet reports from Kigali, a One African Market when it comes into force will be one of the largest Free Trade Areas in the Global Economy. Citizen TV is Kenya's leading television station commanding an audience reach of over 60% and in its over 12 years of existence as a pioneer brand for the Royal Media Services (RMS), it has set footprints across the country leaving no region uncovered. This is your ideal channel for the latest and breaking news, top stories, politics, business, sports, lifestyle and entertainment from Ken...
Sub-Saharan Africa cannot sustain its present economic resurgence unless it eliminates the hunger that affects nearly a quarter of its people, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) argues in the African Human Development Report 2012: Towards a Food Secure Future, the first report of its kind on the state of the continent of Africa. "Impressive GDP growth rates in Africa have not translated into the elimination of hunger and malnutrition. Inclusive growth and people-centred approaches to food security are needed," said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark at the launch today, attended by Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki. Arguing that action focused on agriculture alone will not end food insecurity either, the Report calls for new approaches covering multiple sectors; from rural infrastru...
This CNBC Africa Special, filmed in Nairobi, brings together thought leaders for conversation on trade between Kenya and South Africa. The two nations are economic power-houses in their respective regional blocks. How can they help drive intra-African trade?
Nigeria and other West African nations like Benin, Togo, Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire may be recipients of so-called dirty fuels going by a recent report by a Swiss watchdog. The fuels are high in sulphur and are known to cause respiratory diseases as well as damage vehicle engines. The report accuses European oil traders of exporting this high-pollutant fuel to Africa, where it's sold to unsuspecting customers. CCTV's Deji Badmus reports.
The potential trade war between China and the US is likely to have a direct impact on world economic growth and is likely to increase volatility of the world's currencies, as Angelo Coppola reports. He takes a look at how it's impacted South Africa, so far. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
A rare glimmer of positive data on the French economy is seen in the government's latest budget figures, which show its budget deficit narrowing. The announcement comes as French President Hollande tells the Africa-France summit that France plans to double its aid to the continent, which it sees as offering huge bilateral trade potential. David Pollard reports.