Continental free trade officially launched

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African leaders on Sunday officially launched the operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement in Niamey, capital of Niger.

The launch occurred at the 12th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government.

“The free trade area plays a big role in walking out of the 84,000-km boundaries that we inherited from our colonial past, which means it ensures the full African integration instead of eliminating the boundaries,” noted Nigerien Presiden…

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