Africa gateway

Free trade area to link Cape and Cairo

A market of over 600 million people with a combined gross domestic product of more than $1- trillion will be created with the launch of the Tripartite Free Trade Area in June. It will link consumers across Africa, from Egypt to South Africa.

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Africa to set up business network

Leading African and global business and finance bodies will launch the Continental Business Network on the eve of WEF on Africa to integrate infrastructure investment and development across the continent. It is believed this will go a long way to unlocking economic growth in Africa.

Philips to undertake sixth Cape to Cairo roadshow

For the past five years, the focus of the Cape Town to Cairo trek has been Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5. This year, mother and child health will still be a priority, with a shift towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. More innovative solutions are expected.

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