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.
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
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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