Zim to miss AU’s 2023 border mapping deadline

19 September 2021 By Nqobani Ndlovu ZIMBABWE is lagging behind in mapping the country’s borders in line with the African Union Border Programme (AUBP), with only 20% having been demarcated since 2011. The AUBP was adopted in 2007 under the theme Preventing Conflicts and Promoting Integration with ambitious goals of “delimitation and demarcation of African […]

African Cross-border informal trade hits $93b yearly

05 September 2021 By Sulaimon Salau Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that Africa’s cross-border informal trade now worth about $93 billion (about N46.5 trillion) yearly.Osinbajo, in a message delivered at a ‘Roundtable on Industrialization in Africa’ organized by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) to celebrate its Golden Jubilee, said the African Continental Free […]

Algeria cuts diplomatic ties with Morocco over ‘hostile actions’

24 Aug 2021   Algeria is cutting diplomatic relations with Morocco, Foreign Minister Ramdane Lamamra said, accusing its neighbour of “hostile actions”. Morocco and Algeria have had strained relations for decades, mainly over the issue of Western Sahara. “Algeria has decided to cut diplomatic relations with the Kingdom of Morocco from today,” Lamamra said at […]

AU PSC reaffirms principle of inviolability of borders

21 August 2021 The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (PSC) has reaffirmed the intangibility of borders inherited at independence during the settlement of border disputes in the African continent, said a statement issued Friday. In a communiqué sanctioning the work of its 1024th meeting held at ministerial level, the PSC reiterates “the […]

EAC member states in pilot project for cross-border Comesa digital payments

24 August 2021 By Bob Karashani Tony Blair, former UK prime minister, Rwanda President Paul Kagame and Howard Buffett, CEO, Howard G. Buffet Foundation at the World Economic Forum in Kigali in 2016, themed “Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation”. PHOTO | AFP Comesa is recommending adoption of a digital payment system that supersedes similar […]

Sudan, South Sudan to reopen borders after 11 years

23 August 2021 By Garang Malak South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok shake hands on September 12, 2019 in Juba, South Sudan. PHOTO | AKUOT CHOL | AFP Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to open their borders after 11 years.This was announced after a meeting between South Sudan’s […]