Africa looks to boost growth and jobs with free-trade area

December 1, 2016

Six years ago it took almost three weeks for a shipping container to travel the 1,100km from the Kenyan port of Mombasa to Kampala, the Ugandan capital. While poor infrastructure did not help, the delays were largely down to the myriad layers of red tape between the two countries. Now that journey is regularly done is seven days.

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Topics: ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES (ECOWAS) COMMON MARKET FOR EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA (COMESA) EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY (EAC)

Regions: AFRICA

Authors: FINANCIAL TIMES

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