Africa free trade summit slated for November
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is due to hold a summit this coming November.
The Paris summit on investing in Africa, which will largely focus on debt, and the World Bank and IMF spring meetings will take place in quick succession in the coming months. To prepare for these major gatherings, the IMF and G20 countries have started to tackle the thorny issue of debt reduction, a frequent source of disagreement with China.
The African Union's Peace and Security Department is the bit of the bloc most coveted by the continent's major powers. But as Nigeria's newly installed commissioner, Bankole Adeoye, is finding out, it suffers from a surfeit of interim bosses.