The Second Extra Ordinary session of the Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Justice and Legal Affairs

March 11, 2018 to March 15, 2018

Sunday, 12- March 2018: The Meeting of Legal Experts of the Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Justice and Legal Affairs kicked off Sunday, 11 March 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda.

The week-long session will deliberate on the Agreement Establishing the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), specially focusing on AfCFTA objectives, the Institutional Framework, Implementation and the inter-relationship of the Free Trade Zone with existing regional and international arrangements.

AU Member Countries Create History by massively signing the AfCFTA Agreement in Kigali

March 21, 2018

Kigali, Rwanda, 21 March 2018: Close to Fifty (50) African Union Member States have signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the Kigali Declaration and the Free Movement Protocol by order of interest, during the official opening ceremony of the 10th Extraordinary Summit of the AU Assembly of Heads of State and Government held on 21 March 2018, in Kigali, Republic of Rwanda. A majority of the African countries signed all the three legal instruments while some signed two and the others signed one of the three instruments.

Statement by President Paul Kagame, Chairperson of the African Union at the Closing Ceremony of the 10th Extraordinary Summit on AfCFTA

This has been a memorable day for the people of Africa. Allow me once again to commend everyone involved in bringing us to this stage.

The private sector is a pillar of a strong and prosperous Africa. I thank business leaders for their active participation in this Summit. This is a very welcome development, which should continue as a lasting partnership.

March 21, 2018

AU Commissioner for HRST, Prof. Anyang Agbor addresses the AfCFTA Gender Summit 14 Africa

March 20, 2018

Kigali, Rwanda, 20 March 2018: Prof. Sarah Anyang Agbor, Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology of the African Union, on 19 March 2018, delivered a key note address at the Gender Summit holding with the framework of the Tenth Extraordinary Summit of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA in Kigali, Republic of Rwanda).

The two day event which took place in the Marriott Hotel, Kigali brought together participants and delegates from the AU Member states to exchange views on the theme: “Climate Change through the Gender Lens: Focus on Africa”.

Statement of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat at the 10th Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union on AfCFTA

Excellency President Paul Kagame, Current Chairman of the African Union,
Excellencies Heads of State and Government and other Heads of Delegation,
Representatives of the Regional Economic Communities, the Organs of the Union, the African private sector and civil society,
Representatives of partner institutions and countries,
Ladies and gentlemen
This is a historic day.
After Addis Ababa in May 1963, Abuja in June 1991 and Durban in July 2002, Kigali, in this month of March, marks a new step in our march towards greater integration and closer unity.

March 21, 2018


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