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H.E. Albert M. Muchanga

H.E. Albert M. Muchanga, born on May 21, 1959, a Zambian national was elected as the new commissioner for Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission. Mr. Muchanga was the Permanent Secretary in the Cabinet Office in charge of Parliamentary Affairs in Zambia.


The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) mandate is to contribute towards making Africa a significant and competitive industrial and trading partner in the global economy.


February 10, 2020

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector signs MoU with the A-eTrade Group to advance Africa’s economic transformation under Agenda 2063

February 10, 2020

African Leather and Leather Products Institute and African Electronic Trade Group sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost trade and competitiveness of “Made in Africa Leather”

February 06, 2020

The COMESA Business Council (CBC) and the African Electronic Trade Group (AeTrade Group) are joining forces to advance the interests and concerns of business, cooperating on matters related to technical skills development, digital business facilitation, trade partnerships and private sector development.

December 06, 2019

Over the past decades, Africa has been experiencing unprecedented growth and has been remarkably resilient to the global economic crisis. The continent ranked the second fastest growing region of the world after East Asia.

November 22, 2019

The Africa Industrialization Week Celebrations kicked off on Monday, 18th and closed on 22nd November, 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

November 06, 2019

This year’s celebrations also focus on exploring tools; and business instruments that strengthen industry’s capacity to compete and innovate

March 19, 2020

The Swearing in of the Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat to be based in Accra, Ghana where the AfCFTA will be headquartered, is a very important event, which represents an important milestone in the history of the African Union Commission.

February 08, 2020

Media Advisory


Africa Industrialization Day 2019
November 20, 2019

WHAT: Africa Industrialization Day 2019:
Highlights for the media:
o Official opening ceremony

November 18, 2019 to November 22, 2019

November 13, 2019

“Africa Mining Vision at 10: looking back, moving forward”

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