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New 'Cape to Cairo' free trade pact hailed as Africa milestone

Published on June 08, 2015

The launch of a free trade agreement by three African economic blocs in Egypt this week will be an important step towards a potentially game-changing common market spanning the continent, supporters say. 

The deal between the East African Community, Southern African Development Community and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa will create a market of 26 countries with a population of 625 million and gross domestic product of more than $1 trillion. Read more. Source | The Economic Times