German president Joachim Gauck has begun a five-day trip to Nigeria. The focus of the visit, which also takes him to Mali, is a concerted effort against international
The African Union wants to introduce free trade in Africa. Some countries, like economic powerhouse Nigeria, do not share the enthusiasm for what the AU believes to be the solution for the continent’s economic ills.
What's behind the new push to introduce a West African single currency, the Eco? A statement by Ghana's finance minister indicates Accra may be making one last attempt to realise this elusive goal.
The deal would create the largest free trade zone in the world by participating countries. The African Union has said businesses currently pay more to export to other African countries compared to outside the continent.
The creation of a new pan-African free trade zone is intended to pave the way for the world's largest interstate market. But there are still hurdles to be overcome, says DW's Ludger Schadomsky.
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