African continental free trade pact “weeks away” from entry into force: Kagame

African UnionThe African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) stands only weeks away from entry into force, Rwandan President Paul Kagame said on Sunday.

Kagame, who ended his one-year African Union (AU) chairmanship tenure made the remarks on Sunday while addressing the opening session of the 32nd AU assembly summit, which is underway from Feb. 10 to 11 at the headquarters of the AU in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa.

“The continental free trade area stands only weeks away from entry into force, thanks to the accelerating pace of ratification,” the outgoing AU chairperson said

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