Among those expected include the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa chief, Vera Songwe, President of African Development Bank Adesina Akinwumi and COMESA Secretary General, Sindiso Ngwenya.
"AfCFTA will make Africa one of the largest economies in the world and enhance its capacity to interact on equal terms with other global economic blocs", commented AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat.
Each of African countries has to do its part, she said.
"That same goods will surely find its way to Nigeria which is the main target market for the EU", Jacob said.
The draft agreement commits countries to removing tariffs on 90 per cent of goods, with 10 per cent of "sensitive items" to be phased in later.
"We must do so rapidly", she said.
Two new Banksy pieces pop up in New York City
The mural appeared on Thursday, a few days after another sign of the elusive artist's presence in NY was spotted on 14th Street. She shared her picture on social media, for which she was then arrested and sentenced to almost three years in prison.
Speaking at the opening session of the Council meeting, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and East African Community and Chairperson of African Union Executive Council, Louise Mushikiwabo said that the signing of the Continental Free Trade Area agreement is a historical landmark.
National President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, Ayuba Wabba in a statement in Abuja, said that signing the agreement was "extremely unsafe and radioactive neo-liberal policy initiative being driven by the Ministry of Trade and Investment that seeks to open our seaports, airports and other businesses to unbridled foreign interference never before witnessed in the history of the country".
The meeting will be preceded by Executive Council meeting which brings together foreign affairs ministers today and a business summit scheduled to take place tomorrow drawing top African business leaders and Heads of State and Government.
Egypt's Trade and Industry Minister Tarek Kabil will participate on Wednesday in an extraordinary African Union Summit in Rwanda's capital Kigali to sign the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) including 55 countries, the ministry said on Tuesday. However the success of the AfCFTA will depend on closer collaboration between policy makers and the private sector.
This comes a day after Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari also opted out of the Kigali conference, saying he wanted further domestic consultation on the continental deal that would remove trade barriers and eventually allow free movement.
Trump cannot directly fire Mueller, who can only be dismissed for cause. "They want him to be able to finish the investigation". Trump said during a morning tweet storm. 'I don't like the way it happened, ' Rubio said Sunday on Meet the Press .
Kudos to coach Odom and his team not only for making history but most importantly for staying poised at that moment. In all likelihood, the Retrievers will have to content themselves with one lone night of basketball immortality.
The Big East is off to a promising start in this tournament and I think Providence pulls off the upset in this one today. The Aggies will move on to face the victor of another first-round game between North Carolina and Lipscomb on Sunday.
The pet was delivered safely to its owners and all passengers on the flight were compensated, United said. "We chose the fastest option to reunite the dog with his family", said United spokesman Jonathan Guerin.
Those memos could be fodder for Mueller's probe if he is pursuing potential obstruction of justice by the president. He departed the residence shortly before 10 a.m., heading to the Trump National Golf Club in Northern Virginia.
The Jayhawks had been in position to cover for most of the final few minutes until Seton Hall hit a number of three-pointers. The victor of the KU-Seton Hall game advances to the regional semifinal (Sweet 16) next Friday (March 23) in Omaha, Neb.
Arendz won his medal by 10.8 seconds over Ihor Reptyukh of the Ukraine, who finished in fourth place with a time of 24:37.9. Adam Hall has won gold in the men's slalom on Saturday, his second medal at the Paralympics this week.
Roger Federer stays atop ATP rankings, Del Potro 6th
Federer said the defeat would hurt, but he took plenty of positives from the tournament as his record slipped to 17-1 this year. Roger Federer congratulates Juan Martin Del Potro after the final. "I'm still shaking.
Mariah Who? This Is the Best Carpool Karaoke Ever
Since it was uploaded on Friday, the video has had over one million views on Facebook and close to half a million on YouTube. Rebecca, who stars in the video with four-year-old son Archie, says: "We wanted everyone to see it".
Fourth Snow Storm Expected to Miss Hudson Valley
So far this month, Bangor has gotten more than 32 inches of snow, which is about 25 inches more than normal for March, he said. More of the same - wet and cold conditions - is expected Wednesday before the precipitation wanes Wednesday evening.
Cynthia Nixon announces bid to run for NY governor
The 60-year-old Cuomo recently mocked the celebrity status the Grammy, Emmy and Tony victor could bring to the race. It can't just be business as usual anymore. "I love NY , and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor".
SCOTUS declines to stop state's new Congressional map
But the federal court was being asked to review whether the state Supreme Court itself overstepped and violated the U.S. Judge Christopher Conner and Judge Kent Jordan were chosen for the federal bench by President George W.
Rwanda: Kigali to Host 8th FIFA Council Meeting
Infantino said after a meeting of the FIFA Council, "We are going to have in 2018, for the first time, a World Cup with VAR". Peru have been named the hosts for the next under-17 World Cup in 2019.
Black Panther continues reign over North American box office
And it's likely to eventually pass Jurassic World at $652.3 million for fourth place and Titanic at $659 million for third place. It's been five weeks since Black Panther's box-office premiere, and the film still holds its place at the top of local charts.
Butler rides defense to survive hard-charging Arkansas
Macon, who scored eight points in the run to help Arkansas take its only lead of the game, said the rally took a physical toll. This is a team that has put 19-0 runs on opponents twice this season and dropped a 16-0 tear on the Bulldogs Friday.
Chelsea edge past Leicester in tight FA Cup tie
Vicente Iborra got on the end of Riyad Mahrez's cross and he was denied twice by heroic blocks but Vardy was on hand to tap home. However there remains the abiding concern that this team struggles to score goals and struggles to keep clean sheets.
Vladimir Putin retains grip on Russia, exit poll shows
They suspended the chief of a polling station near Moscow where a ballot stuffing incident was reported and sealed the ballot box. Putin's victory will extend his total time in office to almost a quarter of a century, until 2024, by which time he will be 71.
Texans sign ex-Cardinals DB Mathieu
Mathieu played in every game last season for the first time in his career and led the league in defensive snaps played. The Texans , assuming quarterback Deshaun Watson is healthy again after tearing his ACL, have a chance to be good.