African countries are set to put their signature to an agreement that will launch the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in Kigali, Rwanda, on Wednesday. By Loes Witschge

Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) has officially started its banking operations in Rwanda following the successful acquisition of Crane Bank Rwanda Limited, now re-launched as CBA Rwanda Limited. By Grace Maina

In Rwanda, schoolgirls can now buy locally produced, cheaper sanitary towels. A 2008 survey of 500 girls in one area in Rwanda, conducted by the international women’s organisation Sustainable Health Enterprises campaign showed that close to one in four girls in the country miss between three and four school days a month as a result of menstruation. By Bhekisisa

However, President Buhari, succumbed to pressure from the private sector and the labour movement and cancelled attending the summit for the signing of Agreement framework. By Johnbosco Agbakwuru

Des ambassadeurs africains ont souligné samedi l'importance de la Zone de libre-échange continentale (ZLEC) pour le commerce intra-africain, en marge du sommet extraordinaire de l'Union africaine (UA) sur ce dossier en cours à Kigali au Rwanda. Par China.org

L'UA est prête à travailler avec la Chine et d'autres partenaires en dehors de l'Afrique au moment où le continent s'efforce de construire la Zone de libre-échange continentale africaine (ZLECA), a indiqué samedi un responsable de l'UA. Par China.org.

Africa Union Commission and the Government of Rwanda Signs a Host Agreement In Preparation of the Extraordinary Summit of the AfCFTA. Source AU PR

Commercial Bank of Africa has concluded its deal to set up shop in Rwanda after acquiring Crane Bank Rwanda from DFCU. By Otiato Guguyu