Free trade area provides Africa with new prospects

Jane Marriott

Industrialisation, Trade and Enterprise Development Cabinet Secretary Betty Maina (right) UK High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriott, and Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi tour Ibis farm in Meru County on February 3, 2021. The delegation was in the area to celebrate the UK-Kenya Free Trade Agreement between the two countries. 

Photo credit: Joseph Kanyi | Nation Media Group

On this day in 1963, Kenya attained internal self-rule joining other African countries such as Ghana and Nigeria. The Organization of African Unity (OAU) had been established a few days before on May 25, 1963.


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