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Emerging challenges face Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area

One of Africa’s flagship initiatives for integration, the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), recently signed faces challenges at the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) level, especially in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) writes *Sylvester Bagooro Hardly...

Africa cannot wait

On the sidelines of the Africa-wide Multi-stakeholders’ Forum on the AfCFTA, held in Accra, Ghana, *Million Habte of the African Union Commission and *Ambassador Nelson Ndiragu express their views on the agreement. Idon’t think the (AfCFTA) agenda is overambitious...

AfCFTA – hasty decisions and incoherences

Third World Network-Africa hosted an Africa-wide multi-stakeholder consultation on the  African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in Accra, Ghana, from June12-14. The over 40 participants which included officials from national governments, the regional economic communities (RECs), the Africa Union...

Continental Free Trade Area : too much too soon ?

Emerging challenges face Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area One of Africa’s flagship initiatives for integration, the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), recently signed faces challenges at the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) level, especially in the Economic Community of...