CFTA blues as Africa hastens to establish Free Trade Area
Not to be left out in the global dash for markets, Africa is also at pains to consolidate its market
with the establishment of a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) by 2017. As the magic date
approaches it is becoming increasingly clear to some that the CFTA in its current form, apart
from an unrealistic deadline, may not be the solution to Africa’s development challenges,
writes *Cornelius Adedze.