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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...

The CFTA and Industrial Policy: Minerals and the AMV

DEVELOPING COUNTRY DEPENDENCY ON COMMODITIES 2011-2013 (UNCTAD) Commodities and “Africa Rising” Taking together agricultural commodities, timber, metals and minerals, and hydrocarbons, natural resources have accounted for roughly 35% of Africa’s growth since 2000. Resource-based raw and semi-processed goods accounted...

Cohesion needed between AU and regional blocks

The Principal Policy Adviser, Capacity Development Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Mr Joseph Atta-Mensah, has underscored the need for cohesion between the African Union (AU) and all regional blocks, to make integration possible. He...