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AU launches landmark trade agreement

9 July 2019 2:41 PM
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Continental Free Trade Agreement
Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement
African leaders hope the deal, signed by 54 African Union member countries, will create the world's largest free trade area.

Professor of international relations and head of the department at Wits University Gilbert Khadiagala says a landmark trade agreement launched by African nations will now allow the continent to 'look inward'.

The African Union (AU) launched the "operational phase" of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) this week after it was signed by Nigeria and Benin's presidents.

Of the 55 AU member countries, 54 have now signed onto the deal, with Eritrea the only holdout.

It is going to benefit the continent because the dream of African integration has been that we need to open our borders, we need to trade with each other and reduce our dependence on trading with the outside world.

Gilbert Khadiagala, Professor - Wits University

It is going now to force us to look inward.

Gilbert Khadiagala, Professor - Wits University

It is a very lengthy process.

Gilbert Khadiagala, Professor - Wits University

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This article first appeared on 702 : AU launches landmark trade agreement


9 July 2019 2:41 PM
Tags:
Continental Free Trade Agreement
Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement

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