Monthly Archives: May 2018

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Are we putting the Cart before the Horse?

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By Melaine Nsaikila Many in Africa have celebrated the recent signing of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) in Kigali on March 21, 2018 creating the African Continental Free Trade Zone. A pan-African initiative bringing into play the largest interstate market in the world. It is the biggest trade agreement since the World Trade Organization started operations after its signing on April 15, 1994 replacing the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). AfCFTA is a great idea in its own right. However, a perennial question actually seeks answers to the extent to which the continent is prepared for [...]