What Next for Africa After Signing of Historic Trade Pact?

Following the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area by 44 countries at the AU Summit in Kigali, it is now up to governments to engage their respective domestic stakeholders, particularly parliament, to see to it that the treaty is ratified expeditiously. Should all the countries come on board, it will make Africa the largest single market in the world, writes Collins Mwai for The New Times.

The Chairperson of the African Union, President Paul Kagame, and Champion of the African Continental Free Trade Area, President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger, and the Chairperson of the African Union Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat, unveil a plaque marking the launch of CFTA at Kigali Convention Centre on March 21, 208.


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