Will Africa's Huge New Trade Deal Really Transform Continent?

Theoretically such regional free trade agreements benefit all member states. And they could. But for the bigger states, one senses that the rationale for the AfCFTA and other regional agreements is more to keep big outside competitors like China and India at bay, writes Peter Fabricius for ISS.

Smale-scale traders at the Rubavu-Goma border post transact business (file photo).


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