How Africa's Bold Free Trade Area Can Propel Industrialisation

More intra-African trade would also have crucial knock-on effects. Given that manufactured goods make up a much higher proportion of regional exports than those leaving the continent - 41.9% compared to 14.8% in 2014 - more intra-African trade means much more opportunity for industrialisation, write David Luke and Lily Sommer for The Conversation Africa.

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