Africa's Free Trade Deal 'Could Be A Reality by March 2019'

The agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area has the potential to boost intra-African trade and support economic development. The Institute for Security Studies interviews Carlos Lopes on progress being made with the deal. Lopes is a professor at the University of Cape Town, a member of Rwandan President Paul Kagame's African Union reform advisory team and former executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

African Union chair and Rwandan President Paul Kagame, President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger, and the chair of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat unveil a plaque marking the launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area at the Kigali Convention Centre on March 21, 2018.


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