If fully implemented, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could deliver more than economic dividends - it could contribute to peace and security in Africa through inter-state economic interdependence. Its dispute settlement mechanism could also enable amicable resolutions to trade related disputes among African countries, write Shewit Woldemichael and Senai W Andemariam for ISS.
Can the Peace-Trade Equation Stabilise the Horn?
ISS, 16 July 2019
The launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 7 July at the African Union (AU) summit in Niamey, Niger, has created the largest free trade zone in the world for… Read more »
Scramble for Horn of Africa By Gulf, Orient, Western and African Interests
East African, 14 July 2019
The self-declared republic of Somaliland is the latest diplomatic and economic battleground in the Horn of Africa. Read more »
Is Kenya Losing Its Lead in the Region?
Kenya could slowly be losing its strategic lead in East Africa due to the changing geopolitics and the newfound unity between Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia. Read more »
Eritrea's government should recognize that its dire rights record and the mass migration that it fuels is the biggest threat facing the country - a year after the country's ... Read more »
Africa has demonstrated "a very huge commitment" to the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), according to Amb Read more »
AllAfrica's news partners report on the landmark African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, which came into effect at the African Union summit in Niamey. The development is ... Read more »
President Muhammadu Buhari had initially refused to sign the agreement but is now calling on countries to band together to attract investment, grow local manufacturing and combat ... Read more »
It was not all talk about loans and financing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) at the AU's 12th Extraordinary Summit. Presidents Emmerson Mnangagwa and Fe Read more »
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