Why the EU must support the African Continental Free Trade Area


The signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) by 44 African countries at a summit of the African Union (AU) in Kigali, Rwanda last month marked an historic moment.

  • Emmanuel Dupuy
  • EUtoday

The AfCFTA has the potential to bring over 1.2bn people together into the same market, worth trillions of dollars in GDP.

Dup 1aThe bloc would be the largest in the world by member states, eclipsing the European Single Market, writes Emmanuel Dupuy, President of the Institute for Prospective and Security studies in Europe (Institut Prospective et Sécurité en Europe – IPSE)

However, more work is to be done.

South Africa, the…

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