‘Africa needs reforms for free trade to work’

Improvements in infrastructure also a key element in success of AfCFTA

Eight years after African leaders got the ball rolling on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, all states except one have signed it in a rare show of consensus.

However, leaders are under no illusions about the need for infrastructure and reforms to make the most of the aspirations to build a connected behemoth of a trade region out of the African continent…