The A Perspective

An analysis of the hot topics and key issues affecting African affairs

AfCTFA: The basics – what you need to know

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will be the world’s largest free trade area since the formation of the World Trade Organization. It aims to bring together all 55...

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AfCFTA delays to implementation: an opportunity to fine tune Cameroon's strategy?

On 17 August 2020, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat Building was inaugurated in Accra, marking, according to Ghana's minister for trade: "a giant step forward...

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Time for a paradigm shift in Africa's supply chain

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage economies the world over, while unearthing weak links that have existed for a long time in economies globally. In Africa, the adverse impact of the ...

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Food supply chains in Africa | How the pandemic has impacted

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen crises of scarcity the world over, and resources of all kinds having to be spread ever-more thinly. Job losses and wage cuts around the world have had drastic ...

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COVID-19: African unity and the opportunity for a paradigm shift

With more than 3 million cases worldwide, COVID-19 has not spared any continent. As of 14 May 2020, almost 50,000 cases of COVID-19 had been recorded across 52 countries in Africa, with...

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