Positioning Africa as an Intra-Regional Trade Hub: African Energy Week in Cape Town to Hold a Real Conversation on the Challenges and Opportunities Presented by the AfCFTA

September 2, 2021 Zawya 0 Comments

Africa has all the ingredients to be a globally competitive energy and industry leader, and with policies such as the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) serving as a key driver of intra-African trade, the continent is well-equipped to accelerate economic development and enhance industrialization. However, even with the right policies and available resources, the continent has been slow to take advantage of these new and improved trade opportunities. Therefore, African Energy Week (AEW) 2021 in Cape Town has placed a focus on driving regional trade deals, urging countries to leverage the AfCFTA as a catalyst for enhanced cross-border cooperation, driving continent wide poverty alleviation and industrialization. Read More.

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