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Environmental Exceptions under Article 26 of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) – Any Lessons Learnt

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is the largest in the world in terms of participating countries since the formation of the World Trade Organisation (“WTO”). The major objectives of the AfCFTA are stated in Article 3 of the agreement establishing the AfCFTA. In general, the intention is to boost trade among African countries

Leading Me

On my 40th birthday, my office colleagues gave me one of the best birthday surprises ever; a written dedication to me  which stated Charles Erwin Wilson’s famous quote “a great boss makes his men realise they have more ability than they think they have so that they certainly do better work than they thought they

Leverage, Leap, Lead:

There is a general forecast that, the major world economies like the USA, China, Japan and the UK may slowdown in terms of growth in 2019. However, not much has been said about the impact of this expected slowdown on Africa. Will these major economies drag African economies along with them, or will Africa rather benefit from those investors looking for higher returns in frontier and emerging markets, as appears to have been the case in 2008 to 2011?


Overall, the biggest expected outcome of the AfCFTA will be value addition opportunities which will cut across agri-business, light manufacturing and emerging heavy manufacturing industries.                                           ...And those who seize the moment may very well be those who may OPTIMIZE the advantage.
David Ofosu-Dorte AB & David Africa