June 1, 2022

AfCFTA: Time to move into the fast lane

By Wamkele Mene & Frank Matsaert 2021 marked the beginning of a monumental milestone in Africa’s history, as the continent openedits markets under the African Continental […]
June 3, 2020

Time to listen and respond to the needs of African Small and Medium Enterprises

Synopsis For decades, a combination of governments and development organisations in Africa have responded to calls to assist small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) by launching […]
May 21, 2020

The Significance of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in the Attainment of SDGs

Introduction At the establishment of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in 1964, the international community recognized that: “Economic and social progress throughout […]
February 12, 2020

As D-Day approaches, is Africa really ready for the AfCFTA?

Africa heads into a historic year in which the long-awaited African Continental Free Trade Area  (AfCFTA) finally becomes a reality, with trading under the scheme scheduled to […]