Free Inter-African Trade Update

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA)—originally set to begin in July but postponed because of COVID-19—will now start January 1st, 2021. The following update comes from Africa News. AfCFTA has been signed and ratified by all 55 African Union states except Eritrea, and its plan will increase intra-trade on the continent by 6% by…

Eritrea Hasn’t Signed Africa’s Free Trade Agreement

I came across some news that left me with more questions than clarity, so it’s only right that I share it with you all. The following information comes from Africa News. Eritrea still has not signed the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement, AfCFTA. Their Minister of Information, Yemane Meskel, stated that Eritrea’s government is advocating…