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Africa industrialization? Almost all African countries keep increasing their commodity dependence

The “State of Commodity Dependence” report is an analysis published every two years by UNCTAD on the incidence of commodity exports on the total merchandise exports in the various regions of the world, including Africa.


Leveraging the private sector to fully operationalize the AfCFTA

The African Union, in partnership with AfroChampions launched in October 2019 an Investment Framework to fully operationalize the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) through private sector-driven investments across various sectors on the continent aiming to overcome the fragmented nature of African markets.


Re-thinking the EU-Africa relations

The relations between Africa and the European Union are deeply rooted in history. Already in 1957, with Art. 131 of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community (EEC), a system of association was created between the EEC and a number of countries classified as "Overseas Countries and Territories" (OCTs), listed in Annex IV of the Treaty, of which 18 were African... (continue on our blog)

Which transit corridors alternative to Djibouti should Ethiopia use?

study recently published in the Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management evaluates the costs and benefits for Ethiopia to use transit corridors alternative to the Djibouti corridor.


World Bank study lauds SADC for its results in terms of trade creation

A new study from the World Bank analyses the trade creation and trade diversion effects in the eight Regional Economic Communities (RECs) that have been recognized by the African Union as the building blocks on which the continent will rely to implement the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), trying to draw key lessons from these RECs.


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