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24 Sep 2020

Creating an African continent-wide market will require a determined effort to reduce all trade costs. This will require legislation to enable goods, capital, and information to flow freely and easily across the African borders. Competitive business environments will boost productivity and investment. Increased foreign competition will put pressure on domestic firms to increase productivity or risk losing market share.


17 Sep 2020

The AU’s Agenda 2063 provides the basis for analysis of the EU communication, together with relevant AU legal, policy and strategic frameworks. Negotiations around a new Africa-European Union (EU) strategy are expected to culminate in its adoption at a summit in October 2020. African negotiators should ensure that the continent’s priorities are integrated into the strategy.


10 Sep 2020

Agenda 2063 is Africa's framework for structural transformation. It builds on and aims to facilitate the implementation of existing continental initiatives (AIDA, PIDA, BIAT and CAADP). The establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the free movement of people are Agenda 2063 flagship projects. The AfCFTA is the continent’s most ambitious integration initiative


2 Sep 2020

Africa boasts of the most youthful and vibrant population globally. The demographic dividend and the vast youthful potential Africa has can be harnessed for her collective good and progress to break the cycles of poverty, conflict, hunger and inequalities that have plagued the continent.



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