Africa free-trade pact gives hope amid bars to transport corridors
While opening up the continent will result in short-term tariff losses, but will deliver long-term benefits
We continue to hear much about “corridors” in Africa and how a focus on building and refurbishing roads and rail systems along these corridors will help focus investment into infrastructure where it will make the most economic impact.
A quick glance at any of the myriad maps showing actual or potential intra–African transport corridors will clearly show how these transborder economic avenues will link many of the landlocked African states to the coast, and the ports to inland markets...
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