Now that President Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected to chair the AU he is keen to see progress with the African Continental Free-Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA), which is set to be operational by July 2020.

In his acceptance speech in Addis Ababa, Ramaphosa said that AfCFTA would enable the continent to work together, reignite industrialisation and pave the way for the continent’s integration into the global economy. He noted that the success of AfCFTA depended on infrastructure development...

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