Despite the commencement of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) having recently been postponed due the impact of Covid-19, it is expected that the benefits of continent-wide free trade will be instrumental in Africa’s resilience and recovery in a post-pandemic environment.

The agreement, which was due to start in July this year, has been delayed by at least six months and will most likely only begin in 2021. The delay, however, is not expected to hinder the implementation of the agreement in the long run...

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