Africa’s free trade area will bring 100 million out of poverty

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The World Bank estimates that, if implemented, the free trade agreement will boost Africa’s income by $450 billion by 2035. Picture: Sean Pavone/iStock
The World Bank estimates that, if implemented, the free trade agreement will boost Africa’s income by $450 billion by 2035. Picture: Sean Pavone/iStock

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This is why businesspeople, politicians and analysts believe that the successful implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA), already signed by 54 out of 55 countries, is crucial for the continent’s growth and developmental goals.

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