Category Archives: Intra-regional Free Trade

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit a Good Opportunity to Move African Free Trade Area Forward

About 50 African leaders are visiting Washington, D.C. starting today for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. This is the first time that a U.S. president will bring together a number of a African heads of states at a single conference. The … Continue reading

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African Free Trade Area: Opportunities and Challenges

In two years, we can expect an African Free Trade Area. That is according to South African President Jacob Zuma earlier this week during a meeting with the BRICS Business Council. A continent-wide free trade area has the potential to promote … Continue reading

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Larger Than NAFTA

The United States recently finished the ninth round of negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement in Lima, Peru. Last week, negotiators from all nine countries made progress in the areas of “on the legal texts of the agreement, as well … Continue reading

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The Pursuit of Independence in the 21st Century

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, while in Zambia on Saturday, criticized China for its “new colonialism in Africa.” Yesterday, African leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa to discuss plans that could result in a new independence. The 20th century witnessed … Continue reading

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