AfCFTA Protocol on Women and Youth in Trade: A Review

Introduction The Protocol on Women and Youth in trade (PWYT) is path-breaking given that it improves upon most of the existing regional trade agreements (RTAs) which do not incorporate specific…

Digital Trade and MSMEs under the AfCFTA: Challenges and Prospects

Introduction The conclusion and approval of the Protocol to the Agreement Establishing the AfCFTA on Digital Trade (the Protocol on Digital Trade (PDT) or e-commerce) climaxes the Phase III of…

Dispute Settlement, Sustainable Development and AfCFTA: A Scoping Analysis – Part 2

This succeeding discourse builds upon the inaugural blog post last week by Collins Ajibo, wherein he delved into the historical import and objectives underpinning the African Continental Free Trade Area…

Dispute Settlement, Sustainable Development and AfCFTA: A Scoping Analysis

1.1 Introduction The African Union (AU)’s approval of Phase 2 of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) covering the protocols on investment, intellectual property and competition policy reinforces…

Economic Dimensions of Peace Operations and Peacebuilding in Africa: The Role of AfCFTA

Introduction Africa cannot be described as conflict-free, fragile and conflict-affected states/situations remain endemic across the continent. [1] The African Union (AU)’s Solemn Declaration and the ‘Silencing the Guns’ initiative recognize…