How a post-COVID-19 revival could kickstart Africa’s free trade area

A health worker puts hydroalcoholic gel on the hands of a pupil as she boards a government chartered bus convoy, which will take students and teachers back to cities and schools of the countryside, as the lockdown due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is eased, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast May 19, 2020. Picture taken May 19, 2020. REUTERS/Luc Gnago - RC2PVG9294A5

The IMF has reported that a free trade area in Africa could boost economic growth. Image: REUTERS/Luc Gnago

Faizel Ismail
Director of the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town
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Free Trade has the potential to increase growth and stimulate industrial development. Image: IMF
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