In a significant move to reshape the African trade and economic landscape, the African Union (AU) converged in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during the 36th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union in February 2023. The pivotal outcome of this Session was the adoption of the Protocol to the Agreement establishing the African Continental Free […]Continue reading

The Guided Trade Initiative (GTI) is the latest of a number of new developments designed to enhance trade in Africa’s continent-wide free trade zone. It was launched in October 2022 to test meaningful, continuous trade under AfCFTA and aid the development of regional value chains that allow for more sustainable, climate-friendly trade across the continent. […]Continue reading

In Gracelin Baskaran’s recent publication on Brooking Africa Growth Initiative, titled “Could Africa replace China as the world’s source of rare earth elements?” Baskaran explores the untapped potential of African rare earth minerals and the ways in which African countries can reap the greatest benefits of rare earths for their markets, allowing Africa to be […]Continue reading