INCLUSIVE, SAFE AND FREE MOVEMENT: TOWARDS THE AFRICA WE WANT
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2023 was designated by the African Union as the Year of “Acceleration of AfCFTA Implementation” in line with Africa’s Agenda 2063. The overall mandate of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is to create a single continental market with a population of about 1.3 billion people and a combined GDP of approximately US$ 3.4 trillion. While both free trade and free movement are imperatives for Africa’s development and solidarity, and part of the overall regional integration agenda for Africa, the Free Trade agreement has garnered 44 ratification’s while the Free Movement protocol has only garnered 4 ratification’s.