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Post Tana Virtual Multi-Stakeholders Forum on National Sovereignty, Peace and Security: Challenging Demands for the AfCFTA

17 December 2020

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The 9th High-Level Forum on Security in Africa was held from 19-24 October 2020 on the theme “The AfCFTA: Revitalizing Pan-Africanism for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa”. The discussions during the Forum underscored the need for a continuous dialogue on governance, sovereignty and compliance with jointly agreed rules in the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). African countries are facing the difficult task of re- defining state sovereignty in the context of an increasingly integrating continent. The AfCFTA will have a transformative impact on trade configurations, but also on cultural identity and the social fabric of the continent. Moving ahead will require huge trade-offs from political leaders: they must think beyond short-term election cycles, align continental objectives with their domestic agendas and abstain from populist, nationalist or protectionist rhetoric. All this, given the current pandemic that prompted governments across the globe to advocate for protectionist approaches and closing borders… Read More

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Date:
17 December 2020
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm EAT
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Institute for Peace & Security Studies (IPSS)
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