African Sunrise Partners LLC | Tue, Feb 23, 2021
by Melissa T. Cook
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was officially launched on January 1, 2021. Why does this matter? What does it mean for African economies and private-sector actors? In a period when many nations are closing borders and looking inward, Africa is opening up. We see achievement of this milestone as a step in the right direction for the continent as nations seek a path toward economic recovery in a post-COVID world. We also see the AfCFTA as a catalyst for industrialization, innovation, collaboration, and wealth creation for both large and small nations.