Africa’s economic prosperity depends on integration – experts


To turn around the economic fortune of Africa, governments must open up borders to embrace intra continental trade.

This, according to a seasoned economist, is the only way through which Africa can build a large border less market that can perfectly compete with the likes of EU.

However, some economists argue, there are no guarantees that every country on the continent has built enough capacity to protect its industries to benefit from the market.

In a recent communique, Nigeria manufacturers, under the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria umbrella organisation, praised president Muhammadu Buhari for delaying to sign the continental free trade area deal, citing a threat on local industries.

However, that notwithstanding, a number of economists and analysts have come out to…

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