By breaking down trade barriers, Africa is paving its path to fortune – The New Times

Never before has the desire for African integration been backed by concrete actions than in the last couple of years. We have, of recent, seen growing interest from African leaders who now realise that trade – not aid – is the key to achieving significant economic development.

Without doubt, African countries will need to do more business with one another in order to develop. Almost all countries that have risen in the 21st century attribute the indispensability of trade as the key to their success.

The abundance of wealth in Africa is common knowledge. The continent has about 30 per cent of the world’s remaining mineral resources. And, looking at the size as well as the composition of the population, the potential knows no bounds.

Africa too can be a global trading heavyweight. And with…

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