The African Continental Free Trade Agreement, launched on January 1, 2021, will be Africa’s most ambitious united endeavor to assert financial oversight over the extractive resources sector—if it is fully implemented. The United States can act as a supportive partner, but what matters most is change from within Africa itself to finally realize pan-African visions of economic sovereignty.
An African Trade Revolution Takes Shape
Benjamin Talton is an associate professor of African history at Temple University. His latest book is In This Land of Plenty: Mickey Leland and Africa in American Politics (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019).
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Benjamin Talton; An African Trade Revolution Takes Shape. Current History 1 May 2021; 120 (826): 196–199. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2021.120.826.196
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