The Dynamics of the African Continental Free Trade Area Legal Framework and the Economic Development of the Youth

  • Annabel Nanjira


The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) was signed on 12 March 2018. The Agreement forms part of Africa’s vision  2063. It seeks to integrate African countries’ economies, in order to facilitate economic development. The Agreement is ambitious in its intent to promote the economic development of vulnerable people in African societies, such as the youth, women, and people with  disability. But do African youth to win in terms of implementing AfCFTA? This article provides an affirmative answer to this question. It explores the  potential economic, social and political benefits that African youth will derive from full integration of African economies, because of the  African Continental Free Trade Area. The article is based on desktop research, the legal framework of AfCFTA, journals and internet sources.


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eISSN: 1995-641X
print ISSN: 0256-2804