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Afrika Nå: United States of Africa?

29. mai, kl. 18:00-19:30
Fellesrådet for Afrika
Kulturhuset, Youngs gate 6
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On April 2nd 2019 The Gambia ratified the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, reaching the threshold of 22 countries needed to put the agreement into force. This agreement is a step towards the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which will be the largest free-trade area in the world. Is this heading towards Kwame Nkrumah's dream of a United States of Africa or is it a neoliberal project destined to fail?

The AfCFTA will cover a market of 1.2 billion people and a combined gross domestic product (GDP) of USD 2.5 trillion. The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa estimates that the agreement will boost intra-African trade by 52 percent by 2022. What are the pros and cons of such an agreement? Who benefits - and who is left out? What are the regional and global implications?

In the panel:

Dr. Grieve Chelwa, economist and lecturer at the University of Cape Town

Andreas Moxnes, Professor of economics at the University of Oslo

Cathrine G. Jahnsen, founder Sustainable Partners. Previously worked with international trade in Virke. Board member NABA

The moderator will be Celina Jerman Bright-Taylor, leader for the Decent work group in The Norwegian Council for Africa

The event is free and open to all!

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