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Combustible continentalism: Trade as low-grade tool

Hopes to expand commerce were raised when, in April 2019, Gambia became the 22nd member to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). Forty-four countries signed the deal last year, the latest venture to dissolve widespread barriers. Now, with half of all signatories on board, the well-intentioned AfCFTA initiative...

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Africa's gig opportunity

The growth of digital platforms in Africa could offer new opportunities to bridge the current gap between often-insecure informal work and formal employment. Portable benefits, which move with a freelance worker from gig to gig, could drive this transition.There are already about 300 active digital platforms in Africa, employing close...

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