Guide to the AfCFTA

October 7, 2021
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Free trade agreements are negotiated between countries to allow access to markets. Know their types, examples and impact.
August 16, 2021
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In all of the AU’s history, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is one of the most impressive feats. It took a record one year and ten days to reach the threshold of ratifications needed to launch the AfCFTA.
August 16, 2021
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The African Continental Free Trade Area agreement does not include labour provisions or references to the creation of decent work. Here’s how trade unions can argue for inclusion.
August 16, 2021
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The three negotiation phases of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the unsettled areas for trade union influence.
August 16, 2021
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The AfCFTA's objectives lack direct reference to employment creation, social protection, rights at work, and social dialogue, as part of the Decent Work Agenda.
August 16, 2021
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The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) signals a new chapter in Africa's development and cooperation through trade to drive economic and social transformation.
August 16, 2021
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Once the African Continental Free Trade Area moves beyond the establishing phase, it will need help. What issues can trade unions consider while seeking to influence processes in their countries?
August 16, 2021
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What trade agreements do we have in Africa and what happens to them under the African Free Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)?
July 29, 2021
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Trade unions should demand a just technological transition.
July 29, 2021
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Trade unions should demand dispute settlement mechanisms that reflect the interests of labour and the uniqueness of the socio-economic context of Africa.