Africa’s common markets compete for trade and investment

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Africa’s regional economic communities, common markets, and currency unions will be crucial to drive a post-pandemic recovery and boost intra-regional trade under the continent’s new free trade pact. While some regional blocs in the East and West are better suited to accelerate integration and take advantage of new trade and investment opportunities, institutions in Central Africa are poorly equipped to enhance their region’s competitive advantage. PANGEA-RISK compares six African regional blocs to determine the criteria for success.

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Pangea-Risk is a specialist intelligence firm providing analysis and forecasts on political, security, and economic risk in Africa and the Middle East. The company was founded in 2015 as EXX Africa, rebranded as Pangea-Risk in 2020, and has since become a leading risk advisory and consultancy with a broad network of clients ranging from DFIs, banks, traders, corporates, and insurers, to governments, counter-terrorism, and military forces worldwide.