Africa Rising: Free Trade on the fastest growing continent in the world

IMG_4161Will Africa become a new global economic player and make use of its abundant natural resources? 18 monts ago and way before the outbreak of the Ebola-crisis, the “Economist” called Africa he “hopeful continent”, arguing that African lives had greatly improved over the past decade and the prospect for the next 10 years was even beter. Continue reading

Upcoming event: Africa Rising: Free Trade on the fastest growing continent in the world

World Bank,Namibia 2007.Tuesday, 14 October 2014
12.00 – 14.00
Venue:Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels

Africa is the world’s fastest growing and most natural-resource rich continent in the world, with the real potential to become the world’s next economic powerhouse. There are, however, still many opportunities that must be seized in order to transform this potential into reality.

With this in mind, the panelists examine the current state of trade in and with Africa – what African states are getting right, what challenges must still be overcome, how African countries can make themselves more competitive and how the Africa Liberal Network plans on spearheading the drive to increase levels of free trade on the continent. Continue reading