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Rob Hersov, Chairman of Invest Africa, speaks at GTR Africa

Our Founder & Chairman, Rob Hersov, moderated a panel today to answer the question “Is trade a force for good?”

As the geopolitical framework shifts with increasing Chinese engagement in Africa, Brexit and a new policy position in the US, the question of what next for African trade looms large. If momentum builds for all 54 African countries to sign up, the outlook for AfCFTA could be very positive. However, bringing the diverse economies of the Continent together remains a challenge and progress is likely to be slow. Nonetheless, the panellists were optimistic about the potential of Intra-African trade to unleash the full potential of African business in the coming decade.

Listen to the panel recording below: