After a high-profile government announcement, and a series of consultations in recent weeks, the national dialogue opened on September 30, 2019, in Yaoundé, Cameroon and is expected to last for a week. A large number of actors are invited to participate: several opposition political parties, civil society organizations and religious leaders (including the Catholic Church) have responded to Prime Minister Joseph Dion’s invitation to all “peace-loving” Cameroonians.
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the operational phase of which was launched at the 12th Extraordinary Meeting of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, held on July 7, 2019, in Niamey, Niger, is a crucial step in the continent’s economic integration process.
Beyond the theoretical argument suggesting increased interdependence through the necessary stability that promotes trade, what contribution can the AfCFTA make to a more stable and prosperous Africa?
In an analysis of Central African region published in the “Continental hot spots in 2019” series, Stake experts called for vigilance on the high risk of creating a “gray zone” in term of security on the border between Cameroon and Nigeria. Let’s look into this hypothesis in the details.
2019 will be a busy year for the African continent politically. Among other key topics that will retain the attention of our observers and analysts, Stake Experts is compiling a list of elections to be followed on the continent during the year.Read More