economic development, european union, african union, cotonou agreement
There is a new struggle for Africa’s market. The contestants include the European Union (EU), United States (US), Russia, India and China. In this blog, I reflect on the new European Union -Africa Comprehensive Strategy proposals. The blog pushes against the Strategy’s revision of the historical relationship between the two regions which is built on embedded inequality. This is because, to be a true partnership, the unequal nature of the relationship between the EU and Africa must be centered. In the contest for its market, Africa has a unique opportunity to harness the competition tactically.
Olabisi D Akinkugbe, "In EU-Africa Trade Relations: Africa is not Europe’s “Twin Continent”" (14 March 2020), online (blog): AfronomicsLaw Blog < https://www.afronomicslaw.org/2020/03/13/in-eu-africa-trade-relations-africa-is-not-europes-twin-continent/ > [https://perma.cc/5L5Y-WF9L].