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Monday, July 08, 2019

It took African countries four years to agree to a free-trade deal in March. The trade zone will unite 1.3 billion people, create a $3.4 trillion economic bloc and usher in a new era of development across the continent. ... The AfCFTA is the largest trade bloc since the creation of the World Trade Organization in 1994.

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Finally.

Best thing ever for CPEC (China Pakistan Economic Corridor) which is first of the "One Belt One Road" scheme.

Now all of Africa can plug in all at once/

In ten, twenty years, Africa will be unrecognizable.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-08 10:57 AM | Reply

Meanwhile America can go looking for more brown people (with oil) to bomb.

It's what they do best. LOL

#2 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-08 11:01 AM | Reply

It's what they do best. LOL

#2 | POSTED BY J_TREMAIN AT 2019-07-08 11:01 AM | REPLY

You mean "we", because you're a Texan, allegedly.

#3 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-07-08 11:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

They aren't going to industrialize with wind mills and solar panels. Fortunately they have plenty of fossil fuels.

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-07-08 11:13 AM | Reply

You mean "we", because you're a Texan, allegedly.

Texas is not part of America. At least I do not consider it as such.

#5 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-08 11:52 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Meanwhile America can go looking for more brown people (with oil) to bomb.

If it has any common sense, it will line up to America to sell to the U.S.

We are a huge consumer market.

#6 | Posted by boaz at 2019-07-08 11:55 AM | Reply

If it has any common sense

"It" will have more common sense than America. You can count on it.

It's America that seems to be losing it's common sense every day little by little.

We are a huge consumer market.

By 2030, China will be the largest consumer market on the planet.

#7 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-08 12:02 PM | Reply

it will line up to America to sell to the U.S.

Black people with stuff to sell to America!!!??? Horrors!!!

Watch DOTARD start a new tariff war. LOL

#8 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-08 12:04 PM | Reply

We are a huge consumer market.

#6 | POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2019-07-08 11:55 AM | FLAG:

So? We're actively trying to kill our consumer. Why would the world make plans for a something being dismantled from the top-down?

#9 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-07-08 12:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

All this deal does is make rich Africans more rich. It will barely filter down to the working class. They have yet to spend much time on actually developing their countries so people can live together peacefully, without worry a new militia will be formed and kill everyone. Or on disease control. Or on better housing. Quite a few years ago I read an article on WaPo about the ratio of money given by the government for these things was way below what is given by philanthropy, but that the governments had the money to outdo the philanthropists if they stopped all the political dealings that are making the leaders richer.

"Meanwhile America can go looking for more brown people (with oil) to bomb.

It's what they do best. LOL"

"Black people with stuff to sell to America!!!??? Horrors!!!

Watch DOTARD start a new tariff war. LOL"

It's sad that DR still allows racists to be on the boards. I thought Liberals were the party trying to get rid of racism? But how can that be when you are so busy keeping racism alive?

#10 | Posted by humtake at 2019-07-08 12:23 PM | Reply

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"Black people with stuff to sell to America!!!??? Horrors!!!

Actually, it will be American stuff to be sold to Americans made cheaply in Africa.

Africa doesnt make anything Americans want to buy.

#11 | Posted by boaz at 2019-07-08 12:27 PM | Reply

The United States had a $39.0 billion in total (two ways) goods trade with Sub-Saharan African countries during 2017. Goods exports totaled $14.1 billion; goods imports totaled $24.9 billion. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Sub-Saharan African countries was $10.8 billion in 2017.

ustr.gov

#12 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-07-08 12:48 PM | Reply

Africa doesnt make anything Americans want to buy.

Yeah, but the stuff Americans want to buy uses raw materials that are mined from the African continent. You don't buy your cars from Saudi Arabia, but you can't drive a car without oil.

#13 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-07-08 02:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

We arent talking about rare earth minerals, we are talking about goods and services.

Try and find something in your closet that says, "Made in Africa".

#14 | Posted by boaz at 2019-07-08 06:51 PM | Reply

Try and find something in your closet that says, "Made in Africa".

Why not look in the mirror?

#15 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-09 11:30 AM | Reply

When Kadhafi created an African Central Bank and prepared to trade in Euros, we destroyed him and his country.

#16 | Posted by bayviking at 2019-07-09 01:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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