Today is Africa Integration Day #AID2020! If it weren’t for the small matter of a pandemic, we would likely be celebrating the start of trading under the #AfCFTA. @AUTradeIndustry @ECDPM @BruceByiers @AfricanCFTA @AfricanUnionUN pic.twitter.com/fafrjktXdA
— Sean Woolfrey (@SeanWoolfrey) July 7, 2020
Prospects that the record-breaking vaccine development and distribution plans will start to counter the political and economic devastation of the pandemic have opened this year with a blast of hope and goodwill. It will be short-lived unless there are credible efforts to launch a new social contract.