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In EU-Africa Trade Relations: Africa is not Europe’s “Twin Continent”
  • Olabisi D. Akinkugbe, Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law
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.
  • economic development,
  • european union,
  • african union,
  • cotonou agreement
Publication Date
March 14, 2020
Citation Information
Olabisi D Akinkugbe, "In EU-Africa Trade Relations: Africa is not Europe’s “Twin Continent”" (14 March 2020), online (blog): AfronomicsLaw Blog < > [].