28 Jan Welcome to the Blogosphere, AfronomicsLaw!
It’s been a while since I’ve welcomed a new participant in the blogosphere — a sign that that the “market” for new blogs in international law is slowing down. But here is a happy exception, courtesy of James Gathii, one of the editors (the other two are Olabisi D. Akinkugbe
and Nthope Mapefane):
I am pleased to announce the launch today of AfronomicsLaw, a blog specializing on international economic law matters as they relate to Africa. The blog will complement the growing and important voice of scholars interested in international economic law with a focus on Africa. It will also offer policy makers, practitioners and others interested in these issues a forum to insightfully engage and reflect on developments on international economic law more contemporaneously.
The blog will host featured symposiums on topical themes and on books. It will also highlight relevant news and forthcoming events.
The first feature symposium on the blog is on a new trade treaty in Africa – the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). The inaugural contributor to the AfCFTA symposium is Dr. David Luke, the Coordinator of the African Trade Policy Center of the Economic Commission, (ECA), in Addis Ababa. The ECA provides support for AfCFTA negotiations at the request of the African Union Summit. David Luke’s post makes the case for the AfCFTA.
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