Integrating Africa is the AfDB Group’s blog on regional integration in Africa. It chronicles the issues arising from African countries’ efforts as they work to pool resources and integrate their economies for the development of their regional and individual economies. Read More

Inye Nathan Briggs

Inye Nathan Briggs is Principal Trade Regulatory Officer at the AfDB. Before joining the Bank, he worked as Regional Trade Policy Adviser at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, under the auspices of the Commonwealth Hub and Spokes Trade Capacity Building Programme for the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.

He has also served as a negotiator on the Nigerian Resident Delegation at the Nigeria Trade Office to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland, with simultaneous accreditations to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), International Trade Centre (ITC) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).


Taking stock of the proposed Continental Free Trade Area

Following the recent African Union (AU) Trade Ministers Conference held in Addis Ababa from December 4-5, 2014, we consider it opportune to discuss what 2015 may hold for progress towards establishing the Continental Free Trade Area.