International Journal of
Peace and Development Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Peace and Dev. Stud
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6621
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPDS
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 95

Article in Press

AfCFTA, Trade VS Security Dilemma: From Borders Perspective

Alazar Melkamu, Adonias Adugna

  •  Received: 17 March 2021
  •  Accepted: 09 August 2021
Africa embarked on an ambitious and promising free trade area agreement. If applied fully, it can inject a magical potion into the lives of the African economies which currently seem doomed to economic ICU. The agreement is expected to induce intra-continental trade, industrialization, integration all mainly because of free movement of people and goods. Meaning, lowering border controls and checkpoints, But, here the free movement of people and goods can be problematic for the continent. As we all know, the availability of porous borders in the continent is one of the main causes of peace and security challenges of the continent. The article will show the dilemma the continent will face to choose between security and economic advancement.

Keywords: AfCFTA, Free movement, Porous Borders, Dilemma