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Ramaphosa calls for non interference on African issues by the West

by Staff Reporter
14 Oct 2019 at 15:52hrs | Views
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for non interference on African issues by powerful Western countries who continue to sponsor conflict in the continent.

Ramaphosa who takes over the African Union chairperson position in 2020 said African countries should be treated as sovereign nations.

"Africa wants to deal with the rest of the world on its own terms. It wants to see an end to outside interference, particularly from those countries that continue to fuel conflict in African countries," said Ramaphosa.

He said the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will improve cohesion among African countries beyond the business interests.

"On the political front, the #AfCFTA will help to consolidate the union among all African states. It will reduce the potential for conflict because there is no benefit in waging wars with countries that you trade with.

"From a social perspective, it is likely to result in a more cosmopolitan Africa as the greater movement of people and skills brings more people of diverse backgrounds and nationalities together," said Ramaphosa.

"As African countries become more connected to each other through highways and railway lines, through regional power grids and water infrastructure, the continent will undergo a infrastructural transformation."

Source - Byo24News