AfCFTA: Is Nigeria Losing its Heft?

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In July 2019 at an African Union summit held in Niger Republic, Ghana (Accra) was selected as headquarters for the new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) organisation.  

Two weeks ago, South African AfCFTA negotiator Wamkele Mene bested Nigeria’s preferred candidate in the election of a secretary-general for AfCFTA.

Should we wonder why Nigeria is playing second-eleven in this important trade initiative?