Africa didn't get the memo on the trade war

The leaders of Nigeria and Benin signed the accord for the African Continental Free Trade Area at a special African Union meeting in Niger's capital, Niamey, last weekend. Foto: AP Photo/Ben Curtis

Someone forgot to tell Africa trade wars are en vogue.

While the biggest economies try to outdo one another with barriers and tariffs, the continent with perhaps the most upside in cross-border commerce has been piecing together the world's largest free-trade zone, at least on paper...

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