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The impact of Brexit on francophone Africa

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The Brexit election in the United Kingdom on 12 December 2019 which brought Boris Johnson to power made it clear beyond doubt that Brexit will come soon. With or without an EU deal, the impact on Africa will be considerable too. Brexit affects not only Commonwealth but also francophone Africa. The range of the impact stretches from having a direct economic bearing on commodity prices and national budgets, to indirect political effects on progressive social networks that contest the post-colonial CFA currency and the murky network of Françafrique. The following briefing provides an overview of the hitherto under-researched questions on the impact of Brexit on African countries outside the Commonwealth of Nations.

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  • Dirk Kohnert, 2020. "The impact of Brexit on francophone Africa," Review of African Political Economy, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 46(162), pages 673-685, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:revape:v:46:y:2020:i:162:p:673-685
    DOI: 10.1080/03056244.2019.1696292
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