What would be the implications of no-deal Brexit on African countries?

No-deal Brexit is a possible withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union with no agreement under the accord.

If the deal is approved or the ending of the two years since the member state indicated its willingness to leave, the European Union policies and rules cease to be in force.

Over the past three decades, we have seen an unprecedented amount of economic growth on the Africa continent.

In part, that success can be attributed to the strong economic ties in the global market and in particular, the European market.

UK is a significant contributor to development funds in Europe; therefore, Brexit is likely to be bad news for African countries receiving assistance from the UK and development partners.

For example, Kenya, which exports a significant percentage of its flowers to the UK. It is inevitable for Kenyan flower exporters to bear some losses.

Read more at The New Times (Sheilla Rukundo)


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