How do we hold leaders accountable for agreements they sign?

History has taught us that politicians and leaders not only love travelling in style and indulging in five-star conferences, but also take pleasure in haphazardly signing agreements and treaties. But how many of these agreements have actually been implemented, who has been monitoring them and how do we hold leaders accountable for what they sign? Perhaps Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari set a daring, rare example by not signing the recent African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) agreement with 44 other African Union members. The agreement, with a predicted cumulative GDP of $2.5tn,…

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