Monthly Archives: January 2019

Reaping the Benefits of African Economic Integration | The new times

ABIDJAN-When Kwame Nkrumah, under whose leadership Ghana became the first African country to claim independence in 1957, was overthrown in a military coup in 1966, few of his fellow citizens shed a tear for his rule. But one aspect of his legacy remains relevant to this day and deserves special …

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Reaping the benefits of African economic integration by Célestin Monga

Africa needs to industrialize to diversify away from natural resources and create jobs for its rapidly growing young population. And by boosting intra-continental trade, consumption and investment, regional integration can be a powerful vehicle for improving productivity, building manufacturing powerhouses and developing credible African brands. ABIDJAN — When Kwame Nkrumah, …

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Economic integration: Asia and the Pacific’s best response to protectionism

Deepening economic integration in Asia and the Pacific is a long-standing regional goal. It is not an end in itself, but a means to support the trade, investment and growth needed to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is a priority for all States members of the United …

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