Monthly Archives: February 2019

Economic integration deepens as region continues to prosper

Close up of China Yuan banknote and US dollar. (Photo: Getty) Getty One of these days, maybe soon, this trade war is going to end. The United States could end the war by reintegrating into the global multilateral trading system. Or it could cede its global economic leadership to China. …

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Benefits of African Economic Integration

African Leaders Embrace AfCFTA With the right balance between boldness and pragmatism, regional integration could pay bigger dividends COMMENT | Celestin Monga | 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 …

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Museveni’s roots for the political and economic integration of Africa

Unless Africa integrates economically and politically, it risks being invaded by outside forces as happened during colonialism, warned President Museveni. Speaking at the 32nd Ordinary Summit of African Union Heads of State in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, President Museveni said Africa’s future could only be guaranteed if the continent benefits from …

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Somalia must ensure industrialization before regional economic integration

With closer relations between the countries of the Horn of Africa, there is talk of great economic integration, but Somalia would lose if it happened too soon. The Horn of Africa’s regional political and economic stance turned around when Abiy Ahmed came to power as Ethiopia’s new prime minister in …

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