Regional integration for Africa: the checks and balances

Written by on June 13, 2018

Since African nations attained their independence back in the 1960s, the notion of a united continent has always been anticipated. In 1964, the Organization of African unity (OAU) latter African Union was formulated to this respect. Muammar Gaddafi was one of the project’s most vocal leaders with great expectations for Africa. However, Africa still faces a gigantic leadership crisis which has stalled the idea.

Africa currently houses a lot of regional blocs like IGAD, SADC, ECOWAS, EAC, COMESA and so forth. Most of these blocs are geared to promoting trade. Some of the blocs overlap and do not have . . .

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