August 27, 2012

How to Build an African Powerhouse

Adekeye Adebayo, Business Day

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With intra-African trade estimated at below 10%, its 800-million citizens must now negotiate federations and regional trade blocs that better reflect the political, socio-economic, and cultural realities of a vast continent. Regional security mechanisms need to be urgently strengthened. Democratic governance and genuine regional integration should also be pursued. Subregional hegemons such as South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, and Algeria must lead the charge.

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