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Colonial boundaries continue to stifle intra-Africa trade

Published on September 08, 2015

At the beginning of this month, businessmen, policy makers and other economic stakeholders from within East Africa and across the globe convened at the Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala for the first ever high-level Manufacturing Business Summit and Exhibition in the East African Community.

The fact that the forum was held at Speke resort, with its colonial undertones and heritage, reflects the fact that Africa is still grappling with the legacy of colonialism, especially the effects of national boundaries arbitrarily drawn up so many years ago in Europe, without recourse to local culture or historical affiliations.

It also illustrates how these boundaries continue to affect the economics, trade, immigration and geopolitics of these former colonies. Read more. Source | The East African