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Crossing borders: East African integration

Published on November 20, 2015

Increasing political and economic integration is gaining ground in East Africa, but how are the states in this region likely to benefit from the process and what can they learn from the European model?

The East African Community (EAC), which comprises Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, is further strengthening ties as the five states push towards closer integration. The region already counts as one of the most integrated areas in the world after Europe, and is largely based on other communities particularly the European Union. This also reflects a global trend, as states seek greater cross-border cooperation. Read more. Source | African Law and Business