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Brexit Economics

Getting realistic about Brexit UK’s Empire 2.0 vision for Africa

A deeper UK engagement with African trade is sensible and beneficial, however, negotiators will need to wake up to complexities of hashing out any deals on the continent. When The

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloc to Bloc: Will the EAC sign the European Union’s EPA?

The EU is unlikely to secure an EPA with the East African Community (EAC) as the bloc misses another deadline and rhetoric against the deal intensifies.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa Under The Radar

Under the Radar: EAC infighting highlights divisions, threatens EU trade deal

Divisions in the EAC over the EU EPA highlights problems in the bloc and competing developmental strategies; if the EAC cannot act as one, can it survive?

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

The East African Community needs to focus on concrete objectives

Regional governments should enact swift economic policies to bring forward much needed progress within the EAC framework.

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Economic integration in East Africa will prove challenging

Several recent trade wars between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda emphasize some of the key challenges faced by the East African Community for a successful economic integration. The drive for political

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

What lies ahead for the EAC?

While the EAC has made substantial progress, its future is threatened by multiple overlapping preferential trade agreements and plans for a larger continental economic community. Among developing countries, the East

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

East African Community moves toward a single currency

The East African Community (EAC) signed a Monetary Union Protocol at the end of last year, putting it on track to introduce a single currency by 2024. The East African Community,

Economics Sub-Saharan Africa

Rwanda now ripe for investment

Guest analyst Luca Winer profiles Rwanda’s current investment opportunities and looks at the ongoing challenges that could derail its economic growth prospects. Rwanda is landlocked, has few natural resources and