oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - The Structural Pattern of African Regionalism

Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



The African states, despite the problems they experience - at home and amongst themselves - have often succeeded in realising a realistic, though modest, pattern of regional co-operation. This article, the first in a series of three, is designed to outline the development and characteristics of this pattern of co-operation, with special reference to the Organisation of African Unity. In the second article the African, Malagasy and Mauritian Common Organisation (OCAMM) and regional groupings in Central Africa and West Africa are discussed. The third and final contribution to this series deals with regional co-operation in North Africa and East Africa and the Customs Union between South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland.

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