oa African Review - The Lome Convention: updated dependence or departure toward collective self-reliance?

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0002-0117



The ACP-EEC Convention of Lome has been, is and will continue to be important from a Third World perspective. Proponents and critics share that view. However, from an Africa-centred perspective the important question is to what end-the evolution of dependence or the initiation of steps tnwards interdependence and collective self-reliance? Viewed from that angle the Lome Convention is open to two quite different interpretations.

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