n Africa Insight - New regionalism in Africa : waves of integration

Volume 39, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2804


The international trading environment is shaped by the so-called 'new regionalism', an increasingly complex phenomenon with a rapid proliferation of Regional Integration Agreements (RIAs), overlapping memberships, deeper integration efforts and trade blocs signed between developing and industrialised countries. This article will address the following questions: What happened with African Trade Integration in the last 60 years? Has African regionalism been a failure? What factors led to some unfavourable developments? How has Africa been influenced by the phenomenon of new regionalism? What are the barriers to increased effective regional integration?

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