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Volume 8, Issue 1-2, 1978
Regional economic integration and the unequal sharing of benefits: background to the disintegration and collapse of the East African CommunityAuthor Ngila MwaseSource: African Review 8, pp 28 –53 (1978)More Less
One of the problems facing the developing countries is heavy dependency (technological, financial, markets, entrepreneurial, etc.) on the industrialized world arising in part from a limited internal market, little, if any, sizeable industrialization, low bargaining power, etc. One of the options out of this predicament has been regional economic integration.
Author D.A.K. MbogoroSource: African Review 8, pp 54 –76 (1978)More Less
The East African Community (EAC) came into existence on December 1, 1967. The three pillars of the Community were the Common Market, the Corporations and the General Fund Services. The purpose of the paper is to attempt to make an economic analysis of the integration scheme. It is not intended to measure the benefits and costs of the integration scheme. The main argument of the paper is that the Treaty for East African Cooperation establishing the EAC contained the seeds of destruction of the very institution it was intended to give life to.
Author Mark D. SegalSource: African Review 8, pp 77 –122 (1978)More Less
The purposes of this article are to explain major factors underlying the fragility of the East African Common Market, to demonstrate why the long-term success of the Common Market required a fundamental redirection of its basic principles and to outline what implications this experience may have for other developing countries attempting regional economic co-operation.
Author D. Wadada NabudereSource: African Review 8, pp 124 –155 (1978)More Less
Tanzania's role in regional integration and co-operation dates back to the country's struggle for independence in a wider pan-African context. The ideas that have generally fired the aspirations of black peoples, both in Africa and elsewhere in their struggle for self-identification, were very much connected with the anti-imperialist struggle in its colonial phase in Africa.
Author Lugon TaguabaSource: African Review 8, pp 156 –184 (1978)More Less
In order to protect the East African common market and the common external tariff, the three East African States (EAS) jointly decided to solicit an association with the European Economic Community (EEC) in early 1963. The Arusha Agreement signed on 26 July 1968 and immediately renewed on 24 September 1969 was itself a culmination of five years of negotiations.