Integrating Africa is the AfDB Group’s blog on regional integration in Africa. It chronicles the issues arising from African countries’ efforts as they work to pool resources and integrate their economies for the development of their regional and individual economies. Read More

Gerald Ajumbo

Gerald Ajumbo is a Trade Expert at the AfDB. He previously worked at the East African Community (EAC), where his tasks included trade policy analysis, trade and regional negotiations and management, and mobilization of resources. While at the EAC, he led the EAC-EU-EPA, the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite FTA and the Trade and Investment Agreement negotiations. Before joining the EAC, he served as a deputy chief economist in Kenya’s Treasury, where his areas of experience included macroeconomic policy analysis (fiscal, monetary, econometrics), fiscal management, private sector development, industrial trade policy, and regional integration issues. He is a graduate of universities of Nairobi, Japan and Cape Town.


La zone de libre-échange continentale en projet : état des lieux

Le 30 janvier 2012, le 18e Sommet de l’Union africaine des Chefs d’État approuvait un Plan d'action destiné à intensifier le commerce intra-africain (dit par acronyme en anglais “BIAT”). Lors de ce sommet, il a également été décidé qu'une zone continentale de libre-échange (ZLE) serait opérationnelle à l’horizon 2017.


La géométrie variable mène-t-elle à la fragmentation de l'intégration régionale en Afrique de l'Est ?

Depuis juillet 2013, les présidents de trois pays membres de la Communauté des Etats d’Afrique de l’Est (CAE), à savoir le Kenya, le Rwanda et l’Ouganda, se rencontrent lors de réunions mensuelles pour discuter des enjeux régionaux, des rencontres auxquelles ne sopnt pas conviés le Burundi ni la Tanzanie, les deux autres membres de la CAE.


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