The Economic Community of West African States: Is there a case for a common currency?
The Community of West African States was founded in 1975 in Abuja Nigeria. The objective was to create a free trade zone in the sub-region, and facilitate economic integration among members. The ultimate goal is political integration in the continent by 2030. Following the example of the European Union, they seek to adopt a common currency for the 15 countries that comprise ECOWAS. ^
Marcelin Waly Diagne,
"The Economic Community of West African States: Is there a case for a common currency?"
(January 1, 2004).
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