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.
Diagne, Marcelin Waly, "The Economic Community of West African States: Is there a case for a common currency?" (2004). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI3125007.