At closing of the 2018 African Economic Conference, economic integration is seen as a game-changer for achieving in…

Economic integration is a game-changing reality and African countries must fully embrace it to achieve sustainable and inclusive development that reduce poverty- and inequality in all its dimensions. Such is the main conclusion of the 2018 African Economic Conference (AEC) which closed yesterday in Kigali, Rwanda.

“Regional and Continental Integration for Africa’s Development” is the theme of this year’s conference, jointly organized by the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Development Bank.

The 2018 AEC brought together close to 400 participants, including African researchers, government officials, policy-makers, youth, civil society and private sector leaders. This is the first such gathering since the adoption…

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