On this blog, we will explore Foreign Policy Analysis of African States, Regional Integration, with a specific focus on the East African Community integration process, as well as migration issues in the East and Horn of Africa sub-region.
The truth is that Africa, despite the rambling annual speeches of its leaders at the UN, is rarely heard when it comes to decision making.
Tanzania’s refusal to sign a new trade deal between the East African Community (EAC) and the European Union (EU) has generated anxious reactions.
The decision of Britain to leave the EU, although can be viewed through a realist perspective, is not a threat to globalisation and regionalism.
The goal of EAC and EU should therefore be to minimize the level of complex bureaucracy and laws that govern regional integration processes.
Although the new nation is bound to be met with varied challenges in the short run, the medium and long term benefits, should the peace agreement hold, outweigh the immediate hurdles it faces.