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Title:A genealogy of francophone West and Equatorial African regional organisations
Author:Mytelka, Lynn K.
Periodical:Journal of Modern African Studies
Geographic term:French-speaking Africa
Subjects:Communauté Économique de l'Afrique de l'Ouest
economic integration
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/159725
Abstract:After independence for certain of the former French colonies the need to continue economic and/or political ties was an imperative. The article gives some reasons why the old Federations were not reconstituted and tries to appreciate the systems which were created in the immediate post-independence period. It then examines in what directions these early associations did evolve, and when and how the leadership seized the initiative. This is explored by tracing the genealogies of the two main francophone integrative systems: 1. the U.D.E.-U.D.E.A.C.-U.E.A.C. system - 2. the U.D.A.O.-U.D.E.A.O.-W.A.E.C.-C.E.A.O. system. The article is followed by a bibliography concerning the francophone West and Equatorial integration. Notes, table.