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Book: Economic Integration in Africa

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Economic Integration in Africa
The East African Community in Comparative Perspective

 

Overview

In this work, Richard E. Mshomba offers an in-depth analysis of economic integration in Africa with a focus on the East African Community (EAC), arguably the most ambitious of all the regional economic blocs currently in existence in Africa. Economic Integration in Africa provides more than just an overview of regional economic blocs in Africa; it also offers a rich historical discussion on the birth and death of the first EAC starting with the onset of colonialism in the 1890s, and a systematic analysis of the birth, growth, and aspirations of the current EAC. Those objectives include forming a monetary union and eventually an East African political federation. This book also examines the African Union’s aspirations for continent-wide integration as envisioned by the Abuja Treaty. Mshomba carefully argues that maturity of democracy and good governance in each country are prerequisites for the formation of a viable and sustainable East African federation and genuine continent-wide integration.

  • Examines economic integration in Africa from a historical, economic, and political perspective, showing the confluence of history, economics, and politics in shaping the pace of economic integration
  • Focuses on one regional economic bloc (the East African Community) while at the same time maintaining a broader perspective by considering continent-wide integration efforts
  • Presented in chronological order, making historical developments easy to follow

 

Reviews & endorsements

Advance praise: ‘To date, we have lacked authoritative studies of some of Africa’s most important regional organizations, which has undermined our understanding of how African states engage with one another. Richard E. Mshomba has filled this gap for the East African Community, providing a thorough, clearly written and persuasive account of its strengths and weaknesses. This volume represents a significant contribution to the debate, and will be an important touchstone for academics, policy makers and practitioners alike.’ Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham

Advance praise: ‘Professor Richard E. Mshomba has produced an outstanding study that should be of utmost value to a wide variety of scholars, students, and policy practitioners. In cogent and compelling language, he has clarified the economic challenges and opportunities of regional economic federations; he has brought us a compelling history of the efforts to achieve regional economic integration in Eastern Africa. His analysis and conclusions will be of interest to scholars of economic integration throughout the developing world.’ Michael F. Lofchie, University of California, Lost Angeles.

 

Read more at http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/economics/economic-development-and-growth/economic-integration-africa-east-african-community-comparative-perspective#WKeKLgeys6DpwZ4F.99

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October 17, 2017 at 6:50 pm

Dar Street Series: Jet point along Nyerere; Kipawa Fish Market

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Jet area along Julius Nyerere Road in Dar es Salaam.

 

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Customers at the Kipawa Fish Market along Nyerere Road, Dar es Salaam. Life goes on.

Tazara: Treni Daladala

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Tazara Daladala peak hour 1

Watu wakiwa katika Kituo Kikuu cha Garimoshi cha Tazara. Hawa wanasubiri kuruhusiwa kuingia katika garimoshi linalofanya safari kati ya Stesheni hiyo na viunga mbalimbali vya jiji la Dar es Salaam.

Tazara Daladala peak hour

Abiria baada ya kuruhusiwa kuingia katika mabehewa. Garimoshi moja katika safari hizi huwa na mabehewa yasiyopungua tisa (9). Katika nyakati ambako kuna abiria wengi, yaani asubuhi (kuelekea mjini) na jioni (kuelekea Mwakanga na vituo vya mbele). Nilichokiona katika safari niliyofanya ni udhaifu wa udhibiti wa mapato. Ukusanyaji nauli unafanyika kiholela. Ni rahisi mtu kulipa kiwango tofauti na kilichopangwa ili mradi hapewi risiti. Hii ina maana kuwa fedha hiyo itaingia kwenye mfuko wa aliyepewa dhamana ya kukusanya nauli. Kwa maana hiyo, shirika lisitegemee kuona mwujiza katika mapato yake katika kutoa huduma hii.

Nasi Watanzania tubadilike. Ili huduma kama hii udumu ni muhimu tutimize wajibu wetu. Mosi, tulipe nauli sahihi. Pili, tudai risiti halali katika kutumia huduma hiyo. Vinginevyo, huduma itakuwa mzigo kwa mamlaka na hatimaye kusitishwa. Jambo hilo likitokea, watakaoumia ni sisi.

Pamoja sana.

Ajira: Wanawake na Maendeleo

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Wanawake na Maendeleo

Ajira rasmi bado ni changamoto kubwa kwa nchi yetu. Kwa mujibu wa matokeo ya ‘Utafiti wa Watu Wenye Uwezo wa Kufanya Kazi wa Mwaka 2014’ wa National Bureau of Statistics, kuna jumla ya watu 25,750,116 wenye uwezo wa kufanya kazi nchini. Miongoni mwao, Nguvu Kazi ya Taifa ni 22,321,924. Na kati ya hao kwenye kundi hilo la pili, walio kwenye ajira ni 20,030,139. Idadi hiyo ni jumla ya walio kwenye ajira rasmi na isiyo rasmi.

Kwa mujibu wa utafiti huo, sekta isiyo rasmi haijumuishi shughuli za kilimo. NBS inafafanua kuwa ni zile shughuli za kiuchumi zinazofanywa na mtu mmoja mmoja au na kaya lakini ambazo ni vigumu kisheria kuzitofautisha na wamiliki wake, kwani mara nyingi hazina akaunti zake zenyewe za benki, baadhi ya bidhaa wanazozalisha ni kwa ajili ya kuuza huku zikiajiri chini ya wafanyakazi watano.

Utafiti huo unaonyesha kuwa kuna kaya 4,338,070 zenye shughuli za kiuchumi zilizo katika sekta isiyo rasmi. Lakini utafiti unaonyesha kuwa wanaofanya kazi mmojammoja katika sekta isiyo rasmi ni watu 6,257,124.

Kwa hiyo, nchi yetu ina changamoto kubwa ya kuwaingiza hawa katika sekta rasmi. Ni kwa sababu ya ukosefu wa ajira rasmi siku hizi tunaanza kuona akina mama wakifanya shughuli za uchuuzi mijini. Shughuli hizi zilikuwa zikifanywa zaidi na akina baba. Hii ni kwa maana ya kubeba bidhaa na kuzitembeza kutafuta wateja.

Tulipe kodi ili kwa pamoja tulete mabadiliko katika uchumi wa nchi yetu.

Pamoja sana.

Lushoto: Beautiful Weather…

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Section of Lushoto town. PHOTO | TINA SIMBA (8yrs old)

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April 22, 2016 at 12:16 pm

Room To Read … Writers’ Workshop

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Deo Simba, Herieth Emmanuel, Upendo Naftari, Phabian Isaya, Elizabeth Shusha, Prisca Mdee (Trainer), Alison Ziki (Trainer), Mama Rehema Egbert, Mama Justa Mlyauki and Richard Mabala. Dar es Salaam. Tanzania. Feb 8 to 11, 2016. A great moment.

MV Logos Hope … Book Fair in Dar 2016

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When it comes to books … children are highly interested. We are the mean ones for not spending as much as we should on books for children and for adults.

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And … Desmond Tutu … The Authorised Portrait …

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And … The Crowd … searching and searching …