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Book: Economic Integration in Africa

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Economic Integration in Africa
The East African Community in Comparative Perspective



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.




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October 17, 2017 at 6:50 pm

Appreciation of a beautiful life … Bibiana (Mwanaidi)

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Sharing quality time


Caring for family

Teaching the young ones the virtue of work

Present in key moments of life of the young ones


A wonderful companion

02.12.1973-04.07.2016. Our love for you will never end. Keep praying for us from heaven.

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July 6, 2017 at 7:38 pm

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Dar Streets Series: BRT on the Scene

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BRT Dar 2

And another

BRT Dar 1

The rapid bus service is a new addition to the city. Commuters using the services cut the time they spend on the road by about 70 per cent. What an improvement! Imagine, spending only half an hour from the Kimara suburb to the Central Business District. Using ordinary commuter buses would normally take not less than an hour and a half!

Mathias Isuja: End of an Era

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Bishop Mathias Isuja and Deo Simba

Baba Bishop Mathias Isuja. Thank you for your life. Thank you for your leadership. You’ll be missed, it’s human. But, the good seeds you planted all over Dodoma and central parts of the country will bear witness of what a great mind you’ve always been.

You weren’t feeling well, but you were ready to receive my colleague (Salim Shao) and me and spend over an hour talking about a myriad of things, particularly, about Padre Egidi (RIP).

So, go Baba, go. Rest in Peace.

Photo by Salim Shao. April 2014.

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April 19, 2016 at 10:56 pm

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.


And … Desmond Tutu … The Authorised Portrait …


And … The Crowd … searching and searching …

Waasisi wa Taifa Letu: Julius Nyerere na Abeid Karume

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Nyerere and Karume rare photo

Tunapoelekea katika Sherehe za Mapinduzi ya Zanzibar, ni muhimu tutafakari mchango wa waasisi wetu, Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere na Sheikh Abeid Aman Karume. Tunaingia katika sherehe za mwaka huu tukiwa bado hatujapata ufumbuzi wa mgogoro uliotokana na kufutwa kwa matokeo ya uchaguzi uliopita upande wa Zanzibar.

Tujitafakari kama kweli tumekomaa vya kutosha kama Taifa (lenye umri wa zaidi ya nusu karne) kiasi cha kushindwa kufikia maelewano. Tunaweka mfano gani kwa vizazi vijavyo? Tunaweka mfano gani kwa mataifa yanayotuzunguka? Pande zinazohusika zimekuwa zikikutana kwa takriban miezi miwili sasa, lakini hakuna taarifa za ndani ya vikao hivyo zinazoufikia umma. Ni wazi umma mzima wa Watanzania ni wadau katika hili, kwa nini wasifahamishwe kuhusu yanayoendelea?

Tuna hazina ya hekima ya waasisi wetu, hata kama hatunao leo kiroho, lakini walituachia maandiko mengi, huma tunaweza kupata ufumbuzi. Zaidi sana tukumbuke kuwa tunajenga nyumba moja, kwa nini tupigane vita? Kwa nini tutiane vidole vya macho?

Pamoja sana.

Heri ya Mwaka Mpya 2016 kwa kila mmoja wetu.

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January 7, 2016 at 2:25 pm

Family Time: Happy birthday Tina Bahati Deo Simba

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Tina Bahati Simba as she clocks 8 years. Congrats to you. May you be blessed abundantly.


With big brother Martin Jubilee Deo Simba. Life is all about accompaniment.


With big sister Cecilia Deo Simba. Big time. Guidance. Inspiration. Trust. Confidence. Being together.