Africa Economic Blocs

Africa Economic   Blocs

All members of the African Union except Morocco and Western Sahara belong to at least one regional economic bloc. The economic blocs mainly focus on trade and as the situation on the ground warrants, members cooperate for both political and military reasons.

Economic Bloc Members Subgroup
Community of Sahel-Saharan States  ( CEN-SAD)
  • Burkina Faso
  • Chad
  • Libya
  •  Mali
  •  Niger
  •  Sudan
  •  Central African Republic
  •  Eritrea
  •  Djibouti
  •  Gambia
  •  Senegal
  •  Egypt
  •  Morocco
  •  Nigeria
  •  Somalia
  •  Tunisia
  •  Benin
  •  Togo
  •  Ivory Coast
  •  Guinea-Bissau
  •  Liberia
  •  Ghana
  •  Sierra Leone
  •  Comoros
  •  Guinea
  •  Kenya
  •  Mauritania
  •  São Tomé and Príncipe

 

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  •  Burundi
  •  Comoros
  •  DR Congo
  •  Djibouti
  •  Eritrea
  •  Ethiopia
  •  Kenya
  •  Madagascar
  •  Malawi
  •  Mauritius
  •  Rwanda
  •  Sudan
  •  Swaziland
  •  Uganda
  •  Zambia
  •  Zimbabwe
  •  Egypt
  •  Seychelles
  •  Libya
  • South Sudan
East Africa Community (EAC)
  •  Kenya
  •  Tanzania
  •  Uganda
  •   Burundi
  •   Rwanda
Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS/CEEAC)
  •  Burundi
  •  Cameroon
  •  Central African Republic
  •  Chad
  •  Congo
  •  DR Congo
  •  Equatorial Guinea
  •  Gabon
  •  São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Angola

 

Economic and Monetary  Community of Central Africa (CEMAC)

  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Congo
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Gabon
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
  •  Benin
  •  Burkina Faso
  •  Ivory Coast
  •  Gambia
  •  Ghana
  •  Guinea
  •  Guinea-Bissau
  •  Liberia
  •  Mali
  •  Niger
  •  Nigeria
  •  Senegal
  •  Sierra Leone
  •  Togo
  •  Cape Verde
West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA)

  • Senegal
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Ivory Coast
  • Togo
  • Guinea Bissau

 

West African Monetary Zone ( WAMZ)

  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • Sierra Leone
Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
  •  Djibouti
  •  Ethiopia
  •  Kenya
  •  Somalia
  •  Sudan
  •  Uganda
  •  Eritrea
  •  South Sudan
Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  •  Angola
  •  Botswana
  •  Lesotho
  •  Malawi
  •  Mozambique
  •  Swaziland
  •  Tanzania
  •  Zambia
  •  Zimbabwe
  • Namibia
  •  South Africa
  •  Mauritius
  •  DR Congo
  • Madagascar

 

Southern African Customs Union (SACU)

  • Botswana
  • Lesotho
  • Swaziland
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
Arab Maghreb Union (UMA)
  •  Algeria
  •  Libya
  •  Mauritania
  •  Morocco
  • Tunisia

 

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