chapter  7
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Senegambia: Economic and Monetary Union

Of the four current initiatives for economic integration in West Africa, the most recent stems from the political decision of the presi­ dents of Senegal and The Gambia in December 1981 to establish a Senegambian confederation that is to be based inter alia on the estab­ lishment of an economic and monetary union between the two coun­ tries. This chapter reviews the background to this initiative and the economic issues involved, some of which are rather special.