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Central Africa Economic Integration Difficult After 20 Years

Central Africa remains one of the poorest regions in the world, with 70 percent of the population living on less than $1 a day and 30 percent of the people going hungry. The Central African Economic and Monetary Community, CEMAC, has done little to make a dent in rampant poverty since the six-nation grouping was formed in 1994. Paul Tasong, CEMAC’s commissioner for monetary, economic and financial policies, tells VOA the African sub-region remains poor due to a lack of political will...

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