Free movement in West Africa: the culture of mobility still matters despite challenges
In The Conversation, Franzisca Zanker, Amanda Bisong, and Leonie Jegen write about ECOWAS, which was founded 40 years ago for the purpose of establishing a zone for the free movement of goods, capital, and people in West Africa. ECOWAS is widely regarded as the most integrated of Africa's eight regional economic communities. However, it has failed when it comes to enabling the free movement of people. Its free movement protocols have never been fully implemented. Read more.