Push for a Single Africa Currency Begins

AU Commissioner for Economic Affairs Dr Maxwell Mkwezalamba (left) with Kenya's Minister for Planning and National  Development Wycliffe Ambesta Oparanya during  First Congress of African Economists in Nairobi on Monday. The congress is to deliberate, in the next three days, the possibilities of adoption of a single African currency Photo/CHRIS OJOW

The push for a single currency to facilitate trade and help in fast tracking the integration of African countries has began.

African economists and top academicians are meeting in Nairobi at a congress whose theme is towards the creation of a single African currency. The congress is to deliberate on the possibilities of adoption of the currency for the next three days.

The African Union, through its economic affairs department has organised the workshop whose recommendations will be presented to a heads of states and governments summit later in July.

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