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Common market between Africa, Egypt not in the offing

The African economic blocs summit left some feeling that the African common market idea is far-fetched.
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi speaks during the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa at the King Hussein Convention Centre at the Dead Sea May 22, 2015. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed - RTX1E3PT
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CAIRO — The recent African economic blocs summit was proof that not all the economic agreements and conferences are effective or constitute a new step toward economic growth.

The summit, held June 10 in Egypt, included representatives of 26 countries, representing three major African economic blocs, namely the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the East African Community (EAC).

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