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July 26th, 2016 / Quartz Africa

Calestous Juma and Francis Mangeni write: The African Union (AU) is holding its 27th summit in Kigali, Rwanda this week in the wake of the United Kingdom’s referendum decision to withdraw from the European Union. The outcome of last month’s referendum has sent seismic waves across Africa. Many observers have focused on the negative short-term damage to African economies. But Africa has a much longer history of regional economic integration than Europe, some of which goes back to the colonial period. See more