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Regional Integration in West Africa

In West Africa, there is integration association - Economic and Monetary Union WAEMU (UEMOA (fr. - Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine) composed of 8 countries (7 French-speaking and Portuguese-speaking 1).

Franc CFA zone -
WAEMU together with the adjacent union CEMAC (fr. – Communauté Économique et Monétaire de l'Afrique Centrale) in Central African forms franc CFA zone.

WAEMU and CEMAC together created organization of Business Law in Africa OHADA (fr. - Organisation pour l'Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires - OHADA).

In West Africa, there is a regional alliance – the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) (fr. Communauté Économique des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest (CEDEAO). This unit has its own collective forces ECOMOG.