Why Pan-Africanism due to a monetary union cannot stand a Covid-19 shock

Riaz K. Tayob talks about the impact of a Pan-African monetary union

March 20, 2020 by Newsclick

A global economic crisis unfolding due to the COVID-19 pandemic will imperil African countries again, with the usual mix of a commodity export crash and debt meltdown. It is time to recognize that the effects would be even more disastrous under a Monetary Union. For some background on why, here is a talk by Riaz K. Tayob, honoring the intellectual legacy of Samir Amin.