African Union (AU) & Regional Economic Communities (RECs) In Africa

Africa's current integration landscape contains an array of Regional Economic Communities, including 8 considered to be the building blocks of the African Economic Community.  These 8 are namely: AMU/UMA, CEN-SAD, COMESA, EAC, CEEAC-ECCAS, CEDEAO-ECOWAS, IGAD and SADC.

The concept of good faith and the resultant observance of treaty obligations are the basis on which Member States must make regional integration decisions as well as ensuring their performance and implementation.