The Role of Africa in the Global Economy: The Contribution of Regional Cooperation with Particular Reference to South Africa

"The paper discusses Africa's importance in the world economy. It asserts that Africa's importance has declined over the years. The decline coupled with extreme poverty in most of Africa calls for analysis of possible ways to reverse the negative trend. Together with the prospects for regional cooperation, regional integration of intra-Africa is discussed as one possible way to accelerate African economic growth in Southern Africa."