IJSRP, Volume 10, Issue 11, November 2020 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Regional communities have proven over the years to play an important role in sustainable development and transformation worldwide. African nation states remain committed to implementing its regional integration agenda through its eight established Regional Economic Communities (RECs) within the continent. Although some significant progress has been recorded to date, the multiplicity of inter-governmental organisations and diversity of business setups in Africa and overlapping memberships in the RECs poses some threats. Notably, threat of disconnection between governments and private sector. Contrary, there is potential linkages for Regional Integration (RI) that foster implementation of regional agreements at a larger scale.