Country Reports

The EAC Regional Integration and Prospects for Peace Building in South Sudan

by Donnas Ojok, Bernard Mukhone, Mathias Kamp
It is undoubted that South Sudan’s entry as a member of the EAC provides the country with numerous opportunities to increase her market size; reduce on the transaction costs and increase economic efficiency. But what are some of the fundamental political economy questions that underpin South Sudan’s entry to the EAC regional economic bloc? Why should a country arguably devoid of most of the integration principles like stability, human rights, rule of law and good governance be accepted into the community?