Africa gets a common currency – the 'eco' – to be used by 385 million people

Leaders of 15 West African countries have adopted “eco” as the name of the common currency they hope to launch next year.

Upon its adoption, about 385 million people will use the eco.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Ronak Gopaldas, Director and Africa Analyst at Signal Risk.

Gopaldas spoke about West Africa’s eco and how realistic it is.

He also touched on the following issues making headlines on the Continent:

  • The continental free trade agreement and outcomes from a recent AU meeting.

  • The sacking of the Zambian finance minister and its implications.

  • Nigeria and its failure to adopt a cabinet.

  • A new political party in Botswana.

For more detail, listen to the interview in the audio below.

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