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Maghreb countries' economic projection on sub-Saharan Africa
September 17, 2010

While largely interrupted by the colonial period premise, trade relations between the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa have enjoyed a new boom with the independence era. However, until the end of the 1990s, the African policy of the three Maghreb countries significantly impacted their economic projection.


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    Ibrahim Elbadawi
    Alia El Mahdi
    Nada Eissa
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