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Vol 42 No 14

Published 13th July 2001

Map meets compass

One of the African Union's first tests will be to agree on an economic recovery plan and - harder - implement it. Amid the wreckage of earlier plans, the new big idea is to merge two more: the free-market, free-trade Millennium Africa Plan (MAP), sponsored by Algeria, Nigeria and South Africa, with the dirigiste Omega Plan, dreamed up mainly by Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade.

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