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Although there is not an agreed definition of de facto government in international law, this concept is commonly referred to all those entities that are in full control over the territory of a State, despite not being recognized by the international community as the legitimate government of that State. The expression ‘de facto’ signals that the authority such entity exercises is illegal or at least has an extra-legal foundation. An attempt to define a de facto government was… Read more
According to the latest estimates, the level of intra-regional trade in Africa is equal to 16.1%. However, it is also well known that the African economy is largely informal and, therefore, there are high volumes of exchanges occurring at African borders that are not captured by official statistics of Customs or National Statistic Agencies. In this article, the United Nations Economic… Read more
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