This brief seeks to examine the various geographically proximate African FTAs in the context of analyzing the deeper and expand models of economic integration and endeavor
to indicate which of the two is likely to prevail. The compelling discussion in the brief is on the real or potential of either or both models and their robustness in driving economic integration in the continent. The brief as well highlights some of the persistent challenges that are holding Africa’s integration thus denying it measurable gains. European Union integration experiences are weaved in by way of underlining important lessons for African integration.