West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA)
Eight countries, one destiny! Created in 1994, the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) is a customs union with a common external tariff and a common currency (CFA franc). It is composed of eight, mainly francophone countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo) that work together towards greater regional integration. The Union’s work is supported by a Commission (based in Ouagadougou), a Court of Justice and an Inter-parliamentary Committee. The UEMOA Commission joint the SWAC in 2011 as full Member.