Tag: African Union

Kagame makes case for African digital identity

Kagame makes case for African digital identity

12 Feb 19  News
President Paul Kagame has backed the on-going efforts by the African Union to further accelerate the adoption of digital identities, saying this would shore up citizen inclusion in...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Feb 19  News
32nd Ordinary Session of the African Union: opening address by President Kagame The future of the global economy is digital. At this Summit, we will consider guidelines for a comm...
32nd African Union Heads of State and Government Summit kicks off

32nd African Union Heads of State and Government Summit kicks off

11 Feb 19  News
The supreme organ of the African Union (AU), the Assembly, which comprises Heads of State and Government of all the 55 African countries, began its 32nd Ordinary Session on 10...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Feb 19  News
tralac’s Gerhard Erasmus on the AfCFTA’s institutions: Could the Secretariat hold the key to implementation? This working paper discusses what institutions the AfCFTA will hav...
AUC calls for a strong public-private collaboration in the mineral resources sector for the attainment of the AfCFTA

AUC calls for a strong public-private collaboration in the mineral resources sector for the attainment of the AfCFTA

08 Feb 19  News
The Department of Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission (AUC) participated in the Mining Indaba 2019 from 4-7 February 2018 in Cape Town. The Mining Indaba is the...
Africa making encouraging progress in the ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area, says AUC Chairperson

Africa making encouraging progress in the ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area, says AUC Chairperson

08 Feb 19  News
Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, has described the progress made in the ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Feb 19  News
Economic Partnership Agreement between the Eastern Southern Africa (ESA) States and the UK: documentation downloads Explanatory memorandum Parliamentary report Treaty text Afri...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Feb 19  News
Underway, in Monrovia: Network of Economic Journalists of West Africa meeting on AfCFTA Diarise: 3rd German-African Business Summit (11-13 February, Accra) African Mining Indaba:...
The AfCFTA Institutions: Could the Secretariat hold the key to Implementation?

The AfCFTA Institutions: Could the Secretariat hold the key to Implementation?

06 Feb 19  Publications
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a vast and ambitious undertaking. It is designed to be an African Union flagship endeavour. It must be implemented under the app...
African Group Statement: Informal WTO Ministerial gathering at WEF 2019

African Group Statement: Informal WTO Ministerial gathering at WEF 2019

05 Feb 19  News
This statement is circulated by H.E. Minister Rob Davies to the informal WTO Ministerial gathering in Davos on behalf of Benin, as the Coordinator of the African Group. The t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Jan 19  News
Agenda items for tomorrow’s EAC Heads of State Summit in Arusha: The presidents are expected to tackle key issue amongst member states, with priority given to resolution of lon...
EU-AU Ministers of Foreign Affairs Meeting: Joint Communiqué

EU-AU Ministers of Foreign Affairs Meeting: Joint Communiqué

28 Jan 19  News
Europe and Africa are each other’s closest neighbours. What happens in Africa matters in Europe, and vice versa. As equal partners with mutual interests, the two sides are worki...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Jan 19  News
Events listing, Part I Profiled African trade and development events, starting Monday, for your events calendar: TFTA Technical Committee on Legal Affairs (28-29 January, Nairobi...
Shaping Africa’s agenda in the global context: President Kagame at WEF 2019

Shaping Africa’s agenda in the global context: President Kagame at WEF 2019

24 Jan 19  News
Rwanda’s Paul Kagame delivered remarks at a discussion with African Heads of State on Shaping Africa’s Agenda in the Global Context as part of the 2019 World Economic Foru...
Where does the AfCFTA Process stand and what happens next?

Where does the AfCFTA Process stand and what happens next?

23 Jan 19  Blog
African leaders held an Extraordinary Summit on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) from 17-21 March 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, during which the Agreement establishing th...
Updates from the 7th African Ministers of Trade Meeting (12-13 December 2018)

Updates from the 7th African Ministers of Trade Meeting (12-13 December 2018)

23 Jan 19  Blog
African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT) held their 7th meeting in Egypt from 12-13 December 2018. The AMOT is a meeting African Union member states’ ministers responsible for tra...
tralac’s Daily News Selection, with an Ethiopian special focus

tralac’s Daily News Selection, with an Ethiopian special focus

21 Jan 19  News
AfCFTA could be in force by mid-year: STC of the Ministers of Trade, Industry and Mineral Resources The Rwandan Department of Trade and Industry last week held the 2nd Ordinary Se...
The entry into force of the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and its implementation

The entry into force of the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and its implementation

21 Jan 19  News
The Department of Trade and Industry organized the 2nd Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee of the Ministers of Trade, Industry and Mineral Resources, under the ...
Refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons in Africa at center of 32nd AU Summit

Refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons in Africa at center of 32nd AU Summit

16 Jan 19  News
“Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa” is the theme that will be at the center of discussions during...
tralac’s first Daily News Selection for 2019

tralac’s first Daily News Selection for 2019

15 Jan 19  News
Profiled AU events, now underway: The 32nd Ordinary Summit of the African Union started today in Addis on the theme Refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons: towar...