Tag: African Union

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Nov 18  News
AfCFTA Phase II negotiations: expert workshop concludes today in Addis (UNECA) The AfCFTA Phase II issues are investment, competition policy, and intellectual property rights. The...
AUC Deputy Chairperson shares insights on the ongoing financial reforms of the Union

AUC Deputy Chairperson shares insights on the ongoing financial reforms of the Union

15 Nov 18  News
“This is a watershed moment for Africa” At the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit held in Nouakchott, Mauritania in July 2018, a budget of US$681,485,337 was ap...
Experts meet to set the stage for AfCFTA Phase II negotiations

Experts meet to set the stage for AfCFTA Phase II negotiations

15 Nov 18  News
A meeting of experts was hosted from 12-15 November 2018 by the African Union Commission (AUC), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Economic Co...
AUC and NEPAD rally partners for next phase of PIDA

AUC and NEPAD rally partners for next phase of PIDA

15 Nov 18  News
The African Union Commission and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency convened partners in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 13 November 2018 to rally support for the second pha...
Africa can learn from EU: President Ramaphosa

Africa can learn from EU: President Ramaphosa

14 Nov 18  News
Africa can draw lessons from the European Union’s path to integration, economic and political union, and achieving social progress, President Ramaphosa has said. In his address ...
Transforming African economies, building SMEs capacities: Fundamental to AfCFTA success

Transforming African economies, building SMEs capacities: Fundamental to AfCFTA success

14 Nov 18  News
The Senegalese capital, Dakar, witnessed a range of stakeholders from across Africa for a consultative workshop on Africa’s Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA) from 5-9th November 20...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Nov 18  News
Forthcoming African trade, infrastructure and industrialisation policy events Linked to implementing the WTO’s TFA and the AU’s AfCFTA (i) Southern Africa: Border agency...
Sierra Leone: Parliament ratifies the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement

Sierra Leone: Parliament ratifies the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement

09 Nov 18  News
The Parliament of Sierra Leone on Wednesday, 7th November 2018 debated and ratified with unanimity the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement, aimed at promoting tr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Nov 18  News
Featured trade policy tweet, @CohenOnAfrica: US government withdrawal of AGOA privileges from Mauritania due to reports of slavery is essentially symbolic – trade with Mauritania...
Institutional reform of the African Union is the major focus of the 11th AU Extraordinary Summit underway in Addis Ababa

Institutional reform of the African Union is the major focus of the 11th AU Extraordinary Summit underway in Addis Ababa

08 Nov 18  News
Under the framework of the 11th African Union Extraordinary Summit, the AU Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) officially opened on Monday 5th November 2018, at the AU headqu...
Private sector crucial to successful AfCFTA implementation, Africa Trade Forum delegates agree

Private sector crucial to successful AfCFTA implementation, Africa Trade Forum delegates agree

07 Nov 18  News
The 2018 Africa Trade Forum ended in Lagos, Nigeria, with delegates agreeing that while governments need to set a conducive environment through collective and coordinated actions f...
AfCFTA: Nigeria’s process of consultations is through systemic and robust stakeholder engagement

AfCFTA: Nigeria’s process of consultations is through systemic and robust stakeholder engagement

05 Nov 18  News
Keynote address by Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, at the Africa Trade Forum 2018 I am pleased to join The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Aki...
Launch of visa-on-arrival and E-visa arrangements for all African citizens entering Ethiopia

Launch of visa-on-arrival and E-visa arrangements for all African citizens entering Ethiopia

02 Nov 18  News
Remarks by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat I am pleased to be here today on the occasion of the official launching, by Ethiopia, of a visa-on-...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Nov 18  News
Starting tomorrow, in Lilongwe, Malawi: First Extraordinary Summit of the Committee of Ten Heads of State and Government championing education, science and technology Our featured...
African economies sustain progress in domestic resource mobilisation

African economies sustain progress in domestic resource mobilisation

01 Nov 18  News
Africa has sustained gains in domestic resource mobilisation made since 2000, as tax revenues remained stable in 2016, according to Revenue Statistics in Africa 2018. Providi...
Visit of the African Union Commission Chairperson to Nigeria

Visit of the African Union Commission Chairperson to Nigeria

01 Nov 18  News
The Chairperson of the AUC, Moussa Faki Mahamat, undertook a two-day official visit to Nigeria from 25 to 27 October 2018. The visit is part of his regular consultations with membe...
Nigeria to host Africa Trade Forum 2018

Nigeria to host Africa Trade Forum 2018

31 Oct 18  News
AfCFTA Ratification and Implementation: A game changer for African economies The Africa Trade Forum 2018, hosted by Nigeria’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment and...
President Paul Kagame attends G20 Investment Summit

President Paul Kagame attends G20 Investment Summit

31 Oct 18  News
President Kagame on Tuesday attended the ‘G20 Investment Summit – German Business and the Compact with Africa (CwA) Countries’ where he delivered remarks in his double role a...
Pan-African MPs pledge to support AfCFTA ratification

Pan-African MPs pledge to support AfCFTA ratification

24 Oct 18  News
Members of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) have backed Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s call for the August House to throw their weight behind the speedy ratification of the Afri...
Africa: A time for sustained optimism?

Africa: A time for sustained optimism?

24 Oct 18  News
Public Lecture by Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga at Duke University It is always a great pleasure and honor to speak in a prestigious academic institution. It gives me an opportunity ...