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South African Parliament approves the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

South African Parliament approves the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

06 Dec 18  News
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, has welcomed the ratification of the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) by Parliament. The ...
AEC2018: African countries must leverage their strengths to accelerate drive towards integration

AEC2018: African countries must leverage their strengths to accelerate drive towards integration

04 Dec 18  News
Participants at the 13th African Economic Conference have called for African countries to leverage the full range of their strengths and resources to accelerate the ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Dec 18  News
African trade events to diarise: African Ministers of Trade meeting (12-13 December, Cairo); 1st SADCSTAN workshop to adopt Harmonised Transport Standards (10-14 December, South Af...
African Economic Conference 2018 focuses on Africa Visa Openness and integration

African Economic Conference 2018 focuses on Africa Visa Openness and integration

03 Dec 18  News
For millions of ordinary travellers, inter-African travel is still too often a nightmare. Be it border hassles, lack of road or air routes linking key cities, or the frustrations o...
Afreximbank President says Africa can meet $300 billion annual cost of development plan

Afreximbank President says Africa can meet $300 billion annual cost of development plan

03 Dec 18  News
Africa has the money to meet the estimated $300 billion annual cost required for the attainment of the 10-year plan under the African Union’s Agenda 2063, Prof. Benedict Oramah, ...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Nov 18  News
AfCFTA ratification update, @AUTradeIndustry: “Great and welcome news. Getting closer to 22. Senegalese cabinet last night adopted draft law authorizing ratification of AfCFTA A...
African Union Commission and the United States commit to advance efforts towards stability and development in Africa

African Union Commission and the United States commit to advance efforts towards stability and development in Africa

30 Nov 18  News
The African Union (AU) Commission and the United States of America convened the 6th annual High-Level Dialogue at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa on 29 November 2018. ...
Safety, competitiveness, infrastructure key to aviation’s benefits in Africa

Safety, competitiveness, infrastructure key to aviation’s benefits in Africa

30 Nov 18  News
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments in Africa to maximize the positive social and economic power of aviation by working together to promote safe, s...
PIDA Week 2018 ends with calls on Africa to accelerate implementation of game-changing infrastructure projects

PIDA Week 2018 ends with calls on Africa to accelerate implementation of game-changing infrastructure projects

29 Nov 18  News
Addressing Africa’s infrastructure gap remains an imperative that African governments should continue to take seriously if the continent is to realise the aspirations its people ...
Uganda deposits its instrument of ratification of the Agreement on the AfCFTA

Uganda deposits its instrument of ratification of the Agreement on the AfCFTA

29 Nov 18  News
The Instrument of Uganda’s ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement was officially handed over to the African Union Commission on Wednesday, 28 ...
African countries are becoming more open to each other, 2018 Africa Visa Openness Report shows

African countries are becoming more open to each other, 2018 Africa Visa Openness Report shows

28 Nov 18  News
African countries on average are becoming more open to each other, with indications that travel within the continent is getting easier. The year 2018 is a landmark chapter in Afri...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Nov 18  News
Diarise: Role of capital markets in mobilizing domestic resources in Africa – a capacity building workshop (5-7 December, Gaborone). Download the concept note (pdf) Featured com...
Let us make Africa’s infrastructure competitive, Zimbabwean Minister urges continent at PIDA Week

Let us make Africa’s infrastructure competitive, Zimbabwean Minister urges continent at PIDA Week

27 Nov 18  News
Africa needs to unite and work hard to reverse colonial infrastructure systems which promoted the extraction of profitable agricultural and mineral wealth for export at the expense...
ECA chief pledges continued support for Africa’s blue economy

ECA chief pledges continued support for Africa’s blue economy

27 Nov 18  News
In her remarks during the Leaders’ Commitment Segment of the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference on 26 November in Nairobi, Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commi...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Nov 18  News
African trade and infrastructure events starting today: PIDA Week 2018, in Victoria Falls. Nepad CEO, Ibrahim Assane Mayaki: “As regional integration arrangements deepen and...
Africa’s infrastructure deficit under spotlight as PIDA Week 2018 opens in Victoria Falls

Africa’s infrastructure deficit under spotlight as PIDA Week 2018 opens in Victoria Falls

26 Nov 18  News
The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week 2018 opened in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on Monday with a media breakfast that brought together journalists, infra...
East African countries agree to strenghten regional integration through the continental free trade area

East African countries agree to strenghten regional integration through the continental free trade area

26 Nov 18  News
Representatives of 14 countries in East Africa have agreed that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents a unique opportunity to promote regional integration. A...
African Union Commission launches the first Africa Industrialization Week to promote regional value chains development in Africa

African Union Commission launches the first Africa Industrialization Week to promote regional value chains development in Africa

23 Nov 18  News
The AUC Department of Trade and Industry organised the inaugural Africa Industrialisation Week (AIW) from 19-23 November 2018 at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa. The...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Nov 18  News
The WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body meets today: selected updates India asks WTO to set up panel against US for imposing higher duties on steel, aluminium. China, the EU, Mexi...
It’s time to implement the AfCFTA to stimulate economic transformation in Africa

It’s time to implement the AfCFTA to stimulate economic transformation in Africa

21 Nov 18  News
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could boost regional trade and industrialization, especially in East Africa. Effective implementation of the agreement signed last ...

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