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Tag: African Union

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13 Jul 22  News
Local news AfDB to lead Zim debt clearance roadmap (The Herald) African Development Bank (AfDB) president Dr Akinwumi Adesina has formally accepted President Mnangagwa’s reques...
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11 Jul 22  News
Local Key South African trade route blocked as fuel costs surge (BusinessTech) Protesters in a city in South Africa’s north east blocked roads including a key route linking the...
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05 Jul 22  News
Local Eskom crisis: ANC NEC hears calls for state of emergency, moving power utility to energy dept (Engineering News) "There were a lot of calls made by ANC leaders on how the g...
Legal Aspects of the Relationship between the AfCFTA and the African Union

Legal Aspects of the Relationship between the AfCFTA and the African Union

01 Jul 22  Blog
In the public discourse about the new trade opportunities and benefits which will come about once the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is up and running, it is often as...
Intra-Africa trade by REC: 2020 update

Intra-Africa trade by REC: 2020 update

21 Jun 22  Infographics
The African Union (AU) recognises 8 officially recognised regional economic communities (RECs). These are regarded as building blocks to the AfCFTA. Overlapping membership complica...
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25 May 22  News
Local news Red tape is strangling small businesses (Mail & Guardian) The fundamental impact of governance failure, overregulation, and burdensome taxation in South Africa is ...
Has the Context changed in which new AfCFTA Protocols are to be adopted?

Has the Context changed in which new AfCFTA Protocols are to be adopted?

24 May 22  Blog
The ideas and decisions to launch the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) were developed and adopted about a decade ago. The world looked different then, and the challenge...
Reciprocity in the AfCFTA Negotiations

Reciprocity in the AfCFTA Negotiations

11 Apr 22  Blog
There are two sets of norms governing the negotiations for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement and its Protocols. They are the guiding principles and the mod...
African Union Assembly Decision of February 2022 on Trade in Goods under the AfCFTA

African Union Assembly Decision of February 2022 on Trade in Goods under the AfCFTA

11 Apr 22  Blog
The Decisions, Declarations, Resolution and Motions adopted at the Thirty-Fifth Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly, which took place in Addis Ababa on 5-6 February...
Recent African Union Assembly Decisions on AfCFTA Support

Recent African Union Assembly Decisions on AfCFTA Support

11 Apr 22  Blog
The thirty-fifth Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly, which took place in Addis Ababa on 5-6 February 2022, produced a detailed document containing several decision...
Does the AfCFTA Protocol on Trade in Services allow for Flexibilities?

Does the AfCFTA Protocol on Trade in Services allow for Flexibilities?

07 Mar 22  Blog
This question is being asked in the context of national preparations for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) trade in services negotiations. In principle, all African ...
How relevant is the Protocol on Relations between the RECs and the AU?

How relevant is the Protocol on Relations between the RECs and the AU?

06 Mar 22  Blog
Since the 1980s, the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) have been identified as a key element in African regional integration.[1] This approach continues in the context of the Af...
The meaning of building blocks for African integration is defined by the applicable legal instruments and subsequent practice

The meaning of building blocks for African integration is defined by the applicable legal instruments and subsequent practice

06 Mar 22  Blog
The Regional Economic Communities (RECs) have a long history within the narrative of African political cooperation and economic integration. They are now also referred to as the bu...
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15 Feb 22  News
Country-related news New gas report says LNG pathway ‘optimal’ for South Africa as it lower stranded-asset risk (Engineering News) A new report on ‘The role of gas in South...
The AfCFTA must cope with global and continental challenges alongside existing structures: How will it do so?

The AfCFTA must cope with global and continental challenges alongside existing structures: How will it do so?

26 Jan 22  Blog
The AfCFTA is not only a trade deal. It is also a flagship project of the AU and must advance political and developmental aims to “deepen the economic integration of the African ...
State of Intra-REC Trade and Trade Liberalisation

State of Intra-REC Trade and Trade Liberalisation

26 Jan 22  Publications
Regional Economic Communities (RECs) are major building blocks in the realisation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) according to the Governing Principles of the A...
What does the AfCFTA want to be and what could it become?

What does the AfCFTA want to be and what could it become?

24 Jan 22  Blog
Do the legal instruments of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) contain a philosophy or strategy about deeper continental integration? What might this be? Is the AfCFT...
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06 Sep 21  News
National How the South African government can boost its credibility in the agricultural sector (Yahoo!) Governments can build credibility over time through consistent commitment ...
Gender-Responsiveness in Trade Agreements – how does the AfCFTA fare?

Gender-Responsiveness in Trade Agreements – how does the AfCFTA fare?

30 Jul 21  Blog
Gender mainstreaming in free trade agreements is becoming an increasingly common practice.[1] This involves including provisions to address the specific needs of women and implemen...

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