Tag: African Union

How will the AfCFTA live up to all the Expectations?

How will the AfCFTA live up to all the Expectations?

13 Apr 20  Publications
Many commentators expect (and argue) that the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will be the harbinger of far-reaching and swift change in and for Africa. This continenta...
Recovery from the Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa: What Role for Trade?

Recovery from the Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa: What Role for Trade?

07 Apr 20  Blog
The economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on African countries will be known only after the situation is brought under control. There will be immediate shocks to livelihoods, a...
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06 Apr 20  News
African Union: Impact of the Coronavirus Covid-19 on the African economy Based on the description of specific key indicators of the African economy three scenarios are constructed...
Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the African Economy

Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the African Economy

06 Apr 20  News
The COVID-19 crisis is affecting the entire world economy and that of Africa. Some key sectors of the African economy are already experiencing a slowdown as a result of the pandemi...
COVID-19: Communiqué of the African Union (AU) Bureau of Heads of State and Government Teleconference Meeting

COVID-19: Communiqué of the African Union (AU) Bureau of Heads of State and Government Teleconference Meeting

06 Apr 20  News
President Cyril Ramaphosa of the Republic of South Africa, and Chairperson of the African Union (AU) convened a second and follow-up teleconference meeting of the AU Bureau of Head...
Communiqué of the Bureau of the Assembly of the AU Heads of State and Government Teleconference on COVID-19

Communiqué of the Bureau of the Assembly of the AU Heads of State and Government Teleconference on COVID-19

30 Mar 20  News
His Excellency President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Arica, in his capacity as Chairperson of the African Union, convened a teleconference of the B...
The AfCFTA is due for Implementation – what is to be expected?

The AfCFTA is due for Implementation – what is to be expected?

26 Mar 20  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has been designed to boost trade on the African continent. How and when will new trade benefits for merchandise trade (lower tariff...
How will Phase II of the AfCFTA be negotiated, ratified and implemented?

How will Phase II of the AfCFTA be negotiated, ratified and implemented?

26 Mar 20  Blog
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) aims to establish a comprehensive new trade regime for Africa. The Preamble to the AfCFTA Agreement refers to “the need to establ...
Does the AfCFTA enable Africa to speak with one Voice on Trade Issues?

Does the AfCFTA enable Africa to speak with one Voice on Trade Issues?

25 Mar 20  Publications
When sovereign states conclude international agreements to liberalize trade among them, they have to decide how far they want to take the process and whether they want to do things...
The Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat swears-in

The Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat swears-in

19 Mar 20  News
The newly elected Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat, H.E. Wamkele Mene swore in today as the first ever Secretary General (SG). The...
2019 African Regional Integration Report: Voices of the RECs

2019 African Regional Integration Report: Voices of the RECs

03 Mar 20  News
Towards an integrated and prosperous and peaceful Africa This report first presents the historical context of the African integration process and the progress of African leaders t...
Joint Communiqué: 10th African Union Commission – European Commission Meeting

Joint Communiqué: 10th African Union Commission – European Commission Meeting

02 Mar 20  News
The 10th AUC-EC Commission-to-Commission (C2C) meeting was held at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa on 27 February. The meeting was co-chaired by the Chairper...
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20 Feb 20  News
Ministers of Health of AU member states will meet this weekend to discuss a continental strategy for preparedness and response to the coronavirus disease outbreak. The ministers wi...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Feb 20  News
Diarise: Special Session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa ( 24 February, Victoria Falls). The session will focus on leveraging the Decade of Action for the re...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Feb 20  News
Posted by the African Union: African Innovation Outlook III Extract from Chapter 3: Status of innovation performance (pdf). This chapter presents the status of innovation performa...
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12 Feb 20  News
Posted by the AU: 2nd biennial review report on the implementation of the Malabo Declaration AfCFTA: How prepared is Africa for July 1st? (CNBC Africa) The Commissioner for Trade...
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11 Feb 20  News
Posted in Addis: The 2020 AU Handbook US revokes WTO subsidy preferences for South Africa and some other countries (Bloomberg, Fin24) The Trump administration is changing a key e...
Acceptance Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on assuming the Chair of the African Union for 2020

Acceptance Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on assuming the Chair of the African Union for 2020

10 Feb 20  News
Speech delivered at the 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union I stand before you immensely humbled by this great honour ...
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10 Feb 20  News
AU Summit updates: Featured tweet by Prudence Sebahizi (Head of AfCFTA Interim Secretariat): Congratulations to HE Mr Wamkele Mene, SG of the AfCFTA Secretariat. Young and vibrant...
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07 Feb 20  News
The shortlisted candidates for General Secretary of AfCFTA: Nigeria’s Cecilia Akintomide has served as a former VP and General Secretary of the of the AfDB; South ...