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tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

29 Apr 20  News
The Intra-Africa Trade Fair, scheduled to take place in Kigali in September this year, has been postponed to September 2021 President Ramaphosa, as Chair of the African Union, con...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

24 Apr 20  News
Peter Fabricius: Africa’s free trade agreement gets locked down for the year (ISS, Daily Maverick) The AfCFTA has become the latest in the many casualties of the devastating cor...
President Ramaphosa: Unified Africa can curb COVID-19

President Ramaphosa: Unified Africa can curb COVID-19

23 Apr 20  News
Only a unified and coordinated response offers Africa the best possible chance of containing the COVID-19 outbreak. To achieve this, the continent’s leading business people will...
Newly sworn-in AfCFTA Secretary General, Wamkele Mene, undertakes to serve Africa with resolute determination

Newly sworn-in AfCFTA Secretary General, Wamkele Mene, undertakes to serve Africa with resolute determination

19 Apr 20  News
Since the launch of the negotiations in Johannesburg in 2015, remarkable progress has been achieved largely because of the political will and commitment of the Assembly of Heads of...
AUC, Afreximbank, Afrochampions and UNECA Joint Communiqué on the Need for A Holistic and Coordinated Trade and Investment Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

AUC, Afreximbank, Afrochampions and UNECA Joint Communiqué on the Need for A Holistic and Coordinated Trade and Investment Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

18 Apr 20  News
The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis that is both unprecedented and with many ramifications. The Pandemic poses significant health and social risks to the entire globe. In...
Will COVID-19 derail AfCFTA start of trading?

Will COVID-19 derail AfCFTA start of trading?

18 Apr 20  News
Preliminary Assessment and Recommendations by AfroChampions In early March 2020 AfroChampions completed its AfCFTA Year Zero Report: an assessment and ranking of African governmen...
COVID-19: FAO and African Union commit to safeguarding food security amid crisis

COVID-19: FAO and African Union commit to safeguarding food security amid crisis

17 Apr 20  News
Regional body and UN agency join forces to minimize lockdown’s impact on continent where one in five goes hungry The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

17 Apr 20  News
AU-FAO ministerial meeting on the impacts of COVID-19 on food security in Africa Co-convened, yesterday, by the FAO Director-General and the Chair of the AU STC on Agriculture, Ru...
AU Chair appoints Special Envoys to mobilise international economic support for continental fight against COVID-19

AU Chair appoints Special Envoys to mobilise international economic support for continental fight against COVID-19

13 Apr 20  News
The Chairperson of the African Union, President of the Republic of South Africa His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Dr Donald Kaberuka, Mr Tidjane ...
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...

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