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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 May 17  News
CFTA: Zambia may consider “a Brexit” (ZNBC) President Edgar Lungu says the Continental Free Trade Area will only succeed if African countries enhance infrastructure developmen...
World Economic Forum needs to move beyond spin if it’s going to help Africa

World Economic Forum needs to move beyond spin if it’s going to help Africa

03 May 17  News
Africa needs to improve governance, build infrastructure, and reduce trade barriers to achieve inclusive growth. Set against the backdrop of low growth, dire unemployment figures,...
28th African Union Summit: Decisions and Declarations

28th African Union Summit: Decisions and Declarations

03 May 17  News
The 28th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union, held on the theme ‘Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth’, c...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Apr 17  News
African trade policy processes starting today: alerts from @AUTradeIndustry The AU Trade and Industry 6th Strategic Stakeholders Retreat kicked off today at Premier Hotel in M...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Apr 17  News
Featured newsletters: tralac: Protectionist trade policies to address the declining labour share of national income? SWAC: SWAC/OECD Secretariat signs MOU with University of Flo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Apr 17  News
This week’s tralac Newsletter: Where do African countries stand in various aspects of the Digital Economy? High-level meeting on the future of e-commerce in developing countries...
The relation between the Tripartite FTA and the Continental FTA

The relation between the Tripartite FTA and the Continental FTA

12 Apr 17  News
This article is based on the forthcoming publication by Francis Mangeni and Calestous Juma, entitled Emergent Africa – the Evolution of Regional Integration, Cambridge Unive...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Apr 17  News
A rebalancing act for China and Africa: the effects of China’s rebalancing on Sub-Saharan Africa’s trade and growth (IMF) How does China’s new growth model affect sub-Sahara...
Brief on Regional Integration and the Continental Free Trade Area

Brief on Regional Integration and the Continental Free Trade Area

09 Apr 17  News
This policy brief was prepared to highlight the fact that the CFTA that is currently under negotiations will be more than a traditional free trade area and will contain several ele...
Senegal: the trade policy and performance profile

Senegal: the trade policy and performance profile

29 Mar 17  Publications
This paper examines the trade profile and performance of Senegal since 1960, with particular emphasis on the period since 2001. Over the course of 2015, Senegal’s macroeconomic p...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Mar 17  News
Today, in Pretoria: SADC Ministers of Labour and Home Affairs are gathered for ‘2017 Regional Conference on Migration Initiatives’. Featured tweet, @IOMROpretoria: Half of SADC...
To improve investments, Africa must strengthen policies and regional integration of its markets

To improve investments, Africa must strengthen policies and regional integration of its markets

29 Mar 17  News
Africa wants to create one of the most attractive economic zones through a homogenised customs union and economic community but regulation and weak integration hinder investment op...
Economic Partnership Agreements and the African Continental Free Trade Area

Economic Partnership Agreements and the African Continental Free Trade Area

29 Mar 17  News
As of June 2016, the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) have been concluded – but not signed and ratified – in three African regions, namely the East African Community, the...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Mar 17  News
Underway, in Cotonou: a ECONEC / ECOWAS workshop evaluating 10 years’ experience of electoral assistance in West Africa Later this week, in Arusha, the EAC Council of ...
8th Meeting of the Continental Task Force (CTF) discusses strategies to fasttrack the establishment of the CFTA

8th Meeting of the Continental Task Force (CTF) discusses strategies to fasttrack the establishment of the CFTA

28 Mar 17  News
The 8th Meeting of the Continental Task Force (CTF) on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) commenced on Monday, 27 March 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania. The meeting is organized by th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Mar 17  News
CFTA negotiations update: The Eighth Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Continental Task Force kicked off today in Arusha - @AUTradeIndustry Economic Report on Africa 2017...
2017 AU-ECA Conference of Ministers: Committee of Experts’ meeting

2017 AU-ECA Conference of Ministers: Committee of Experts’ meeting

23 Mar 17  News
Please note: This meeting was postponed until October 2017 As part of the Tenth Joint AUC-ECA Annual Meetings on the theme “Growth, inequality and unemployment”, the Afri...
Intra-Africa market access

Intra-Africa market access

22 Mar 17  Infographics
This infographic documents the situation with regard to market access between the countries of the African Union. The purpose is to aid in understanding the accessibility of Africa...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Mar 17  News
Today, at the WTO: MIKTA Trade and Investment Workshop Starting today, in Accra: AU Protocol on Free Movement of Persons in Africa: meeting of Member States Legal Experts (20...
Key ECA reports to be launched during African Development Week in Senegal

Key ECA reports to be launched during African Development Week in Senegal

20 Mar 17  News
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will this week launch important reports at the second Africa Development Week that begins in Dakar, Senegal on 23 March ending March 28, 20...

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