Tag: Commodities

Rwanda’s agricultural exports grow by 44% to over Rwf447b

Rwanda’s agricultural exports grow by 44% to over Rwf447b

21 Sep 18  News
Rwanda’s agricultural exports generated over $515.9 million (over Rwf447 billion) in a period of one year from July 2017 to June 2018, representing an increase of 44.73 per ...
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25 Jun 18  News
Underway, in Dar es Salaam: Workshop on establishing a National Trade Facilitation Roadmap in Tanzania (25-29 June) Underway, in Victoria Falls: NEPAD Agency, PIDA_Africa strategi...
Small-scale cross-border trade in Africa: Why it matters and how it should be supported

Small-scale cross-border trade in Africa: Why it matters and how it should be supported

05 Jun 18  News
Small-scale cross-border trade can play a fundamental role in contributing to poverty reduction and food security across Africa. How can it be supported to ensure that it delivers ...
ACP negotiating mandate for the Post-Cotonou Partnership Agreement with the European Union unanimously adopted

ACP negotiating mandate for the Post-Cotonou Partnership Agreement with the European Union unanimously adopted

04 Jun 18  News
The Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) negotiating mandate for the Post-Cotonou Partnership Agreement with the European Union was unanimously adopted at the 107th Session of the A...
Kenya risks missing Comesa deadline for sugar sector reforms

Kenya risks missing Comesa deadline for sugar sector reforms

28 May 18  News
Kenya is likely to miss the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) deadline for liberalising the sugar industry due to wrangles between governors and the Privatisat...
EAC to roll out new export regime in June

EAC to roll out new export regime in June

22 May 18  News
Regional exporters of coffee, tea, fish, hides and skins are set to enjoy faster transit times from next month, when the commodities start being cleared under the Single Customs Te...
Inquiry into Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa

Inquiry into Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa

21 May 18  News
On 13 June 2017, the Australian Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee launched an inquiry into Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries...
Managing Africa’s resources: Time to stop the ‘dig and export’ model, improve governance, create linkages

Managing Africa’s resources: Time to stop the ‘dig and export’ model, improve governance, create linkages

14 May 18  News
The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has just released the fifth edition of the African Governance Report (AGR V), which urges countries endowed with abundant natural resour...
IMF Executive Board 2018 Article IV Consultation with Malawi

IMF Executive Board 2018 Article IV Consultation with Malawi

10 May 18  News
On April 30, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Malawi. At the same time, the Board also approved a ...
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26 Apr 18  News
African CEOs: AfCFTA will boost business sentiment (New Telegraph) Although the implementation of the CFTA agreement could be hindered by challenges and its benefits likely to tak...
A new vision for the cocoa sector: Berlin Declaration of the 4th World Cocoa Conference

A new vision for the cocoa sector: Berlin Declaration of the 4th World Cocoa Conference

26 Apr 18  News
The 4th World Cocoa Conference was held on 22-25 April 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The four-day event saw intense but engaging and exciting conversation, dialogue, debate, b...
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23 Apr 18  News
Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development: 51st Session of the Commission (11-15 May, Addis Ababa) (i) Assessment of progress on regional integ...
Exploring Malawi’s export potential

Exploring Malawi’s export potential

19 Apr 18  News
Regional integration is the key to Malawi’s trade success, according to a new ITC report that uncovers the country’s greatest untapped export potential in agro-processing. Thi...
Sub-Saharan Africa drives growth in global wheat imports

Sub-Saharan Africa drives growth in global wheat imports

13 Apr 18  News
Global wheat trade is forecast at a record for 2017/18, with Sub-Saharan Africa projected to have the strongest year-over-year import growth of any region. In fact, over the last ...
IMF Executive Board 2018 Article IV Consultation with Nigeria

IMF Executive Board 2018 Article IV Consultation with Nigeria

07 Mar 18  News
On March 5, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Nigeria. The Nigerian economy is exiting recess...
Africa growth prospects for 2018

Africa growth prospects for 2018

22 Feb 18  News
After successive downward revisions to growth forecasts which followed the contraction in global demand and the end of the commodity super-cycle – raising yet another spectre of ...
Promises to world’s poorest need to be kept to stop massive inequalities, new trends show

Promises to world’s poorest need to be kept to stop massive inequalities, new trends show

05 Feb 18  News
UNCTAD analysis shows that development indicators for the 47 least developed countries are trending downward, raising the alarm for the international community Economic developmen...
Ghana seeks national dialogue over cocoa pricing quandary

Ghana seeks national dialogue over cocoa pricing quandary

02 Feb 18  News
There is the gradual convergence of opinions on the need for a national dialogue over the producer price of cocoa Ghana pays its farmers in the face of dipping global prices. Edwa...
Nigeria can’t rely on rising oil prices, Minister says

Nigeria can’t rely on rising oil prices, Minister says

26 Jan 18  News
Africa’s top oil producer is learning to ignore crude prices, Nigeria’s Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun said. “We’ve gotten to a point where we don’t care,” whether pric...
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12 Dec 17  News
Featured tweets: @AUC_MoussaFaki: #SDGsAfricaRoundtable: Leadership in Africa must speak, act local to galvanise intra-African trade, stronger political commitment to address the ...