Tag: COVID-19

COVID-19: African Union Chair, President Ramaphosa launches the Africa Medical Supplies Platform, Africa’s Unified Continental Response to fight the pandemic

COVID-19: African Union Chair, President Ramaphosa launches the Africa Medical Supplies Platform, Africa’s Unified Continental Response to fight the pandemic

18 Jun 20  News
The African Union Chairperson, Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, today launched the ‘Africa Medical Supplies Platform’ adopted as a single online marketplace to enabl...
Reviving FDI flows is crucial to economic recovery in developing economies

Reviving FDI flows is crucial to economic recovery in developing economies

18 Jun 20  News
Rebuilding Investor Confidence in Times of Uncertainty The damage has been done: COVID-19 has dealt the global economy its most severe blow since the Second World War, c...
Africa launches medical supplies platform to fight COVID-19

Africa launches medical supplies platform to fight COVID-19

18 Jun 20  News
As Africa braces itself for the peak in COVID-19 cases, the continent is launching the Africa Medical Supplies Platform, an innovative marketplace to enable all African governments...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

17 Jun 20  News
Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19: selected highlights Joint Statement: extract We fully recognize the positive role of China-Africa investmen...
Joint Statement of the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity Against COVID-19

Joint Statement of the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity Against COVID-19

17 Jun 20  News
The COVID-19 pandemic is a major challenge to humankind, and is the most serious global public health emergency since the end of World War II. To defeat COVID-19 through greater s...
Digitalizing sub-Saharan Africa: Hopes and hurdles

Digitalizing sub-Saharan Africa: Hopes and hurdles

17 Jun 20  News
Across sub-Saharan Africa, digital technologies are driving change – from kids learning to code outside Niger’s capital, to drones delivering medicines to remote communities in...
Investment flows in Africa set to drop 25% to 40% in 2020 – UNCTAD

Investment flows in Africa set to drop 25% to 40% in 2020 – UNCTAD

17 Jun 20  News
All industries on the continent are reeling from the double blow of the coronavirus pandemic and low commodity prices, UNCTAD’s new report says. The trend of declining foreign d...
New report, COVID-19 in African Cities: Impacts, Responses and Policies, launched by ECA & partners

New report, COVID-19 in African Cities: Impacts, Responses and Policies, launched by ECA & partners

17 Jun 20  News
With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic crippling economies the world over and set to trigger into motion Africa’s first recession in 25 years, the Economic Commission for Africa a...
South Africa’s April 2020 trade statistics – reduced exports lead to a significant trade deficit

South Africa’s April 2020 trade statistics – reduced exports lead to a significant trade deficit

16 Jun 20  Blog
South Africa’s March 2020 trade data[1] showed that measures adopted by its global trade partners to curb the spread of COVID-19 mainly impacted South Africa’s imports. Main so...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

12 Jun 20  News
An East African Budget Day special feature from tralac. The joint budget theme for the 2020/21 budgets: Stimulating the economy to safeguard livelihoods, jobs, businesses and indus...
Tackling COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa

Tackling COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa

12 Jun 20  News
The pandemic-induced crisis will have severe impacts on household incomes and industries in the region and requires swift policy actions.  The COVID-19 infection rates i...
UN seeks to build transport and trade resilience in wake of COVID-19

UN seeks to build transport and trade resilience in wake of COVID-19

12 Jun 20  News
UNCTAD and the five UN regional commissions join forces to help developing countries tackle trade and transport challenges from the coronavirus pandemic. A new joint UN project is...
The impact of COVID-19 on East African Economies

The impact of COVID-19 on East African Economies

12 Jun 20  News
Summary of government intervention measures and Deloitte insights The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is currently causing significant adverse impact on the global economy with go...
EAC implements its COVID-19 response plan and reinforces border officers and communities in the fight against cross border transmission

EAC implements its COVID-19 response plan and reinforces border officers and communities in the fight against cross border transmission

12 Jun 20  News
The EAC Secretariat in partnership with the African Union Border Programme is reinforcing the border officers and communities to reduce the risks for cross border transmission of t...
Global trade continues nosedive, UNCTAD forecasts 20% drop in 2020

Global trade continues nosedive, UNCTAD forecasts 20% drop in 2020

12 Jun 20  News
New data shows a worrying deterioration of trade for developing countries and a continued struggle for the automotive and energy sectors, while office equipment rebounds. Internat...
COMESA: Regional states show remarkable resilience to Covid-19, defying earlier predictions

COMESA: Regional states show remarkable resilience to Covid-19, defying earlier predictions

12 Jun 20  News
At the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, it was predicted that most of the health systems in Africa and the COMESA region would be overwhelmed by the unprecedented spread of the viru...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

11 Jun 20  News
President Cyril Ramaphosa, as the AU Chairperson, convened a virtual meeting of the African Union Bureau and RECS today to discuss, inter alia, the Africa COVID-19 pandemic strateg...
Private sector leaders commit to mobilizing resources to build back better from COVID-19

Private sector leaders commit to mobilizing resources to build back better from COVID-19

11 Jun 20  News
In a meeting convened by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on 10 June, leaders of prominent financial institutions and businesses pledged to scale-up sustainable i...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

10 Jun 20  News
Today is World Anti-Counterfeiting Day: selected updates Kenya’s National Baseline Survey Report: Kenya loses over Ksh 100B in revenue to illicit trade (KBC) Kenya’s Ant...
COVID-19: UN calls on governments to help landlocked neighbours

COVID-19: UN calls on governments to help landlocked neighbours

10 Jun 20  News
Well-functioning transit transport services and procedures are essential to ensure people in landlocked developing countries have timely access to medical products and basic goods ...