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COVID-19: Trade and related measures and responses in Africa

COVID-19: Trade and related measures and responses in Africa

25 May 20  Publications
Most, if not all, African governments have implemented several trade-related responses and measures during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The aims of the measures are to faci...
Why it may be better not to rush the Implementation of the AfCFTA now

Why it may be better not to rush the Implementation of the AfCFTA now

25 May 20  Blog
There have been urgent calls for completing the outstanding African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) negotiations and to implement this new continental free trade regime as soo...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

25 May 20  News
Trudi Hartzenberg: Some reflections on Africa Day 2020, COVID-19 and the AfCFTA We will all remember Africa Day 2020. Africa Day, which we have been celebrating on 25 May each yea...
Some reflections on Africa Day 2020, COVID-19 and the AfCFTA

Some reflections on Africa Day 2020, COVID-19 and the AfCFTA

25 May 20  Blog
We will all remember Africa Day 2020. Africa Day, which we have been celebrating on 25 May each year since the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963, and...
COVID-19 must enable a new Africa – President Ramaphosa

COVID-19 must enable a new Africa – President Ramaphosa

25 May 20  News
Africa has marked the 57th Africa Day amid the Coronavirus pandemic with African Union Chair, President Cyril Ramaphosa, calling on the continent to use the global crisis as a...
The Implications of COVID-19 for regional trade

The Implications of COVID-19 for regional trade

25 May 20  Blog
COVID-19 is a global pandemic and will have severe implications for African nations. Inadequate public facilities, wide-spread poverty and crowded living conditions make them parti...
COVID-19 and its implications for women

COVID-19 and its implications for women

25 May 20  Blog
In a recent op-ed, Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook drew attention to the “double-double shift” that COVID-19 is imposing on women.[1] Women have multip...
EAC Regional response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

EAC Regional response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

25 May 20  Blog
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an impact on the East African Community (EAC) economies both directly and indirectly as a result of the measures being taken currently to contain t...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

21 May 20  News
The 2nd edition of the African Regional Integration Index will be launched tomorrow. Further details of the webinar can be accessed here. South Africa: Masondo punts com...
Stand in solidarity to preserve Africa’s hard-won progress, urges UN chief

Stand in solidarity to preserve Africa’s hard-won progress, urges UN chief

21 May 20  News
The coronavirus pandemic threatens the hard-earned gains Africans have made throughout the continent, the UN chief said on Wednesday, urging the world to stand in solidarity with t...
PSC Report comment: towards a new post-COVID-19 world order?

PSC Report comment: towards a new post-COVID-19 world order?

21 May 20  News
We are likely to see increased competition between the US and China, rising nationalism and weak global leadership. As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the reality o...
World Bank Group: 100 Countries get support in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

World Bank Group: 100 Countries get support in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

21 May 20  News
Unprecedented Crisis Could Push Up to 60 Million into Extreme Poverty The World Bank Group on 19 May 2020 announced its emergency operations to fight COVID-19 (coronavirus) have r...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

20 May 20  News
WTO goods barometer flashes red as COVID-19 disrupts world trade (WTO) The volume of world merchandise trade is likely to fall precipitously in the first half of 2020 as the COVID...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

19 May 20  News
How much will poverty rise in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2020? (World Bank) The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is expected to drastically slow 2020 GDP per capita growth in Sub-Saharan A...
The Pandemic and its Aftermath: The Role of Trade Policy

The Pandemic and its Aftermath: The Role of Trade Policy

19 May 20  Blog
Received wisdom from a wide spectrum of commentators is that our post-COVID-19 world is going to be different from the one the virus invaded. Predictions vary considerably as to wh...
African regional responses to COVID-19

African regional responses to COVID-19

19 May 20  News
There is widespread recognition that the novel coronavirus is a global challenge. In order to contain the virus and address its devastating secondary effects, global collective act...
Tracking trade during the COVID-19 pandemic

Tracking trade during the COVID-19 pandemic

19 May 20  News
With the current fast-changing developments, policy makers need to know what is happening to the economy in real time, but they often must settle for data telling them what happene...
Supply Chain and COVID-19: UN rushes to move vital equipment to frontlines

Supply Chain and COVID-19: UN rushes to move vital equipment to frontlines

19 May 20  News
As COVID-19 spreads to countries with poor health systems, the United Nations and its partners are racing against time to ensure that life-saving personal protective equipment and ...
WTO Members discuss trade responses to COVID-19 pandemic

WTO Members discuss trade responses to COVID-19 pandemic

19 May 20  News
At a meeting of the General Council on 15 May, WTO members exchanged views regarding trade responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many members said the unprecedented crisis was best a...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

18 May 20  News
The AU has advertised the post of executive director for STATAFRIC, based in Tunis. The closing date for applications is 11 June. African Business: Africa’s Top 250 Companies in...

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