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AUC and NEPAD rally partners for next phase of PIDA

AUC and NEPAD rally partners for next phase of PIDA

15 Nov 18  News
The African Union Commission and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency convened partners in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 13 November 2018 to rally support for the second pha...
Africa Investment Forum exceeds expectations, participants unanimously agree

Africa Investment Forum exceeds expectations, participants unanimously agree

12 Nov 18  News
The curtain fell on a three-day marathon investment marketplace, on Friday, with transactions worth billions of dollars sealed. The inaugural Africa Investment Forum ended on...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Nov 18  News
Featured trade policy tweet, @CohenOnAfrica: US government withdrawal of AGOA privileges from Mauritania due to reports of slavery is essentially symbolic – trade with Mauritania...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the inaugural Africa Investment Forum

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the inaugural Africa Investment Forum

08 Nov 18  News
Keynote address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Opening Plenary It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to South Africa for this, the inaugural Africa Investment Forum. I w...
Debt sustainability in developing countries is deteriorating fast

Debt sustainability in developing countries is deteriorating fast

08 Nov 18  News
Urgent talks on a looming global debt crisis take place in Geneva at the second session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development on 7-9 November 2018....
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Nov 18  News
Released today: Infrastructure Financing Trends in Africa – 2017 Extracts (pdf): Overall commitments to Africa’s infrastructure from all sources increased to $81.6bn in 2017 f...
Africa Investment Forum kicks off: African development changes course from aid to investment

Africa Investment Forum kicks off: African development changes course from aid to investment

07 Nov 18  News
African Presidents have been saluted at the inaugural Africa Investment Forum (AIF) for embracing the continent’s economic growth project, with event organisers on Wednesday...
Funding for Africa’s infrastructure grows by 22%, ICA shows as Africa Investment Forum opens

Funding for Africa’s infrastructure grows by 22%, ICA shows as Africa Investment Forum opens

07 Nov 18  News
Funding commitments to Africa’s infrastructure development rose by 22% in 2017, the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa announced today. Published on the first day of the ...
African economies sustain progress in domestic resource mobilisation

African economies sustain progress in domestic resource mobilisation

01 Nov 18  News
Africa has sustained gains in domestic resource mobilisation made since 2000, as tax revenues remained stable in 2016, according to Revenue Statistics in Africa 2018. Providi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Oct 18  News
G20 Africa Investment Summit: selected updates Remarks by South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa. We are convinced that the impact of the Compact with Africa initiative will be enhanced...
Merkel looks to Africa to cement her legacy undermined by migration crisis

Merkel looks to Africa to cement her legacy undermined by migration crisis

31 Oct 18  News
German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged on Tuesday, 30 October 2018, a new development fund to tackle unemployment in Africa, a problem spurring the mass migration that has shaped ...
2nd EAC Development Partners Forum held in Arusha

2nd EAC Development Partners Forum held in Arusha

25 Oct 18  News
The 2nd East African Community Development Partners Consultative Forum aimed at promoting better coordination of development support to the EAC by various development partners...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Oct 18  News
Diarise: Regional Monitoring Group on the implementation of the EAC Common Market Protocol (17-19 October, Uganda) The Global Competitiveness Report 2018 will be released...
Africa Ireland Economic Forum 2018: High-level leaders from Ireland and Africa in politics, business and agribusiness meet in Dublin

Africa Ireland Economic Forum 2018: High-level leaders from Ireland and Africa in politics, business and agribusiness meet in Dublin

15 Oct 18  News
Next call for AADP applications launched at Africa Ireland Economic Forum The 6th Africa Ireland Economic Forum took place on the 11th of October 2018 at the Convention Centre, Du...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Oct 18  News
Diarise: (i) COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme: validation workshop for cross border road transport agreements, model laws and regulations (2...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Oct 18  News
Featured tweet, @RencapMan: Who’s got the biggest economy in Africa in 2018? If you use the NGN325 exchange rate, it is Nigeria. If you use the market rate, South Africa has retu...
African governments’ debt payments double in just two years

African governments’ debt payments double in just two years

09 Oct 18  News
Debt problems on the African continent are increasing, with external government debt payments doubling in two years In new analysis released ahead of the IMF and World B...
EU launches ambitious External Investment Plan in Nigeria

EU launches ambitious External Investment Plan in Nigeria

05 Oct 18  News
The European Union has launched the External Investment Plan (EIP), an ambitious initiative to encourage investment in partner countries in Africa and in the EU Neighbourhood regio...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Sep 18  News
South Africa’s August 2018 merchandise trade statistics show a R8.79 billion surplus from an upwardly revised R5.29 billion deficit in July and above market expectations. “We e...
UN Chief joins world leaders in calling for greater investment in Africa’s young people

UN Chief joins world leaders in calling for greater investment in Africa’s young people

26 Sep 18  News
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday joined world leaders in calling for greater investment in jobs for young people in Africa, calling them the continent...

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