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Long term strategic vision, vital to leveraging sustainable infrastructure, stakeholders agree at roundtable

Long term strategic vision, vital to leveraging sustainable infrastructure, stakeholders agree at roundtable

27 Jun 18  News
Africa has huge infrastructure gap, estimated at $130-170 billion per year. However, this infrastructure gap goes beyond just financing. There is a lack of good governance of infra...
China-Africa infrastructure cooperation seminar held in Kenya amid growing ties

China-Africa infrastructure cooperation seminar held in Kenya amid growing ties

26 Jun 18  News
Kenya on Monday hosted the China-Africa Infrastructure Cooperation Seminar amid calls for enhanced ties with Beijing to boost modernization of roads, ports, railways and telecommun...
NEPAD Strategic Dialogue on Advancing Infrastructure Development in Africa

NEPAD Strategic Dialogue on Advancing Infrastructure Development in Africa

25 Jun 18  News
The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Dialogue on Advancing Infrastructure Development in Africa is a multi-stakeholder consultation aiming at defining concre...
Experts and anti-corruption Chiefs to deliberate on corruption and the challenge of economic transformation in southern Africa

Experts and anti-corruption Chiefs to deliberate on corruption and the challenge of economic transformation in southern Africa

18 Jun 18  News
The Economic Commission for Africa, Southern Africa Office (ECA-SA) in partnership with the African Union, Southern Africa Office (AU-SARO) are organising two major anti-corruption...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Jun 18  News
AfCFTA Ratification Barometer: Number 4 - Niger; Number 5 - Mali; Number 6 - Swaziland AfCFTA agreement too narrow and hasty: Yao Graham (Graphic) The co-ordinator of the Third W...
IBSA Declaration on South-South Cooperation

IBSA Declaration on South-South Cooperation

07 Jun 18  News
The External Affairs Minister of the Republic of India, Smt. Sushma Swaraj, The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa, Ms. Lindiwe Sis...
UN deputy launches powerful tool for least developed countries

UN deputy launches powerful tool for least developed countries

07 Jun 18  News
Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, launched a unique policy compendium in Geneva on 6 June 2018 that aims to assist governments of the world’s mos...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 May 18  News
African Development Bank (AfDB) updates, from Busan: Annual Report 2017, Annual Development Effectiveness Reviews 2018, Annual Meetings documentation A reminder: Meetings of senio...
EU and African Union Commissions step up their cooperation to support young people, jobs and peace

EU and African Union Commissions step up their cooperation to support young people, jobs and peace

24 May 18  News
African Union and EU Commissioners on 23 May 2018 adopted concrete measures to address pressing global issues in key areas such as peace and security, migration, job creation and a...
U.S. opposed to 0.2% import tax to fund AU

U.S. opposed to 0.2% import tax to fund AU

17 May 18  News
The United States does not want a tax on imports proposed by African leaders to raise at least $1.2 billion annually to fund the African Union, a security symposium in Rwanda heard...
High-Level Meeting on the Consortium to Stem Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

High-Level Meeting on the Consortium to Stem Illicit Financial Flows from Africa

11 May 18  News
Statement of the African Union Commission Deputy Chairperson, H.E. Kwesi Quartey It is a great pleasure for me to join you at this Consortium meeting which maybe the second o...
AU Ministers call for more efficient and transparent African institutions and tax systems to fight against corruption and illicit financial flows in Africa

AU Ministers call for more efficient and transparent African institutions and tax systems to fight against corruption and illicit financial flows in Africa

18 Apr 18  News
The Ministerial segment of the 2nd African Union (AU) Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration opened in Addis Ababa on...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Apr 18  News
Press coverage of the first day of the Trade Law Centre, Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce, Zimbabwe Network of Customs and Excise Experts AfCFTA awareness workshop The Africa...
Digital technologies provide fertile ground for Africa, EU says

Digital technologies provide fertile ground for Africa, EU says

17 Apr 18  News
EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel says Europe is dedicated to helping Africa build a single digital market, so that e-commerce can pave the way to better jobs and greater equality on ...
Short-sighted investment endangers development progress for hundreds of millions of people – UN report

Short-sighted investment endangers development progress for hundreds of millions of people – UN report

17 Apr 18  News
While a moderate upturn in the world economy led to more development financing in 2017, a new United Nations report out on 13 April 2018 revealed that the vast majority of investme...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Apr 18  News
Underway, in Windhoek: SACU Council of Ministers meeting The ministers will discuss, among others, SACU trade negotiations, including the recently launched African Continental Fre...
The concrete result of IAF 2018: Strengthening Indonesia-Africa Partnership

The concrete result of IAF 2018: Strengthening Indonesia-Africa Partnership

12 Apr 18  News
The Indonesia-Africa Forum (IAF) 2018, a forum organized by Indonesia for the first time, has succeeded in drawing up a series of concrete agreements to further strengthen Indonesi...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Apr 18  News
Taking place tomorrow in Harare, ZEPARU inception workshop: Assessing Zimbabwe’s trade performance within the context of SADC, TFTA and the CFTA Indonesia-Africa Forum: updates ...
EU and UNCTAD kick-start project to help Angola diversify its trade

EU and UNCTAD kick-start project to help Angola diversify its trade

11 Apr 18  News
The four-year, €5.5 million ($6.9m) project will give strategic support to the oil-dependent African nation’s efforts to reignite growth and trade its way out of least develope...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Apr 18  News
Profiled submissions to the STC on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration (12-15 April, Addis Ababa) (i) Draft report of the experts group on the refinement ...

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