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African Development Bank Group unveils $10 billion Response Facility to curb COVID-19

African Development Bank Group unveils $10 billion Response Facility to curb COVID-19

08 Apr 20  News
The African Development Bank Group on Wednesday announced the creation of the COVID-19 Response Facility to assist regional member countries in fighting the pandemic. The Facility...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

07 Apr 20  News
Diarise: International Organisation of Employers digital conference, tomorrow, on the impact of COVID-19 on global trade, supply chains and employment The IMF will releas...
Recovery from the Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa: What Role for Trade?

Recovery from the Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa: What Role for Trade?

07 Apr 20  Blog
The economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on African countries will be known only after the situation is brought under control. There will be immediate shocks to livelihoods, a...
UN calls for $2.5 trillion coronavirus crisis package for developing countries

UN calls for $2.5 trillion coronavirus crisis package for developing countries

31 Mar 20  News
The consequences of a combined health pandemic and a global recession will be catastrophic for many developing countries and halt their progress towards the Sustainable Development...
Three things the G20 must do to support Africa in COVID-19 Pandemic

Three things the G20 must do to support Africa in COVID-19 Pandemic

26 Mar 20  News
This is a global crisis affecting the whole world. Africa, however, will be hit harder with a heavy and durable economic toll, which will threaten progress and prospects, widen ine...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

25 Mar 20  News
Tomorrow: G20 leaders will convene by video conference to discuss coronavirus Leaders from the Group of 20 major economies will convene a video conference on Thursday to discuss t...
World Bank Group increases COVID-19 response to $14 billion to help sustain economies, protect jobs

World Bank Group increases COVID-19 response to $14 billion to help sustain economies, protect jobs

24 Mar 20  News
Focus on private sector and workers spearheaded by IFC to mitigate financial and economic impact of crisis The World Bank and IFC’s Boards of Directors on 17 March 2020 approved...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Jan 20  News
Underway in Addis Ababa: The 33rd AU Summit kicks off with the 39th Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee For two days, the 39th Session of the PRC will consider the ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Dec 19  News
Starting tomorrow, in Pretoria: 15th Replenishment of the African Development Fund Representatives of donor governments will meet from 4-5 December in Centurion to conclude the 15...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Nov 19  News
Diarise: (i)   Africa’s money for African development: A future beyond aid (7 November, Accra).  The event is part of series of high-level meetings to be held by...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Oct 19  News
EXIM 2019 Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee convenes interagency meeting to advance President Trump’s Prosper Africa Initiative (Exim Bank, US) The 2019 Sub-Saharan Africa A...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Oct 19  News
OECD’s 2019 Global Forum on Competition (5-6 December, Paris): The profiled paper: Competition policy within the context of free trade agreements (pdf). This paper reports the ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Aug 19  News
Victor Harison, Mario Pezzini: Firms must drive Africa’s transformation (Project Syndicate) But if the AfCFTA is to fulfill its promise, African firms will need to prepare for a...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Jul 19  News
Kenya: Ruto, Raila jointly launch national export strategy (The Standard) Deputy President William Ruto and Opposition chief Raila Odinga yesterday launched a national export stra...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Jul 19  News
Today’s featured commentary, David Pilling (Financial Times Africa Editor): Are tech companies Africa’s new colonialists? Ghana appears to have won the bid to host the AfCFTA ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Jun 19  News
Tanzania’s President Magufuli will assume the chairmanship of SADC in mid-August. Important dates to note: Fourth SADC Industrialization Week (22-26 July, Dar es Salaam); SADC Co...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 May 19  News
New commentaries on the AfCFTA: tralac’s Gerhard Erasmus: The institutional design of the AfCFTA. Why do international trade arrangements have their own institutions? What ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Apr 19  News
AfCFTA ratification update: Cameroon assures ECA that it will ratify Africa’s Free Trade Area Agreement “Cameroon will ratify the AfCFTA,” the country’s Prime Minister, Jo...
Multilateralism: the only safe route for development finance

Multilateralism: the only safe route for development finance

17 Apr 19  News
Lebanese ambassador who presides over UNCTAD's governing body defends multilateralism during UN development financing forum. As leaders shun the rules-based international order, t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Apr 19  News
AfCFTA update: The Gambia, today, deposited its instruments of ratification for the AfCFTA with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, becoming the 20th country to do so....

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