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Tag: Development finance

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....
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Mar 19  News
The AU has posted the TOR for the proposed African Labour Migration Advisory Committee (pdf). It is one of the agenda items at next week’s Specialised Technical Committee on Soci...
Tax reform, digitization key to financing Africa’s development – ECA report

Tax reform, digitization key to financing Africa’s development – ECA report

23 Mar 19  News
A new report by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) says it is urgent for African countries to broaden and deepen their tax and revenue collection bases while leveraging di...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Mar 19  News
Diarise: Canada Africa Business Conference (26-27 March, Gaborone) Nigeria’s PEBEC launches innovative public service feedback, complaints platform to drive Ease of Doing Busine...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Mar 19  News
COMESA’s tribute to the late Ambassador Julius Onen, the PS of Uganda’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives UNCTAD is undertaking an Investment Policy Review of Angol...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Mar 19  News
Diarise: The IDA19 replenishment process will be held in June, in Addis Ababa. A backgrounder on the IDA19 Replenishment A preview of next Tuesday’s Zimbabwe-South Africa Bi-Nat...
There is a time for everything: the African Continental Free Trade Area

There is a time for everything: the African Continental Free Trade Area

06 Mar 19  News
Remarks by Dr. Donald Kaberuka at the 23rd East Africa Law Society Annual Conference in Mombasa, Kenya, 30 November 2018 Thank you and Good Morning. It is a pleasure to be here.&...
AUC calls for a strong public-private collaboration in the mineral resources sector for the attainment of the AfCFTA

AUC calls for a strong public-private collaboration in the mineral resources sector for the attainment of the AfCFTA

08 Feb 19  News
The Department of Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission (AUC) participated in the Mining Indaba 2019 from 4-7 February 2018 in Cape Town. The Mining Indaba is the...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Feb 19  News
Underway, in Monrovia: Network of Economic Journalists of West Africa meeting on AfCFTA Diarise: 3rd German-African Business Summit (11-13 February, Accra) African Mining Indaba:...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Feb 19  News
Featured African trade policy tweet, from @DavidLukeTrade: This is very significant and underscores momentum behind AfCFTA. Ethiopia has always been wary of trade agreements, not i...
With $100 million Afreximbank commitment, Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA) positions to support African businesses

With $100 million Afreximbank commitment, Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA) positions to support African businesses

04 Feb 19  News
The operationalization of the newly-created Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA) moved into high gear on Sunday with the holding of the pre-incorporation meeting of the Boa...
ICEA 2019: The concretization of an African private sector

ICEA 2019: The concretization of an African private sector

24 Jan 19  News
The prioritization of development constraints in Africa is propelling the private sector among the key sectors that can pull both growth and political will by balancing the power r...
EAC still on the right track, says Secretary General

EAC still on the right track, says Secretary General

21 Jan 19  News
The East African Community (EAC) Secretary General, Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko, has said the region is without doubt,on the right track with significant achievements registered in 2018...
Cooperation with Africa on an equal footing: Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz at High-Level Forum Africa-Europe

Cooperation with Africa on an equal footing: Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz at High-Level Forum Africa-Europe

18 Dec 18  News
“We now have to change the way we look at Africa. We must not think exclusively of poverty, the threat of migration and a lack of respect for human rights. What is required now a...

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