Tag: Digital economy

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Mar 19  News
Underway, in Marrakech: Africa Regional Midterm Review Meeting of the Vienna Programme of Action for the Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014–2024 Starting tomorr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Mar 19  News
Featured tweet, @CelestinMonga: Sierra Leone ($500 income per capita) imports onions from the Netherlands, 7,000 kilometers away. Why? It takes more than one month to import fresh,...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Feb 19  News
African trade events to diarise: South Africa’s Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry will, on Wednesday, be briefed by the Department of Trade and Industry on ongoing n...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Feb 19  News
Marking two years since the TFA entered into force: An Update on the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and African countries This tralac Trade Brief gives an account of the current...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Feb 19  News
Diarise: SADC Council of Ministers meeting (15-16 March, Windhoek). Ministers will consider a number of strategic documents, receive reports on the implementation of the priority a...
How Can Blockchain Support Intra-African Trade?

How Can Blockchain Support Intra-African Trade?

21 Feb 19  Blog
‘Blockchain’ – or Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) – is a technology whereby a ledger of transactions, or other form or record, is maintained electronically by being dis...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Feb 19  News
Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (20-26 March) on the theme Fiscal policy, trade and the private sector in the digital era: a strategy ...
2019 Conference of Ministers: Fiscal policy, trade and the private sector in the digital era – a strategy for Africa

2019 Conference of Ministers: Fiscal policy, trade and the private sector in the digital era – a strategy for Africa

19 Feb 19  News
The 52nd session of the Economic Commission for Africa and the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development will be held in Marrakech, Mo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Feb 19  News
African Union Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture: Continental strategy for Geographical Indications in Africa 2018-2023 The protection of GIs could give African coun...
Fintech in Sub-Saharan Africa: A potential game changer

Fintech in Sub-Saharan Africa: A potential game changer

15 Feb 19  News
Mobile money has grown exponentially in sub-Saharan Africa over the past 10 years, making the region the global leader in mobile money innovation, adoption, and usage. M-Pesa, the...
tralac’s Daily News Selection: AU Summit review

tralac’s Daily News Selection: AU Summit review

12 Feb 19  News
A guide to the AU Summit: Outcomes, commentaries, side-events, country postings South Africa deposited its AfCFTA instrument of ratification, as did Mauritania and Republic o...
Kagame makes case for African digital identity

Kagame makes case for African digital identity

12 Feb 19  News
President Paul Kagame has backed the on-going efforts by the African Union to further accelerate the adoption of digital identities, saying this would shore up citizen inclusion in...
Africa’s youth ready for a digital future but leaders are lagging behind: Ramaphosa at WEF 2019

Africa’s youth ready for a digital future but leaders are lagging behind: Ramaphosa at WEF 2019

24 Jan 19  News
If Africa’s leaders do not act quickly to move the continent into the 21st century, young people will leave them behind, South Africa’s President Cyril M. Ramaphosa said today ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection, with an Ethiopian special focus

tralac’s Daily News Selection, with an Ethiopian special focus

21 Jan 19  News
AfCFTA could be in force by mid-year: STC of the Ministers of Trade, Industry and Mineral Resources The Rwandan Department of Trade and Industry last week held the 2nd Ordinary Se...
Ethiopia: Ministry manoeuvres toward digital economy

Ethiopia: Ministry manoeuvres toward digital economy

21 Jan 19  News
The Ministry of Innovation and Technology is revising its 15-year-old policy in a bid to digitise the nation’s economy. Revising the national science, technology and innovation ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Jan 19  News
Today, in Geneva: Retreat of Ambassadors of Landlocked Developing Countries South African patent lawyer, Ms Esmé du Plessis, has been appointed to serve on the WTO panel to rule ...
Economic transformation in Africa: key trends in 2019

Economic transformation in Africa: key trends in 2019

15 Jan 19  News
The global economy is slowing down The US-China trade war, global increases in sovereign debt, and weak 2018 stock market performance have all weakened prospects for economic grow...
Africa trade and technology

Africa trade and technology

15 Jan 19  News
Introduction It is perceived that economic nationalism has slowed the meteoric rise of global trade. Since the Uruguay Round created the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995, tr...
tralac’s final Daily News Selection 2018

tralac’s final Daily News Selection 2018

18 Dec 18  News
Today in Vienna: The High-Level Forum Africa-Europe President Kagame and Chancellor Kurz decided to call for a High-Level Forum to provide a space for European and African leaders...
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...