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Protecting privacy and personal data key to digital economy in Africa, says Internet Society

Protecting privacy and personal data key to digital economy in Africa, says Internet Society

11 May 18  News
Internet Society and African Union Commission launch guidelines on Personal Data Protection On 9 May 2018 at the Africa Internet Summit in Dakar, Senegal, the Internet S...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 May 18  News
From tralac’s recent high-level dialogue on SACU: the workshop report (pdf). Discussions centred on SACU revenue sharing, SACU’s external relations, and the future of SACU. Upd...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 May 18  News
Eckart Naumann: Trump’s steel and aluminium tariff action – putting America first? (tralac) This paper includes an overview of the recently published trade policy agenda to pr...
TAS 2018: The future of blockchain technologies in Africa

TAS 2018: The future of blockchain technologies in Africa

08 May 18  News
As Transform Africa Summit 2018 kicks off in Kigali, different experts from across the continent and beyond are deliberating on a number of technology issues and how Africa can rea...
President Kagame co-chairs Broadband Commission Meeting, addresses Transform Africa Economic Forum

President Kagame co-chairs Broadband Commission Meeting, addresses Transform Africa Economic Forum

07 May 18  News
President Paul Kagame this morning co-chaired the opening of the 2018 Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development Annual Spring Meeting alongside Co-chair, Carlos Slim, a...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Apr 18  News
Aubrey Hruby: African blue chips need to start corporate venture arms to invigorate startup funding (Quartz) An increasing number of African companies are competing in the global ...
Comesa partner states upbeat about digital free trade area

Comesa partner states upbeat about digital free trade area

25 Apr 18  News
COMESA director of Trade, Customs and Monetary Affairs Dr Francis Mangeni spoke to Julius Barigaba about Africa’s first blockchain technology for clearing imports COMESA is look...
African bluechips need to start corporate venture arms to invigorate startup funding

African bluechips need to start corporate venture arms to invigorate startup funding

25 Apr 18  News
An increasing number of African companies are competing in the global arena. Riding on the wave of growth that has buoyed African markets over the past two decades, companies such ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Apr 18  News
CHOGM 2018 updates Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communiqué: “Towards a Common Future” On Intra-Commonwealth Trade and Investment: “With the goal of expanding i...
Commonwealth adopts forward-looking Connectivity Agenda for Trade and Investment

Commonwealth adopts forward-looking Connectivity Agenda for Trade and Investment

20 Apr 18  News
In response to the risks to growth presented by rising protectionism, leaders at the CHOGM today expressed their strong support for the multilateral trading system and adopted...
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communiqué: “Towards a Common Future”

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communiqué: “Towards a Common Future”

20 Apr 18  News
Introduction Commonwealth Heads of Government met in the United Kingdom from 19 to 20 April 2018 and discussed how the Commonwealth can contribute to a future which is fairer, m...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Apr 18  News
Exploring Malawi’s export potential (ITC) Regional integration is the key to Malawi’s trade success, according to a new ITC report (pdf) that uncovers the country’s greatest...
Startup and innovation hub leaders are going to shape digital policy for the African Union

Startup and innovation hub leaders are going to shape digital policy for the African Union

19 Apr 18  News
Leaders in several African tech ecosystems are living by the words of Charles-Guillaume Étienne, the 19th century French playwright: “If you want something done right, do it you...
WTO Members submit proposals aimed at advancing exploratory e-commerce work

WTO Members submit proposals aimed at advancing exploratory e-commerce work

19 Apr 18  News
Over the past few weeks, a host of submissions have been put forward by WTO members as part of exploratory work to support future talks among interested parties on the trade-relate...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Apr 18  News
Next week, in Libreville, Gabon: Building Africa’s negotiating capacity for improved terms of engagement with the rest of the world (23-27 April) Africa’s Pulse: Boosting acce...
Regulation must steer not stifle innovation, UN e-commerce event hears

Regulation must steer not stifle innovation, UN e-commerce event hears

18 Apr 18  News
Governments must strike the right balance between pushing innovation in the digital economy and regulating a sector which has lost people’s trust The internet is a powerful tool...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

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 ...
South-South digital cooperation for industrialization: A regional integration agenda

South-South digital cooperation for industrialization: A regional integration agenda

17 Apr 18  News
This UNCTAD paper discusses the various components of digital infrastructure to de-mystify digital economy and examines the reasons for growth of big-tech firms and the source of t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Apr 18  News
Profiled trade policy events: (i) Underway, in Harare: Trade Law Centre, in collaboration with Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce and Zimbabwe Network of Customs and Excise Exp...

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