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Africa needs to increase access to internet if digital trade is to be meaningful, says Vera Songwe

Africa needs to increase access to internet if digital trade is to be meaningful, says Vera Songwe

01 Jun 18  News
A two-day conference on “Digital Trade in Africa: Implications for Inclusion and Human Rights”, opened in Addis Ababa Thursday, with a high level panel discussion on the import...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 May 18  News
Launching tomorrow, in Accra: the inaugural edition of the African Sovereign Wealth Funds Index (conducted by Konfidants, in partnership with the AfroChampions Initiative and PG an...
Creating a better global trade system

Creating a better global trade system

31 May 18  News
Recent news on global trade has tended to focus on protectionist measures and diplomatic tensions. These challenges have raised concerns over growth and jobs across the world. Yet...
The Rising Potential of e-Commerce for Trade and Development in Africa

The Rising Potential of e-Commerce for Trade and Development in Africa

30 May 18  Publications
The world economy has changed at a faster pace in the last thirty years than at any time in history. The mid-1990s brought on the so-called ‘information age’ and the age of the...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 May 18  News
AfCFTA presentations by ATPC’s David Luke to recent Canada-Africa Chamber of Business events (Toronto, Ottawa) (i) What the African Continental Free Trade Area means for Africa ...
Mauritius Declaration on Digitalisation and Sustainable Tourism

Mauritius Declaration on Digitalisation and Sustainable Tourism

29 May 18  News
Tourism is one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the world that is fueling growth, creating jobs, opening up business opportunities for SMEs and providing pathways out ...
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...
Digital trade in Africa: Implications for inclusion and human rights

Digital trade in Africa: Implications for inclusion and human rights

24 May 18  News
The ATPC, OHCHR and FES Geneva initiated a partnership to analyse the human rights implications of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The final joint report “The C...
Report warns Africa on perils of deals with tech behemoths

Report warns Africa on perils of deals with tech behemoths

24 May 18  News
Kenya’s decision to pull out of a new free trade pact with China after it decided the deal was too one-sided last week, is illustrative of the problems African nations face in th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 May 18  News
Featured AfDB policy document: Industrialize Africa – strategies, policies, institutions & financing Extract from the introductory remarks, by Joe Stiglitz: In the developi...
New ICC survey shows pace of trade finance digitalisation

New ICC survey shows pace of trade finance digitalisation

23 May 18  News
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC’s) 10th annual Global Survey shows that 60% of banks are moving towards greater digitalisation, though only 9% say technology solutions...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 May 18  News
AfCFTA Ratification Barometer: Niger has completed domestic ratification processes and is expected to deposit the ratification instruments shortly with the AU; Rwanda inches closer...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 May 18  News
Starting today, in Addis: Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development. Pointers: Agenda and programme, Side events, Documents. Highlighted docume...
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...

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