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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Jun 19  News
Starting today, in Harare: Zimbabwe’s National Consultative Forum on the AfCFTA AfCFTA negotiations: an important update from @TradeOfficeNG. In Abuja today (19 June) ECOWAS-15 ...
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

13 Jun 19  News
Today is Budget Day across East Africa. Selected country previews: Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania African trade policy events to diarise: 25th African Organisation for Standard...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Jun 19  News
The highlight of the opening day of the AfDB’s Annual Meetings, yesterday in Malabo, was the release of one of its flagship reports, the African Economic Outlook. An easy guide t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Jun 19  News
The AfDB’s 2019 Annual Meetings opened today in Malabo on the theme Regional Integration for Africa’s Economic Prosperity. AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina said the bank had inv...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Jun 19  News
A selection of African trade and development events to diarise: The 2019-2020 Mauritius Budget was presented to the National Assembly today. Download the full Budget Speech on the...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 May 19  News
African trade policy events to note: An EAC experts meeting on the AfCFTA takes place today (by video conference) Botswana Competition Policy Peer Review Report dissemination eve...
IMF Executive Board 2019 Article IV Consultation with Uganda

IMF Executive Board 2019 Article IV Consultation with Uganda

09 May 19  News
Uganda’s economy continues its robust recovery with projected growth of 6.3 percent in FY2018/19. Timely implementation of public infrastructure and oil-related projects would su...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 May 19  News
Diarise: Horn of Africa AfCFTA Regional Trade Forum (23-24 May, Addis Ababa) Extract from the concept note: While engagement with the private sector is a theme that cuts acro...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Apr 19  News
AfCFTA ratification update The AfCFTA Agreement will enter into force on 30 May: update from AUC The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, flanked by the AU Comm...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Apr 19  News
Zimbabwe shoots down Masiyiwa’s rand proposal (Bulawayo24) Industry and Commerce minister, Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu has shot down the suggestion by billionaire telecoms tycoo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Apr 19  News
Zimbabwe Infrastructure Report 2019 (AfDB) Zimbabwe has faced headwinds over the last decade resulting in a collapse of the economy. However, following the political transition of...
Sub-Saharan Africa: IMF lays out policies for economic recovery amid elevated uncertainty

Sub-Saharan Africa: IMF lays out policies for economic recovery amid elevated uncertainty

15 Apr 19  News
Navigating Sub-Saharan Africa’s Recovery Amid Greater Uncertainty Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic recovery is set to continue, but along two tracks. Overall growth is set to pic...
African Consultative Group Meeting: Statement by the Chairman of the African Caucus and the Managing Director of the IMF

African Consultative Group Meeting: Statement by the Chairman of the African Caucus and the Managing Director of the IMF

15 Apr 19  News
Minister Kenneth Ofori-Atta, Chairman of the African Caucus, and Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), co-chaired the African Consultat...
IMF Executive Board 2019 Article IV Consultation with Nigeria

IMF Executive Board 2019 Article IV Consultation with Nigeria

03 Apr 19  News
Mobilizing Resources to Invest in People Spending on health and education in Nigeria is among the lowest in the world. To fund these crucial sectors, Nigeria will have to maximize...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Apr 19  News
Featured tweet by the AUC’s @AmbMuchanga: Good news! The Parliament of The Gambia has approved ratification of AfCFTA Agreement making us meet the minimum threshold [of 22]. The ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Mar 19  News
Tunisia has formally ratified its membership of COMESA – becoming its 20th member Diarise: Transforming Mauritius – policies to foster industrialisation and development. The w...
CoM2019 ends with African governments being urged to embrace digital transformation

CoM2019 ends with African governments being urged to embrace digital transformation

27 Mar 19  News
The 52nd session of the Economic Commission for Africa Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (COM2019) ended in Marrakech on Tuesday with go...
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...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Mar 19  News
Diarise: Gender considerations in trade agreements (28 March, Geneva). The workshop is organized by Iceland, Botswana and UNCTAD in cooperation with the WTO. It will explore the ro...

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