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South Africa’s much-awaited Investment Conference: What will it tell us?

South Africa’s much-awaited Investment Conference: What will it tell us?

24 Oct 18  Blog
In September this year, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that an international investor conference will be convened as part of his drive to get $100 billion in new investment in...
Africa: A time for sustained optimism?

Africa: A time for sustained optimism?

24 Oct 18  News
Public Lecture by Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga at Duke University It is always a great pleasure and honor to speak in a prestigious academic institution. It gives me an opportunity ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Oct 18  News
The Canada-Africa Chamber of Business, Accelerating Africa conference, began today in Toronto Starting tomorrow, in Kigali: The 2018 Mid-Term Review of the African Development Fun...
First Ordinary Session of the Fifth Pan-African Parliament kicks off with renewed call for stronger African integration

First Ordinary Session of the Fifth Pan-African Parliament kicks off with renewed call for stronger African integration

23 Oct 18  News
The first ordinary session of the fifth Parliament of the Pan-African Parliament kicked off officially on Monday, 22 October 2018 at the Kigali Convention Centr...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Oct 18  News
Diarise: (i) The East African Legislative Assembly resumed its sitting in Arusha this morning: it continues until 10 November. This week’s EAC calendar of events can be accessed...
CZI Press Statement on the current economic situation in Zimbabwe

CZI Press Statement on the current economic situation in Zimbabwe

22 Oct 18  News
Despite that the challenges the economy is currently facing, we believe the economy has been performing very well as noted by the upward review of GDP growth by IMF and if we all d...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Oct 18  News
A new tralac Trade Brief: Intra-African trade – focusing on trade within Regional Economic Communities This paper gives an overview of the trade within the eight RECs recognised...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Oct 18  News
African trade policy events now underway: In Nairobi: The 6th Pan African Conference on Illicit Financial Flows and Taxation In Brazzaville: Republic of Congo, UNECA work...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Oct 18  News
Report of the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance: Making the global financial system work for all The next decade is critical. We need substantially greater ...
Making the global financial system work for all

Making the global financial system work for all

16 Oct 18  News
We are at a critical juncture. Our fundamental challenge is to build a cooperative international order suited to the 21st century: one that delivers win-win outcomes for nations in...
A scoping study of illicit financial flows impacting Uganda

A scoping study of illicit financial flows impacting Uganda

16 Oct 18  News
Propensity for misinvoicing merits serious attention in Uganda, says new Global Financial Integrity study There are always political risk and capacity gaps in coordinating governm...
Global Financial Integrity releases new study on trade misinvoicing in Kenya

Global Financial Integrity releases new study on trade misinvoicing in Kenya

16 Oct 18  News
New study shows Kenya trade misinvoicing leads to significant revenue losses Analysis of trade misinvoicing in Kenya in 2013 shows that the potential loss of revenue to the govern...
Fighting corruption and illicit financial flows in Nigeria is non-negotiable – President Buhari

Fighting corruption and illicit financial flows in Nigeria is non-negotiable – President Buhari

16 Oct 18  News
“For my administration, fighting corruption and Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) in Nigeria is non-negotiable” This was the statement by Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Feder...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Oct 18  News
Diarise: (i) COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme: validation workshop for cross border road transport agreements, model laws and regulations (2...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Oct 18  News
Kenya Economic Update: In search of fiscal space – who benefits from government spending and taxation? (World Bank) The report builds on the options to enhance domestic revenue ...
Kenya Economic Update: How Kenya is using tax revenues to enhance access to education and healthcare for low-income families

Kenya Economic Update: How Kenya is using tax revenues to enhance access to education and healthcare for low-income families

11 Oct 18  News
Efforts to cushion the most vulnerable Kenyans from extreme poverty have been successful, with more than 60% of direct cash transfer benefits reaching the poorest 40% of the popula...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Oct 18  News
Featured tweet, @RencapMan: Who’s got the biggest economy in Africa in 2018? If you use the NGN325 exchange rate, it is Nigeria. If you use the market rate, South Africa has retu...
African governments’ debt payments double in just two years

African governments’ debt payments double in just two years

09 Oct 18  News
Debt problems on the African continent are increasing, with external government debt payments doubling in two years In new analysis released ahead of the IMF and World B...
Africa’s Pulse: Growth in sub-Saharan Africa is slower than expected

Africa’s Pulse: Growth in sub-Saharan Africa is slower than expected

04 Oct 18  News
Investments in non-resource sectors, jobs, and efficient firms and workers are needed Sub-Saharan African economies are still recovering from the slowdown in 2015-16, but growth i...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Oct 18  News
Nigeria: ‘Economy losing over N6.16tr from Apapa chaos monthly’ (Guardian) The Nigerian economy is currently losing about N600 billion in customs revenue, an estimated $10 bil...

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