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Tag: Extractive industries

Zimbabwe govt loses out on mining tax

Zimbabwe govt loses out on mining tax

30 May 17  News
Zimbabwe needs to design a proper mining taxation regime to establish an appropriate royalty system that ensures the economy realises optimal revenues during a commodity boom and b...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 May 17  News
Featured newsletters: tralac, Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, West Africa Brief Finishing today, in Mauritius: The Commonwealth’s African Regional Consultation on ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 May 17  News
Selected highlights from the AfDB Annual Meeting in Ahmedabad: Akinwumi Adesina’s keynote speech, commentary by Pankaj Patel (FICCI president), AfDB, IFC to promote investm...
Tanzania President asks mines minister to resign after audit

Tanzania President asks mines minister to resign after audit

24 May 17  News
Tanzanian President John Magufuli asked Mines Minister Sospeter Muhongo to resign after an audit of containers of mineral sands showed exports had been understated. An investigati...
Funding the SDGs in resource-rich countries

Funding the SDGs in resource-rich countries

23 May 17  News
Degol Hailu and Chinpihoi Kipgen of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recently introduced the Extractives Dependence Index (EDI) to measure a country’s dependence o...
Nigeria faces prospects of fragile economic recovery in 2017

Nigeria faces prospects of fragile economic recovery in 2017

22 May 17  News
Nigeria can build on the oil-driven economic recovery anticipated for it in 2017 by strengthening its macroeconomic policy framework and implementing the structural reforms needed ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 May 17  News
Posted: tralac’s Weekly Newsletter Akinwumi Adesina: Africa and India – sharing the development journey (IPPMedia) And nowhere is this partnership more needed than on the iss...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 May 17  News
Underway, in Brussels: the 105th session of the ACP Council of Ministers. The ACP Council of Ministers will deliberate in plenary on 3-4 May, before meeting with counterparts from ...
Trade Policy Review: Mozambique

Trade Policy Review: Mozambique

03 May 17  News
The third review of the trade policies and practices of Mozambique takes place on 3 and 5 May 2017. The basis for the review is a report by the WTO Secretariat and a report by the ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Apr 17  News
Today, in London: International Development Committee hearing on Forced displacement and food crises in Central and East Africa Next week, in Nairobi: the Asian African Legal Co...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Apr 17  News
Vera Songwe, a Cameroonian economist and banking executive, is the new UNECA Executive Secretary. Ms Songwe has been working as the International Finance Corporation’s regional d...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Mar 17  News
Today, in Pretoria: SADC Ministers of Labour and Home Affairs are gathered for ‘2017 Regional Conference on Migration Initiatives’. Featured tweet, @IOMROpretoria: Half of SADC...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Mar 17  News
The Africa Development Week opens in Dakar with a clarion call for policies that cater for youth Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Sierra Leone: Youths get network for sub-regional trade ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Mar 17  News
Featured tweet, by AUC Deputy Chairperson, Amb. Kwesi Quartey‏: Conference of Ministers is going to be a heavy but interesting agenda for the next couple of days,with frank conve...
SADC seeks investment in energy

SADC seeks investment in energy

22 Mar 17  News
Southern Africa will soon convene a special conference to present its multi-billion-dollar energy infrastructure development plan to potential funders. SADC Council of Ministers c...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Mar 17  News
Today, at the WTO: MIKTA Trade and Investment Workshop Starting today, in Accra: AU Protocol on Free Movement of Persons in Africa: meeting of Member States Legal Experts (20...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Mar 17  News
The AERC Senior Policy Seminar XIX, on the theme of Industrialization in Africa (pdf), ends today in Abidjan. Today’s sessions cover regional industrialisation in Africa, financi...
Policy options for Nigeria’s recovery, growth

Policy options for Nigeria’s recovery, growth

13 Mar 17  News
Nigeria’s economy thought leaders bared the hard facts to rescue the economy from recession. Below are the key contents of their presentations at the Vanguard Economic Discourse,...
Leveling the playing field: A new atlas transforms access to legal data in Africa

Leveling the playing field: A new atlas transforms access to legal data in Africa

13 Mar 17  News
A comprehensive legal framework is crucial for the proper governance of Africa’s mining sector. However, access to and knowledge of the evolving legislation of many African count...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Mar 17  News
Multimedia: Rwanda’s Paul Kagame – ‘All Africans want integration’ (Wall Street Journal) State of Women’s Right in Africa (AU) In Africa, women continue to be denied fu...

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