Tag: Free Movement

Africa must look to internal migration to boost development

Africa must look to internal migration to boost development

26 Sep 18  News
Ahead of the Global Compact on Migration to be signed by leaders in December, UNCTAD hosted a high-level panel on migration and economic transformation in Africa during the United ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Aug 18  News
Forum for China-Africa Cooperation: Africa still solidly in the crosshairs of China growth (Standard Bank) When FOCAC was established in 2000, the rest of the world was perhaps be...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Aug 18  News
Diarise: Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum (25 October, Lagos). The Forum will also see the launch of TEFConnect, the world’s largest digital platform for African entrepreneurs...
Is Brexit now in the Emergency Ward?

Is Brexit now in the Emergency Ward?

31 Jul 18  Blog
Brexit is due to happen on 29 March 2019 but there is no agreement yet on how the future relationship between the UK and the EU (the UK’s most important trading partner) will wor...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Jul 18  News
Underway, in Nairobi: African Union E-Commerce Conference The main expected outputs of the conference are: (i) Roadmap for the development of an African e-commerce strategy, which...
Global migration can be a potent tool in the fight to end poverty across the world

Global migration can be a potent tool in the fight to end poverty across the world

15 Jun 18  News
High-income destination countries could realize even bigger gains with efficient labor market policies Global migration has lifted millions out of poverty and boosted economic gro...
Rwanda deposits instruments of AfCFTA and Free Movement of people ratification

Rwanda deposits instruments of AfCFTA and Free Movement of people ratification

28 May 18  News
Rwanda on 26 May 2018 became the third nation on the continent to deposit the instruments of ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area. Rwanda also became the first ...
COMESA-EAC-SADC Immigration Chiefs discuss free movement

COMESA-EAC-SADC Immigration Chiefs discuss free movement

25 May 18  News
Chiefs of Immigration departments from the COMESA, EAC and SADC regions held a two-day meeting in Nairobi this week to discuss ways of introducing free movement of business persons...
AU Peace and Security Council on the African Migrants Crisis: Imperative for Expediting Free Movement Policy in Africa

AU Peace and Security Council on the African Migrants Crisis: Imperative for Expediting Free Movement Policy in Africa

21 May 18  News
The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 771st meeting held on 11 May 2018, adopted the following decision on the African Migrants Crisis: Imperative ...
African Union will enhance Free Movement and Single Air Transport Market during the Extraordinary Summit on the AfCFTA in Kigali, Rwanda

African Union will enhance Free Movement and Single Air Transport Market during the Extraordinary Summit on the AfCFTA in Kigali, Rwanda

20 Mar 18  News
The Extraordinary Summit on the African Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA) held from 17-21 March 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, will serve as a platform for the African Union to sign into ex...
Kenya embraces the IGAD Regional Protocol on Free Movement of Persons

Kenya embraces the IGAD Regional Protocol on Free Movement of Persons

22 Feb 18  News
Kenya’s Cabinet Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Hon. Patrick Ole Ntutu launched the National Consultative Workshop towards the development of the Regional P...
Ghana commits to ECOWAS Free Movement Protocol

Ghana commits to ECOWAS Free Movement Protocol

19 Sep 17  News
The Government of Ghana is firmly committed to the implementation of the ECOWAS Protocol on Free Movement of Persons, the Right of Residence and the Right of Establishment as well ...
Free Movement of Persons to stimulate African regional integration

Free Movement of Persons to stimulate African regional integration

06 Sep 17  News
The implementation mechanism of a Draft Protocol on the Free Movement of Persons in Africa aimed at promoting regional integration across the continent was the focus of discussions...
AU on free movement of people and goods and its implications on peace and security in Africa

AU on free movement of people and goods and its implications on peace and security in Africa

28 Feb 17  News
The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 661st meeting held on 23 February 2017, at the ministerial level, adopted the following decision on Free...
African trade and integration

African trade and integration

04 Jan 17  Themes
tralac’s primary aim is to help build capacity for government officials, policymakers, and regional organisations to more adequately address the most pressing trade matters facin...
IOM-COMESA launches flagship training programme on Free Movement

IOM-COMESA launches flagship training programme on Free Movement

27 Sep 16  News
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Secretariat have launched a flagship training programme on the sig...
Free movement in Africa is desirable, but how to realize it?

Free movement in Africa is desirable, but how to realize it?

01 Sep 16  News
Free movement is back on the continent’s policy agenda and within its integration discourse. Such discourse has also been buttressed by several encouraging developments over the ...
Zambia, Zimbabwe takes lead in moving the COMESA Free Movement Agenda forward

Zambia, Zimbabwe takes lead in moving the COMESA Free Movement Agenda forward

01 Aug 16  News
Zambia and Zimbabwe have set up National Monitoring Committees (NMC) to monitor the implementation of the COMESA Protocol on the Free Movement of Persons, Services, Labour and the ...
MPs approve COMESA Bill on free movement of labour, services

MPs approve COMESA Bill on free movement of labour, services

07 Jun 16  News
Members of the Lower House yesterday kicked off the second Ordinary Session of the year with the approval of the Bill relating to free movement of labour and services within the CO...
Political will is the key to free movement of people in Africa

Political will is the key to free movement of people in Africa

05 May 16  News
The 2nd Intra-Regional Forum on Migration in Africa began today in Lusaka, Zambia with a call to African leaders to back their stated commitments to the Protocols on Free Movement ...