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A new normal: UN lays out roadmap to lift economies and save jobs after COVID-19

A new normal: UN lays out roadmap to lift economies and save jobs after COVID-19

04 May 20  News
There will be no return to the “old normal,” governments must act to create a new economy and more jobs. The urgent health crisis that is COVID-19 has created a historic reces...
COVID-19: Using economic stimulus to reduce the long-term hunger impact

COVID-19: Using economic stimulus to reduce the long-term hunger impact

04 May 20  News
Beyond the COVID-19 health emergency, a recession looms, and countries ought to take measures now to soften the longer-term impacts on hunger and food insecurity, a new FAO po...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

28 Apr 20  News
Diarise: South Africa’s March merchandise trade statistics will be released on Thursday Selected submissions to the US Trade Representative ahead of negotiations on the proposed...
South African tourism and the coronavirus pandemic

South African tourism and the coronavirus pandemic

28 Apr 20  Blog
SA tourism heads for bleak winter and beyond Worldwide lock-downs in response to the coronavirus pandemic have hit the tourism industry especially hard. There have been no partial...
COVID-19 Trade and trade-related measures in Africa

COVID-19 Trade and trade-related measures in Africa

27 Apr 20  News
Country Policy Tracker tralac is monitoring trade-related policy responses to the Coronavirus global pandemic. Below is a list of COVID-19 trade and trade-related measures be...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

24 Apr 20  News
Peter Fabricius: Africa’s free trade agreement gets locked down for the year (ISS, Daily Maverick) The AfCFTA has become the latest in the many casualties of the devastating cor...
COVID-19 is a matter of life and debt, global deal needed

COVID-19 is a matter of life and debt, global deal needed

24 Apr 20  News
The coronavirus pandemic hits developing countries at a time when they have already been struggling with unsustainable debt burdens for many years, as well as with rising health ne...
President Cyril Ramaphosa: South Africa’s response to Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

President Cyril Ramaphosa: South Africa’s response to Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

23 Apr 20  News
My Fellow South Africans, It has been exactly seven weeks since the first case of the coronavirus was confirmed in our country.  Since then, all our lives have changed in fu...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

23 Apr 20  News
Diarise: UNCTAD’s eWeek (27 April - 1 May) The programme features two high-level dialogues, one donor roundtable; and a set of webinars to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic is i...
WTO report finds growing number of export restrictions in response to COVID-19 crisis

WTO report finds growing number of export restrictions in response to COVID-19 crisis

23 Apr 20  News
Eighty countries and customs territories so far have introduced export prohibitions or restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report by the WTO Secre...
President Ramaphosa: Unified Africa can curb COVID-19

President Ramaphosa: Unified Africa can curb COVID-19

23 Apr 20  News
Only a unified and coordinated response offers Africa the best possible chance of containing the COVID-19 outbreak. To achieve this, the continent’s leading business people will...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

22 Apr 20  News
Erastus Mwencha, Tom Pengelly: The UK must do all it can to keep trade out of Africa flowing (tralac, The Telegraph) Covid-19 has now spread to all corners of Africa and, as the r...
The UK must do all it can to keep trade out of Africa flowing

The UK must do all it can to keep trade out of Africa flowing

22 Apr 20  News
The increasing calls for more economic protectionism spell disaster for Africa – and the UK must use its new freedom to rebut them  Covid-19 has now spread to all corn...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

21 Apr 20  News
Tomorrow: President Ramaphosa engages African business leaders on the impact of COVID19 Members of the AU Bureau, other invited Heads of State and/or Government, the African Centr...
UN issues appeal to bolster COVID-19 ‘logistics backbone’ or response could stutter to a halt

UN issues appeal to bolster COVID-19 ‘logistics backbone’ or response could stutter to a halt

21 Apr 20  News
The heads of major UN humanitarian agencies and offices have launched an urgent appeal for $350 million to support global aid hubs to help those most at risk during the COVID-19 pa...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

20 Apr 20  News
The G20’s action on debt is an important first step; now for the hard part (The Africa Report) A commentary by Brahima Sangafowa Coulibaly, Donald Kaberuka, Louise Mushikiwabo, ...
Decisive action in an unprecedented crisis

Decisive action in an unprecedented crisis

18 Apr 20  News
The world is experiencing unprecedented challenges from COVID-19 – the coronavirus pandemic – that could erase development gains for many countries. The pandemic has profoundly...
World Bank Group and IMF mobilize partners in the fight against COVID-19 in Africa

World Bank Group and IMF mobilize partners in the fight against COVID-19 in Africa

18 Apr 20  News
The World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund on Friday convened African leaders, bilateral partners, and multilateral institutions to spur faster action on COVID-19 respons...
tralac’s Daily News selection

tralac’s Daily News selection

17 Apr 20  News
AU-FAO ministerial meeting on the impacts of COVID-19 on food security in Africa Co-convened, yesterday, by the FAO Director-General and the Chair of the AU STC on Agriculture, Ru...
Without adequate protection, estimates show that over 300,000 Africans could lose their lives due to COVID-19 – ECA report

Without adequate protection, estimates show that over 300,000 Africans could lose their lives due to COVID-19 – ECA report

17 Apr 20  News
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), in a new report on the coronavirus pandemic, says over 300,000 Africans could lose their lives due to COVID-19. This, as the pan...

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