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No time to stand still: Strengthening global growth and building inclusive economies

No time to stand still: Strengthening global growth and building inclusive economies

06 Jul 17  News
Nearly sixty years ago, a little-known band called the Beatles arrived in Hamburg, got a haircut, recorded their first song, and found their sound. Taking a cue from the...
New plan for Africa called ‘best EU initiative ever’

New plan for Africa called ‘best EU initiative ever’

06 Jul 17  News
Members of the European Parliament are expected to pass on Thursday, 6 July the new European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD), a key element to a plan to raise as ...
Trump’s US still lacks an Africa policy – but that might be about to change

Trump’s US still lacks an Africa policy – but that might be about to change

06 Jul 17  News
When Donald Trump looks at Africa, what does he see? When Donald Trump was elected, almost no one in the US was thinking about Africa. People knew the swingeing State Department a...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Jun 17  News
A reminder that the SACU Summit takes place today in Swaziland. tralac’s Weekly Newsletter is posted. Talkmore Chidede examines investment policy reforms in Africa: How can they...
US trade policy under President Trump and its implications for Africa

US trade policy under President Trump and its implications for Africa

22 Jun 17  Publications
President Donald Trump was elected on a platform that emphasized bringing jobs back to the United States (US) that had been lost to foreign competition. A recent report from the Of...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Jun 17  News
Profiled trade and regional integration conferences: Digital Economy, trade and development (21 June, Stockholm) 5th Annual Secretary General’s Forum for Private Sector, Civil...
EU ministers pledge more efforts for Africa partnership

EU ministers pledge more efforts for Africa partnership

20 Jun 17  News
EU foreign ministers in Luxembourg Monday (19 June) committed to working closely with their African partners for an “ambitious and successful” EU-Africa summit in Abidjan, Ivor...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Jun 17  News
The 5th SACU Summit takes place on Friday in Swaziland. Swaziland as the current Chair of SACU has successfully led a process that facilitated discussions within SACU on the transf...
After AGOA: SA must prepare for two-way free trade agreements with US

After AGOA: SA must prepare for two-way free trade agreements with US

19 Jun 17  News
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says America’s relationship with Africa “has to continue its transition from being ‘AID-based’ to ‘TRADE-based’”. “To that end, h...
G20 Africa Partnership Conference: Speech by German Chancellor Angela Merkel

G20 Africa Partnership Conference: Speech by German Chancellor Angela Merkel

19 Jun 17  News
G20 Africa Part­ner­ship – Investing in a Common Future Con­fer­ence On 12-13 June 2017, the German G20 Presidency gathered together Heads of States and Min...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Jun 17  News
Underway, in Berlin: inaugural ITC/ATI Tax and Development conference, hosted by Germany as part of its G20 Presidency Related, recent African conference outcomes on illicit finan...
Vision Document for the Asia Africa Growth Corridor: Partnership for Sustainable and Innovative Development

Vision Document for the Asia Africa Growth Corridor: Partnership for Sustainable and Innovative Development

14 Jun 17  News
The idea of Asia Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) emerged in the joint declaration issued by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in November 2016. The AAGC will...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Jun 17  News
A selection of updates on the G20 Africa Partnership: Investing in a Common Future Merkel calls for greater investment in Africa ahead of G20 summit. Underscoring the pressure Afr...
B20 Compact with Africa Recommendations

B20 Compact with Africa Recommendations

13 Jun 17  News
Africa is a continent of vast opportunities. Despite the high volatility of commodity prices as well as geo-political and geo-economic uncertainties, the continent’s average real...
Merkel’s G20-Africa meet aims to reduce poverty, migrant influx

Merkel’s G20-Africa meet aims to reduce poverty, migrant influx

12 Jun 17  News
German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosts African leaders Monday for a G20 conference aimed at fighting the grinding poverty driving the mass migrant influx to Europe. The idea is to ...
Africa, Europe are not threats to each other – Kagame

Africa, Europe are not threats to each other – Kagame

09 Jun 17  News
African and European countries should work together to foster domestic and global development instead of looking at each other as threats, President Paul Kagame has said. The...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Jun 17  News
Featured tweets, @AdanMohamedCS: Kenya is set to host the 2nd Commonwealth SME Trade Summit in October 2018. [It] will provide a forum to link Kenyan MSMEs to opportunities in the...
The G20 ‘Compact with Africa’ is not for Africa’s poor: The Finance Framework

The G20 ‘Compact with Africa’ is not for Africa’s poor: The Finance Framework

08 Jun 17  News
A key pillar of the G20 Africa Partnership is the ‘Compact with Africa’ (CwA), an initiative within the G20’s finance track, coordinated by the German Federal Minis...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Jun 17  News
A strong set of event pointers, launches introduces today’s news selection: Today, is African Border Day: a message from AUC Peace and Security Commissioner, Ambassador Smail Ch...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Jun 17  News
The African Statistical Yearbook 2017 is launched (UNECA) The Yearbook series is a result of joint efforts by major African regional organizations to set up a joint data coll...

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