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Africa needs to increase production and have a skilled manpower to develop productive capacities: UNCTAD panelists

Africa needs to increase production and have a skilled manpower to develop productive capacities: UNCTAD panelists

19 Sep 17  News
To achieve structural transformation and sustainable development, Africa needs to pay more focus on the need to build its productive capacities. African Union Commission Deputy Ch...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Sep 17  News
tralac’s Weekly e-newsletter is posted. Highlights include: Prof Gerard Erasmus asking if the court ruling on the Kenyan elections in Kenya is a precedent for inter-state dispute...
United Nations urges end to austerity, calls for ambition to rebalance global economy and achieve prosperity for all

United Nations urges end to austerity, calls for ambition to rebalance global economy and achieve prosperity for all

15 Sep 17  News
The global economy appears stuck on its path to recovery. A new UNCTAD report, the Trade and Development Report, 2017: Beyond Austerity – Towards a Global New Deal, sets out...
ECA calls Uganda to make industrial policy more effective

ECA calls Uganda to make industrial policy more effective

15 Sep 17  News
In the last two decades, Uganda’s economy has been performing impressively and has managed to reduce, by over half, the proportion of people living in poverty. However, in 2016 t...
ICE 2017: ECA praised for “excellent initiative” in Central Africa

ICE 2017: ECA praised for “excellent initiative” in Central Africa

14 Sep 17  News
Cameroon’s Minister of Trade, Mr. Luc Magloire Mbarga Atangana, has described the upcoming meeting of the Inter-Governmental Committee of Experts for Central Africa (ICE 2017) as...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Sep 17  News
Featured trade finance tweet, from @AUTradeIndustry: In 2014, SMEs constituted more than 80% of enterprises in Africa, but they accounted for only 28% of banks’ trade finance po...
Dti pushes ahead with localisation to boost domestic growth

Dti pushes ahead with localisation to boost domestic growth

13 Sep 17  News
South Africa is working towards more effective monitoring and enforcement of localisation of products and compliance with local content requirements, Trade and Industry M...
Cement wars: How Dangote price cuts drive competitors into loss territory

Cement wars: How Dangote price cuts drive competitors into loss territory

13 Sep 17  News
The entry of Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, into the cement business in Tanzania has rocked the industry in the region, with cement manufacturers looking at huge losses. T...
Clothing, Textile, Footwear and Leather sectors convene Conference to find responses to SA’s downgrade to junk status

Clothing, Textile, Footwear and Leather sectors convene Conference to find responses to SA’s downgrade to junk status

12 Sep 17  News
Clothing sector seeks urgent solution to downgrades impact Labour and business in the clothing, textile, footwear and leather (CTFL) sectors are deeply concerned about the impact ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Sep 17  News
Starting today, in Dar es Salaam: Tanzania oil and gas congress. A DW commentary: Gas and oil key in East African integration UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Board began its 64th...
COMESA Industrialization Strategy adopted

COMESA Industrialization Strategy adopted

11 Sep 17  News
COMESA Ministers responsible for industry have adopted the regional Industrialization strategy which defines key interventions at both regional and national levels to speed up indu...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Sep 17  News
tralac’s Weekly e-newsletter is posted: The battle over safeguards on poultry imports from the EU continues Profiled African trade and industrial policy events: (i) Growing bus...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Sep 17  News
Featured tweet, @MaureenAAchieng (IOM Ethiopia Chief of Mission and Representative to AU, UNECA, IGAD): @AUC_DPA Continental free movement in Africa is a step closer after 3 days o...
Unlocking the potential of the power sector for industrialization and poverty alleviation in Nigeria

Unlocking the potential of the power sector for industrialization and poverty alleviation in Nigeria

07 Sep 17  News
Nigeria is the biggest economy in Africa, and now, has the potential to play a more active role in the global economy than in the past. Actualizing this potential will depend large...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Sep 17  News
Profiled African trade, regional integration, infrastructure events: (i) Update on the outcome of third meeting of the CFTA Technical Working Groups (20 August – 1 September, Du...
Smart industrialisation through trade in the context of Africa’s transformation

Smart industrialisation through trade in the context of Africa’s transformation

05 Sep 17  News
This brief, produced by the ODI in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, explores how the idea of using trade and trade policy to support industrialis...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Sep 17  News
Starting, today in Accra: ACBF’s 26th Board of Governors Meeting on the theme Enhancing access to and absorption of development resources in Africa. The Atlantic Council launche...
Press statement in support of Swaziland’s eligibility status for AGOA

Press statement in support of Swaziland’s eligibility status for AGOA

04 Sep 17  News
The Amalgamated Trade Union of Swaziland (ATUSWA) representing 9 000 workers in the textile and apparel industry, the Trade Union Congress of Swaziland (TUCOSWA) representing 40 00...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Sep 17  News
African accessions to the WTO: What has been done? What remains to be done? [Presentations at this week’s Regional Dialogue on WTO Accessions for the Greater Horn of Africa] ACB...
SADC Industrialization Week 2017: Roundup

SADC Industrialization Week 2017: Roundup

28 Aug 17  News
The SADC Secretariat, the Southern African Business Forum (SABF) and the NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF) kick-started the second annual SADC Industrialization Week alongside the th...

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