Tag: Investment policy

Substantive issues the AfCFTA Investment Protocol should address

Substantive issues the AfCFTA Investment Protocol should address

26 Mar 20  Blog
The envisaged Protocol on Investment in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) would be about intra-Africa investment. At this stage the bulk of foreign direct investment...
How investment disputes in Zimbabwe will be resolved under the ZIDA Act

How investment disputes in Zimbabwe will be resolved under the ZIDA Act

13 Mar 20  Blog
The recently enacted Zimbabwe Investment Development Agency (ZIDA) Act [CHAPTER 14:37] guarantees local and foreign investors legal protection against discriminatory treatment...
The ZIDA Act: An overhaul of the investment policy regime and impetus for investment in Zimbabwe?

The ZIDA Act: An overhaul of the investment policy regime and impetus for investment in Zimbabwe?

09 Mar 20  Blog
On 6 February 2020, the President of Zimbabwe signed into law the Zimbabwe Investment Development Agency Act [Chapter 14:37] (ZIDA Act). ZIDA Act deals with the promotion, entry, f...
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21 Jan 20  News
UK-Africa Investment Summit: Keynote outcomes, speeches UK government statement issued at the closure of the summit Opening speech by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson ...
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21 Nov 19  News
The 21st Ordinary Meeting of the Summit of the EAC Heads of State, scheduled for 30 November, has been postponed. EAC Secretary General,  Ambassador Liberat Mfumukeko said o...
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14 Nov 19  News
Digitising logistics in Africa (Briter Bridges) Progressively more businesses operating in African markets are adopting digital solutions to monitor their supply chain or broaden ...
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13 Nov 19  News
Diarise: Committee on Private Sector Development, Regional Integration, Trade, Infrastructure, Industry and Technology (11-12 December, Addis Ababa) In 2019, the ECA Conference o...
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11 Nov 19  News
2019 Visa Openness Index Report (AfDB, AU) For the first time, African travellers have liberal access to over half the continent, the 2019 Africa Visa Openness Index pub...
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30 Oct 19  News
Diarise: World Bank Group's Fragility Forum 2020 (2-4 March, 2020):  The Forum will focus on implementation: the concrete approaches that are needed to maximize our collecti...
South Africa’s submission on UNCITRAL ISDS reforms: Comments and implications

South Africa’s submission on UNCITRAL ISDS reforms: Comments and implications

16 Oct 19  Blog
Introduction Investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) has in recent years been criticised for its systematic imbalances, as well as inconsistent, flawed and excessive arbitral awa...
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19 Sep 19  News
PwC's The Africa Business Agenda 2019: Kenya is top destination for companies seeking expansion in Africa The study by global audit firm PwC, conducted among chief executives arou...
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11 Sep 19  News
African Leapfrog Index: Getting Lions to Leapfrog With financial support from the Mastercard Impact Fund, the African Leapfrog Index – which was launched during the World Econom...
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29 Aug 19  News
Madagascar has notified the WTO’s Committee on Safeguards that it has initiated three safeguard investigations: on soaps, lubricating oils and on vegetable oils and margarines T...
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28 Aug 19  News
The Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development began today in Yokohama on the theme Advancing Africa’s development through people, technology and innovation. T...
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26 Jul 19  News
Is the AfCFTA practical?: a CNBC interview with Rudi Steinbach (World Bank Africa specialist) Regional growth spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa (IMF) This paper attempts to shed l...
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25 Jul 19  News
The future of work in Africa: Harnessing the potential of digital technologies for all (World Bank) This companion report to the World Development Report 2019: The Changing Nature...
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11 Jul 19  News
Next week in Nairobi: “It’s all systems go as Kenya readies to host Africa’s leading premier SME gathering, the Kenya Trade Week and COMESA High Level Business Summit, 15-21 ...
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10 Jul 19  News
Underway, in New York: High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Niamey Summit wrap, reactions Multi-video: Africa punches below its weight when it comes to inter...
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13 Jun 19  News
Today is Budget Day across East Africa. Selected country previews: Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania African trade policy events to diarise: 25th African Organisation for Standard...
Foreign direct investment to Africa defies global slump, rises 11% – UN Report

Foreign direct investment to Africa defies global slump, rises 11% – UN Report

13 Jun 19  News
Continent-wide trade agreement bodes well for future investment in Africa and burgeoning SEZs further buttress prospects. Africa escaped the global decline in foreign direct inves...