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SADC, EU and Germany step-up cooperation towards regional response to COVID-19

SADC, EU and Germany step-up cooperation towards regional response to COVID-19

10 Aug 20  News
As part of the on-going regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Her Excellency Dr. Stergomena Lawr...
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14 Jul 20  News
The UN Secretary‑General António Guterres has announced the appointment of Ms Cristina Duarte of Cabo Verde as his Special Adviser on Africa. The AU has advertised the position...
A political economy analysis of the Nacala and Beira corridors

A political economy analysis of the Nacala and Beira corridors

07 Jul 20  News
While trade and transport costs in Africa are high, those faced in Malawi are higher than in the wider region. International partners are keen to invest in improving trade and tran...
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03 Jul 20  News
Africa should eye strategies to reduce import dependency of essential goods (UNECA) Africa has been battling to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic and to address its impacts but...
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25 Jun 20  News
The first round of talks for the proposed Kenya-USA FTA will take place from 9-17 July. Multi-video: CS Maina unveils negotiation guide Proposed Kenya-United States FTA Agreement:...
SADC Council approves revised regional guidelines to ease cross-border transport operations and standardise operating procedures

SADC Council approves revised regional guidelines to ease cross-border transport operations and standardise operating procedures

24 Jun 20  News
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) extra-ordinary Council of Ministers Meeting held virtually on 23rd June 2020 has approved the Revised Regional Guidelines on ...
Communiqué from Private Sector and Business Associations in SADC on COVID-19 Trade Challenges and Post Recovery Strategies

Communiqué from Private Sector and Business Associations in SADC on COVID-19 Trade Challenges and Post Recovery Strategies

24 Jun 20  News
Background The Directors of National Private Sector Apex Body and Regional Business Body Associations in the SADC region held an online meeting on 10 June 2020 to discuss the post...
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22 Jun 20  News
Diarise: ECOWAS Ministerial meeting for the adoption of two new ECOWAS standards (25 June) The West Africa Competitiveness Programme (WACOMP) has launched its official website. Th...
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18 Jun 20  News
Mainstreaming gender in key e-commerce policy areas: possible lessons for AfCFTA (CUTS) In particular, the study aims to: (i) outline key policy areas for the promotion of e-comme...
UN seeks to build transport and trade resilience in wake of COVID-19

UN seeks to build transport and trade resilience in wake of COVID-19

12 Jun 20  News
UNCTAD and the five UN regional commissions join forces to help developing countries tackle trade and transport challenges from the coronavirus pandemic. A new joint UN project is...
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09 Jun 20  News
Diarise, Thursday (11 June): Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda are expected to table their respective 2020/2021 national budgets. Industrialists are lobbying, through the EABC, f...
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01 Jun 20  News
Diarise: The OACPS hosts (3 June) first-ever Inter-Sessional Summit on the theme: Transcending the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be chaired by Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta. ec...
EAC partner states adopt the EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System

EAC partner states adopt the EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System

01 Jun 20  News
EAC Partner States have adopted the EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System that will be hosted at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. The system is expect...
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28 May 20  News
Happening tomorrow: The SADC Council of Ministers meets. They will review the regional guidelines for the harmonisation and facilitation of movement of critical goods and serv...
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27 May 20  News
The inaugural virtual meeting of the Kenya-US Free Trade Agreement Negotiations Secretariat took place today, Kenya’s CS Trade and Industry Betty Maina has announced. Ghana’s ...
Supply Chain and COVID-19: UN rushes to move vital equipment to frontlines

Supply Chain and COVID-19: UN rushes to move vital equipment to frontlines

19 May 20  News
As COVID-19 spreads to countries with poor health systems, the United Nations and its partners are racing against time to ensure that life-saving personal protective equipment and ...
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15 May 20  News
Updates on the closure of the Nakonde border post, COVID-19 testing for truck drivers Zambia reopens border with Tanzania to cargo after COVID-19 closure. ”Trucks from both ...
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14 May 20  News
WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo plans to depart: The WTO will make an announcement Thursday about its Director-General Roberto Azevedo, a spokesman said, following reports he ...
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12 May 20  News
Lauren Johnston: How COVID-19 will change China and Africa’s economic relationship (WEF) One reason for China’s strictness may be earlier research suggesting that different ty...
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08 May 20  News
ECA leads discussion on Africa’s COVID-19 lockdown exit strategies (ECA) African countries are turning their attention to lockdown exit plans as they seek to limit economic and ...

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