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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Jul 2020  News
Call for Papers: AfDB/UNECA/UNDP African Economic Conference 2020 for young African researchers Request for Proposals: Undertake feasibility study, design, establish and provide a...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Jul 2020  News
The Seychelles cabinet this week approved the AfCFTA draft initial offer for Seychelles under the Protocol for Trade in Services African Medicines Agency update: Burkina Faso beca...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Jul 2020  News
Okonjo-Iweala unfolds plans to rejuvenate WTO (ThisDay) While noting that micro, small and medium scale enterprises have been bruised by the COVID-19, she stressed the need for di...
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14th European Union-South Africa Ministerial Political Dialogue: Joint Press Release

14th European Union-South Africa Ministerial Political Dialogue: Joint Press Release

16 Jul 2020  News
14 July 2020 (by video conference) The European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, Mr Josep Borre...
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Africa will need a lot of energy to power its COVID-19 recovery, says Vera Songwe

Africa will need a lot of energy to power its COVID-19 recovery, says Vera Songwe

16 Jul 2020  News
Africa will need a lot of energy to build back better in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe, sa...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Jul 2020  News
Diarise: EAC experts meeting on outstanding issues under Phase 1 of the AFCFTA negotiations (22-24 July) The selection process for the next WTO Director General began today, and w...
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AfCFTA Africa’s plan to ride out crippling coronavirus crisis, says Vera Songwe

AfCFTA Africa’s plan to ride out crippling coronavirus crisis, says Vera Songwe

15 Jul 2020  News
Africa does not need a Marshall Plan to ride out the ongoing coronavirus crisis. It has a more powerful tool in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to use in accelerat...
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82% of NTBs in COMESA are operational and easy to monitor: but behind-the-border type of NTBs are more complex

82% of NTBs in COMESA are operational and easy to monitor: but behind-the-border type of NTBs are more complex

15 Jul 2020  News
At least 82% of the reported Non-Tariff Barriers in the COMESA region are those imposed on imports and exports of goods and services and are largely operational by design. Accordin...
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Africans must explore opportunities in digital trade, says AfCFTA Chief

Africans must explore opportunities in digital trade, says AfCFTA Chief

15 Jul 2020  News
Secretary-General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat Wamkele Mene would like Africans to take advantage of the opportunities in digital trade because A...
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Productivity growth, key driver of poverty reduction, threatened by COVID-19 disruptions

Productivity growth, key driver of poverty reduction, threatened by COVID-19 disruptions

15 Jul 2020  News
First Comprehensive Study on Challenges and Opportunities to Rekindle Productivity Growth Productivity growth, a force that has contributed to lifting millions of people out of po...
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UN report sends ‘sobering message’ of deeply entrenched hunger globally

UN report sends ‘sobering message’ of deeply entrenched hunger globally

15 Jul 2020  News
In much of the world, “hunger remains deeply entrenched and is rising”, the UN chief said on Monday, launching this year’s major UN food security update, highlighting that ov...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Jul 2020  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...
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Keeping trade open amid COVID-19 crisis central to achieving SDGs and economic recovery

Keeping trade open amid COVID-19 crisis central to achieving SDGs and economic recovery

14 Jul 2020  News
In a report to the United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF) taking place from 7 to 16 July, the WTO Secretariat highlights that trade, fiscal and monetary policies are key ...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Jul 2020  News
The Journal of African Trade has posted a call for papers for a forthcoming special issue: The AfCFTA and African trade. This special issue aims to provide a timely collection of a...
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Commemoration of the first edition of Africa Integration Day: Closing remarks by H.E. Amb Albert M. Muchanga, AU Commissioner for Trade and Industry

Commemoration of the first edition of Africa Integration Day: Closing remarks by H.E. Amb Albert M. Muchanga, AU Commissioner for Trade and Industry

10 Jul 2020  News
We have come to the end of our 1 week commemoration of the first edition of Africa Integration Day, which as you all will agree with me was a big success, considering the COVID-19 ...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Jul 2020  News
Diarise: 2020 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings (12-18 October) Next stages of WTO DG selection process: General Council Chair Walker announces timelines Commemoration of the first ...
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UK still has no coherent strategy for engaging with Africa

UK still has no coherent strategy for engaging with Africa

10 Jul 2020  News
The International Relations and Defence Committee has published its report on ‘The UK and Sub-Saharan Africa: prosperity, peace and development co-operation’. The repot critic...
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Digital technologies could help Uganda’s economy recover faster

Digital technologies could help Uganda’s economy recover faster

10 Jul 2020  News
Uganda’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2020 is projected to be between 0.4 and 1.7% compared to 5.6% in 2019, according to the latest edition of the Uganda Economic...
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COVID-19 stalls progress on Global Goals

COVID-19 stalls progress on Global Goals

10 Jul 2020  News
UNCTAD’s SDG Pulse 2020 shows that progress on critical targets of the sustainable development goals has stalled amid the coronavirus crisis. The coronavirus crisis is pushing c...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Jul 2020  News
Joint Statement on the Commemoration of African Integration Day (African Union) Joint Statement of the Chairperson of the Assembly of the African Union, The African Continent...
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