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BRICS build new architecture for financial democracy

BRICS build new architecture for financial democracy

17 Jul 2014  News
The BRICS alliance (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) launched the New Development Bank (NDB) and Contingency Reserve Arrangement (CRA) during its sixth summit, instit...
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Economy expected to grow by 5,4% in 2014

Economy expected to grow by 5,4% in 2014

17 Jul 2014  News
The local economy is expected to grow by 5,4% this year compared to 4,4% in 2013, the Bank of Namibia says in its economic outlook for 2014-2016. “Growth will be supported by do...
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State to build one-stop border posts

State to build one-stop border posts

17 Jul 2014  News
Government will soon construct one-stop border posts at Victoria, Kazungula and Katima Mulilo border posts in Southern and Western provinces to enhance revenue collection in the co...
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Britain to fund South African carbon trading experiment

Britain to fund South African carbon trading experiment

16 Jul 2014  News
Britain will expand funding for a programme to help coal-rich South Africa develop a carbon trading market in an attempt to rein in its rising greenhouse gas emissions. The Britis...
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AfDB Independent Development Evaluation releases Transport Issue of eVALUation Matters

AfDB Independent Development Evaluation releases Transport Issue of eVALUation Matters

16 Jul 2014  News
The June 2014 issue of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) quarterly knowledge publication, eVALUation Matters, was released on July 11. This issue focuses on the transpor...
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Documented Immigrants in South Africa, 2013

Documented Immigrants in South Africa, 2013

16 Jul 2014  News
This statistical release on Documented immigrants in South Africa, 2013 (P03051.4) presents information on immigrants into South Africa that were issued with temporary and permanen...
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EU welcomes new UN Convention on transparency for investor-state dispute settlement

EU welcomes new UN Convention on transparency for investor-state dispute settlement

16 Jul 2014  News
The European Union welcomes the agreement reached on 9 July 2014 on a new United Nations convention to strengthen transparency in investor-state disputes. The Convention on Transp...
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Angola economy back on track, non-oil sector expands

Angola economy back on track, non-oil sector expands

16 Jul 2014  News
Despite a slight deceleration in 2013 due to lower oil revenues, Angola’s economy appears to be back on track with real GDP growing by 4.4%, according to the World Bank’s lates...
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CSOs want stable gas, oil extraction policies

CSOs want stable gas, oil extraction policies

16 Jul 2014  News
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have suggested that there is a need to have a system of ensuring that policies on oil and gas are carried on even after the current government’...
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The 4th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Communiqué

The 4th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Communiqué

15 Jul 2014  News
Fortaleza, 14 July 2014 The Ministers responsible for trade of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa met in Fortaleza, Brazil, on 14 July 2014, on the eve of the Sixth BRI...
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BRICS fight waning clout with $150 billion deal in Brazil Summit

BRICS fight waning clout with $150 billion deal in Brazil Summit

15 Jul 2014  News
The leaders of five of the world’s largest emerging markets will showcase a new currency reserve fund and development bank this week. Critics say neither is enough to revive the ...
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The 23rd Ordinary Session of the African Union ends in Malabo

The 23rd Ordinary Session of the African Union ends in Malabo

15 Jul 2014  News
The 23rd Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union concluded in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on 27 June 2014. The summit’s Assembly, comprising Heads of State and Governme...
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Enhance integration: Mujuru

Enhance integration: Mujuru

15 Jul 2014  News
Sadc countries should standardise their labour practices to enhance regional economic integration and improve the lives, Vice President Joice Mujuru has said. She made the remarks...
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Industrialisation needs effective pan-African parliament

Industrialisation needs effective pan-African parliament

15 Jul 2014  News
It is in the hands of the continent to initiate its own strategies to promote intra-Africa trade and industrialisation, writes Zwelethu Madasa. On November 20 each year the intern...
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Update on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)

Update on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)

15 Jul 2014  News
Document prepared ahead of the Seventh Conference of African Ministers in Charge of Integration (COMAI VII), taking place from 14-18 July 2014 in Ezulwini, Swaziland ...
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WTO members work to bridge trade facilitation divide ahead of July deadline

WTO members work to bridge trade facilitation divide ahead of July deadline

15 Jul 2014  News
The divide among WTO members over the implementation of the new Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) has continued to persist in recent weeks, despite an end-July deadline to agree o...
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BRICS must score a goal in Fortaleza

BRICS must score a goal in Fortaleza

14 Jul 2014  News
Brazil may quite appropriately be the place for BRICS to score a much-needed winning goal. That could be in the form of an announcement of the launch of the BRICS Development Bank ...
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UN official urges ‘bold, challenging’ talks during forum on development cooperation

UN official urges ‘bold, challenging’ talks during forum on development cooperation

14 Jul 2014  News
Development cooperation will “undoubtedly” play an important role in supporting the implementation of the post-2015 development agenda, but to do so, it must adapt in real time...
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Promoting regional integration through trade

Promoting regional integration through trade

14 Jul 2014  News
To complement the role of Nigeria Export Import Bank as a member of the Trade Facilitation Task Force, whose mandate is to improve Nigeria’s ranking on “Trading Across Boarders...
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West African leaders back Economic Partnership Agreement with EU

West African leaders back Economic Partnership Agreement with EU

14 Jul 2014  News
In a move welcomed by European Commissioner for trade Karel De Gucht, the heads of 16 West African states yesterday decided to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with th...
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