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Regional integration tops council of ministers meeting

Regional integration tops council of ministers meeting

14 Aug 2013  News
The implementation of the regional integration process of the member States of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and financial situation will top the meeting agenda...
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Full agenda for 33rd SADC summit in Malawi

Full agenda for 33rd SADC summit in Malawi

12 Aug 2013  News
The SADC Heads of State and Government Summit set for Lilongwe, Malawi this week will deliberate on a wide range of regional issues including the appointment of a new leadership fo...
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Post 2015 Report launched with calls for a bold agenda for Africa

Post 2015 Report launched with calls for a bold agenda for Africa

09 Aug 2013  News
During the launch of the high level panel of the post-2015 global agenda, held at the UN Conference Centre today in Addis Ababa, Mr. Carlos Lopes, Executive Secretary of the Econom...
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Africa’s Agenda 2063 to help address the Continent’s new growth challenges

Africa’s Agenda 2063 to help address the Continent’s new growth challenges

31 Jul 2013  News
Amidst the new sense of optimism found in Africa’s new natural resources discoveries, rapid urbanisation and increased regional integration, the tripartite partnership of the Afr...
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Shift from traditional approach to integration to ‘developmental regionalism’, report urges

Shift from traditional approach to integration to ‘developmental regionalism’, report urges

12 Jul 2013  News
The Economic Development in Africa Report 2013, subtitled “Intra-African Trade: Unlocking Private Sector Dynamism”, says that efforts to date to spur jointly reinforcing e...
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Obama plan to electrify Africa offers a “new model” of aid

Obama plan to electrify Africa offers a “new model” of aid

03 Jul 2013  News
During an eight-day trip to Africa, President Barack Obama unveiled an ambitious plan to improve access to electricity across the continent, a move the White House says is designed...
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Disconnected: African markets remain fragmented and inefficient

Disconnected: African markets remain fragmented and inefficient

03 Jul 2013  News
Africa has over the years been unable to boost internal commerce due to countries’ low level of connectedness, despite the existence of abundant empirical evidence showing that i...
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World Bank formally urged to overhaul ‘Doing Business’ Report

World Bank formally urged to overhaul ‘Doing Business’ Report

26 Jun 2013  News
An external review panel is calling on the World Bank to institute sweeping reforms to its widely cited annual “Doing Business” report, including doing away with a controversia...
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Africa’s positive Aid for Trade trends; more needed to overcome constraints

Africa’s positive Aid for Trade trends; more needed to overcome constraints

17 Jun 2013  News
Although Aid for Trade in Africa is starting to show results, interventions are urgently needed to overcome the short and long term constraints this was the key message by the Econ...
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AU official urges member states to pursue continental integration

AU official urges member states to pursue continental integration

22 May 2013  News
Member states of the African Union (AU) and political leaders must muster political will to surrender part of their sovereignty over trade, economic and financial issues to regiona...
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Africa faces the devil’s choice amidst huge natural resources

Africa faces the devil’s choice amidst huge natural resources

13 May 2013  News
The leaders of Africa, the world’s poorest continent in terms of economy but richly endowed in natural resources are facing the devil’s choice: to either invest their natural r...
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Regional integration key to Africa’s future competitiveness

Regional integration key to Africa’s future competitiveness

10 May 2013  News
The strides made by African economies in achieving economic growth must be accompanied by efforts to boost long-term competitiveness if the continent is to ensure sustainable impro...
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Africa must boost commodity-based industrialization to grow economy, end poverty, says ERA 2013

Africa must boost commodity-based industrialization to grow economy, end poverty, says ERA 2013

28 Mar 2013  News
African countries have an opportunity to transform their economies through a commodity-based industrialization strategy that leverages the continent’s abundant resources, current...
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BRICS membership opens opportunities

BRICS membership opens opportunities

26 Mar 2013  News
This week the heads of state of four of the largest economies in the world – collectively representing a fifth of global gross domestic product (GDP) – arrive in Durban for the...
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SA in BRICS – Are we making the most of it?

SA in BRICS – Are we making the most of it?

15 Mar 2013  News
The BRICS bloc wants deeper trade and investment ties to underpin its alliance. Troye Lund assesses whether the five members have moved beyond being a loose political gro...
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EAC states not ready for TRIPS, ask for extension

EAC states not ready for TRIPS, ask for extension

07 Mar 2013  News
The East African Community (EAC) partner states should ask the World Trade Organisation to unconditionally accord the Least Developed Group (LDC) an extension of the transition per...
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EU backs new transparency standards for investor-state dispute settlement

EU backs new transparency standards for investor-state dispute settlement

15 Feb 2013  News
The European Union supported new United Nations rules for greater transparency in disputes between investors and host countries. On Friday 8 February a United Nations Working Grou...
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State of the EAC: Bureaucratic delays, missed targets hurt integration

State of the EAC: Bureaucratic delays, missed targets hurt integration

10 Dec 2012  News
The decision by East African presidents on Friday, 30 November 2012 to postpone key issues – mainly the Monetary Union and admission of South Sudan and Somalia to the bloc – ha...
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Africa can feed itself, earn billions, and avoid food crises by unblocking regional food trade

Africa can feed itself, earn billions, and avoid food crises by unblocking regional food trade

26 Oct 2012  News
A new World Bank report says that Africa’s farmers can potentially grow enough food to feed the continent and avert future food crises if countries remove cross-border restrictio...
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