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Regional integration is a primary condition for Africa’s industrial revolution

Regional integration is a primary condition for Africa’s industrial revolution

22 Oct 2013
“Regional Integration in Africa,” the theme of this year’s October 28-30 African Economic Conference (AEC) in Johannesburg, is at the very core of the quest for the...
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Traffic at port of Maputo increase four-fold in nine years

Traffic at port of Maputo increase four-fold in nine years

22 Oct 2013
Traffic at the port of Maputo rose almost four-fold between 2003 and 2012, but the facility and its associated transport corridor still have potential to grow, the Economist Intell...
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Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) – State of play, future perspectives and implementation

Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) – State of play, future perspectives and implementation

15 Oct 2013
Address by Karel De Gucht, European Trade Commissioner, to the EU-ACP Joint Ministerial Trade Committee, Brussels, 11 October 2013 Ministers, This is now the fourth time tha...
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New Working Paper series on trade issues for Africa focuses on regional integration

New Working Paper series on trade issues for Africa focuses on regional integration

09 Oct 2013
The World Bank’s Africa Trade Practice is introducing a series of working papers that aims to share new voices and analysis on the critical issues surrounding trade and regional ...
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Africa’s ample resources provide an opportunity for inclusive growth

Africa’s ample resources provide an opportunity for inclusive growth

09 Oct 2013
Africa continues to grow strongly but poverty and inequality remain persistently high Five years after the start of the global financial crisis, most countries in Sub-Saharan Afri...
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UNCTAD releases new reports on developments in trade policy and trends in international merchandise trade

UNCTAD releases new reports on developments in trade policy and trends in international merchandise trade

27 Sep 2013
The new UNCTAD publication Key Statistics and Trends in Trade Policy seeks to provide a snapshot of recent and medium-term developments. The report is intended to serve ...
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COMESA Court of Justice rules that Mauritius breached the COMESA rules for the Free Trade Area

COMESA Court of Justice rules that Mauritius breached the COMESA rules for the Free Trade Area

18 Sep 2013
COMESA Court orders a refund of customs duties to a small company In a landmark case, the COMESA Court of Justice has decided that the Government of Mauritius, by imposing a custo...
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Export-led development is no longer viable, UNCTAD says – economies will perform better with more balanced strategies

Export-led development is no longer viable, UNCTAD says – economies will perform better with more balanced strategies

13 Sep 2013
Developing and transition economies need to move towards more balanced growth and give a greater role to domestic demand in their development strategies, a new UNCTAD report conten...
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Institutions and innovation increasingly important for competitiveness

Institutions and innovation increasingly important for competitiveness

05 Sep 2013
Excellent innovation and strong institutional environments are increasingly influencing economies’ competitiveness, according to The Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014, whic...
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A renewed global partnership for Africa

A renewed global partnership for Africa

16 Aug 2013
Between 2000 and 2009, eleven African countries grew at an annual rate of 7% or more, sufficient enough to double their economies in ten years. Because Africa’s collective GDP of...
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Regional integration tops council of ministers meeting

Regional integration tops council of ministers meeting

14 Aug 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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