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WTO’s Least Developed Countries submit collective request on Services waiver

WTO’s Least Developed Countries submit collective request on Services waiver

29 Jul 2014
Earlier this week, the WTO’s poorest members, known as the Least Developed Country (LDC) Group, submitted a collective request regarding the preferential treatment they would lik...
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African Economic Outlook 2014: Regional Edition - Southern Africa

African Economic Outlook 2014: Regional Edition - Southern Africa

28 Jul 2014
The African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2014 Regional Editions are now available. An extract from the Southern Africa report is reproduced below. Click here to download. Overview In S...
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SADC finally signs EU trade deal

SADC finally signs EU trade deal

28 Jul 2014
After 10 years of negotiations, the Southern African Development Countries (SADC) has initialed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union, beating an October ...
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Tanzanian products could be locked out of market

Tanzanian products could be locked out of market

28 Jul 2014
Tanzania risks having its products locked out of the rest of East Africa from November, as it lags behind in adopting harmonised regional standards. The harmonised standards...
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Azevêdo reports “very good level of engagement” on Doha Round work programme

Azevêdo reports “very good level of engagement” on Doha Round work programme

28 Jul 2014
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, in his report to the General Council on 25 July as chair of the Trade Negotiations Committee, said that there had been “a very good level of en...
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AGOA failure blamed on private sector

AGOA failure blamed on private sector

28 Jul 2014
Ugandan traders’ failure to exploit the huge American market under AGOA agreement is due to the private sector’s failure to produce enough and good quality products, an offic...
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Aid for Trade funds can help advance infrastructure development in Africa

Aid for Trade funds can help advance infrastructure development in Africa

25 Jul 2014
Aid for Trade (AfT) is one of several global initiatives launched, over the years, to help developing countries to integrate into the global economy through trade. It was launched ...
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‘We are exporting jobs’ – Schlettwein

‘We are exporting jobs’ – Schlettwein

25 Jul 2014
Trade and Industry Minister Calle Schlettwein believes ‘jobless growth’ is a phenomenon partly caused by an over-reliance on raw material exports, which is currently one of the...
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Nigeria’s renewal: Delivering inclusive growth

Nigeria’s renewal: Delivering inclusive growth

25 Jul 2014
As global investors and business leaders look to Africa as the next region of transformative economic growth, they are paying increasing attention to Nigeria. With about 170 m...
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Uganda, Kenya finally resolve sugar disagreement

Uganda, Kenya finally resolve sugar disagreement

25 Jul 2014
The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and their Kenyan counterparts have finally resolved the sugar trade dispute which has been raging between the two countries over the source of su...
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Persistent vulnerability threatens human development, warns flagship UN report

Persistent vulnerability threatens human development, warns flagship UN report

25 Jul 2014
Reducing vulnerability and strengthening resilience are critical to securing human development progress, the United Nations says in a flagship report released today that ...
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Beyond Africa rising: Future of global economy’s ‘last frontier’

Beyond Africa rising: Future of global economy’s ‘last frontier’

25 Jul 2014
Is Africa Rising? In the past decade Africa has emerged in the world’s consciousness in the context of an evolution in the continent’s image. Africa is not yet seen as the pla...
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the dti Budget Vote Address: Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry, 22 July 2014

the dti Budget Vote Address: Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry, 22 July 2014

24 Jul 2014
It is indeed a privilege to participate in this dti budget vote, the first of the fifth administration of our democratic order. At the outset I wish to welcome the new M...
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African Women Business Linkages Forum

African Women Business Linkages Forum

24 Jul 2014
“Building Linkages to Break Barriers” 11th to 15th August 2014 Nairobi, Kenya The Bureau of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission in partnership with the UNDP Regi...
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How Tanzanians banked last year

How Tanzanians banked last year

24 Jul 2014
Tanzanians transferred more cash more via their mobile phones than the entire banking system in 2013, with official data showing that mobile transactions reached almost Sh29 trilli...
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Money payment system registers success in EAC

Money payment system registers success in EAC

24 Jul 2014
Eight months after its launch, the East African Payments System (EAPS) has registered modest success, lowering the cost of money transfer and elevating the East African Community...
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Unleashing the potential of Ethiopia’s export industry

Unleashing the potential of Ethiopia’s export industry

24 Jul 2014
Addressing key obstacles in its export sector would help Ethiopia to tap into its significant export potential and further facilitate its economic transformation, according to a ne...
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Zim to host SADC Sugar Producers’ conference

Zim to host SADC Sugar Producers’ conference

24 Jul 2014
The Zimbabwe Sugar Association is to host the Annual Conference of the Federation of SADC Sugar Producers on July 23 2014 in Victoria Falls. This is the first time that Zimbabwe h...
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Southern African region and the EU complete negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement

Southern African region and the EU complete negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement

23 Jul 2014
In a move welcomed by European Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht, and by European Commissioner for Agriculture, Dacian Cioloş, the chief negotiators of the European Union and...
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Cosatu attends BRICS trade union forum

Cosatu attends BRICS trade union forum

23 Jul 2014
Trade union federation, Cosatu, has attended the third BRICS trade union forum, held on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Brazil. The delegation, led by General Secretary Zwelin...
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