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Negotiations on the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement are moving forward

Negotiations on the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement are moving forward

04 Apr 2014
African high-level officials indicated recently that negotiations for the establishment of a free-trade area spanning three major regional economic communities in Africa have ...
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Uhuru tells Africa to support infrastructure investment

Uhuru tells Africa to support infrastructure investment

03 Apr 2014
President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged African governments to accelerate reforms that will encourage more private sector investment in infrastructure projects. Citing Kenya as an...
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FG: Why Nigeria scuttled the EU-ECOWAS trade deal

FG: Why Nigeria scuttled the EU-ECOWAS trade deal

03 Apr 2014
The federal government has stated that it declined endorsing the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union because acting otherwise would have been inimical to t...
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Customs Territory promising

Customs Territory promising

03 Apr 2014
Barely a month into the implementation of the Single Customs Territory (SCT), Uganda seems to have started reaping the fruits of the first pilot project. During a press brief...
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SACU appoints new Executive Secretary

SACU appoints new Executive Secretary

03 Apr 2014
The South African Customs Union (SACU) council of ministers has recently appointed a Namibian national, Paulina Mbala Elago, to the position of SACU Executive Secretary. SACU...
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EU-Africa summit to debate free trade

EU-Africa summit to debate free trade

02 Apr 2014
EU and African leaders from 80 states are poised to meet in Brussels for a two-day summit as a deadline for tariff-free trade agreements draws near. Presidents Jacob Zuma and Rober...
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EAC competition law yet to be enforced

EAC competition law yet to be enforced

02 Apr 2014
Regulating competition in East the African Community bloc still faces challenges as some countries are not enforcing the relevant law, the East African Competitions Act 2006. ...
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Emerging markets can manage evolving mix of global investors

Emerging markets can manage evolving mix of global investors

02 Apr 2014
The mix of investors in emerging markets stocks and bonds has evolved considerably over the past 15 years, which has made capital flows and asset prices in these countries mor...
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New economic report urges Africa to build credible institutions to boost industrialization

New economic report urges Africa to build credible institutions to boost industrialization

01 Apr 2014
African countries need to introduce credible industrial policies and promote effective industrial policy organizations to enhance the structural transformation of the continent, sa...
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East African Common Market Scorecard 2014

East African Common Market Scorecard 2014

01 Apr 2014
The EAC Common Market Scorecard 2014 assesses progress toward the development of a common market in capital, services, and goods across the Partner States of the East Afr...
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Europe-Africa relations: Well-intentioned diplomatic disaster?

Europe-Africa relations: Well-intentioned diplomatic disaster?

01 Apr 2014
At the 4th EU-Africa Summit, a number of issues might push tensions high. The 4th EU-Africa Summit takes place in Brussels on 2-3 April. For months, there seemed to be a...
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Africa loses $60 billion annually through illicit financial flows – Mbeki

Africa loses $60 billion annually through illicit financial flows – Mbeki

01 Apr 2014
Monies for infrastructure and social amenities for the poor African population are being transferred to other countries via illicit financial flows. A former South African Pr...
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Delegates debate scoring countries on regional integratio​n

Delegates debate scoring countries on regional integratio​n

31 Mar 2014
Mr. Rene Kouassi, Director of Economic Affairs, African Union Commission has urged experts this week to advance regional integration goals and move from ‘intergovernmentalism to ...
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Customs experts reflect on rules of origins in the effort to establish the Continental Free Trade Area

Customs experts reflect on rules of origins in the effort to establish the Continental Free Trade Area

31 Mar 2014
The first African Union consultative meeting on Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) Rules of Origin kicked off today in the Senegalese capital. Convened at the initiative of th...
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Southern African Customs Union (SACU) benchmarks with EAC

Southern African Customs Union (SACU) benchmarks with EAC

31 Mar 2014
Senior officials from Southern African Customs Union (SACU) together with their counterpart EAC concluded a two-day meeting aimed at benchmarking similar activities, learn the...
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Business schools respond to demand in courses for Africa

Business schools respond to demand in courses for Africa

31 Mar 2014
Business schools can hear the call of Africa. The IMF forecasts that the sub-Saharan African region will enjoy growth of 6 per cent in 2014. But there is a dearth of managemen...
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Kenya should push for concessions in EPA negotiations

Kenya should push for concessions in EPA negotiations

28 Mar 2014
Kenya should use its geopolitical standing in the East Africa region to get concessions from fellow EAC states and the European Union in negotiating the new trade agreement. ...
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Trans-Kalahari railway to ease corridor congestion in SADC

Trans-Kalahari railway to ease corridor congestion in SADC

28 Mar 2014
Once completed in 2016 the Trans-Kalahari railway would serve as an alternative relief to the already congested corridors within the Southern African Development Community (SA...
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Governments urged to direct resources in manufacturing to create jobs and reduce poverty

Governments urged to direct resources in manufacturing to create jobs and reduce poverty

28 Mar 2014
African countries need to channel their resources to activities in industry, manufacturing and modern services in order to create more employment and improve the welfare of vulnera...
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US claims victory in trade dispute with China

US claims victory in trade dispute with China

27 Mar 2014
The World Trade Organization ruled Wednesday that China has violated international trade rules with its restrictions on the export of 17 “rare earths” and two other minerals th...
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