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Digital transformation should be top priority for Africa’s leaders

Digital transformation should be top priority for Africa’s leaders

01 Sep 2020Topic NewsTechnology and innovation
African leaders need to think digital always, especially now as the continent continues to grapple with the ongoing coronavirus crisis that has affected millions across the world, ...
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4th High-Level Tax Policy Dialogue: Taxing rights for Africa in the new world and effects of COVID-19 – The role of tax policymakers and tax administrators

4th High-Level Tax Policy Dialogue: Taxing rights for Africa in the new world and effects of COVID-19 – The role of tax policymakers and tax administrators

31 Aug 2020Topic NewsFinance and development
A collaboration between the African Tax Administration Forum and the African Union Commission Outcome Statement The 4th ATAF High-Level Tax Policy Dialogue attracted over 529...
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How nations can structurally transform their economies

How nations can structurally transform their economies

28 Aug 2020Topic NewsFinance and development
The policy experiences that transformed China from a manufacturing assembly hub of the world to an economic powerhouse offer valuable lessons for countries in the global south. Th...
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WTO issues new report regarding impact of COVID-19 crisis on agricultural trade

WTO issues new report regarding impact of COVID-19 crisis on agricultural trade

28 Aug 2020Topic NewsAgriculture and commodities
The WTO Secretariat has published a new information note examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on world agricultural trade. The paper notes that agricultural trade has far...
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Digital economy can put citizens in control of finance, says UN Task Force

Digital economy can put citizens in control of finance, says UN Task Force

27 Aug 2020Topic NewsFinance and development
A UN Task Force set up to look into the risks and benefits of the digital economy, has concluded that it could have a transformational impact on sustainable development, and empowe...
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African businesses shifting towards new technologies in response to COVID-19 pandemic

African businesses shifting towards new technologies in response to COVID-19 pandemic

26 Aug 2020Topic NewsTechnology and innovation
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), jointly with International Economics Consulting Ltd (IEC), have released the report of the second comprehensive survey on the COVID-19 pan...
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Lack of proper measurement equipment in MS affecting trade in COMESA

Lack of proper measurement equipment in MS affecting trade in COMESA

24 Aug 2020Topic NewsServices
Several Member States (MS) in the COMESA region are at a disadvantage with their trading partners because of the lack of reliable, accurate and comparable measurement equipment and...
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Undiversified economies, low intra-trade constrain SADC industrial drive

Undiversified economies, low intra-trade constrain SADC industrial drive

21 Aug 2020Topic NewsAfrican trade and integration
The quest to transform southern Africa into an industrialised region is being hampered by the declining level of intra-regional trade and the lack of diversification of domestic ec...
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Statement by Secretary-General H.E. Wamkele Keabetswe Mene at the official commissioning and handing over of the AfCFTA Secretariat

Statement by Secretary-General H.E. Wamkele Keabetswe Mene at the official commissioning and handing over of the AfCFTA Secretariat

17 Aug 2020Topic NewsAfrican trade and integration
On this occasion of the official commissioning and handing over of the AfCFTA Secretariat, let me express deep humility for having been elected by the 33rd Ordinary Session of the ...
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Official Commissioning and Handing Over of the AfCFTA Secretariat

Official Commissioning and Handing Over of the AfCFTA Secretariat

17 Aug 2020Topic NewsAfrican trade and integration
The AfCFTA Secretariat Building was officially commissioned and handed over by the African Union to Ghana on Monday, 17th August 2020. Speeches from the ceremony are available...
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H.E. President Nyusi of Mozambique takes over as Chair of SADC, pledging to continue advancing the regional development agenda

H.E. President Nyusi of Mozambique takes over as Chair of SADC, pledging to continue advancing the regional development agenda

17 Aug 2020Topic NewsAfrican trade and integration
His Excellency Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique, on 17th August, 2020 assumed the Chairpersonship of the Southern African Development Community (S...
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40th Ordinary Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government held virtually

40th Ordinary Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government held virtually

17 Aug 2020Topic NewsAfrican trade and integration
The 40th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held virtually from Maputo, Mozambique on the 17th ...
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SADC commended for reducing impact of COVID-19

SADC commended for reducing impact of COVID-19

17 Aug 2020Topic NewsAfrican trade and integration
SADC Member States have been commended for putting in place vibrant measures to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, commonly known as COVID-19. These measures include in...
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SADC Day Message by H.H. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania and SADC Chairperson

SADC Day Message by H.H. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania and SADC Chairperson

17 Aug 2020Topic NewsAfrican trade and integration
Fellow SADC Citizens It has been 40 years since our Organization was established in Lusaka, Zambia, in 1980; and exactly 28 years since the transformation of the Southern African ...
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SADC discusses Vision 2050, RISDP 2020-30

SADC discusses Vision 2050, RISDP 2020-30

17 Aug 2020Topic NewsAfrican trade and integration
The 40th SADC Summit set for 17 August is expected to receive and deliberate on a new Vision 2050 and an accompanying development blueprint that will provide strategic directi...
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In wake of COVID-19, African Union to keep AfCFTA on track with digital technology

In wake of COVID-19, African Union to keep AfCFTA on track with digital technology

16 Aug 2020Topic NewsTechnology and innovation
Since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, the AU Commission, like most intergovernmental organisations around the world, has shifted most of its activities online. In this contex...
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WTO issues new report on how COVID-19 crisis may push up trade costs

WTO issues new report on how COVID-19 crisis may push up trade costs

14 Aug 2020Topic NewsGlobal trade governance
The WTO Secretariat has published a new information note warning of possible increases to trade costs due to COVID-19 disruptions. The note examines the pandemic’s impact on key ...
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Assessing Africa’s policies and institutions: Safeguarding human capital during and beyond COVID-19

Assessing Africa’s policies and institutions: Safeguarding human capital during and beyond COVID-19

14 Aug 2020Topic NewsFinance and development
The  Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) for Africa  is an annual diagnostic tool for Sub-Saharan African countries eligible for International Developm...
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ECA report urges African countries to harmonize trade and transport regulations in the fight against COVID-19

ECA report urges African countries to harmonize trade and transport regulations in the fight against COVID-19

12 Aug 2020Topic NewsServices
The Regional Integration and Trade Division (RITD) at ECA has released a new report entitled “Facilitating Cross-Border Trade Through a Coordinated African Response to COVID-19...
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SADC, EU and Germany step-up cooperation towards regional response to COVID-19

SADC, EU and Germany step-up cooperation towards regional response to COVID-19

10 Aug 2020Topic NewsGlobal trade governance
As part of the on-going regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Her Excellency Dr. Stergomena Lawr...
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