Tag: Regional integration

Nigeria has made it more difficult for foreigners to work in the country

Nigeria has made it more difficult for foreigners to work in the country

07 Feb 18  News
Foreigners looking to work in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy, might be out of luck. An executive order signed by Nigeria’s President Buhari on Monday, 5 February 2018,...
African Continental Free Trade Area: Challenges and opportunities of tariff reductions

African Continental Free Trade Area: Challenges and opportunities of tariff reductions

07 Feb 18  News
In 2012, the 54 Member States of the African Union agreed to establish the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) by 2017. The CFTA is widely seen as a crucial driver for economic grow...
CFTA set to unleash Africa’s full potential, says ECA’s Songwe

CFTA set to unleash Africa’s full potential, says ECA’s Songwe

05 Feb 18  News
Africa’s signature policy reform of 2018, the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), is set to unleash the continent’s full potential with more African countries trading with each...
Uganda overtakes South Africa in Kenya exports

Uganda overtakes South Africa in Kenya exports

05 Feb 18  News
Uganda overtook South Africa for the first time in November as the largest source of goods ordered by Kenyans, underlining the impact of drought which saw electricity and food impo...
The 30th AU Summit adopts decisions key to advancing Africa’s economic integration agenda

The 30th AU Summit adopts decisions key to advancing Africa’s economic integration agenda

01 Feb 18  Blog
From 22 to 29 January 2018, the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the 30th Ordinary Session of the AU Summit. The 30th AU Summi...
30th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly concludes with remarkable decisions on 3 flagship projects of Agenda 2063

30th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly concludes with remarkable decisions on 3 flagship projects of Agenda 2063

30 Jan 18  News
A summary of key decisions The 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit, holding on the theme, ‘Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Jan 18  News
Calestous Juma and Francis Mangeni: African Regional Economic Integration (Belfer Center) This paper provides an alternative explanation of the emergence and evolution of regional...
African Union announces partnership with the AfroChampions Initiative

African Union announces partnership with the AfroChampions Initiative

29 Jan 18  News
Ambitious dialogue to start with the private sector on CFTA The African Union has announced a strategic partnership with the AfroChampions Initiative to promote the African Contin...
NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee: Working towards Africa’s transformation

NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee: Working towards Africa’s transformation

29 Jan 18  News
“What brings us together on this day is the common goal of working for the transformation of Africa,” H.E Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal and Chairperson of th...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Jan 18  News
tralac weekly e-Newsletter: Competition policy as an instrument for economic transformation India invites 50 nations for trade talks: seeks roadmap for WTO dialogue tralac’s Ge...
32nd Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union kicks-off

32nd Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union kicks-off

25 Jan 18  News
African nations are concerned with the theme of this year and through our collective efforts and actions we can win the fight against corruption, says AUC Chairperson Moussa Faki M...
Botswana to sign Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement

Botswana to sign Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement

25 Jan 18  News
Signing of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) Agreement to take place on 30 January 2018 The Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry of Botswana, Honourable ...
President Museveni delivers State of EAC Address to EALA

President Museveni delivers State of EAC Address to EALA

24 Jan 18  News
The President of Republic of Uganda and Chairperson of Summit of EAC Heads of State, H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, is rooting for all efforts towards an effective integration of the...
EAC Secretary General calls for implementation of critical activities in 2018

EAC Secretary General calls for implementation of critical activities in 2018

23 Jan 18  News
East African Community Secretary General, Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko, has called for serious prioritizing of the available resources to ensure critical activities in the integration pr...
Continental Free Trade Area to boost domestic tax collections – AU official

Continental Free Trade Area to boost domestic tax collections – AU official

15 Jan 18  News
Six years ago, African leaders decided to establish the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), a flagship project of the African Union’s (AU) Agenda 2063 aiming to fast-track the co...
Inner-African development goals instead of inner-African borders

Inner-African development goals instead of inner-African borders

11 Jan 18  News
During the AU-EU Summit, the Commission outlined plans for its future development policy. However, it remains open how it intends to ensure that the European Development Goals in t...
2018 New Year Message of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat

2018 New Year Message of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat

08 Jan 18  News
2017 has been a particularly eventful year, with the assumption of duty of a new Commission. I have had the privilege of serving with a diverse group of individuals over the past n...
The task at hand as Kagame takes over African Union Chair

The task at hand as Kagame takes over African Union Chair

08 Jan 18  News
The 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in July 2017, elected Rwanda to lead the Union for a period of one year, in 2018. ...
Economic overview: Recent developments in the global and South African economies – November 2017

Economic overview: Recent developments in the global and South African economies – November 2017

15 Dec 17  News
Although conditions have recently improved to varying degrees in a number of sectors of the South African economy, such as agriculture, mining, manufacturing and retail trade, the ...
African presidents draw strong consensus for inclusive growth at Africa 2017

African presidents draw strong consensus for inclusive growth at Africa 2017

15 Dec 17  News
Egypt looks to play a key role in driving regional integration in Africa The Africa 2017 Forum wrapped up in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el Sheikh with a clear message of in...