Tag: Regional integration

Statement of the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union on the Continental Free Trade Area

Statement of the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union on the Continental Free Trade Area

11 Dec 17  News
Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the successful conclusion of 4th Meeting of the Ministers of Trade of the African Union member sta...
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07 Dec 17  News
In Harare today: Finance and Economic Planning minister Patrick Chinamasa presented the first budget in the post-Robert Mugabe era. Previews from NewsDay, Bloomberg. Access the ful...
AfDB’s Regional Integration Strategy: African leaders gather in Abidjan

AfDB’s Regional Integration Strategy: African leaders gather in Abidjan

07 Dec 17  News
“Integrate Africa”, the fourth of the African Development Bank (AfDB’s) five strategic development priorities, the High 5s, was the central theme of discussions with regional...
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05 Dec 17  News
ECDPM has, today, launched a series of policy briefs on the Political Economy Dynamics of Regional Organisations in Africa Launching, on Thursday, in Nairobi: East African Cross-B...
Open borders will do more good than harm, say experts

Open borders will do more good than harm, say experts

05 Dec 17  News
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive to open up Kenyan borders for East Africans will have a more positive than negative impact, players in various sectors have said. The player...
CFTA Update – 4th Meeting of the AMOT, Niger

CFTA Update – 4th Meeting of the AMOT, Niger

04 Dec 17  News
An intense four weeks of CFTA negotiations, including meetings of the Technical Working Groups, the Negotiating Forum, and the Senior Trade Officials, culminated in a pivotal meeti...
CFTA negotiations intensify as deadline looms

CFTA negotiations intensify as deadline looms

01 Dec 17  News
African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT) will meet in Niamey, Niger, on 1 and 2 December in a bid to finalize negotiations on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) by the end of 20...
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29 Nov 17  News
Updates from the 5th AU-EU Summit in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire: UN Secretary-General António Guterres‏: remarks at the Opening of the 5th African Union-European Union...
Kenya adopts visa on arrival for Africans

Kenya adopts visa on arrival for Africans

29 Nov 17  News
President Paul Kagame yesterday congratulated his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta and the Kenyan people during Kenya’s presidential inauguration in Nairobi. Speaking in S...
Region in joint efforts to develop cross-border trade

Region in joint efforts to develop cross-border trade

29 Nov 17  News
Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo officials have committed to work together in addressing challenges hindering cross-border trade in the region...
North Africa’s trade arrangements: Complementarities and contradictions with the CFTA

North Africa’s trade arrangements: Complementarities and contradictions with the CFTA

27 Nov 17  News
Summary Report The Arab NGO Network for Development, l’Espace Associatif, Third World Network-Africa, and Regions Refocus, in collaboration with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, conven...
“The CFTA will contribute to the completion of the architecture of the African Union System (AUS)”

“The CFTA will contribute to the completion of the architecture of the African Union System (AUS)”

23 Nov 17  News
The Department of Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission is organizing the 8th Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF) from 20-24 Novembe...
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20 Nov 17  News
Today is Africa Industrialization Day: Panel discussions will take place in Vienna and New York, organized by UNIDO. Download the concept note (pdf). António Guterres: “This ye...
Africa Industrialization Day 2017: Strategic investment in cross-border infrastructure will advance Africa’s trade, industrial capacity

Africa Industrialization Day 2017: Strategic investment in cross-border infrastructure will advance Africa’s trade, industrial capacity

20 Nov 17  News
Industrialization is a primary driver of economic growth and job creation, and will be pivotal in efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Uni...
How Africa can negotiate an effective continental free trade area agreement

How Africa can negotiate an effective continental free trade area agreement

15 Nov 17  News
African countries are forging ahead to complete negotiations for a continental free trade area between 55 countries by early next year. The idea, adopted by the African Union in 20...
Ghana condemns obstacles to easy movement of goods into Nigeria

Ghana condemns obstacles to easy movement of goods into Nigeria

14 Nov 17  News
In spite of the seemingly rosy economic and business relations that exist between Nigeria and Ghana, the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Ghana, Carlos Ahenkora, has decried ...
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06 Nov 17  News
Today, in Arusha: Review of draft concept note, TOR, Roadmap and budget estimates for development of EAC Political Confederation Constitution Starting today, in Abuja: ECOWAS Comm...
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03 Nov 17  News
Transforming African economies through smart trade and industrial policy (UNECA) The present report builds on the recommendations of the 2015 Economic Report on Africa throug...
Transforming African economies through smart trade and industrial policy

Transforming African economies through smart trade and industrial policy

03 Nov 17  News
In the 2015 Economic Report on Africa of the Economic Commission for Africa, a clear case was established for the increased and improved use of trade and trade policy as tools to d...
Status of integration on agenda as EAC ministers meet in Arusha

Status of integration on agenda as EAC ministers meet in Arusha

03 Nov 17  News
A report on the status of East African Community integration agenda covering the period July 2016 to June 2017 will be high on agenda as ministers responsible for EAC affairs and p...