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Tag: Regional integration

tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Mar 18  News
The AfDB has appointed Moono Mupotola as Director, Regional Integration. Full details of this, and other senior management appointments, can be accessed here. SADC Ministers for E...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Mar 18  News
Featured commentary: ACET’s Caroline Kende-Robb on Africa’s year of opportunity US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, travels to Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria ne...
Ivorian Jean-Claude Brou takes over from Beninois Marcel De Souza at the helm of the ECOWAS Commission

Ivorian Jean-Claude Brou takes over from Beninois Marcel De Souza at the helm of the ECOWAS Commission

02 Mar 18  News
Having served for almost two years as President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Marcel de Souza handed over to his successor, Jean-Clau...
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and other African Union (AU) initiatives for economic integration

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and other African Union (AU) initiatives for economic integration

01 Mar 18  Blog
The AfCFTA is part of the broader economic integration and development agenda which has been Africa’s aspiration since independence and led to the formation of the Organisation o...
Egypt’s Trade, Industry Minister meets Nigerian counterpart to discuss further cooperation

Egypt’s Trade, Industry Minister meets Nigerian counterpart to discuss further cooperation

01 Mar 18  News
Nigeria seeks to strengthen cooperation with Egypt in industry, energy and capacity building Minister of Trade and Industry Tarek Kabil met on 28 February 2018 with Aisha Abubakar...
Nigeria launches 2017 Annual Trade Policy Report: Key messages and highlights

Nigeria launches 2017 Annual Trade Policy Report: Key messages and highlights

28 Feb 18  News
Launch statement by Dr. Okechukwu E. Enelamah, Honourable Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment Good afternoon and thank you all for coming to the launch of this First Editi...
Kenya embraces the IGAD Regional Protocol on Free Movement of Persons

Kenya embraces the IGAD Regional Protocol on Free Movement of Persons

22 Feb 18  News
Kenya’s Cabinet Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Hon. Patrick Ole Ntutu launched the National Consultative Workshop towards the development of the Regional P...
Third African Trade Policy Centre Steering Committee Meeting takes place in Marrakesh

Third African Trade Policy Centre Steering Committee Meeting takes place in Marrakesh

20 Feb 18  News
The 3rd Steering Committee Meeting (SCM) of the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) under its current 2016-2020 programme cycle took place in Marrakesh, Morocco from 14-15 February ...
Bill seeking to ease cross-border movement tabled in parliament

Bill seeking to ease cross-border movement tabled in parliament

09 Feb 18  News
A newly proposed  law on immigration and emigration in Rwanda would make it easier for people in border communities to cross borders without difficulty, Members of Parlia...
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...
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,...
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...

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