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Economic Partnership Agreements and the African Continental Free Trade Area

Economic Partnership Agreements and the African Continental Free Trade Area

29 Mar 17  News
As of June 2016, the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) have been concluded – but not signed and ratified – in three African regions, namely the East African Community, the...
Adesina speaks of “Africa’s promise” at Emerging Markets Forum in Abidjan

Adesina speaks of “Africa’s promise” at Emerging Markets Forum in Abidjan

29 Mar 17  News
“Africa will develop on its own terms, not based on the benevolence of others. And that is the only way we can make development faster and driven by our own needs – with a deep...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Mar 17  News
Underway, in Cotonou: a ECONEC / ECOWAS workshop evaluating 10 years’ experience of electoral assistance in West Africa Later this week, in Arusha, the EAC Council of ...
8th Meeting of the Continental Task Force (CTF) discusses strategies to fasttrack the establishment of the CFTA

8th Meeting of the Continental Task Force (CTF) discusses strategies to fasttrack the establishment of the CFTA

28 Mar 17  News
The 8th Meeting of the Continental Task Force (CTF) on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) commenced on Monday, 27 March 2017 in Arusha, Tanzania. The meeting is organized by th...
EAC states urged to harmonise standards for most traded goods

EAC states urged to harmonise standards for most traded goods

28 Mar 17  News
East African Community (EAC) partner states are being urged to expedite harmonisation of standards for the prioritised 20 most traded goods such as edible fats and oils so as to bo...
Eighteenth session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa: Statement by Abdoulaye Mar Dieye

Eighteenth session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa: Statement by Abdoulaye Mar Dieye

28 Mar 17  News
The Eighteenth Session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa (RCM-Africa) was held in Dakar from the 25th to the 26th of March 2017 under the theme “UN...
Time to change US-Africa engagement approach: Kagame

Time to change US-Africa engagement approach: Kagame

28 Mar 17  News
President Paul Kagame has said that relations and engagement between Africa and the United States ought to shift from aid and humanitarian basis to mutually beneficial partnerships...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Mar 17  News
CFTA negotiations update: The Eighth Meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Continental Task Force kicked off today in Arusha - @AUTradeIndustry Economic Report on Africa 2017...
ERA 2017 launched in Dakar; calls on Africa to take advantage of rapid urbanization

ERA 2017 launched in Dakar; calls on Africa to take advantage of rapid urbanization

27 Mar 17  News
The Economic Report on Africa 2017, which examines how the continent can accelerate industrialization as a vehicle for Africa’s structural transformation by harnessing oppor...
One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) Sourcebook, 2nd edition

One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) Sourcebook, 2nd edition

27 Mar 17  News
While the African continent has experienced rapid growth in trade over recent decades, intra-African trade has lagged due to low levels of trade facilitation and industrialization....
#CoM2017: Dakar talks on Africa collapse

#CoM2017: Dakar talks on Africa collapse

27 Mar 17  News
Talks in Dakar, Senegal, aimed at mapping out steps to be taken to confront Africa’s hydra-headed challenges have collapsed. The talks collapsed after delegates failed to reach ...
Fastest-growing region in Africa suffering from slow pace of structural transformation

Fastest-growing region in Africa suffering from slow pace of structural transformation

27 Mar 17  News
Despite being the fastest growing sub-region of the continent with an economic growth rate of 6.7% – second in the world to East Asia, East Africa is lagging behind in terms of i...
Validation workshop of the African Union Policy on Business and Human Rights

Validation workshop of the African Union Policy on Business and Human Rights

24 Mar 17  News
The two-day validation workshop on the Draft AU Policy Framework on Human Rights and Business co-organized by the African Union Commission’s Department of Political Affairs and t...
Africa Development Week opens in Dakar with clarion call for policies that cater for youth

Africa Development Week opens in Dakar with clarion call for policies that cater for youth

24 Mar 17  News
It is imperative for African governments to adopt coherent strategies and national development plans that address the continent’s challenges of growth, inequality and unemploymen...
Tools to enhance operations at One Stop Border Posts being developed

Tools to enhance operations at One Stop Border Posts being developed

24 Mar 17  News
The East African Community is developing a Regional Training Curriculum to support the operationalization of One Stop Border Posts (OSBPs) within the bloc. The training curriculu...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Mar 17  News
Featured tweet, by AUC Deputy Chairperson, Amb. Kwesi Quartey‏: Conference of Ministers is going to be a heavy but interesting agenda for the next couple of days,with frank conve...
2017 AU-ECA Conference of Ministers: Committee of Experts’ meeting

2017 AU-ECA Conference of Ministers: Committee of Experts’ meeting

23 Mar 17  News
Please note: This meeting was postponed until October 2017 As part of the Tenth Joint AUC-ECA Annual Meetings on the theme “Growth, inequality and unemployment”, the Afri...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Mar 17  News
Starting today, in Stellenbosch: ICTSD workshop Leveraging services and digital potential for inclusive economic growth Concluding today, in Geneva: UNCTAD’s Oceans Forum on tra...
How can transport infrastructure promote trade and sustainable development on the African continent?

How can transport infrastructure promote trade and sustainable development on the African continent?

22 Mar 17  News
The role of infrastructure in economic development is widely recognised. How can the development of a more integrated transport infrastructure network support the achievement of th...
SADC seeks investment in energy

SADC seeks investment in energy

22 Mar 17  News
Southern Africa will soon convene a special conference to present its multi-billion-dollar energy infrastructure development plan to potential funders. SADC Council of Ministers c...

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