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Mugabe takes swipe at SA for not freeing up trade

Mugabe takes swipe at SA for not freeing up trade

22 Mar 17  News
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has taken a swipe at South Africa for what he says is Pretoria’s failure to open up free trade in the Southern African Development Community (S...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Mar 17  News
Today, at the WTO: MIKTA Trade and Investment Workshop Starting today, in Accra: AU Protocol on Free Movement of Persons in Africa: meeting of Member States Legal Experts (20...
Extra Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of SADC held at Lozitha, Kingdom of Swaziland

Extra Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of SADC held at Lozitha, Kingdom of Swaziland

20 Mar 17  News
Communiqué Extra Ordinary Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government held at Lozitha Palace (Mandvulo), Swaziland on March 18th, 2017 The Extra Ordinary Summit o...
Key ECA reports to be launched during African Development Week in Senegal

Key ECA reports to be launched during African Development Week in Senegal

20 Mar 17  News
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) will this week launch important reports at the second Africa Development Week that begins in Dakar, Senegal on 23 March ending March 28, 20...
Is the East African Community broke?

Is the East African Community broke?

20 Mar 17  News
Assembly calls for urgent remittances by Partner States to enable bloc meet its obligations The activities of the EAC are perpetually grinding to a halt – unless immediate remed...
From barriers to bridges: Implementing One Stop Border Posts for improved trade facilitation

From barriers to bridges: Implementing One Stop Border Posts for improved trade facilitation

20 Mar 17  News
Document prepared for the Tenth Joint Annual Meetings of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration and the E...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Mar 17  News
tralac’s Annual Conference 2017 will take place 6-7 April, in Cape Town. The conference theme: International Trade Governance – quo vadis? Inaugural African Economic Platform ...
EALA passes key Gender Bill: Committee report

EALA passes key Gender Bill: Committee report

17 Mar 17  News
International Women’s Day was celebrated on 8 March 2017. As the globe came together to commemorate the day under the theme; “Be Bold for Change”, EALA legislators sitti...
AU to host Heads of Government and captains of African industry in the Inaugural African Economic Platform in Mauritius

AU to host Heads of Government and captains of African industry in the Inaugural African Economic Platform in Mauritius

17 Mar 17  News
The African Union, through The African Union Foundation, will for the first time host a multi-stakeholder forum that will bring together African Heads of State and Government, Priv...
Customs reform and trade facilitation in the Horn of Africa: Somaliland under the microscope

Customs reform and trade facilitation in the Horn of Africa: Somaliland under the microscope

17 Mar 17  News
Somaliland faces a number of challenges related to Customs and trade facilitation. First and foremost, though the Somaliland Constitution requires a legal basis for the collection ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Mar 17  News
The Abidjan Declaration (pdf), issued at the conclusion of the Industrialization in Africa seminar (AERC, AfDB, UNU-WIDER). Presentation slides (pdf) by Finn Tarp, Carol Newman. I...
Morocco extends a hand across Sahara to fulfil its regional integration dreams

Morocco extends a hand across Sahara to fulfil its regional integration dreams

16 Mar 17  Discussion
[Scroll down for French] Mélanie Mugrefya, tralac Intern, discusses Morocco’s regional integration ambitions since re-joining the African Union in January On 30 January 2017 t...
SADC Council of Ministers held in Ezulwini, Swaziland: statement of outcomes

SADC Council of Ministers held in Ezulwini, Swaziland: statement of outcomes

16 Mar 17  News
The two-day SADC Council of Ministers meeting was opened on Thursday 16th March 2017 at Royal Swazi Hotel in Ezulwini, Kingdom of Swaziland. During the two days, Ministers will dis...
Enhance implementation of the Common Market Protocol – Assembly says as it passes key report

Enhance implementation of the Common Market Protocol – Assembly says as it passes key report

16 Mar 17  News
The regional Assembly is calling on the EAC bloc to work closely with cross border pastoral communities to ensure the proactive and effective implementation of the Common Market Pr...
SADC Extraordinary Summit to cost industrialization programme

SADC Extraordinary Summit to cost industrialization programme

16 Mar 17  News
Southern African leaders are expected to make a bold statement on taking forward the regional integration agenda when they meet in Swaziland to approve a costed action plan for the...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Mar 17  News
Yesterday in Addis: Dlamini-Zuma hands over AU Commission chair Twelve points for the new African Union Commission Chairperson (International Crisis Group) Mr Faki arrives at a t...
Africa must trade itself out of poverty

Africa must trade itself out of poverty

15 Mar 17  News
Africa must grab this century... It’s ours for the taking This century is Africa’s to own, or to lose. Economic transformation is occurring across the continent, from Maurit...
SADC has huge potential for funding own programmes

SADC has huge potential for funding own programmes

15 Mar 17  News
Southern Africa has the potential to mobilise more than US$1.2 billion from alternative and innovative sources as part of efforts to reduce the reliance on donor support. Accordin...
Rubavu cross-border traders decry unsolved challenges

Rubavu cross-border traders decry unsolved challenges

15 Mar 17  News
Rwanda signed a trade facilitation agreement with the DR Congo over a year ago that sought to improve trade between the two countries. The deal, signed by trade ministries of both ...
Kenya to go ahead of its EAC neighbours, read budget before June

Kenya to go ahead of its EAC neighbours, read budget before June

15 Mar 17  News
With its Parliament set to be in recess in June, Kenya will have to read its budget for 2017/2018 ahead of the other East African Community partner states, to free...

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