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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...

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