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Africa’s economic performance improves in 2017

18 Oct 2017 - news
Africa’s economic outlook improved in 2017 compared with 2016 and is expected to gain momentum in 2018. GDP growth in 2017 is expected at 3.0% up from 2.2 in 2016 and projected to expand to 3.7% in 2018, the African development Bank said in an updated forecast released in Abidjan on Thursday, 12...

Fifth Trade Policy Review of Nigeria: Minutes of the Meeting

18 Oct 2017 - news
The fifth Trade Policy Review of Nigeria was held on 13 and 15 June 2017. The Review offered a very useful opportunity for WTO Members to deepen their understanding of the trade policies and practices of Nigeria, and to collectively appreciate the challenges it currently faces in sustaining and...

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Oct 2017 - news
Africa Week 2017 is underway at the UN: update, downloads SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement: updates from yesterday’s regional conference in Johannesburg. (i) Minister Davies, Cecilia Malmström mark first anniversary of the EPA , (ii) Cecilia Malmström speech on monitoring of EPA, impact ,...

Africa Week 2017: Integrated, prosperous, people-centred and peaceful Africa

17 Oct 2017 - news
“The international world must change the way it looks at Africa. Africa is a place of opportunity,” said Mr António Guterres , Secretary-General of the United Nations during the opening session of Africa Week in New York. Africa Week commenced with a high level event on Supporting an Integrated,...

ACP countries target economic transformation in new relationship with Europe

17 Oct 2017 - news
Members of Parliaments from Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific gathered in Brussels this week for the 47th session of the ACP Parliamentary Assembly, as well as joint intersessional meetings with Members of the European Parliament. With less than one year to go before negotiations begin for a...

ICA Annual Meeting 2017: Toward smart and integrated infrastructure for Africa

17 Oct 2017 - news
The focus of the 13th Annual Meeting of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA), which will take place in Rome, Italy on 19 and 20 October 2017, will be “Toward Smart and Integrated Infrastructure for Africa: An agenda for digitalisation, decarbonisation and mobility”. The meeting will be...