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17 Aug 2018 - news
SADC Summit updates: Key speeches from South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa ( Keynote address as outgoing Chair ); Namibia’s Dr. Hage G. Geingob ( Acceptance speech as incoming Chair ); Botswana’s Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi maiden address The Chairperson of the AUC, Moussa Faki Mahamat, will exchange views...

SADC Summit: Maiden speech by Mr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, President of Botswana

17 Aug 2018 - news
Remarks at the official opening of the 38th Ordinary Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government, Windhoek Your Excellencies, It is indeed an honour for me to address you for the first time as the President of the Republic of Botswana. It is therefore befitting that I should express my gratitude...

SADC should push for industrial growth: Ramaphosa

17 Aug 2018 - news
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) needs to continue pushing for industrial growth and development in the region, says President Cyril Ramaphosa. With the help of the private sector, the region must also put special focus on developing skills in agro-processing, mineral...

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Aug 2018 - news
Diarise: Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum (25 October, Lagos). The Forum will also see the launch of TEFConnect, the world’s largest digital platform for African entrepreneurs, dedicated to connecting African entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurship ecosystem. TEF entrepreneur-ship programme:...

Eswatini: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

16 Aug 2018 - resource
This Trade Data Update provides an overview of Eswatini’s intra-African trade relationships, both within the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and with other individual African countries; the top import and export products traded; and applicable tariffs. Data is sourced from the International...

Botswana: Intra-Africa trade and tariff profile

16 Aug 2018 - resource
This trade update provides a country analysis of Botswana’s trade relations with Africa, including tariff analysis. All data is sourced from the United Nations (UN) International Trade Centre (ITC) TradeMap and the World Bank World Integrated Trade Solution (WITS) databases. We use the most recent...

SADC moves towards multi-currency regional payment settlement system

16 Aug 2018 - news
Southern Africa is making progress towards creation of a multi-currency regional payment system, with the United States dollar expected to become the second currency of settlement after the South African rand. The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Executive Secretary, Dr Stergomena...

East Africa states seek to unlock stalemate over ATM link

16 Aug 2018 - news
East Africa’s banking customers could soon gain access to cheaper ATM withdrawal charges after regional governments moved to review financial laws to enable an integrated regional banking switch. The switch connecting Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania banking systems, which was expected to go...

Kenyan manufacturers seek COMESA’s support to stop counterfeits

16 Aug 2018 - news
The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has urged COMESA to consider establishing a institution to deal with counterfeits and dumping in the regional market. At a meeting between COMESA Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe and the KAM team led by Acting CEO of KAM Mr Tobias Alando, they...