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West Africa’s ICE focuses on demographic dynamics for sustainable development in the region

West Africa’s ICE focuses on demographic dynamics for sustainable development in the region

13 May 19  News
The 22nd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of senior officials and Experts (ICE) for West Africa concluded in Liberia on 10 May 2019. It was held under the theme, Dem...
Services key to revving up economic growth and development

Services key to revving up economic growth and development

03 May 19  News
The services sector accounts for more economic activity than any other and its contribution to gross domestic product, trade and employment is ticking up. Enhancing the services s...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Apr 19  News
AfCFTA ratification update: Cameroon assures ECA that it will ratify Africa’s Free Trade Area Agreement “Cameroon will ratify the AfCFTA,” the country’s Prime Minister, Jo...
Multilateralism: the only safe route for development finance

Multilateralism: the only safe route for development finance

17 Apr 19  News
Lebanese ambassador who presides over UNCTAD's governing body defends multilateralism during UN development financing forum. As leaders shun the rules-based international order, t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

09 Apr 19  News
Featured tweet, @EgyptAbaba: Few minutes ago, I officially deposited Egypt AfCFTA ratification instrument. Egypt is 18th depositor of the free trade area and four more to go to ent...
Tax reform, digitization key to financing Africa’s development – ECA report

Tax reform, digitization key to financing Africa’s development – ECA report

23 Mar 19  News
A new report by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) says it is urgent for African countries to broaden and deepen their tax and revenue collection bases while leveraging di...
There is a time for everything: the African Continental Free Trade Area

There is a time for everything: the African Continental Free Trade Area

06 Mar 19  News
Remarks by Dr. Donald Kaberuka at the 23rd East Africa Law Society Annual Conference in Mombasa, Kenya, 30 November 2018 Thank you and Good Morning. It is a pleasure to be here.&...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Feb 19  News
The new head of Afreximbank’s Southern Africa Regional Office: Humphrey Nwugo The AfDB has posted an EOI for a trade and regional integration expert to work on, inter alia, the ...
2019 Conference of Ministers: Fiscal policy, trade and the private sector in the digital era – a strategy for Africa

2019 Conference of Ministers: Fiscal policy, trade and the private sector in the digital era – a strategy for Africa

19 Feb 19  News
The 52nd session of the Economic Commission for Africa and the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development will be held in Marrakech, Mo...
Hunger on the rise in Africa, new UN report reveals

Hunger on the rise in Africa, new UN report reveals

13 Feb 19  News
A new joint United Nations report reveals that hunger is on the rise in Africa following years of decline due to a number of reasons, including difficult global economic conditions...
International push to improve food safety

International push to improve food safety

12 Feb 19  News
International Food Safety Conference opens with call for greater global cooperation Greater international cooperation is needed to prevent unsafe food from causing ill health and ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Feb 19  News
20th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State of the East African Community: Joint Communiqué Highlights: The Summit received a progress report on the Review of the East African De...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first State Visit to India

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s first State Visit to India

29 Jan 19  News
President Cyril Ramaphosa, during his media remarks on 25 January 2019 following his first State Visit to India as President of the Republic of South Africa, said that fruitfu...
African policymakers must pay more attention to counterfeit drugs

African policymakers must pay more attention to counterfeit drugs

29 Jan 19  News
A new study shows that poor and vulnerable populations, especially in Africa, suffer the most. Substandard and fake medicines pose a significant threat to Africa. These products c...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Jan 19  News
Events listing, Part II Profiled trade and development event listings: events happening outside of Africa ITC and Commonwealth Secretariat: Women in the digital economy and inter...
EU-AU Ministers of Foreign Affairs Meeting: Joint Communiqué

EU-AU Ministers of Foreign Affairs Meeting: Joint Communiqué

28 Jan 19  News
Europe and Africa are each other’s closest neighbours. What happens in Africa matters in Europe, and vice versa. As equal partners with mutual interests, the two sides are worki...
Signs suggest global economic growth spurt has peaked but will remain steady at 3 percent in 2019-2020

Signs suggest global economic growth spurt has peaked but will remain steady at 3 percent in 2019-2020

22 Jan 19  News
Economic prospects threatened by weakened support for multilateralism, tightening of financial conditions and heightened trade tensions The global economy will continue to grow at...
tralac’s final Daily News Selection 2018

tralac’s final Daily News Selection 2018

18 Dec 18  News
Today in Vienna: The High-Level Forum Africa-Europe President Kagame and Chancellor Kurz decided to call for a High-Level Forum to provide a space for European and African leaders...
Murky climate deal lets down poor countries

Murky climate deal lets down poor countries

18 Dec 18  News
The international deal hammered out during last-minute talks at the 24th UN climate change conference (COP 24) has been lambasted for failing to address crucial issues related to r...
Reflections on COP24

Reflections on COP24

11 Dec 18  Blog
The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change (COP24) is currently taking place in Katowice, Poland from 2-14 December 2018. COP24 is hosted ...

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