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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Aug 18  News
Towards an EAC Regional Intellectual Property Policy: 15 August is closing date for completion of a questionnaire to inform the policy Netpreneurs event: “Let’s make Afri...
Playing to strength: Growth strategy for small agrarian economies in Africa

Playing to strength: Growth strategy for small agrarian economies in Africa

08 Aug 18  News
With urban industrialization on the scale achieved by East Asian economies looking increasingly less plausible, small economies in Africa need an alternative strategic approach to ...
ECA promotes use of disruptive technology to enhance financial inclusion in Africa

ECA promotes use of disruptive technology to enhance financial inclusion in Africa

08 Aug 18  News
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is collaborating with the International Financial Corporation (IFC) and Ant Financial (Ant) to promote digital financial inc...
Dig deep, think local, go digital: UNCTAD head to African leaders

Dig deep, think local, go digital: UNCTAD head to African leaders

03 Aug 18  News
African nations need to mobilize their continent’s resources to finance development, and ease the way for small business to trade, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said on...
US gas roadmap to power and light sub-Saharan Africa

US gas roadmap to power and light sub-Saharan Africa

25 Jul 18  News
Kenya and Tanzania are among nine African countries set to benefit from an ambitious US-led initiative to invest in gas-powered power plants. The Gas Roadmap for sub-Saharan Afric...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Jul 18  News
A preview: SADC Industrialisation Week (30 July - 1 August, Windhoek) on the theme of Promoting infrastructure and youth empowerment for sustainable development.  Register her...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Jul 18  News
Underway, in Addis: IFF Working Group meeting. Operating as the technical arm of the Consortium to Stem Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, the meeting brought together 17 African...
Oceans Forum seeks consensus on fish-to-dish solutions

Oceans Forum seeks consensus on fish-to-dish solutions

17 Jul 18  News
United Nations Oceans Envoy Peter Thomson welcomed participants to the Second Oceans Forum in Geneva on 16 July with a stark warning about the urgency of eliminating harm...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Jul 18  News
Launched today in Addis Ababa: The inaugural Africa’s Development Dynamics 2018 report Africa needs development strategies that are more coherent and that prioritise improved pu...
Domestic resource mobilization crucial for Africa to successfully implement SDGs, says ECA’s Elhiraika

Domestic resource mobilization crucial for Africa to successfully implement SDGs, says ECA’s Elhiraika

11 Jul 18  News
Mobilising domestic resources, from both the public and private sectors, is central to Africa’s collective success in achieving the 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and ...
‘Wind blowing in the direction of peace’ in Africa: UN Secretary-General

‘Wind blowing in the direction of peace’ in Africa: UN Secretary-General

10 Jul 18  News
Recent developments in Africa indicate that the continent is increasingly moving in the “direction of peace” and enhanced security, United Nations Secretary-General A...
Is the planet approaching “peak fish”? Not so fast, study says

Is the planet approaching “peak fish”? Not so fast, study says

10 Jul 18  News
Significant production increases foreseen over coming decade; sector faces major challenges Global fish production will continue to expand over the next decade even though the amo...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Jul 18  News
Talks between Kenya and Tanzania to resolve the non-tariff barriers affecting bilateral trade entered their second day today. For updates: @Trade_Kenya Concluding today, in Lagos:...
Urgent US$621 billion need for Africa to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals for drinking water, sanitation and electricity

Urgent US$621 billion need for Africa to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals for drinking water, sanitation and electricity

04 Jul 18  News
The Global Infrastructure Hub, a G20 initiative, on 3 July 2018 published two reports that reveal an urgent need for infrastructure investment in 10 Compact with Africa countr...
Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa: Inquiry report

Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa: Inquiry report

29 Jun 18  News
On 13 June 2016, the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 14 February 2018: Australi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Jun 18  News
The AfDB’s Vice-Presidency for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management has posted a series of new Working Papers and Economic Briefs: we profile analyses by Dr Arkebe Oqubay...
African Union E-Commerce Conference to take place in Nairobi in July

African Union E-Commerce Conference to take place in Nairobi in July

21 Jun 18  News
Towards an African e-commerce strategy The African Union E-Commerce Conference will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from the 23-25 July 2018. The main objective of this Conferen...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Jun 18  News
Profiled African trade and regional integration events: (I) The 24th ARSO General Assembly starts today in Durban on the theme: One Africa One Market – the role of standard...
Experts and anti-corruption Chiefs to deliberate on corruption and the challenge of economic transformation in southern Africa

Experts and anti-corruption Chiefs to deliberate on corruption and the challenge of economic transformation in southern Africa

18 Jun 18  News
The Economic Commission for Africa, Southern Africa Office (ECA-SA) in partnership with the African Union, Southern Africa Office (AU-SARO) are organising two major anti-corruption...
Angola project begins work on ‘greening’ country’s trade

Angola project begins work on ‘greening’ country’s trade

14 Jun 18  News
UNCTAD is holding a two-week workshop on identifying export sectors that could help diversify Angola’s economy and make growth more environmentally sustainable. UNCTAD started a...

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