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AEC2018: African countries must leverage their strengths to accelerate drive towards integration

AEC2018: African countries must leverage their strengths to accelerate drive towards integration

04 Dec 18  News
Participants at the 13th African Economic Conference have called for African countries to leverage the full range of their strengths and resources to accelerate the ...
AEC2018: Africa must focus on its big resource – its young people, experts urge

AEC2018: Africa must focus on its big resource – its young people, experts urge

04 Dec 18  News
Professor Paul Collier, one of the world’s most influential development economists, warns that Africa’s “easy decade” of accelerated economic growth is coming to an end, an...
Africa’s infrastructure deficit under spotlight as PIDA Week 2018 opens in Victoria Falls

Africa’s infrastructure deficit under spotlight as PIDA Week 2018 opens in Victoria Falls

26 Nov 18  News
The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week 2018 opened in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on Monday with a media breakfast that brought together journalists, infra...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Nov 18  News
The South Africa-Zimbabwe bilateral free trade agreement terminates today. What does this mean for the future of their bilateral trade relationship? A tralacBlog by Elisha Tsh...
World’s poorest countries must nurture dynamic businesses

World’s poorest countries must nurture dynamic businesses

20 Nov 18  News
UNCTAD’s Least Developed Countries Report 2018 examines how the world’s most disadvantaged countries can foster entrepreneurship to create jobs and help end poverty. Governmen...
Billions more people must benefit from trade gains, experts say

Billions more people must benefit from trade gains, experts say

20 Nov 18  News
A global system that leaves the top 1% as rich as the bottom 56% is overdue for reform, with women’s economic exclusion among the highest priorities. While some countries and so...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Nov 18  News
Regional Risks for Doing Business 2018 (WEF) Of the 34 countries in sub-Saharan Africa that we surveyed, “unemployment and underemployment” was identified as the most pressing...
Uganda: 9th Annual Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Sector Review Conference

Uganda: 9th Annual Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Sector Review Conference

05 Nov 18  News
Enhancing Competitiveness of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises for National Export Development Speech by Hon. Amelia Kyambadde, Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperat...
The Economic Partnership Agreements and EU-Africa trade relations: Joint statement from EU and African trade unions

The Economic Partnership Agreements and EU-Africa trade relations: Joint statement from EU and African trade unions

02 Nov 18  News
Joint ITUC-Africa/ETUC/ITUC Statement on the EU Economic Partnership Agreements with Central Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community, the Southern African D...
Africa: A time for sustained optimism?

Africa: A time for sustained optimism?

24 Oct 18  News
Public Lecture by Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga at Duke University It is always a great pleasure and honor to speak in a prestigious academic institution. It gives me an opportunity ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Oct 18  News
Diarise: (i) The East African Legislative Assembly resumed its sitting in Arusha this morning: it continues until 10 November. This week’s EAC calendar of events can be accessed...
Export diversification and employment in Africa

Export diversification and employment in Africa

19 Oct 18  News
There is a general consensus that trade has high potential to foster inclusive growth and create employment. Thus, classical trade theorists recommended active trade participatio...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Oct 18  News
Diarise: (i) COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme: validation workshop for cross border road transport agreements, model laws and regulations (2...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Oct 18  News
Selected African trade events now underway: NTM Week 2018 (9-11 October, Geneva: Shaping sustainable trade amid protectionism 2nd Africa-Turkey Economic and Business Forum (10-11...
Alan Wolff: “The importance of the rules-based multilateral trading system cannot be overestimated”

Alan Wolff: “The importance of the rules-based multilateral trading system cannot be overestimated”

09 Oct 18  News
At a speech delivered to the University of the Western Cape in South Africa on 8 October, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff highlighted the importance of trade as an engine of eco...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Oct 18  News
Starting tomorrow, in Geneva: WTO Public Forum 2018. Under the main theme of Trade 2030, the Public Forum’s sub-themes will be sustainable trade, technology-enabled trade, and a ...
WTO-IMF-World Bank report: greater trade integration will boost shared prosperity

WTO-IMF-World Bank report: greater trade integration will boost shared prosperity

01 Oct 18  News
A new report issued on 30 September argues that trade integration can play a larger role in boosting shared prosperity. The report, by economists from the World Trade Organization,...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Sep 18  News
Management of Africa’s global position must change: Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s UNGA address Let me start with a paradox. In no other region is the sense of trans-nat...
Trade wars are symptoms of deeper malaise, UNCTAD warns

Trade wars are symptoms of deeper malaise, UNCTAD warns

26 Sep 18  News
The flagship Trade and Development Report 2018 says the international economy remains rigged against the interests of the global poor. The world economy remains on shaky ground a ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Sep 18  News
Women and African trade: A set of postings, complementing tralac’s recent newsletter on the same theme i) Why do gender issues matter in trade relations? How do trade policies...

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