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ACP Council takes key positions taken on trade, migration, ACP-EU relations

ACP Council takes key positions taken on trade, migration, ACP-EU relations

11 Dec 17  News
Decision-makers of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States approved key policy and administrative actions for the organisation, while also taking a stand on major issues...
May has got her Brexit breakthrough, now for the hard part

May has got her Brexit breakthrough, now for the hard part

08 Dec 17  News
The U.K. and the European Union struck a deal to unlock divorce negotiations, opening the way for talks on what businesses are keenest to nail down – the nature of the post-...
Forging a new era in US-South African relations

Forging a new era in US-South African relations

06 Dec 17  News
As Anthony Carroll details in the Africa Center’s newest report, Forging a New Era in US-South African Relations, the United States has a significant stake in Sout...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

05 Dec 17  News
ECDPM has, today, launched a series of policy briefs on the Political Economy Dynamics of Regional Organisations in Africa Launching, on Thursday, in Nairobi: East African Cross-B...
Africa must look inwards for workable solutions to its governance challenges

Africa must look inwards for workable solutions to its governance challenges

05 Dec 17  News
To achieve structural transformation on the continent, Africa must look for homegrown solutions and learn from its own experience, participants at the 12th African Economic Confere...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Dec 17  News
The African Ministers of Trade ministerial concluded over the weekend in Niamey. The UNECA has released this summary of progress towards the CFTA: “Substantial progress was made,...
Experts, policymakers converge on Addis Ababa to scale up governance for Africa’s transformation

Experts, policymakers converge on Addis Ababa to scale up governance for Africa’s transformation

04 Dec 17  News
Although Africa has registered strong economic growth in recent years, this growth is not inclusive. Poverty and inequality prevail. What is the role of African governments to dri...
Foreign Affairs Ministers of Africa and Europe convene in Abidjan to brainstorm on joint development issues

Foreign Affairs Ministers of Africa and Europe convene in Abidjan to brainstorm on joint development issues

29 Nov 17  News
The opening ceremony of the Joint AU-EU Ministerial Meeting was held on 28 November 2017 in the presence of AU Commissioners and high officials from the AU and the EU, ahead of the...
European Parliament holds High-Level Conference: “Towards a renewed partnership with Africa”

European Parliament holds High-Level Conference: “Towards a renewed partnership with Africa”

24 Nov 17  News
Many positive changes such as rapid economic progress, the strengthening of institutions and rule of law have taken place on the African continent over the last two decades. A...
A new Dawn for Zimbabwe!

A new Dawn for Zimbabwe!

23 Nov 17  Discussion
The jubilation in the streets of Harare is one of the most telling aspects of the ousting of Robert Mugabe as President of Zimbabwe. Zimbabweans rejoiced because the shackles of po...
U.S. & Nigeria agree to Commercial and Investment Dialogue

U.S. & Nigeria agree to Commercial and Investment Dialogue

22 Nov 17  News
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Commerce and Nigeria’s Ministry of Industry Trade and Investment (MITI) finalized the Memorandum of Understanding to formally establish a new bi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

20 Nov 17  News
Today is Africa Industrialization Day: Panel discussions will take place in Vienna and New York, organized by UNIDO. Download the concept note (pdf). António Guterres: “This ye...
Positive outlook for African governance, but some warning signs

Positive outlook for African governance, but some warning signs

20 Nov 17  News
Mo Ibrahim Foundation calls for vigilance as a number of countries struggle to build on recent progress The 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), launched today by the ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Nov 17  News
Underway, in Dar es Salaam: The East African Business and Entrepreneurship Conference & Exhibition 2017. The theme: Accelerating industrialization, innovation and investme...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Nov 17  News
Underway, in Arusha: EAC Sectoral Council on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment. High on the agenda of the meeting are progress reports on; Status of the implementation of pre...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Nov 17  News
@AUTradeIndustry: the 1st Trade Policy Dialogue Forum kicks off at AU to promote exchange of stakeholders’ views on CFTA and private sector development Underway, in Cape Town: f...
Boosting infrastructure investment by addressing governance gaps

Boosting infrastructure investment by addressing governance gaps

02 Nov 17  News
Government, private sector, multilaterals, and development partners gather in Cape Town as this topic takes center stage globally Infrastructure is hard to get right – across th...
Africa unites to attach investment at Africa Oil Week in Cape Town

Africa unites to attach investment at Africa Oil Week in Cape Town

02 Nov 17  News
The key themes discussed at Africa Oil Week 2017 were the development of the continents’ oil and gas resources, with a focus on exploration, regulatory frameworks and governance ...
The first international arbitration case under the SADC Finance and Investment Protocol: Lesotho v Swissbourgh Diamond Mines case

The first international arbitration case under the SADC Finance and Investment Protocol: Lesotho v Swissbourgh Diamond Mines case

01 Nov 17  Discussion
On 14 August 2017, the Singapore High Court revoked an arbitral award rendered against Lesotho by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) Tribunal in the case concerning Lesotho v...
The Supreme Court of Appeal rules that President Zuma must stand trial

The Supreme Court of Appeal rules that President Zuma must stand trial

18 Oct 17  Discussion
In 2009, when then President Thabo Mbeki was ousted, Mr Jacob Zuma became the president of the Republic of South Africa. His election, first as leader of the ANC and then as Presid...

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