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Tag: Trade governance

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...
When Corruption becomes State Capture

When Corruption becomes State Capture

13 Oct 17  Discussion
South Africa has seen an avalanche of very disturbing revelations about corruption and state capture. This has been going on for some time,[1] and still there is no response from t...
IOM, IGAD assist East African states strengthen migration governance, migrants protection capacities

IOM, IGAD assist East African states strengthen migration governance, migrants protection capacities

06 Oct 17  News
IOM, the UN Migration Agency, with cooperation from the Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD), organized a capacity building training from 18 to 29 September at IOM’...
Harnessing Africa’s external trade partnerships for ‘Agenda 2063’

Harnessing Africa’s external trade partnerships for ‘Agenda 2063’

28 Sep 17  News
In the context of the African Union’s 50-year vision, Agenda 2063, this paper provides an analytical account and critical assessment of Africa’s strategic trade relations with ...
A unified and assertive Africa Union will benefit everyone – Kagame

A unified and assertive Africa Union will benefit everyone – Kagame

22 Sep 17  News
President Paul Kagame who is currently leading the African Union reforms process called for support towards the initiative noting that a more effective and efficient African Union ...
Bringing the CFTA about: Key factors for success

Bringing the CFTA about: Key factors for success

21 Sep 17  News
How can African negotiators and policymakers ensure that the CFTA will be successful? With the imminent release of the latest edition in the Assessing Regional Integration in Afric...
Can the Commonwealth help developing countries trade out of poverty?

Can the Commonwealth help developing countries trade out of poverty?

20 Sep 17  News
About the Inquiry The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Trade Out of Poverty (APPG-TOP) is undertaking an Inquiry into whether the Commonwealth can help developing countries trade...
Summary comments on the World Bank Group’s 2017 Guidance on PPP Contractual Provisions

Summary comments on the World Bank Group’s 2017 Guidance on PPP Contractual Provisions

20 Sep 17  News
In an effort to promote standardization and expedited negotiation of contracts for Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), the World Bank Group introduced the 2017 Edition of the Guida...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Sep 17  News
Events, Thursday, in New York: (i) Flagship reforms for a more effective African Union: a conversation with Rwandan President Paul Kagame (Brookings Institution); (ii) Income inequ...
Africa’s economic giants face increasing competition from upcoming Kenya and Ethiopia

Africa’s economic giants face increasing competition from upcoming Kenya and Ethiopia

18 Sep 17  News
New Africa Risk-Reward Index provides investors with a synthesis of risks and opportunities across the African continent Africa’s economic giants, Nigeria, South Africa and Egyp...
COMESA to recruit a new Secretary General in 2018

COMESA to recruit a new Secretary General in 2018

15 Sep 17  News
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa will appoint a new Secretary General next year (2018), through a competitive process. With 19 countries, a geographical size of 1...
The Court Ruling on the Elections in Kenya: A Precedent for inter-State Disputes?

The Court Ruling on the Elections in Kenya: A Precedent for inter-State Disputes?

14 Sep 17  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on the ruling by Kenya’s Supreme Court to overturn the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta, citing irregularities in the national ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 Sep 17  News
Launched today in Abuja: Nigerian Tax Research Network Profiled presentations from UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Board meeting: Evolution of the international trading system an...
Regional Dialogue on WTO Accessions for the Greater Horn of Africa: Nairobi Outcome

Regional Dialogue on WTO Accessions for the Greater Horn of Africa: Nairobi Outcome

12 Sep 17  News
Fostering synergies and coherence between regional integration and the multilateral trading system through WTO accessions 1.  Introduction The Regional Dialogue on WTO Acces...
‘Harmonized policies to underpin mineral resource gains in Africa’

‘Harmonized policies to underpin mineral resource gains in Africa’

08 Sep 17  News
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa region holds the highest potential for minerals development in the continent. According to the Secretary General of COMESA Sindis...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Aug 17  News
Featured infographics from tralac’s latest resource page: (i) South Africa’s trade relationship with Africa, (ii) US – Africa trade profile 2010-2016, (iii) Africa’s used c...

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