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Foreign Direct Investment policy and governance in the Southern African Development Community

Foreign Direct Investment policy and governance in the Southern African Development Community

13 Jul 17  Publications
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) was established to achieve, among other objectives, development and economic growth and poverty alleviation through regional integ...
Kenya launches National Trade Policy

Kenya launches National Trade Policy

11 Jul 17  News
The Government of Kenya, through the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, on Monday launched the National Trade Policy. The launch of the National Trade Policy took ...
Trump’s US still lacks an Africa policy – but that might be about to change

Trump’s US still lacks an Africa policy – but that might be about to change

06 Jul 17  News
When Donald Trump looks at Africa, what does he see? When Donald Trump was elected, almost no one in the US was thinking about Africa. People knew the swingeing State Department a...
SACU after the June 2017 Summit: Is the Organization heading the right Way?

SACU after the June 2017 Summit: Is the Organization heading the right Way?

05 Jul 17  Publications
In many ways, the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) is an unsung success story. SACU is technically a customs union for trade in goods, and has been notified as such to th...
Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2015/2016

Monitoring Regional Integration in Southern Africa Yearbook 2015/2016

03 Jul 17  Publications
Regional integration continues to enjoy strong political support in Africa. But the winds of change blowing in the global economy are being felt on the continent too. It is clear t...
Sixty-six countries struggling with governance of oil, gas and mining sectors

Sixty-six countries struggling with governance of oil, gas and mining sectors

29 Jun 17  News
New index shows promise in some developing countries, but raises alarms over sovereign wealth funds and citizens’ freedom to hold governments to account The majority of governme...
Kagame speaks out on US threat over used clothes ban

Kagame speaks out on US threat over used clothes ban

23 Jun 17  News
President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda will proceed with the planned phase-out of importation of second-hand clothes despite the threats that it could lead to a review of eligi...
Intellectual property governance in Africa

Intellectual property governance in Africa

22 Jun 17  Publications
Intellectual property (IP) matters – which generally cover patents, copyrights and related matters, industrial designs, trademarks, geographical indications (GIs), utility models...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

14 Jun 17  News
Underway, in Berlin: inaugural ITC/ATI Tax and Development conference, hosted by Germany as part of its G20 Presidency Related, recent African conference outcomes on illicit finan...
African public finance networks sign a Good Financial Governance Declaration to affirm their commitment to curbing IFFs

African public finance networks sign a Good Financial Governance Declaration to affirm their commitment to curbing IFFs

14 Jun 17  News
Two-hundred and fifty delegates from 42 countries attended an international conference on the theme “Tackling Illicit Financial Flows: An African approach to a global phenomenon...
What are the top 5 challenges Africa is facing?

What are the top 5 challenges Africa is facing?

01 Jun 17  Discussion
Tarik Oguz, tralac Research Advisor – ICT, discusses the challenges facing African countries today and what needs to be done in order to address them We observed another Africa ...
Zimbabwe govt loses out on mining tax

Zimbabwe govt loses out on mining tax

30 May 17  News
Zimbabwe needs to design a proper mining taxation regime to establish an appropriate royalty system that ensures the economy realises optimal revenues during a commodity boom and b...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 May 17  News
Think 20 Summit: Global Solutions (29-30 May, Berlin). Input by PwC’s Bob Moritz: The forces of globalisation, technology, and financial growth need to be reset for the future A...
Action Plan for SADC Industrialization Strategy and Roadmap

Action Plan for SADC Industrialization Strategy and Roadmap

29 May 17  News
Executive summary At its Extra-Ordinary Summit, held on 29 April 2015, in Harare, Zimbabwe, the SADC Leaders adopted the SADC Industrialization Strategy and Roadmap 2015-2063. The...
When will FTAs justify optimistic Expectations about African Integration?

When will FTAs justify optimistic Expectations about African Integration?

24 May 17  Publications
The public debate about what the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) and the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) will bring about portrays an optimistic picture. Many commentators cla...
Global growth strengthens in line with economic forecasts, but prospects for some of world’s poorest regions deteriorate: UN report

Global growth strengthens in line with economic forecasts, but prospects for some of world’s poorest regions deteriorate: UN report

17 May 17  News
Shifting international policy landscape heightens uncertainty around prospects for world trade, development aid and climate targets Growth in the global economy has picked up...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

12 May 17  News
Posted: tralac’s Weekly Newsletter Akinwumi Adesina: Africa and India – sharing the development journey (IPPMedia) And nowhere is this partnership more needed than on the iss...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 May 17  News
Underway, in Kigali: the third Transform Africa Summit. Further details: conference website Starting tomorrow, in Maputo: the 5th Annual African Mobile Phone Services Policy Initi...
World Economic Forum needs to move beyond spin if it’s going to help Africa

World Economic Forum needs to move beyond spin if it’s going to help Africa

03 May 17  News
Africa needs to improve governance, build infrastructure, and reduce trade barriers to achieve inclusive growth. Set against the backdrop of low growth, dire unemployment figures,...
Africa security forum opens in Ethiopia, natural resources tops agenda

Africa security forum opens in Ethiopia, natural resources tops agenda

24 Apr 17  News
The sixth Tana High-level Forum on Security in Africa opened on 22 April 2017 in the Bahir Dar city of Ethiopia, where the management of the continent’s natural resources tops th...

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