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Brexit after the Prime Minister’s Defeat

Brexit after the Prime Minister’s Defeat

18 Jan 19  Blog
After a devastating defeat for Theresa May, the Brexit clock keeps ticking. On Tuesday 15 January, the House of Commons rejected her Bill on the Withdrawal Agreement with the Europ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Jan 19  News
African Economic Outlook 2019: Africa growth prospects remain steady, industry should lead growth (AfDB) Africa’s general economic performance continues to recover and GDP growt...
Africa trade and technology

Africa trade and technology

15 Jan 19  News
Introduction It is perceived that economic nationalism has slowed the meteoric rise of global trade. Since the Uruguay Round created the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995, tr...
Economic transformation in Africa: key trends in 2019

Economic transformation in Africa: key trends in 2019

15 Jan 19  News
The global economy is slowing down The US-China trade war, global increases in sovereign debt, and weak 2018 stock market performance have all weakened prospects for economic grow...
Revenue sharing in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU)

Revenue sharing in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU)

14 Dec 18  Blog
All customs, excise and additional duties (trade taxes) collected in the SACU Common Customs Area are paid into the Common Revenue Pool and shared among member states. Member state...
AGR-V launched in Kigali; emphasises need to improve governance of Africa’s abundant natural resources

AGR-V launched in Kigali; emphasises need to improve governance of Africa’s abundant natural resources

05 Dec 18  News
The fifth edition of the African Governance Report (AGR-V) was launched and discussed by delegates attending the 2018 African Economic Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, on Tuesday. Th...
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 ...
Let us make Africa’s infrastructure competitive, Zimbabwean Minister urges continent at PIDA Week

Let us make Africa’s infrastructure competitive, Zimbabwean Minister urges continent at PIDA Week

27 Nov 18  News
Africa needs to unite and work hard to reverse colonial infrastructure systems which promoted the extraction of profitable agricultural and mineral wealth for export at the expense...
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...
Is it time for a new Global Order?

Is it time for a new Global Order?

18 Nov 18  Blog
The policies of President Trump have brought a new urgency to the debate about the future of the global economic and geopolitical order. American tariffs on Chinese goods[1], the w...
American mid-term Elections: What International Implications?

American mid-term Elections: What International Implications?

18 Nov 18  Blog
The American mid-term elections took place during the first week of November 2018 and were keenly watched. Many have hoped that control by the Democratic Party of the House of Repr...
Modernisation of the multilateral trading system – WTO reforms

Modernisation of the multilateral trading system – WTO reforms

18 Nov 18  Blog
The multilateral trading system and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) are today under threat. The system is being shaken by increasing protectionism and the imposition of non-tari...
11th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union: Summary of key decisions

11th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union: Summary of key decisions

18 Nov 18  News
The 11th Extraordinary Session of the African Union Summit, focusing on institutional reform of the African Union, was held in Addis Ababa from 5th to 18th November 2018. It start...
Extraordinary Summit on AU Reforms begins with the aim “to make Africa stronger and give our people the future they deserve”

Extraordinary Summit on AU Reforms begins with the aim “to make Africa stronger and give our people the future they deserve”

17 Nov 18  News
The supreme organ of the African Union, the Assembly, which comprises Heads of State and Government of all the 55 African countries, began its 11th Extraordinary Session today with...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Nov 18  News
Mali’s parliament yesterday, 15 November, unanimously ratified the AfCFTA Agreement. @AbdoulayeDiop8: Bravo au gouvernement & a l’Assemblée nationale du Mali pour cette pr...
20th Extraordinary session of the African Union Executive Council held in Addis Ababa

20th Extraordinary session of the African Union Executive Council held in Addis Ababa

16 Nov 18  News
The 20th Extraordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU) opened on 14th November 2018 at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with calls highlighti...
AUC Deputy Chairperson shares insights on the ongoing financial reforms of the Union

AUC Deputy Chairperson shares insights on the ongoing financial reforms of the Union

15 Nov 18  News
“This is a watershed moment for Africa” At the 31st Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit held in Nouakchott, Mauritania in July 2018, a budget of US$681,485,337 was ap...
Global Financial Integrity releases new study on trade misinvoicing in South Africa

Global Financial Integrity releases new study on trade misinvoicing in South Africa

14 Nov 18  News
Trade misinvoicing in South Africa leads to massive revenue losses Analysis of trade misinvoicing in South Africa from 2010-2014 shows that the potential average loss of revenue t...
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...
Institutional reform of the African Union is the major focus of the 11th AU Extraordinary Summit underway in Addis Ababa

Institutional reform of the African Union is the major focus of the 11th AU Extraordinary Summit underway in Addis Ababa

08 Nov 18  News
Under the framework of the 11th African Union Extraordinary Summit, the AU Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) officially opened on Monday 5th November 2018, at the AU headqu...

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