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African Union Ministers of Trade conclusively reach consensus on all outstanding issues on AfCFTA modalities for tariff liberalization

African Union Ministers of Trade conclusively reach consensus on all outstanding issues on AfCFTA modalities for tariff liberalization

18 Dec 18  News
The seventh meeting of African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT) ended in Egypt this week with the ministers reaching an agreement on crucial aspects of the African Continental Free ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

03 Dec 18  News
African trade events to diarise: African Ministers of Trade meeting (12-13 December, Cairo); 1st SADCSTAN workshop to adopt Harmonised Transport Standards (10-14 December, South Af...
Where to for Africa’s Silicon Valley?

Where to for Africa’s Silicon Valley?

27 Nov 18  Blog
Approximately a year ago, tralac published a working paper that overviewed South Africa’s software development industry cluster in the Western Cape Province[1]. The Western Cape ...
African countries focus on global trade prospects, challenges

African countries focus on global trade prospects, challenges

27 Nov 18  News
Trade officials and experts from Commonwealth African countries gathered in the Seychelles recently to discuss regional and global trade issues affecting their growth and developme...
East Africa the fastest growing region in Africa, with people leading longer and healthier lives

East Africa the fastest growing region in Africa, with people leading longer and healthier lives

21 Nov 18  News
22nd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) for Eastern Africa With an average growth rate of 6.7% between 2013 and 2017 – double the African average – Ea...
Implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area in Eastern Africa: From vision to action

Implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area in Eastern Africa: From vision to action

09 Nov 18  News
22nd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts of the Sub-regional Office for Eastern Africa In partnership with the Government of Rwanda, the United Nations Economic ...
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 right kind of disruption... New banks in South Africa

The right kind of disruption... New banks in South Africa

31 Oct 18  Blog
There are a number of start-up banks set to challenge the dominance of the big four in South Africa (Absa, FirstRand Bank, Nedbank and Standard Bank) in the coming months, includin...
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...
Aviation drives economic prosperity for Mauritius

Aviation drives economic prosperity for Mauritius

19 Sep 18  News
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the government of Mauritius to continue to focus on aviation as a strategic enabler of the country’s economic and soc...
Education in the 21st Century Digital World

Education in the 21st Century Digital World

14 Sep 18  Blog
In his 1995 best-selling book ‘The Road Ahead’, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said “the computer won’t dominate the learning experience, but it will effectively augment lear...
A gender agenda: South Africa’s tourism trade

A gender agenda: South Africa’s tourism trade

30 Aug 18  Blog
South Africa has a sophisticated framework for gender equality. Equality is enshrined in the constitution, and legal protections and institutions are in place. Despite this, gender...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

16 Aug 18  News
Diarise: Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum (25 October, Lagos). The Forum will also see the launch of TEFConnect, the world’s largest digital platform for African entrepreneurs...
East Africa states seek to unlock stalemate over ATM link

East Africa states seek to unlock stalemate over ATM link

16 Aug 18  News
East Africa’s banking customers could soon gain access to cheaper ATM withdrawal charges after regional governments moved to review financial laws to enable an integrated regiona...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Aug 18  News
Diarise: High Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region (3-4 September, Berlin) Featured tweet from @ChilesheKCOMESA (COMESA’s new SG): COMESA will set up stakeholder outreach to...
African policymakers seek consensus to drive growth of ICT sector

African policymakers seek consensus to drive growth of ICT sector

14 Aug 18  News
Senior African policymakers on Monday resolved to adopt a common position aimed at propelling growth of ICT sector and embed it in the Continent’s transformation agenda. The pol...
TradesCape: the AfCFTA Agreement is set to enter into force by early 2019

TradesCape: the AfCFTA Agreement is set to enter into force by early 2019

10 Aug 18  News
South Africa signed the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) on 1 July 2018. What does this mean in practical terms? Wesgro recently hosted a seminar, in partner...
Madagascar Economic Update: Inclusive growth is essential for poverty reduction

Madagascar Economic Update: Inclusive growth is essential for poverty reduction

02 Aug 18  News
Overall, the economy has been performing well, with growth estimated at 4.2% in 2017 and projected at 5% in 2018, according to the latest edition of the World Bank’s Madagas...
Is Brexit now in the Emergency Ward?

Is Brexit now in the Emergency Ward?

31 Jul 18  Blog
Brexit is due to happen on 29 March 2019 but there is no agreement yet on how the future relationship between the UK and the EU (the UK’s most important trading partner) will wor...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

30 Jul 18  News
Profiled African REC, trade and development events starting today:   In Lomé: Joint ECOWAS, ECCAS Summit of Heads of State and Government In Kigali: African Tax Aut...

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