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tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-02-16)
From RECs to a Continental FTA: Strategic tools to assist negotiators and agricultural policy design in Africa (UNCTAD) The establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) is gaining speed, with the African Union (AU) aiming to get the...


From RECs to a Continental FTA: Strategic tools to assist negotiators and agricultural policy design in Africa  (2018-02-16)
The establishment of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) is gaining speed, with the African Union (AU) aiming to get the CFTA agreement in place by 2018. If fully implemented, the CFTA could increase intra-African trade significantly and promote...


30th session of the FAO Regional Conference for Africa  (2018-02-16)
“Sustainable development of agriculture and food systems in Africa: improving the means of production and the creation of decent and attractive employment for youth” The 30th FAO Regional Conference for Africa will be held at the Friendship...


EALA lawmakers impressed by ease of movement on Dar-Dodoma trade route  (2018-02-16)
Members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) currently conducting an on-spot assessment of EAC organs, institutions and facilities on the Central Corridor, Thursday said they were impressed by the progress to ease movement from the...


US-African trade: Creating common ground amidst policy uncertainty?  (2018-02-16)
As the US Administration moves forward with a trade policy for Africa and African leaders work toward regional harmonisation, common ground may be emerging focused on market opportunity, a balanced approach to the rule of law, and support for...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-02-15)
How Kenya’s famous roses almost missed Valentines Day – a stimulating twitter thread, by @MatinaStevis, of her Wall Street Journal article posted yesterday: “First things first: for those of you who didn’t know (ie most?) Kenya is a global flower...


Cargo scanners give KRA Sh131m more daily at the ports  (2018-02-15)
Increased use of cargo scanners at the port of Mombasa and the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport largely helped the taxman to grow daily non-oil revenue by Sh131 million in six months ended last December compared to the similar period in 2016,...


Three East Africa states in US crosshairs over mitumba ban  (2018-02-15)
East African nations that are en-route to stopping importation of used clothes may soon pay a price for it following the US State Department’s announcement that Washington will impose trade penalties in retaliation to what they see as a blockage of...


Afreximbank urges use of factoring to expand Africa’s regional value chains  (2018-02-15)
African countries should take make use of factoring in order to take advantage of the opportunities for expanding the continent’s regional value chains, participants at a regional factoring conference held in Dakar have heard. Kanayo Awani,...


How can the CFTA help Africa respond to its economic transformation imperative?  (2018-02-15)
Despite the substantial growth of their economies over the last decades, many African countries are still struggling to transition to higher value-added economic activities. In a global trade context marked by substantial challenges, how can the...


What is COMESA’s Digital Free Trade Area and should SADC have one too?  (2018-02-15)
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) announced in November 2017 that its Secretariat had ‘completed the design of the digital free trade area’, and that the COMESA electronic certificate of origin was now ready for piloting....


Why Africa should not ignore what happened in Buenos Aires  (2018-02-15)
The 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO), held in Buenos Aires in December 2017, was a disappointment. It has been described in The Economist as “the triumph of self-interest over the greater good”. The meeting...


AGOA seminar in Cape Town
On 6 February, tralac (through tralac Associate Eckart Naumann) joined the Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency for Cape Town (WESGRO), along with the US embassy, the USAID Trade and Investment Hub (SATIHUB) and the Department of Trade...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-02-14)
Starting today, in New York: The Platform for Collaboration on Tax global conference Diarise: The 6th edition of the Africa CEO Forum in Abidjan (26-27 March) on the theme African Champions: powering competitiveness SACU has issued a tender for...


Kenya: Budget Options for 2018/19 and the Medium-Term  (2018-02-14)
Stimulating Economic Growth for Prosperity The year 2017 was quite an eventful one for the economy, characterized by intense political activity which culminated in two elections between August and October. As a result of the prolonged uncertainty,...


Outcomes from National Planning Commission Strategy Session (Lekgotla) – Signalling a shift in gear  (2018-02-14)
Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation on outcomes from National Planning Commission Strategy Session The National Planning Commission (NPC) under the leadership of its Chairperson, Jeff Radebe, Minister in the Presidency for Planning,...


RwandAir to start flights to Abuja, Cape Town  (2018-02-14)
RwandAir, the national carrier, is set to expand its wings to Abuja in Nigeria and Cape Town in South Africa. According to airline officials, RwandAir will operate four weekly flights from Kigali to Cape Town with a stopover in Harare,...


Food prices must drop in Africa: How can this be achieved?  (2018-02-14)
After the 2007-08 crisis, we got into the bad habit when discussing food prices of focusing almost exclusively on volatility and overlooking the question of the level of prices. Of course, reasons were good for this; between February...


The AfCFTA: It’s not just about the tariffs  (2018-02-14)
Ashly Hope, tralac Research Coordinator (Trade in services & regulation), discusses potential welfare gains and non-tariff barriers (NTBs) within the context of the African Continental Free Trade Area Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-02-13)
African trade policy events to diarise: (i) With the Extraordinary AU Summit scheduled for the signing of the CFTA now taking place in Kigali, tralac’s Annual Conference will take place in Kigali (22-23 March) (ii) The 4th WCO Global AEO...


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Third International Policy Conference on the African Child - 'Child Poverty in Africa'
African Child Policy Forum (ACPF)
Venue: United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date: 12-13 May 2008
ARC briefing note on the outcomes of the 10th African Union Summit
The tenth African Union (AU) Summit took place at the UN Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 25 January to 2 February 2008.
South African Journal of International Affairs: Call for Papers
February 2008
The South African Journal of International Affairs (SAJIA) is published biannually by the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).
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