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tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-04-20)
CHOGM 2018 updates Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communiqué: “Towards a Common Future” On Intra-Commonwealth Trade and Investment: “With the goal of expanding investment and boosting intra-Commonwealth trade to US$2 Trillion by 2030,...


Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Communiqué: “Towards a Common Future”  (2018-04-20)
Introduction Commonwealth Heads of Government met in the United Kingdom from 19 to 20 April 2018 and discussed how the Commonwealth can contribute to a future which is fairer, more sustainable, more secure and more prosperous. Given that 60...


Commonwealth adopts forward-looking Connectivity Agenda for Trade and Investment  (2018-04-20)
In response to the risks to growth presented by rising protectionism, leaders at the CHOGM today expressed their strong support for the multilateral trading system and adopted a six-point connectivity agenda to boost trade and investment links...


Financial inclusion on the rise, but gaps remain, Global Findex Database shows  (2018-04-20)
515 million adults have opened accounts since 2014 Financial inclusion is on the rise globally, accelerated by mobile phones and the internet, but gains have been uneven across countries. A new World Bank report on the use of financial services...


Commonwealth leaders discuss success and challenges ahead  (2018-04-20)
Commonwealth heads met in executive session at Lancaster House in London on 19 April 2018. They discussed how they could collectively tackle global and Commonwealth challenges. The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) heard about the...


Towards an East African pharmaceutical industry  (2018-04-20)
Vaccine Production in Africa for Africa Conference Resolutions from the East African Vaccine Symposium Recognizing the aspiration expressed by EAC Partner States to develop their pharmaceutical industry including vaccine manufacturing,...


Startup and innovation hub leaders are going to shape digital policy for the African Union  (2018-04-19)
Leaders in several African tech ecosystems are living by the words of Charles-Guillaume Étienne, the 19th century French playwright: “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” Since tech and innovation hubs began popping up across the...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-04-19)
Exploring Malawi’s export potential (ITC) Regional integration is the key to Malawi’s trade success, according to a new ITC report (pdf) that uncovers the country’s greatest untapped export potential in agro-processing. This report is a roadmap...


WTO Members submit proposals aimed at advancing exploratory e-commerce work  (2018-04-19)
Over the past few weeks, a host of submissions have been put forward by WTO members as part of exploratory work to support future talks among interested parties on the trade-related aspects of e-commerce.  This preparatory process builds on...


Exploring Malawi’s export potential  (2018-04-19)
Regional integration is the key to Malawi’s trade success, according to a new ITC report that uncovers the country’s greatest untapped export potential in agro-processing. This report is a roadmap for Malawian exporters and policymakers to...


Commonwealth Business Forum Banquet: Keynote address by President Cyril Ramaphosa  (2018-04-19)
London, 17 April 2018 More than 20 years ago, Nelson Mandela asked me to come to attend the Commonwealth Business Forum and today I am overjoyed once again to be here and the privilege and the honour is doubly enhanced because this year we...


Action on trade and inclusivity to benefit all Commonwealth citizens  (2018-04-19)
UK Prime Minister to use Commonwealth Summit to boost trade, economic growth and opportunities for the organisation’s young people Already accounting for one fifth of global trade, with intra-Commonwealth trade valued at $560 billion and...


Commonwealth Business Forum: Dr Fox announces measures to strengthen commonwealth trade ties  (2018-04-19)
International trade secretary sets out new measures supporting strong Commonwealth trade ties at Heads of Government Summit As the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) starts this week, the Prime Minister and International...


Regulation must steer not stifle innovation, UN e-commerce event hears  (2018-04-18)
Governments must strike the right balance between pushing innovation in the digital economy and regulating a sector which has lost people’s trust The internet is a powerful tool for development, and governments must not let the dark side of the...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-04-18)
Next week, in Libreville, Gabon: Building Africa’s negotiating capacity for improved terms of engagement with the rest of the world (23-27 April) Africa’s Pulse: Boosting access to electricity in Africa through innovation, better regulation (World...


A step forward for free trade in the ECCAS sub-region  (2018-04-18)
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is launching a campaign to have all countries of the ECCAS sub-regional bloc operationalize the ECCAS Preferential Tariff (known for short in French as TP/CEEAC) – one of the instruments for...


Seychelles begins domestic consultations on AfCFTA  (2018-04-18)
A national committee set up to discuss the Seychelles’ intention of joining the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) held its first meeting recently. The committee consists of various agencies and organisations concerned such as the...


COMESA holds workshop to enhance regional integration programme  (2018-04-18)
The final activity of a project that aims at contributing to COMESA’s overall goals of having sustainable economic development and poverty reduction in the region was held in Lusaka from 10th to 13th April 2018. The project titled ‘Targeted...


AU Ministers call for more efficient and transparent African institutions and tax systems to fight against corruption and illicit financial flows in Africa  (2018-04-18)
The Ministerial segment of the 2nd African Union (AU) Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration opened in Addis Ababa on Monday, 16 April 2018. The meeting was preceded by Expert Meetings...


Africa’s Pulse: Boosting access to electricity in Africa through innovation, better regulation  (2018-04-18)
Economic growth in Africa rebounds, but not fast enough Sub-Saharan Africa’s growth is projected to reach 3.1 percent in 2018, and to average 3.6 percent in 2019-20, says Africa’s Pulse, a bi-annual analysis of the state of African economies...


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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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