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SADC Senior Officials meet ahead of 40th Ordinary Summit and Council of Ministers meeting  (2020-08-12)
The preceding meetings of the 40th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government and Council of Ministers meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) started on 10th August, 2020, with a virtual meeting of the SADC...


ECA report urges African countries to harmonize trade and transport regulations in the fight against COVID-19  (2020-08-12)
The Regional Integration and Trade Division (RITD) at ECA has released a new report entitled “Facilitating Cross-Border Trade Through a Coordinated African Response to COVID-19”. The report provides a critical assessment of existing border...


Felix Manzi (intern)
Felix Manzi is a Law trained researcher with practical research and legal drafting experience. His research interests comprise of regulation of digital economies in emerging markets, negotiation of trade and investment agreements especially in...


Juliette Armelle Kouamo (intern)
Juliette Armelle Kouamo holds a Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree in Trade and Business law as well as a Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Import and Export Law from the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus. She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in...


Martin Gitau (intern)
Martin Gitau holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya and is currently completing his LLM in International Trade Law from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. His interests include legal aspects of world...


Mlibatisi Kunene (intern)
Mlibatisi Kunene is trade lawyer from the Kingdom of Eswatini. He holds a BCom economics degree, an LLB degree as well as an LLM in International economic law from the University of the Witwatersrand. He has lectured on a sessional basis at the...


Nanjira Annabel (intern)
Nanjira Annabel is a Kenyan based lawyer who holds an LLM in International Trade and Investment Law from the University of Pretoria and a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Kabarak University. Her interest areas include; International Trade Law,...


SADC, EU and Germany step-up cooperation towards regional response to COVID-19  (2020-08-10)
As part of the on-going regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Her Excellency Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax and His Excellency Mr. Jan Sadek, Ambassador of the...


Industrialisation and economic diversification at the heart of a reviewed PREF-CEMAC  (2020-08-07)
In line with ECA's campaign on the structural transformation of the economies of Central Africa, CEMAC countries have just adopted a five-year post-COVID-19 recovery plan that prioritises industrialisation and economic diversification. Central...


All set for SADC annual summit amid COVID-19 concerns  (2020-08-10)
The 40th SADC Summit scheduled for Maputo, Mozambique on 17 August will for the first time in history be held in a virtual format. This is due to health measures and travel restrictions imposed by most Member States in response to the novel...


Olumuyiwa Bamidele Alaba
Lead on Trade Policy, UKAid Policy Development Facility in Nigeria


Rwanda harnesses technology to fight COVID-19, drive recovery  (2020-08-06)
In a conversation with IMF Country Focus, Rwanda’s Minister of State in Charge of National Treasury Richard Tusabe explains how his government is leveraging technology and grass-roots networks to fight the spread of COVID-19 and ensure financial...


Nations to meet in Barbados to chart new path for post-coronavirus economic recovery  (2020-08-05)
UNCTAD15, the UN trade and development body's fifteenth quadriennial conference, will take place under the theme “From inequality and vulnerability to prosperity for all” as the world seeks solutions for a global new normal. UNCTAD’s 15th...


Infrastructure Commission to fast-track projects valued at R340bn  (2020-07-31)
Government will in the coming months expedite the implementation of at least 50 infrastructure projects with a total investment value of more than R340 billion.  The fast-tracking of the projects forms part of the reconstruction and recovery...


COMESA COVID-19 Food Security and Nutrition Plan adopted  (2020-08-05)
Ministers responsible for agriculture, environment and natural resources have adopted the COMESA COVID-19 Food Security Response Plan to help the region deal with the impacts of Covid-19 on regional food security. In their 7th joint meeting...


South Africa looks toward inclusive recovery to stabilise debt, boost growth  (2020-08-04)
In a conversation with IMF Country Focus, the Director-General of South Africa’s National Treasury Dondo Mogajane explains how the government has responded to the COVID-19 crisis, how IMF financing will help to stabilize the economy, and...


External debt complicates Africa’s COVID-19 recovery, debt relief needed  (2020-07-31)
Calls made for temporary debt standstill for all African countries Mozambique was already struggling with repaying its $14 billion external debt when COVID-19 hit earlier this year. The country’s debt-to-GDP ratio, which was 100% in 2018...


Women gain key economic benefits from greater trade, study finds  (2020-07-31)



WTO report draws attention to impact of COVID-19 trade disruptions on women  (2020-08-05)
Women are likely to be harder hit than men by trade disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the dangers are particularly acute in developing countries according to a new information note from the WTO Secretariat. The paper points to how...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2020-07-31)
Diarise (5 August): PIIE Trade Winds, with Anabel González. African perspectives on the WTO and prospects for regional trade cooperation. Is a new African voice on trade emerging? How does Africa view WTO reform and how could it contribute to...


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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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