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Contributing towards the effective reduction of poverty in the SADC region, through knowledge management, building linkages and promoting debate

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-04-12)
Joint AfDB, AUC, UNECA, Afreximbank expert group meeting on informal cross-border trade (16-17 April, Abidjan) Informal cross-border trade has remained a dilemma for the African continent. It is a pervasive phenomenon around Africa’s internal...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-04-11)
Applications for UNCTAD’s online course on Trade and Gender for COMESA (pdf) close on 28 April. The course will be held from 20 May to 14 July. Today, in Cairo: The road to Niamey – taking the agenda of regional integration forward. “The meeting...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-04-10)
Concluding today, in Windhoek: UNCTAD regional capacity building training workshop on the use of statistics and the Productive Capacities Index to inform evidence-based policy-making in LDCs and other structurally weak and vulnerable economies An...

Kenya Economic Update: Transforming agricultural productivity to achieve food security for all  (2019-04-09)
Kenya’s economic outlook remains stable amid threats of drought in 2019 Kenya’s real gross domestic product is projected to grow by 5.7% in 2019, a slight decrease from the estimated 5.8% growth experienced in 2018, according to the new World Bank...

Africa’s Pulse: Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa remains below three percent three years after crisis  (2019-04-09)
Digital revolution can unlock inclusive growth and job creation across Africa Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has been downgraded to 2.3 percent for 2018, down from 2.5 percent in 2017, according to the April 2019 issue of Africa’s Pulse, the World...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-04-09)
Featured tweet, @EgyptAbaba: Few minutes ago, I officially deposited Egypt AfCFTA ratification instrument. Egypt is 18th depositor of the free trade area and four more to go to entry into force. A dream becoming a reality. AfCFTA is priority of...

Fresh push for states to ratify the Tripartite FTA as deadline draws near  (2019-04-05)
The deadline set by the Tripartite Council of Ministers for member States of three regional economic blocs to sign and ratify the tripartite free trade area lapses this month. So far only four countries in the Common Market for Eastern and...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-04-05)
tralac’s March 2019 newsletter is posted: the newsletter carries a comprehensive report of debates at tralac’s annual conference, convened recently in Nairobi Diarise: The Africa Women Innovation and En-trepreneurship Forum (29-30 October, Cape...

East Africa’s economy races ahead of its African peers, modest growth forecast for the rest of the continent – African Development Bank  (2019-04-04)
Job creation and ramping up manufacturing will continue to be major priority areas for creating growth, according to the African Development Bank Regional Economic Outlook Reports 2019. Economic growth in East Africa is soaring ahead of other...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-04-04)
The AfDB’s Regional Economic Outlook: the West Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa and East Africa regional reports have been launched The IMF has posted the Analytical Chapters to the April 2019 World Economic Outlook. Profiled chapter:...

E-commerce holds huge promise for enhancing free trade in Africa  (2019-04-04)
If the transformative power of digitalization is effectively harnessed, it can significantly contribute to prosperity in Africa. E-commerce can significantly boost free trade across Africa and therefore help realize the objectives of the Africa...

IMF Executive Board 2019 Article IV Consultation with Nigeria  (2019-04-03)
Mobilizing Resources to Invest in People Spending on health and education in Nigeria is among the lowest in the world. To fund these crucial sectors, Nigeria will have to maximize the amount of revenue it raises. Diversifying the government’s...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-04-03)
AfCFTA here at last: is Africa ready to embrace it? (Editorial comment, New Times, Kigali) Global trade growth loses momentum as trade tensions persist (WTO) Main points. World merchandise trade volume is forecast to grow 2.6% in 2019,...

tralac Annual Conference 2019: Poster presentations
The 2019 tralac Annual Conference was held on 21-22 March in Nairobi, Kenya, under the theme ‘Africa’s integration Agenda – From Aspirations to Pragmatic Implementation.’ For a third year, the key focus was the African Continental Free Trade Area...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-04-02)
Featured tweet by the AUC’s @AmbMuchanga: Good news! The Parliament of The Gambia has approved ratification of AfCFTA Agreement making us meet the minimum threshold [of 22]. The AfCFTA market is being born and is one step ready for launch of its...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-03-29)
A suite of AfCFTA updates: Professor Benedict Oramah, Afreximbank President: 2019 Bullion Lecture, delivered earlier this week in Lagos on Leveraging the AfCFTA to Boost Nigeria’s Economic Development. Nigeria will need to overcome a...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-03-28)
Diarise: SWIFT’s African Regional Conference (18-20 June, Accra) on the theme Enabling the Digital Economy South Africa’s February 2019 trade balance will be released tomorrow, Friday At CoM2019: Seeking the one pending AfCFTA ratification EACJ...

Launch of tralac’s Women in Trade Governance Network – Nairobi, 22 March 2019
tralac launched its ‘Women in Trade Governance Network’ during its 2019 Annual Conference in Nairobi. The WiTG targets female professionals working in trade policy and governance with the aim to build technical capacity in international...

Workshop on current and emerging trade issues for Kenya – Nairobi, 20 March 2019
tralac, in collaboration with the Export Promotion Council, Kenya, hosted a half-day workshop on current and emerging trade issues for Kenya on the margins of the tralac 2019 Annual Conference. The workshop saw a turnout of more than 90...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-03-27)
Tunisia has formally ratified its membership of COMESA – becoming its 20th member Diarise: Transforming Mauritius – policies to foster industrialisation and development. The workshop, 11-12 April, will be organised by UNCTAD, in collaboration with...

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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