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African Development Bank launches first Electricity Regulatory Index for Africa  (2018-06-22)
Stronger regulatory independence required, says new report Though the majority of African countries have developed relatively robust institutional frameworks for the regulation of their electricity sectors, much work remains in strengthening...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-06-21)
Africa payments: Insights into African transaction flows (SWIFT) In 2013, SWIFT published the white paper “Africa Payments: Insights into African Transaction Flows”, which attempted to frame the cross-border banking context in the midst of...


World Bank Group increases support for regional integration in sub-Saharan Africa  (2018-06-22)
Titled “Supporting Africa’s Transformation”, the World Bank’s new Africa Regional Integration and Cooperation Assistance Strategy for the period FY18-FY23 will promote economic diversification and strengthening of regional value chains,...


African Union E-Commerce Conference to take place in Nairobi in July  (2018-06-21)
Towards an African e-commerce strategy The African Union E-Commerce Conference will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from the 23-25 July 2018. The main objective of this Conference is to provide a platform to enhance understanding of the current...


SWIFT data shows intra-Africa payments clearing and trade is increasing  (2018-06-21)
Use of US dollar declining while West African franc and South African rand increasing SWIFT has published a new white paper mapping commercial payment flows against financial flows in Africa. The data reveals that intra-Africa payments and...


AU targets 30 countries to ratify AfCTA by December  (2018-06-21)
December 20 is the target to have at least 30 African countries to have ratified the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA), members of the Senate heard on Tuesday. Updating the Senators on where Rwanda stands since it ratified the...


Rwanda: Industrialization and Job creation among priorities of the 2018-19 Budget  (2018-06-21)
Government will increase spending by FRW 328.2 billion from FRW 2,115.3 billion compared to the 2017/18 revised budget FRW 2,443.5 billion in the 2018/19 fiscal year, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning has said.  Presenting the...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-06-19)
African trade and regional integration event listings: (i) Underway, in Nairobi: AU experts meeting on the Services Sector Development Programme. The UNECA’s Jamie Macleod: “Key outcomes of these meetings for ECA include identifying where and how...


Ad hoc Expert Group Meeting on the implications of ECOWAS potential expansion and the AfCFTA  (2018-06-19)
The Sub-Regional Office for West Africa of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Government of Benin are organizing an ad hoc expert group meeting, under the theme “Implications of ECOWAS potential expansion and...


COMESA searching for solutions to transform and sustain competitive businesses  (2018-06-19)
The COMESA-Connect Industry Dialogue set for June 21st to 22nd, in Kigali, will bring together high level technical expertise from the public and private sector to provide common solutions that will prepare, protect, revolutionize and sustain...


AU services experts meet to develop services sector development program in the context of the AfCFTA  (2018-06-19)
The Department of Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission is organizing from 18-22 June 2018 in Nairobi, the AU Experts Meeting on the Services Sector Development Program. The main objective of the workshop is to brainstorm with...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-06-18)
Profiled African trade and regional integration events: (I) The 24th ARSO General Assembly starts today in Durban on the theme: One Africa One Market – the role of standardisation in attaining sustainable development within the context of...


One Africa One Market – The role of standardisation in attaining sustainable development within the context of regional integration  (2018-06-18)
The 24th ARSO General Assembly events, to be hosted by the Government of the Republic of South Africa, through the South African Bureau of Standards will be held on the 18th to 22nd June 2018 at the Hilton Hotel Durban. The 24th ARSO...


Synergies between the AfCFTA and Tripartite FTA will benefit Africa’s traders and consumers, says ECA Chief  (2018-06-18)
The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Vera Songwe has lauded the representative of the Tripartite group comprising COMESA, EAC and SADC for their work on synergies between the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) and the...


Experts and anti-corruption Chiefs to deliberate on corruption and the challenge of economic transformation in southern Africa  (2018-06-18)
The Economic Commission for Africa, Southern Africa Office (ECA-SA) in partnership with the African Union, Southern Africa Office (AU-SARO) are organising two major anti-corruption meetings from 18-22 June 2018 in Gaborone, Botswana. The first is...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-06-15)
AfCFTA Ratification Barometer: Number 4 - Niger; Number 5 - Mali; Number 6 - Swaziland AfCFTA agreement too narrow and hasty: Yao Graham (Graphic) The co-ordinator of the Third World Network (TWN-Africa), Dr Yao Graham, has criticised the...


Global migration can be a potent tool in the fight to end poverty across the world  (2018-06-15)
High-income destination countries could realize even bigger gains with efficient labor market policies Global migration has lifted millions out of poverty and boosted economic growth, a new World Bank report finds. But destination countries risk...


Trade among Least Developed Countries set to be boosted following historic WTO collaboration  (2018-06-15)
Least Developed Countries are set to benefit from an agreement that unites the work of the Commonwealth Secretariat and the World Trade Organization (WTO) to boost commerce. Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Sctoland on 13 June 2018 signed a...


Forum highlights ‘inclusive trade’ for world’s poorest countries  (2018-06-15)
With a share of global trade of less than 1%, fresh ideas are needed to bring the world’s poorest countries into the international trading system. Better trade that boosts prosperity in the world’s poorest countries depends on new “inclusive”...


Angola project begins work on ‘greening’ country’s trade  (2018-06-14)
UNCTAD is holding a two-week workshop on identifying export sectors that could help diversify Angola’s economy and make growth more environmentally sustainable. UNCTAD started a two-week workshop in Luanda on 11 June with government officials,...


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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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