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tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-01-16)
Featured tweets: @KendalHembroff: G20 Trade and Investment Working Group meeting [15-16 January] to discuss challenges facing international trading system and need for WTO reform @SabatucciEU: Next Monday, the AU and the EU will have their first...


South Africa Merchandise Trade Statistics for November 2018  (2019-01-16)
South Africa trade balance swings to surplus in November South Africa’s trade balance shifted to a R3.49 billion surplus in November of 2018 from a downwardly revised R4.29 billion deficit in the previous month and beating market expectations of a...


Refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons in Africa at center of 32nd AU Summit  (2019-01-16)
“Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Towards Durable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa” is the theme that will be at the center of discussions during the 32nd Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union...


Communications crucial for successful implementation of AfCFTA  (2019-01-16)
Communications must play a crucial role in building awareness on the gender implications of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement and the accord as a whole, participants to a recent Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) workshop...


Africa set for massive transformation with AfCFTA, says ECA’s David Luke  (2019-01-16)
Africa is set for massive transformation as more countries are expected to sign-up and ratify the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) in 2019, says Economic Commission for Africa’s David Luke, Coordinator of the ECA’s African Trade...


tralac’s first Daily News selection for 2019  (2019-01-15)
Profiled AU events, now underway: The 32nd Ordinary Summit of the African Union started today in Addis on the theme Refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons: towards durable solutions to forced displacement in Africa. The summit...


Africa trade and technology  (2019-01-15)
Introduction It is perceived that economic nationalism has slowed the meteoric rise of global trade. Since the Uruguay Round created the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1995, trade of goods and services has become a dominant feature in global...


Economic transformation in Africa: key trends in 2019  (2019-01-15)
The global economy is slowing down The US-China trade war, global increases in sovereign debt, and weak 2018 stock market performance have all weakened prospects for economic growth. The IMF prediction that global GDP growth this year...


Darkening prospects: Global economy to slow to 2.9 percent in 2019 as trade, investment weaken  (2019-01-15)
Emerging, developing economies should rebuild policy buffers, boost productivity to sustain growth Global economic growth is projected to soften from a downwardly revised 3 percent in 2018 to 2.9 percent in 2019 amid rising downside risks to the...


African Group Declaration on WTO issues  (2019-01-15)
We, Ministers of Trade of the Member States of the African Union, meeting in Cairo, on 12 and 13 December 2018, at the occasion of the 7th Meeting of the African Ministers of Trade (AMOT) in order to, amongst other things, review the...


Simulating UK-Africa Trade Liberalisation: Kenya  (2018-12-21)
With the United Kingdom set to exit the European Union (EU) in the near future, current news is focusing on the future UK-EU trade relationship. For the UK’s global trade partners, this is very important to appraise. In August 2018, UK Prime...


Inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair ends, Kigali announced host of IATF2020  (2018-12-18)
The inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF 2018) ended in Cairo on 17 December 2018 with the Rwandese capital of Kigali being announced as the host of the 2020 event. Former Nigerian President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, who is also Chairman of the...


African Union Ministers of Trade conclusively reach consensus on all outstanding issues on AfCFTA modalities for tariff liberalization  (2018-12-18)
The seventh meeting of African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT) ended in Egypt this week with the ministers reaching an agreement on crucial aspects of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) modalities for tariff liberalization as the...


tralac’s final Daily News Selection 2018  (2018-12-18)
Today in Vienna: The High-Level Forum Africa-Europe President Kagame and Chancellor Kurz decided to call for a High-Level Forum to provide a space for European and African leaders, together with CEOs of major global companies, innovation...


Cooperation with Africa on an equal footing: Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz at High-Level Forum Africa-Europe  (2018-12-18)
“We now have to change the way we look at Africa. We must not think exclusively of poverty, the threat of migration and a lack of respect for human rights. What is required now are encounters and an honest partnership,” Federal Chancellor Sebastian...


EU and ACP countries conclude first round of negotiations to modernise their relations  (2018-12-18)
The two chief negotiators met on Friday, 14 December 2018 in Brussels to take stock of the progress achieved and discuss next steps. The first series of talks between the EU and 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP) led to...


Second Regional Dialogue on WTO Accessions for the Greater Horn of Africa: Djibouti Outcome  (2018-12-18)
Trade for Peace through WTO Accessions Introduction The Second Regional Dialogue on WTO Accessions for the Greater Horn of Africa took place in Djibouti from 3 to 6 December 2018. The event was organized by the WTO Secretariat in partnership with...


Murky climate deal lets down poor countries  (2018-12-18)
The international deal hammered out during last-minute talks at the 24th UN climate change conference (COP 24) has been lambasted for failing to address crucial issues related to reducing emissions in developing countries.  After a tense...


Towards a safe and orderly migration  (2018-12-18)
A global migration compact may help combat the myth that migrants are liabilities In August 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May visited countries in Africa, sparking hope...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-12-17)
Today’s event listings: Underway, in Cairo: African Civil Aviation Commission and preparatory technical committees (17-20 December), under the framework of the COMESA airspace integration project Underway, in Addis: Day 1 of the experts meeting...


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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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