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Africa’s greatest economic opportunity: trading with itself  (2018-01-22)
Changes in today’s global landscape mean emerging markets must consider how they shape their own futures. Many countries in the developed world have focused their efforts and resources inwards as a result of challenging economic times. There is a...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-01-20)
Diarise: 4th EAC Heads of State Retreat on Infrastructure Financing and Development (21-22 February, Kampala) Regional integration and informal trade in Africa: evidence from Benin’s borders (CEPII) We use an original survey of informal...


A tralac Perspective on the bigger picture for 2018  (2018-01-19)
The Trade Law Centre (tralac) monitors integration, trade and governance in Africa. The fact that developments in Southern and Eastern Africa are more frequently covered does not mean that continental and global developments are ignored. They are...


Structural Shifts in the Post-Apartheid SA Economy: A Comparative SAM Analysis  (2018-01-19)
This paper makes use of a comparative SAM analysis to examine structural shifts in the real economy of South Africa spanning the period from the mid ’90s to the end of the 2000s. This period represents the post-sanctions period when the...


An Opportunity for South Africa to pursue new regional Policies?  (2018-01-19)
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on trade and industrial policy in South Africa following the election of Cyril Ramaphosa as President of the ANC South Africa is in the midst of a political battle. At the end of 2017 the ruling party,...


Africa and the WTO’s E-Commerce Agenda  (2018-01-19)
Puseletso Sauli, a tralac intern, and Ashly Hope, tralac Research Coordinator (trade in services & regulation), comment on Africa’s position in the e-commerce negotiations at the WTO The growth in telecommunications capability across the...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-01-18)
AU Summit (22-29 January): Winning the fight against corruption – a sustainable path to Africa’s transformation Profiled AU summit commentaries, news reports: Paul Kagame: Unleashing Africa’s inner strengths – institutions, policies, and...


How new Pan-Africanist business men, women are driving Africa’s economic transformation – Osinbajo  (2018-01-18)
Africa’s impressive economic transformation is being driven by ambitious businessmen and women who are stepping beyond national borders and going global, said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, at the inaugural Africa Rising lecture of the Harvard...


House of Representatives passes AGOA and MCA Modernization Act  (2018-01-18)
On 17 January, the House of Representatives passed the AGOA and MCA Modernization Act (H.R. 3445), which strengthens both the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the Millennium Challenge Act (MCA). Together, these laws have helped...


10th African Union Gender Pre-Summit calls on African women to join in the fight against corruption  (2018-01-18)
The Tenth African Union Gender Pre-Summit officially kicked off on Wednesday, 17 January, 2018 at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Gender Pre-Summit (GPS) is holding under the theme: “Winning the Fight against...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-01-17)
The African Development Bank launches the 2018 edition of its yearly flagship report, the African Economic Outlook, today at its headquarters in Abidjan. To facilitate advocacy and policy dialogue, the 2018 AEO has been shortened to a maximum of...


African Development Bank launches the 2018 edition of the African Economic Outlook  (2018-01-17)
Flagship report highlights state of socio-economic performance, outlook and progress in 54 African countries The African Development Bank launched the 2018 edition of its yearly flagship report, the African Economic Outlook (AEO), on Wednesday,...


Mahamat calls for urgency in self-financing of African Union  (2018-01-15)
Moussa Faki Mahamat, African Union Commission Chairperson, has reiterated the need for financing the African Union agenda if the regional body is to become self-sustainable to guide the continent’s transformation. He was speaking at the opening...


Continental Free Trade Area to boost domestic tax collections – AU official  (2018-01-15)
Six years ago, African leaders decided to establish the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), a flagship project of the African Union’s (AU) Agenda 2063 aiming to fast-track the continent’s economic growth and development by creating one gigantic...


Rwanda Economic Update: Rethinking urbanization  (2018-01-12)
From demographic transition to economic transformation Rwanda’s growth slowed from mid-2016 to mid-2017, bottoming out at 3.4 percent, but is expected to recover to 5.2 percent for the second half of 2017, and may well accelerate in 2018 and 2019...


President Kenyatta on official visit to South Africa for talks with President Zuma  (2018-01-12)
President Uhuru Kenyatta on 11 January, 2018 traveled to South Africa on a three-day official visit that will see him hold talks with President Jacob Zuma to boost cooperation in a wide range of areas including trade, security and infrastructure...


Africa on the runway to seamless airspace  (2018-01-11)
The dream of achieving low airfare in Africa may soon be realised should the African Union’s plans run full course. The bloc expects to launch its Single African Air Transport Market at the end of this month in Ethiopia. According to the AU, 23...


Inner-African development goals instead of inner-African borders  (2018-01-11)
During the AU-EU Summit, the Commission outlined plans for its future development policy. However, it remains open how it intends to ensure that the European Development Goals in the future are not primarily a reward for migration control...


Finance ministers to discuss progress on African Union self-financing  (2018-01-11)
The African Union Commission in collaboration with Rwanda’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning has organized a meeting of the Committee of Ten Ministers of Finance (F10) responsible for the Financing of the African Union, according to a...


More mega-ships are a big problem for cargo carriers  (2018-01-10)
Container shipping companies are bracing for a challenging year – they will have more space available for carrying goods than the amount of cargo that’s out there. Corrine Png, chief executive officer of research firm Crucial Perspective,...


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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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