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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  (2019-10-11)
Commonwealth trade ministerial: Reform WTO and resist protectionism Following a meeting in London, ministers from the 53 Commonwealth member countries declared their collective support for free trade in a transparent, inclusive, fair and open...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-10-10)
Africa’s Pulse (World Bank) Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic performance has remained sluggish, hampered by persistent uncertainty in the global economy and the slow pace of reforms to enhance domestic resilience. Regional growth is projected to rise...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-10-09)
A special feature, profiling the annual flagship reports released today by the WTO and the WEF  (i)  World Trade Report 2019: The future of services trade On average, services account for about half of GDP worldwide. For developed...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-10-08)
AfCFTA Ratifications Update, from @AmbMuchanga:  Good news. Mauritius has ratified the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement. We are moving and growing. 27 more ratifications remaining to create One African...

The United Kingdom Supreme Court annuls the suspension of Parliament: What are the implications for Brexit?
Brexit has rewritten many of the rules of the game for British politics and constitutional law. It has just added another chapter of major importance to this saga. On 24 September 2019, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom ruled, in a...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-10-04)
South Africa's former chief trade negotiator Wamkele Mene says South Africa can lead on improving the ease of movement of business people across borders on the continent, through the introduction of a trade visa:  Global trade...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-10-03)
Regional Risks for Doing Business 2019: Sub-Saharan Africa (WEF)  Unlike other regions, the leading risks in 2019 in sub-Saharan Africa did not change from the prior year (pdf): “Unemployment or underemployment”, “failure...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-10-02)
WTO lowers trade forecast as tensions unsettle global economy Escalating trade tensions and a slowing global economy have led WTO economists to sharply downgrade their forecasts for trade growth in 2019 and 2020. World merchandise trade volumes...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-10-01)
Diarise: AmCham Business Summit 2019(4-5 November, Nairobi)  Peter Draper: How should Africans respond to the investment, technology, security, and trade wars? (Brookings) The modern world economy is now characterized by a...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-09-30)
Olu Fasan: Farewell Chiedu Osakwe, Africa’s consummate trade diplomat (BusinessDay) Hardly has any other African, achieved anything close to what Osakwe did to develop international trade negotiations, including through support for...

tralac's Daily News Selection  (2019-09-27)
Reporting African trade and industrialization trends, dynamics:  media workshops in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Addis Ababa (i)  Next week in Johannesburg: ECA's AfCFTA Media Hub Workshop (2-3 October).  “The workshop will bring...

tralac's Daily News Selection  (2019-09-26)
David Luke, Phil Rourke: Canada, Africa and the inclusive trade agenda  (Canadian Foreign Policy Journal) Canada's inclusive trade agenda has been put forward as part of the solution to ensuring more and better jobs for more people in both...

tralac's Daily News Selection  (2019-09-25)
Tributes continue to pour in following the death of Nigeria's chief trade negotiator and one of the AfCFTA's architects, Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe.  A selection: (i)  David Luke: Chiedu was a great African. A man who believed trade is a...

tralac's Daily News Selection  (2019-09-23)
Featured tweet, Yinka Adeyemi: Chiedu Osakwe, Nigeria's chief trade negotiator, who chaired the Africa process that yielded the AfCFTA in Rwanda is dead. Was a global authority on trade negotiation and former WTO director. Selected trade and...

tralac's Daily New Selection  (2019-09-20)
Keynote African trade policy discussions yesterday in Kampala: (i)  African Union Sub-Committee of Directors General of Customs:  The entry into force of the Agreement establishing the AfCFTA - implications for African Customs...

tralac's Daily News Selection  (2019-09-19)
PwC's The Africa Business Agenda 2019: Kenya is top destination for companies seeking expansion in Africa The study by global audit firm PwC, conducted among chief executives around Africa also shows that the business leaders are doubtful of...

tralac's Daily News Selection  (2019-09-18)
ESAAMLG from Arusha to Ezulwini: Looking back and looking ahead (ESAAMLG) The report, ESAAMLG from Arusha to Ezulwini (1999-2019): Looking back and looking ahead (pdf), appropriately describes the long journey our Group, as well as the region...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-09-17)
Underway, in Moscow: VI BRICS International Competition Conference Diarise: The JSE SA Trade Connect (22-23 October, Johannesburg) AfCFTA updates from Cape Town, Nairobi, Kinshasa, Lagos AfCFTA under the spotlight at ISO assembly. Support...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-09-16)
AfCFTA sensitisation workshops: Malawi, Kenya Malawi to host AfCFTA sensitization workshops. The Ministry of Trade and Tourism, in partnership with the ECA and the AUC, is organizing AfCFTA Awareness Workshop in Lilongwe and Blantyre, (17, 19...

Nyasha Gift Nyatsambo (intern)
Mr Nyatsambo has joined the tralac team as an intern for the period August to December 2019. He holds a Bachelor of laws degree from the University of Cape Town and is currently completing his LLM in Commercial Law degree from UCT. Prior to joining...

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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