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Identifying the role of civil society in the SADC EPA
The demand for civil society participation in the negotiation and implementation of trade agreements has recently intensified following the growing and progressive mainstreaming of sustainable development (social, economic and environmental) issues...


One-stop border post will boost trading  (2018-08-21)
Southern African trader is cautiously optimistic about a free trade area As the marketing executive of Dairibord Zimbabwe, a stock exchange-listed exporter of food and beverages in Southern Africa, Tracy Mutaviri is looking forward to a bigger...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-08-20)
Featured tweet, from @ICA_Africa: The ICA Africa ‘Infrastructure Financing Trends in Africa’ report for 2017 is currently in development and should be ready by November 2018. It takes time to draw together full information, particularly from...


ECOWAS moves to develop regional strategies for AGOA, TIFA  (2018-08-20)
A Technical Working Group (TWG) comprising of focal points from Directorates of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) recommended that regional and national strategies be developed in order to optimize the African...


COMESA: 98% of regional non-tariff barriers resolved  (2018-08-20)
A total of 199 out of 204 non-tariff barriers (NTBs) to regional trade that have been reported among the COMESA Member States since the establishment of the Tripartite NTB Online Reporting Mechanism in 2008, have been resolved. This represents a...


Africa set for a massive free trade area  (2018-08-20)
Experts say the African Continental Free Trade Agreement is a game changer Following the unveiling of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement in Kigali, Rwanda, in March 2018, Africa is about to become the world’s largest free trade area: 55...


President Kagame attends 38th SADC Summit  (2018-08-20)
President Kagame attended the 38th Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on 17 August 2018 in Windhoek, Namibia where he delivered remarks in his capacity as the Chairperson of the African Union. The Summit, which ran from...


Revised SADC gender protocol enters into force  (2018-08-20)
A total of 12 countries in southern Africa have now signed the agreement amending a regional protocol that aims to advance gender equality and equity bringing the revised document into force. Namibia and Seychelles became the latest members of the...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-08-17)
SADC Summit updates: Key speeches from South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa (Keynote address as outgoing Chair); Namibia’s Dr. Hage G. Geingob (Acceptance speech as incoming Chair); Botswana’s Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi maiden address The...


SADC should push for industrial growth: Ramaphosa  (2018-08-17)
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) needs to continue pushing for industrial growth and development in the region, says President Cyril Ramaphosa. With the help of the private sector, the region must also put special focus on...


SADC Summit: Maiden speech by Mr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, President of Botswana  (2018-08-17)
Remarks at the official opening of the 38th Ordinary Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government, Windhoek Your Excellencies, It is indeed an honour for me to address you for the first time as the President of the Republic of Botswana. It is...


SADC Summit: Acceptance speech by incoming Chairperson Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of Namibia  (2018-08-17)
Delivered on the occasion of the 38th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government, Windhoek, 17 August 2018 On behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Namibia, I am delighted to accept the Chairmanship of SADC at a time when a New...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-08-16)
Diarise: Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum (25 October, Lagos). The Forum will also see the launch of TEFConnect, the world’s largest digital platform for African entrepreneurs, dedicated to connecting African entrepreneurs and the...


SADC moves towards multi-currency regional payment settlement system  (2018-08-16)
Southern Africa is making progress towards creation of a multi-currency regional payment system, with the United States dollar expected to become the second currency of settlement after the South African rand. The Southern African Development...


Kenyan manufacturers seek COMESA’s support to stop counterfeits  (2018-08-16)
The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has urged COMESA to consider establishing a institution to deal with counterfeits and dumping in the regional market. At a meeting between COMESA Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe and the KAM team led...


East Africa states seek to unlock stalemate over ATM link  (2018-08-16)
East Africa’s banking customers could soon gain access to cheaper ATM withdrawal charges after regional governments moved to review financial laws to enable an integrated regional banking switch. The switch connecting Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-08-15)
Diarise: High Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region (3-4 September, Berlin) Featured tweet from @ChilesheKCOMESA (COMESA’s new SG): COMESA will set up stakeholder outreach to enhance the visibility of our programs in Member States. We will also...


Dti endorses recommendation to increase sugar import duties  (2018-08-15)
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has endorsed the International Trade Administration Commission’s recommendation to increase import duties for sugar. In a statement on Tuesday, the Minister agreed to the raising of import duties to...


Rwanda Investor Perceptions Survey 2018  (2018-08-15)
The World Bank Group* with support from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has undertaken an in-depth study of investment perceptions and specific investment constraints faced by exporting firms and potential future...


Assessing development effectiveness: 2017 Annual Report highlights IDEV’s contribution to the Bank’s delivery on the High 5s  (2018-08-15)
Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) presented its 2017 Annual Report to the African Development Bank Group Committee on Operations and Development Effectiveness on 16 July 2018. The report is an important indicator of how well the Bank...


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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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