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tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2020-02-19)
Kimberly Ann Elliott: Would a US-Kenya trade deal throw African integration off course? (WPR) But a bilateral deal with the US will make it harder to bring the AfCFTA to fruition. If Kenya lowers barriers for US exporters while its regional...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2020-02-18)
Diarise: Special Session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa ( 24 February, Victoria Falls). The session will focus on leveraging the Decade of Action for the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063 in...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2020-02-14)
Why the need for a pharmaceutical initiative anchored on the AfCFTA? Extracts from the technical paper prepared for the Third Africa Business Forum (UNECA) This innovative AfCFTA-anchored pharmaceutical project has key objectives to support...


AfCFTA and the digital reality of trade today  (2020-02-14)
Digitisation has contributed to a changing trade environment in many ways – facilitating multinational value chains, enabling the rise of the micro-multinational and giving us new tradeable goods and services. It is also blurring the traditional...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2020-02-13)
Posted by the African Union: African Innovation Outlook III Extract from Chapter 3: Status of innovation performance (pdf). This chapter presents the status of innovation performance in the business sector, mainly focusing on manufacturing and...


David Christianson
David Christianson is a Political Analyst based in Cape Town. He is a contributing editor for WHAM! Media and has also been an assistant editor of Finance Week, analyst at the Small Business Project, researcher at the Urban Foundation, and lecturer...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2020-02-12)
Posted by the AU: 2nd biennial review report on the implementation of the Malabo Declaration AfCFTA: How prepared is Africa for July 1st? (CNBC Africa) The Commissioner for Trade and Industry at the African Union, Albert Muchanga, says the union...


Mining Indaba 2020: Vague Promises leave South Africa’s Mining Industry Insecure
An article published online by the conference organisers sums up the limitations of events like the Investing in Africa Mining Indaba (‘the mining indaba’) held in Cape Town from 3-6 February 2020. ‘Governments are leading the way at the mining...


Angela Merkel’s state visit to South Africa: its significance amid the current Germany-South Africa trade relationship
On Thursday 6 February 2020, German Chancellor Angela Merkel landed in South Africa as part of a brief visit to Southern Africa, which also includes a visit to Angola. This is her second official trip to South Africa following a previous State...


Brexit: The Milestone of 31 January 2020 and the Challenges ahead
On 1 January 1973, Prime Minister Edward Heath signed the EEC Treaty of Accession in terms of which the UK joined the EU. The same two parties have now finalized the formalities to end this relationship. At 23:00 GMT on Friday 31 January the UK...


New Border Management for South Africa amidst unresolved systemic Issues
In December 2019, after many years of deliberation[1], the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), which is the second chamber of the South African Parliament, passed and returned the Border Management Authority Bill to the National Assembly...


China and the United States conclude their first ad hoc Trade Deal
On 15 January 2020, US President Donald Trump signed a partial trade agreement with China. It is designed to contain the fallout of a more than 18-month long trade war between Washington and Beijing and to correct certain Chinese practices, such as...


Industrial Policy Workshop – Cape Town, January 2020
Thinking afresh about Industrialisation and Industrial Policy for Africa tralac hosted a Workshop on 20 and 21 January 2020 to stimulate a fresh debate (and ask relevant and urgent questions) about industrial development and policy. The Workshop...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2020-02-11)
Posted in Addis: The 2020 AU Handbook US revokes WTO subsidy preferences for South Africa and some other countries (Bloomberg, Fin24) The Trump administration is changing a key exemption to America’s trade-remedy laws to make it easier to...


Acceptance Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on assuming the Chair of the African Union for 2020  (2020-02-10)
Speech delivered at the 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union I stand before you immensely humbled by this great honour that has been bestowed on South Africa. On behalf of the men and...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2020-02-10)
AU Summit updates: Featured tweet by Prudence Sebahizi (Head of AfCFTA Interim Secretariat): Congratulations to HE Mr Wamkele Mene, SG of the AfCFTA Secretariat. Young and vibrant African with extensive knowledge of international trade. Action...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2020-02-07)
The shortlisted candidates for General Secretary of AfCFTA: Nigeria’s Cecilia Akintomide has served as a former VP and General Secretary of the of the AfDB; South Africa’s Wamkele Mene has served as SA’s Head of Mission to the...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2020-02-06)
Financial Times editorial comment: West Africa needs to be prudent after CFA franc JETRO’s 2019 survey on business conditions of Japanese-affiliated firms in Africa Following TICAD7, which concluded in August 2019, the momentum for Japanese...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2020-02-05)
Call for papers: Harnessing intra-COMESA trade through the interface with the African Continental Free Trade Area. Selected papers will be peer reviewed and considered for publication in the COMESA flagship publication “Key issues in Regional...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2020-02-04)
Makhtar Diop: SSATP’s new phase is ready to deliver (World Bank) For over 30 years, SSATP has been helping African countries build the underlying and enabling “invisible infrastructure” of transport policy reforms and capacity building....


IN FOCUS
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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