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COVID-19 must enable a new Africa – President Ramaphosa  (2020-05-25)
Africa has marked the 57th Africa Day amid the Coronavirus pandemic with African Union Chair, President Cyril Ramaphosa, calling on the continent to use the global crisis as an opportunity to re-imagine a new Africa. Africa Day is celebrated...


tralac’s Daily News selection  (2020-05-25)
Trudi Hartzenberg: Some reflections on Africa Day 2020, COVID-19 and the AfCFTA We will all remember Africa Day 2020. Africa Day, which we have been celebrating on 25 May each year since the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU)...


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Some reflections on Africa Day 2020, COVID-19 and the AfCFTA
We will all remember Africa Day 2020. Africa Day, which we have been celebrating on 25 May each year since the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in 1963, and its transformation into the African Union in 2002, is different...


COVID-19 and its implications for women
In a recent op-ed, Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook drew attention to the “double-double shift” that COVID-19 is imposing on women.[1] Women have multiple roles in society. They have a role as income earners in the...


Darsheenee Ramnauth
Darsheenee Ramnauth is a Social and Cultural Affairs Officer at the COMESA Secretariat, based in Lusaka, Zambia.


Bineswaree Aruna Bolaky
Bineswaree Aruna Bolaky is an Economic Affairs Officer at the UNECA Sub-regional office for Southern Africa.


Geoffrey Osoro
Geoffrey Osoro is a Trade Policy Advisor at the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat.


Africa Regional Integration Index says continent can build more resilient economies through integration  (2020-05-22)
The second Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII 2019) was launched Friday by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank and the African Union Commission (AUC), with a call to action to African economies to deepen...


tralac’s Daily News selection  (2020-05-21)
The 2nd edition of the African Regional Integration Index will be launched tomorrow. Further details of the webinar can be accessed here. South Africa: Masondo punts common currency as key to intra-African trade (Moneyweb)  A...


PSC Report comment: towards a new post-COVID-19 world order?  (2020-05-21)
We are likely to see increased competition between the US and China, rising nationalism and weak global leadership. As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the reality of its aftermath cannot be overlooked. International relations...


Stand in solidarity to preserve Africa’s hard-won progress, urges UN chief  (2020-05-21)
The coronavirus pandemic threatens the hard-earned gains Africans have made throughout the continent, the UN chief said on Wednesday, urging the world to stand in solidarity with the people, “now, and for recovering better”. At the virtual launch...


World Bank Group: 100 Countries get support in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)  (2020-05-21)
Unprecedented Crisis Could Push Up to 60 Million into Extreme Poverty The World Bank Group on 19 May 2020 announced its emergency operations to fight COVID-19 (coronavirus) have reached 100 developing countries – home to 70% of the world’s...


tralac’s Daily News selection  (2020-05-20)
WTO goods barometer flashes red as COVID-19 disrupts world trade (WTO) The volume of world merchandise trade is likely to fall precipitously in the first half of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts the global economy, according to the WTO Goods...


tralac’s Daily News selection  (2020-05-19)
How much will poverty rise in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2020? (World Bank) The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is expected to drastically slow 2020 GDP per capita growth in Sub-Saharan Africa by about 5 percentage points compared to pre-pandemic...


The Pandemic and its Aftermath: The Role of Trade Policy
Received wisdom from a wide spectrum of commentators is that our post-COVID-19 world is going to be different from the one the virus invaded. Predictions vary considerably as to what is going to change, and this is no less the case when it comes to...


African regional responses to COVID-19  (2020-05-19)
There is widespread recognition that the novel coronavirus is a global challenge. In order to contain the virus and address its devastating secondary effects, global collective action will be needed. While the immediate responses in Africa...


Tracking trade during the COVID-19 pandemic  (2020-05-19)
With the current fast-changing developments, policy makers need to know what is happening to the economy in real time, but they often must settle for data telling them what happened many weeks ago. And international trade, which links...


Supply Chain and COVID-19: UN rushes to move vital equipment to frontlines  (2020-05-19)
As COVID-19 spreads to countries with poor health systems, the United Nations and its partners are racing against time to ensure that life-saving personal protective equipment and other supplies reach frontline health workers in need. “There are a...


Trade set to plunge as COVID-19 pandemic upends global economy  (2020-04-08)
World trade is expected to fall by between 13% and 32% in 2020 as the COVID 19 pandemic disrupts normal economic activity and life around the world. The wide range of possibilities for the predicted decline is explained by the unprecedented nature...


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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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