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tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-11-09)
Forthcoming African trade, infrastructure and industrialisation policy events Linked to implementing the WTO’s TFA and the AU’s AfCFTA (i) Southern Africa: Border agency cooperation workshop (14-16 November, Cape Town). The purpose of the...


Implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area in Eastern Africa: From vision to action  (2018-11-09)
22nd Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts of the Sub-regional Office for Eastern Africa In partnership with the Government of Rwanda, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is holding a three-day Intergovernmental...


Sierra Leone: Parliament ratifies the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement  (2018-11-09)
The Parliament of Sierra Leone has on Wednesday, 7th November 2018 debated and ratified with unanimity “The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement”, aimed at promoting trade liberalization in Africa. Speaking prior to ratification, the...


Edwini Kessie
Edwini Kessie is Director of the Agriculture and Commodities Division at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). He has been a WTO staff member since January 1995. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Law from the University of Technology, Sydney,...


Alan Wolff
Alan Wm. Wolff, formerly Senior Counsel at the global law firm Dentons, is one of the world’s leading international trade lawyers. He began his four-year term as Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on 1 October 2017....


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-11-08)
Featured trade policy tweet, @CohenOnAfrica: US government withdrawal of AGOA privileges from Mauritania due to reports of slavery is essentially symbolic – trade with Mauritania is small in volume. Important to maintain a strong relationship with...


Regional integration and non-tariff measures in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)  (2018-11-08)
This report examines non-tariff measures (NTMs) from an economic and an institutional perspective in the context of the regional integration process in West Africa, driven simultaneously by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and...


Debt sustainability in developing countries is deteriorating fast  (2018-11-08)
Urgent talks on a looming global debt crisis take place in Geneva at the second session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Financing for Development on 7-9 November 2018. Underlining the seriousness and urgency of debt trends that...


Africa-Europe Partnership: A vision beyond migration  (2018-11-08)
Speech by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini during the S&D 2018 Africa Week This is the third important meeting that the [S&D – Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament] Group promotes on Africa and I think...


South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the inaugural Africa Investment Forum  (2018-11-08)
Keynote address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Opening Plenary It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to South Africa for this, the inaugural Africa Investment Forum. I wish to commend the African Development Bank, the continent’s...


Institutional reform of the African Union is the major focus of the 11th AU Extraordinary Summit underway in Addis Ababa  (2018-11-08)
Under the framework of the 11th African Union Extraordinary Summit, the AU Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) officially opened on Monday 5th November 2018, at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa. The meeting brought together the Permanent...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-11-07)
Released today: Infrastructure Financing Trends in Africa – 2017 Extracts (pdf): Overall commitments to Africa’s infrastructure from all sources increased to $81.6bn in 2017 from $66.9bn in 2016. Though fewer ICA members reported data this year...


Africa Investment Forum kicks off: African development changes course from aid to investment  (2018-11-07)
African Presidents have been saluted at the inaugural Africa Investment Forum (AIF) for embracing the continent’s economic growth project, with event organisers on Wednesday saying this will go a long way in attracting tangible...


South Africa’s investment climate is improving, says Minister Davies  (2018-11-07)
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, says foreign investment if targeted and nurtured can drive economic growth and in turn contribute to much needed job creation and economic inclusion for all. Davies was addressing the South...


Funding for Africa’s infrastructure grows by 22%, ICA shows as Africa Investment Forum opens  (2018-11-07)
Funding commitments to Africa’s infrastructure development rose by 22% in 2017, the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa announced today. Published on the first day of the Africa Investment Forum, the ICA’s Infrastructure Financing Trends in...


Private sector crucial to successful AfCFTA implementation, Africa Trade Forum delegates agree  (2018-11-07)
The 2018 Africa Trade Forum ended in Lagos, Nigeria, with delegates agreeing that while governments need to set a conducive environment through collective and coordinated actions for the successful implementation of the African Continental Free...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-11-06)
SADC Business Council foundational meeting: @SthrnAfrcaTrust updates Tomorrow, 7 November, at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Johannesburg Airport, @SthrnAfrcaTrust and @TheNBF will host the founding meeting of the SADC Business Council. The meeting will...


President Trump terminates AGOA trade preference program eligibility for Mauritania  (2018-11-06)
President Donald J. Trump on Friday announced his intent to terminate the eligibility of Mauritania for trade preference benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), as of January 1, 2019, due to forced labor practices. The...


Botswana State of the Nation Address 2018  (2018-11-06)
Delivered by Dr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, President of the Republic of Botswana, to the First Meeting of the Fifth Session of the Eleventh Parliament, 5 November 2018 Mister Speaker, Honourable Members, this being the first time that I come before...


Africa Investment Forum: All set to tilt the tide of investments into Africa  (2018-11-05)
Forum to advance projects to bankable stages, raise capital, and accelerate financial closure of deals The Africa Investment Forum kicked off on Monday with a media briefing in the South African capital. The game changing event, aimed at...


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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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