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The EU’s bank in Africa steps up the action  (2018-09-18)
Whether or not Jean-Claude Juncker’s plans for a “partnership of equals” with Africa becomes reality any time soon, the Luxembourg-based European Investment Bank will have an ever-increasing role in the continent. The External Investment Programme...


The T20 presents its public policy recommendations to the G20  (2018-09-18)
The Think 20 came together in Buenos Aires on 17 and 18 September 2018 to convey its public policy recommendations to the Argentine G20 presidency. President Macri received the Communiqué on Monday morning. In an event where there were almost...


Tensions grow over the future of the ACP group  (2018-08-31)
The African Union wants to have a continent-to-continent dialogue with Europe, a change that could make the framework of the Cotonou Agreement implode and leave the Pacific and Caribbean states out in the cold. The 79 countries of the Africa,...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-09-17)
Five trade and infrastructure events – from Arusha to Tianjin: The EALA has resumed its sitting in Arusha (until 6 October). Key agenda items include the East African Community Statistics Bill, 2017 and the EAC Customs Management (Amendment Bill)...


BRICS Ministers undertake to support SMMEs  (2018-09-17)
BRICS Communications and ICT Ministers have identified Small, Micro, Medium Enterprises (SMMEs) as potential engines for growth and job creation and agreed to help promote the cooperation of SMMEs from BRICS member countries. In...


EAC launches Gender Policy in Arusha  (2018-09-17)
The East African Community Secretariat has launched its Gender Policy that seeks an inclusive Community which guarantees equal rights and opportunities for women and men, boys and girls. The EAC Gender Policy, which was launched today at the EAC...


EAC Extra-Ordinary Council on Trade, Industry and Investment dedicated to Industrialization and SMEs concludes in Arusha  (2018-09-17)
The Extra-Ordinary Sectoral Council on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment (SCTIFI) dedicated to Industrialization and Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) concluded at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania at the level of the Permanent/Principal...


G20 Trade Ministers call on revitalizing the international trade system  (2018-09-16)
In spite of the current international trade environment, the G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting ended in Mar del Plata on Friday afternoon with a ministerial statement that calls for keeping markets open, addressing economic development...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-09-14)
In Washington, DC: IMF’s Christine Lagarde at the launch of a new book, Race to the next income frontier: How Senegal and other low-income countries can reach the finish line This new book goes beyond the often-discussed “what needs be...


Race to the next income frontier: How Senegal and other low-income countries can reach the finish line  (2018-09-14)
Opening remarks by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Center for Global Development book launch Good afternoon. Thank you, Masood, for your kind introduction. It is a pleasure to be back at CGD. CGD is certainly a very appropriate...


Somalia Economic Update: Rapid growth in mobile money  (2018-09-14)
Regulation of Somalia’s mobile money market can spur innovation in financial sector development Somalia’s economy is projected to grow at an annual rate of 3-4 percent, according to the third Somalia Economic Update (SEU), Rapid Growth in...


World Bank review reveals unchanged quality of policies and institutional performance in Africa  (2018-09-14)
The average quality of policies and institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa was broadly unchanged in 2017, according to the latest review by the World Bank. This is a shift from the deterioration observed in the previous year. This analysis covers 38...


Education in the 21st Century Digital World
In his 1995 best-selling book ‘The Road Ahead’, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said “the computer won’t dominate the learning experience, but it will effectively augment learning, especially outside the classroom”. Gates is certainly a tech visionary...


Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says  (2018-09-14)
821 million people now hungry and over 150 million children stunted, putting hunger eradication goal at risk New evidence continues to signal that the number of hungry people in the world is growing, reaching 821 million in 2017 or one in every...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-09-13)
Featured trade, regional policy events: (i) In Abidjan. @ECOWASParliamnt: Parliament-arians convene in Abidjan for the three day seminar on African Continental Free Trade Area. Challenges and prospects of free trade in Africa – role of the...


World Export Development Forum 2018 held in Lusaka, Zambia  (2018-09-13)
The 18th World Export Development Forum (WEDF) was opened by Zambian Vice-President Inonge Wina, Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry Christopher Yaluma, and Arancha González, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, on 11...


Sixth Retreat of the Executive Council kicks off at the African Union Headquarters  (2018-09-13)
The Sixth Retreat of the Executive Council opened on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. For two days, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and External Relations from the African Union Member...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-09-12)
PIDA Week 2018: Realising Africa’s integration through smart infrastructure and good governance (Nepad) The 2018 PIDA Week (29 October – 2 November, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe) will focus on five sub-themes (pdf): Project preparation, resource...


Compact with Africa: Linking policy reforms with private investment  (2018-09-12)
The G20, World Bank Group, International Monetary Fund, and African Development Bank are partnering in a new way to stimulate private investment in Africa Over the past year, many working in international development have been asking about the G20...


2018 PIDA Week: Realising Africa’s integration through smart infrastructure and good governance  (2018-09-12)
PIDA Week 2018 is set to take place from 29 October to 2 November in Victoria Falls, hosted by the Government of Zimbabwe under the auspices of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). PIDA Week was inaugurated in 2015 as a...


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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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