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tralac training for Journalists – Cape Town, 15-16 October 2018
Reporting on trade and integration matters for Africa: a training course for journalists The Trade Law Centre (tralac) builds capacity for Africa to trade better. To this end, tralac offers training programmes, does analysis of trade and...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-10-12)
Diarise: (i) COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme: validation workshop for cross border road transport agreements, model laws and regulations (22-26 October, Addis Ababa) (ii) Africa Fintech Summit (8-9...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-10-11)
Kenya Economic Update: In search of fiscal space – who benefits from government spending and taxation? (World Bank) The report builds on the options to enhance domestic revenue mobilization, as outlined in the 16th economic update, by examining...


COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme Validation Workshop  (2018-10-12)
The Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme (TTTFP) validation workshop for cross-border road transport agreements, model laws and regulations in Eastern and Southern Africa will be convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 22-26...


Exports from the Southern African Development Community to the European Union by mode of transportation: implications of Brexit  (2018-10-11)
The European Union (EU) has been a long-standing trading partner of African countries. EU member countries are some of the main destination markets for African export products, especially minerals, agricultural products, and some manufactured goods...


Alan Wolff: “The importance of the rules-based multilateral trading system cannot be overestimated”  (2018-10-09)
At a speech delivered to the University of the Western Cape in South Africa on 8 October, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff highlighted the importance of trade as an engine of economic growth and the benefits of WTO membership to the African...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-10-10)
Selected African trade events now underway: NTM Week 2018 (9-11 October, Geneva: Shaping sustainable trade amid protectionism 2nd Africa-Turkey Economic and Business Forum (10-11 October, Istanbul). Update: Erdogan calls on Africa to trade in...


Boosting farm productivity in Africa through the sustainable use of machines  (2018-10-10)
New African Union-FAO framework also aims to create new jobs while reducing reliance on manual labor FAO and the African Union on 5 October 2018 launched a new framework document that aims to increase agricultural efficiency and reduce drudgery by...


ECOWAS: National experts validate draft Supplementary Acts on community rules of origin  (2018-10-10)
Regional experts have validated the draft supplementary Act fixing community rules of origin and procedures applicable to goods originating in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). When adopted, the validation would among others...


COMESA welcomes SA’s ratification of the Tripartite FTA  (2018-10-10)
South Africa has ratified the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement, becoming the fourth country to do so after Egypt, Uganda and Kenya. This is according to a notification sent by the South African Government to the Chair of the Tripartite Task Force,...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-10-09)
Featured tweet, @RencapMan: Who’s got the biggest economy in Africa in 2018? If you use the NGN325 exchange rate, it is Nigeria. If you use the market rate, South Africa has returned to the top spot. Egypt is 3rd, Morocco 5th, Kenya 7th, Ethiopia...


National interests delay EAC Customs Union, even as technology kicks in  (2018-10-09)
Fourteen years since East Africa’s Customs Union became operational, the East African Community (EAC) has thrice postponed the date of its full implementation. The region was expected to achieve full implementation of the Customs Union in 2010,...


African governments’ debt payments double in just two years  (2018-10-09)
Debt problems on the African continent are increasing, with external government debt payments doubling in two years In new analysis released ahead of the IMF and World Bank Annual Meetings in Bali, Indonesia, Jubilee Debt Campaign show...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-10-08)
The African Continental Free Trade Area and its implications for India-Africa trade (Observer Research Foundation) The AfCFTA will provide a number of opportunities for the Indian firms and investors to tap into a larger, unified, simplified and...


Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo look hard at e-commerce opportunities  (2018-10-08)
Representatives of West African countries are gathering in Burkina Faso to consider their e-commerce future and what needs to be done to realise it. Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo need far-reaching reforms of their infrastructure and legal systems...


TICAD Ministerial Meeting: Japan a strategic investor for SA  (2018-10-08)
Japan remains a strategic and important long-term investor in different sectors of the economy both in South Africa and the rest of Africa, says Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Bulelani Magwanishe. “Japan has over the years invested in...


Training Course for the Judges from the COMESA Court of Justice, 8-12 October 2018
tralac is presenting a 5-day training course for the Judges of the COMESA Court of Justice (from the Appellate and First Instance Divisions) in Cape Town, South Africa during the week 8-12 October 2018. The course got underway on Monday morning...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-10-05)
Next week, in Nairobi: Seventh Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (10-12 October) The World Bank, IMF Annual Meetings take place next week in Indonesia: (i) 32,000 people to attend IMF-WB meetings. Coordinating Maritime...


EU launches ambitious External Investment Plan in Nigeria  (2018-10-05)
The European Union has launched the External Investment Plan (EIP), an ambitious initiative to encourage investment in partner countries in Africa and in the EU Neighbourhood region. The Plan, presented at the 7th EU-Nigeria Business Forum in...


Jobs Summit ends on a high note: Historic agreement signed, sealed, delivered  (2018-10-05)
Wrapping up the two-day Jobs Summit, President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all stakeholders to roll-up their sleeves and create the much needed jobs in the country. “This summit has achieved what it set out to do. The nation eagerly awaits our...


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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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