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tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2016-09-13)
The selection: Tuesday, 13 September 2016 The 28th IGAD Extra-ordinary Summit of Heads of States and Government takes place today in Mogadishu. Official hashtag: #IGADMog2016 The Vienna Investment Conference 2016 opens tomorrow on the theme...


Singapore flagged as major transit point for illegal ivory trade  (2016-09-13)
Although the domestic market for ivory is small, Singapore has, for the first time, been named “a country of primary concern” by wildlife monitoring network Traffic, for its role as a transit point for illegal ivory trade from Africa to other Asian...


Sand in the wheels: Non-tariff measures and regional integration in SADC  (2016-09-13)
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) comprises 15 countries with the common objective of regional integration. Member countries have been successful in reducing tariffs since 2000, but intra-regional trade has not increased as...


The scale of the UK’s involvement in Africa’s resources is staggering. So too is its disregard for the rights of those affected  (2016-09-13)
Africa’s natural resources are being appropriated by foreign private interests who are leaving a devastating trail of social, environmental and human rights abuses in their wake. Over the past few decades, there has been a new scramble for...


WB expert calls for inclusive green growth  (2016-09-13)
As Rwanda moves to implement green growth strategy and build green secondary cities across the country, World Bank Group chief economist on sustainable development Marianne Fay has advised the country to observe inclusive green growth...


Senior UN officials highlight importance of South-South cooperation for sustainable development  (2016-09-13)
Senior United Nations officials, including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Guy Ryder on 12 September 2016 highlighted the importance of South-South Cooperation in their...


ISO standards help meet SDGs, says World Bank Group expert  (2016-09-13)
Trade and standards are key for meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), said Cecile Fruman, World Bank Group Director, Trade and Competitiveness Global Practices. Fruman was speaking at the opening of the annual meeting...


Agricultural research in Africa: Investing in future harvests  (2016-09-13)
Africa south of the Sahara (SSA) has seen unprecedented economic growth since the turn of the millennium: poverty rates have steadily declined, and rural livelihoods have improved in many of the region’s countries. Nevertheless, numerous countries...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2016-09-12)
The selection: Monday, 12 September 2016 Today is UN Day for South-South Cooperation: Will the world’s largest single market transform Africa fortunes? Opening today, in Beijing: the 39th ISO General Assembly China has made remarkable progress...


Kenya: Parliamentary Memorandum on the Economic Partnership Agreement between EAC partner states and the EU  (2016-09-12)
On Wednesday, September 7, 2016, Parliament received the final version of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as signed by the Government Republic of Kenya on 1st September 2016. The EPA is a contract between the Member states of the African,...


Sigh of relief as Europe gives East Africa four months to sign EPA  (2016-09-12)
Kenya has received a four-month reprieve to ratify the trade agreement it signed with the European Union in Brussels on August 29, providing a ray of hope for exporters whose shipments to the EU market would have...


Economic downturn threatens prospect to end extreme poverty by 2030, study finds  (2016-09-12)
Global downturn to cause 38 million more people to remain in extreme poverty than previously thought, jeopardizing prospects for first UN Sustainable Development Goal Robust economic growth in developing countries – which has far outpaced that of...


Farm boost of $30 billion aimed at helping Africa “feed itself”  (2016-09-12)
African farmers set to benefit from major investments to increase production over next decade African farmers are set to benefit from tens of billions of dollars pledged by African leaders, development banks, the private sector and international...


Will the world’s largest single market transform Africa fortunes?  (2016-09-12)
Getting just a sliver of the global trade in goods and services worth more than 70 trillion dollars, Africans have every excuse to decide to trade among themselves. Many argue that it is the only way to leverage trade to secure a better life for...


Services, trade-barriers to figure in BRICS Trade Ministers meet  (2016-09-12)
Member countries would also deliberate on increasing cooperation in IPR related matters to promote innovation and entrepreneurship. Non-tariff barriers, ways to promote services sector and cooperation in intellectual property rights...


AU reforms ‘major tool for new funding model success’  (2016-09-12)
The success of a new funding model for the African Union (AU) based on collecting taxes on imports and transferring the money to the body’s coffers will depend on whether the organisation will be reformed to bring about its ability to implement the...


Zimbabwe trims 2016 growth forecast, budget deficit balloons  (2016-09-12)
Zimbabwe’s economy is expected to slow even further this year, the finance minister said on Thursday, worsening financial difficulties that have triggered a series of anti-government protests. In his mid-year budget speech, Finance Minister...


tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2016-09-09)
The selection: Friday, 9 September 2016 The headline analysis in this week’s tralac newsletter: Flexibilities in safeguard measures - possible options for the CFTA EAC heads put off EPA signing for three months (Daily News) According to the EAC...


The impact of the UK’s post-Brexit trade policy on development  (2016-09-09)
Following the vote for Brexit, the UK is facing a formidable challenge: designing a new trade policy to address its new strategic interests. Considering the different and frequently opposing interests, this task is far from straightforward. Many...


A BRICS-only arbitration forum will not be the panacea imagined  (2016-09-09)
Reforming existing arbitration forums to ensure better representation from developing countries may be a better solution to the bloc’s cooperation problems. Although the importance of intensified cooperation among BRICS countries in the field...


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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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