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tralac's Daily News Selection  (2018-07-20)
Forthcoming African trade and infrastructure events:   Pre-TICAD energy sector and Africa Investment Forum seminar (2 August, Tokyo) UNCTAD's The rise of Africa's Digital Lions (8 August, Johannesburg) The inaugural IAPH Africa Regional...


Namibia: Misgivings over free trade agreement  (2018-07-20)
Labour Resource and Research Institute of Namibia director Mike Akuupa says the government has not engaged stakeholders enough regarding the implications the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement has on the country. Speaking in an...


Uganda, Egypt trade volume rises  (2018-07-20)
Speaking at the 66th anniversary celebrations of the National Day of Egypt, Foreign Affairs minister of Uganda, Sam Kutesa said the warm relations has led to a significant rise in the volume of trade between the two countries, contributing to...


US, African Officials Prepare for Post-AGOA Trade Future  (2018-07-20)
African and US officials, private sector representatives, and members of civil society organisations gathered last week in Washington for the 17th African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum, with discussions addressing options for a...


tralac's Daily News Selection  (2018-07-19)
A preview: SADC Industrialisation Week (30 July - 1 August, Windhoek) on the theme of Promoting infrastructure and youth empowerment for sustainable development.  Register here. The 20th COMESA Summit concludes today in Lusaka: ...


SADC-PF gravitates towards regional parliament  (2018-07-19)
Conspicuous efforts are being made to transform the SADC Parliamentary Forum (SADC-PF) into a regional parliament. One of those efforts was the recent convergence of SADC national speakers in Angola, who lobbied that country’s president Joao...


Industrialisation week to increase private sector participation  (2018-07-19)
THE third annual Southern African Development Community industrialisation week is expected to broaden the participation of the private sector, youth and women in the implementation of the industrialisation strategy and roadmap. The event will take...


Africa Needs A Continental Transport Bank  (2018-07-18)
Mr Prince Bagnaba Mba, President of National Forum for Equity on Tuesday suggested to African leaders to consider establishing a Maritime or Transport bank as part of their accelerated development programmes. 'The establishment of a transport bank...


Breakbulk cashing in on China-Africa trade  (2018-07-18)
Over the last few years, breakbulk-carrying liners serving Chinese engineering, procurement and construction companies with projects in Africa have been keeping busy. The boom began in 2013 when the Chinese government decided to strengthen ties...


90% of international money transfers to Rwanda via mobile phones  (2018-07-18)
Up to 90 per cent of international money transfers to Rwanda come through mobile wallets, a new survey indicates, highlighting the growing importance of mobile money transactions. The report, which was released yesterday by WorldRemit, a...


Afreximbank and WTC Miami to expand US-Africa trade relations  (2018-07-17)
The African Export - Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the World Trade Centre Miami Inc ( WTCM) have signed a three - year MoU agreement to mutually share knowledge, experience and capabilities to expand US - Africa business relations. The partnership...


Nigeria to increase share of intra - African trade  (2018-07-17)
Vice President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo on Monday lamented the low level of trade between Nigeria and other countries in Africa and expressed optimism that the Federal Government would in the short term correct the trade imbalance. Osinbajo said...


Oceans Forum seeks consensus on fish-to-dish solutions  (2018-07-17)
United Nations Oceans Envoy Peter Thomson welcomed participants to the Second Oceans Forum in Geneva on 16 July with a stark warning about the urgency of eliminating harmful fisheries subsidies by 2020 as laid out in the 2030 Agenda for...


How can Kenya become an export oriented economy?  (2018-07-17)
Today, Kenya finds itself in an awkward yet promising position in its history. Its unemployment rate is arguably one of the highest in the East African region. Additionally, Kenya’s youth (between 18-35 years) account for over 30 per cent of the...


tralac's Daily News Selection  (2018-07-16)
Featured tweet, @WTOAccessions: Did you know that 9 of the 22 countries in the queue for WTO membership are from the African continent?  Download:  Latest WTO Accessions Newsletter, with updates on various LDCs (Ethiopia, South Sudan...


Davies: Steel and aluminium exports to US no threat to national security  (2018-07-16)
South Africa’s steel and aluminium exports to the United States does not pose any threat to US national security, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Davies was speaking during bilateral meetings in Washington DC with US Trade...


How Kenya is exporting jobs worth billions  (2018-07-16)
A Prada Milano handbag from China retails at Sh3,500 at House of Leather in Nairobi. Shiny patent leather shoes from India go for Sh8,500. At Sh1,500, Woods leather belts from India are going like hot-cake. These are not just prices of shoes and...


Speech by Secretary General of COMESA Mr Sindiso Ngwenya during the opening of the 38th COMESA Council of Ministers - COMESA Summit 2018  (2018-07-16)
Honorable Mrs. Inonge Mutukwa Wina, Vice President of the Republic of Zambia represented by Honorable Sylvia Bambala Chalikosa MP Minister in the Office of the Vice President   Honorable Mrs Yvette Sylla, Chairperson of the COMESA...


tralac's Daily News Selection  (2018-07-13)
The Ministerial session of the Sectoral Council of Ministers Responsible for EAC Affairs and Planning takes place tomorrow in Burundi. African Business interview with Prof Carlos Lopes: ranging from the South Korean development model to the sector...


AGOA Remains Critical in Developing Regional Value Chains in Africa  (2018-07-13)
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies participated in the opening day of the 17th Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum being held in Washington DC from 11-12 July 2018 under the theme “Forging New Strategies for US-African...


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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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