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Contributing towards the effective reduction of poverty in the SADC region, through knowledge management, building linkages and promoting debate

CFTA, migration & illicit financial flows discussed in Songwe’s meeting with African Ambassadors  (2018-02-28)
Economic Commission for Africa’s Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, on Tuesday met with African Ambassadors in Ethiopia for their 19th quarterly briefing which touched on a number of issues affecting the continent and the work of the ECA in...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-02-27)
Featured trade policy process: Towards an EAC Regional Ports Development Strategy – MEFMI posts an EOI Ghanaian stakeholders agree on committee to address concerns on Africa’s AfCFTA (TWN-Africa) Various stakeholders in Ghana have raised concerns...

IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Somalia  (2018-02-27)
On February 21, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund concluded the Article IV consultation with Somalia. Despite a severe drought and sporadic terrorist attacks, Somalia avoided a significant economic slowdown in 2017 with...

Bribery, red tape still dog trade on Central Corridor  (2018-02-27)
Long distance truck drivers have appealed to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) to help advocate for total removal of corrupt officials as well as unnecessary bureaucratic tendencies by officials along the principal Central Corridor...

Adesina urges America to support African agriculture as a business  (2018-02-27)
“I do not seek aid for Africa. I seek investments in Africa” – Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President The President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has made a strong case for increased American and global investments to help...

New book highlights how safe trade solutions help the poorest countries  (2018-02-27)
Today’s global trade landscape is changing. Higher levels of competition mean consumers worldwide are demanding safer food. Across continents, climate change is adding to the problem of pests and diseases that are threatening animal and plant...

Ghanaian stakeholders agree on Ad hoc Committee to address concerns on Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area  (2018-02-27)
Various stakeholders in Ghana have raised concerns with the quality of the processes, the content and the speed of negotiations of proposed Africa’s Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and agreed on a seven-member Ad hoc Committee, to contribute...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-02-26)
The concept note and draft programme for tralac’s 2018 Annual Conference are available to download: The African Continental Free Trade Area – opportunity for Africa tralac’s Weekly e-Newsletter is posted: Willemien Viljoen discusses how the AfCFTA...

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through consumer protection  (2018-02-26)
New publication aims to provide policymakers and enforcers with a basis for reflection on the positive impacts that protecting consumers bears in promoting a more inclusive and sustainable development Consumer protection is at the heart of...

COMESA Gender experts’ meeting underway in Khartoum  (2018-02-26)
Over 40 gender experts from 15 COMESA Member States began their annual meeting in Sudan yesterday to review the gender policy implementation plan and other policy documents and reports. The reports will be presented to the gender ministers later...

Department of Labour hosts SADC Employment and Labour Sector Tripartite Technical Meeting  (2018-02-26)
The South African Department of Labour is hosting the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Employment and Labour Sector Tripartite Technical Meeting at the Cape Town International Conference Centre in Cape Town from 26 to 28 February...

Efficient border crossing to boost trade between Kenya and Uganda with launch of Busia one stop border post  (2018-02-26)
H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, and H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, joined by Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko, East African Community (EAC) Secretary General, officially launched the Busia One Stop...

Joint Communiqué: 19th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State of the East African Community  (2018-02-26)
Theme: Enhancing Socio-Economic Development for Deeper Integration of the Community The East African Community Heads of State, their Excellencies President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of the Republic of Uganda, President Uhuru Kenyatta of the...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2018-02-23)
Featured tweet, @AERCAFRICA: How can we best accelerate regional integration in Africa? Share your ideas as we build up to the AERC Senior Policy Seminar XX (pdf) in Entebbe, Uganda on 12-13 March. Featured interactive tool, from ACET: In the...

ECOWAS single currency to be in circulation by 2020  (2018-02-23)
The Presidential Taskforce on the ECOWAS Single Currency Programme has adopted a revised roadmap for accelerating the use of the common Currency by 2020. The Presidential Taskforce, who met in Accra, Ghana, on Wednesday, also re-affirmed the...

EAC Partner States to maintain high budgetary allocation for infrastructure development  (2018-02-23)
East African Community Partner States will maintain high budgetary allocations geared towards financing infrastructure development within their national borders. Hon. Monica Azuba Ntege, Uganda’s Minister for Works and Transport and Chairperson of...

Africa’s prosperity also lies in creating decent and attractive jobs for rural youth  (2018-02-23)
FAO Director-General: explore opportunities along the food chain, including urban food markets Agriculture will continue to generate employment in Africa over the coming decades, but opportunities should be explored beyond agriculture throughout...

Abrie du Plessis
Abrie du Plessis studied law at the University of Stellenbosch where he completed his BA (Law) and LLB degrees. He started his career in the South African Department of Justice, but soon returned to teach mostly Private Law at the University of...

tralac Annual Conference 2018
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) – Opportunity for Africa This year’s tralac Annual Conference takes place on 22-23 March in Kigali, Rwanda, following the Extraordinary Summit of the African Union Assembly on 21 March 2018, at...

Are Trade Remedies important for achieving the AfCFTA Goals?  (2018-02-23)
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on trade remedies in the African Continental Free Trade Area Trade remedies (TR) are trade policy tools used by governments to take remedial action against imports which cause injury to domestic...

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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